Michael P.H. Rodgers
Associate Professor, Applied Linguistics & Discourse Studies; School Director
|Degrees:||Degrees: B.A. (University of Lethbridge), M.Sc. (Temple University), Ph.D. (Victoria University of Wellington)|
|Phone:||613-520-2600 x 6684 / 2034|
|Office:||236 Paterson Hall & 355 St. Patrick's Building|
Michael Rodgers, PhD, is an Associate Professor within the School of Linguistics and Language Studies, Carleton University, Canada, where he teaches courses on EFL/ESL pedagogy and Second Language Acquisition. His research is concentrated in two areas: language learning through viewing video, and vocabulary acquisition. His research on video has concerned comprehension of episodes of authentic television programs viewed with and without captions. Research on vocabulary acquisition has focused on word learning through viewing video, lexical coverage of television, movies and video games, and acquisition of formulaic sequences in the language classroom.
Dr. Rodgers received his PhD in Applied Linguistics from Victoria University of Wellington (2013). He holds a bachelor’s degree in Education from the University of Lethbridge (1992) and a master’s degree in Teaching English as a Second or Other Language (TESOL) from Temple University (2006). He previously taught courses in applied linguistics, language development, and TESOL at the University of Nottingham. His teaching career also includes extensive experience teaching English as a second (ESL) and foreign language (EFL), English for academic purposes (EAP), and English for specific purposes (ESP) to learners of various levels of proficiency. Dr. Rodgers’ research has been published in various journals, including Studies in Second Language Acquisition, The Modern Language Journal, Language Learning, Applied Linguistics, TESOL Quarterly, and the CALICO Journal. He is currently Director of the School of Linguistics and Language Studies.
- Second Language Acquisition
- Vocabulary Acquisition
- Language Learning Through Television & Movies
- Language Learning Through Video Games
- L2 Listening
- English for Academic Purposes/English for Specific Purposes
- Workplace Language Training
I have supervised graduate students working on topics such as, but not limited to:
- Acquisition of phrasal verbs
- The vocabulary in video games
- Pragmatic functions in the workplace
- Acquisition of formulaic language
- Vocabulary learning through viewing video
- Language learning motivation of Canadian newcomers
I am particularly interested in supervising projects related to:
- Vocabulary acquisition through video games
- Language learning through viewing video
- Language learning in the workplace language setting
- The lexical coverage of, and language learning through new media
- Extensive viewing
- The effects of imagery on language learning through video
Courses Currently or Recently Taught
- ALDS 2203: Linguistic Theory and Second-Language Learning
- ALDS 4205: Teaching English as a Second Language: Methodology
- ALDS 4305: Teaching English Language: Methodology I
- ALDS 4306: Teaching English as a Second Language: Methodology II
- ALDS 5205: Teaching English as a Second Language: Methodology
- ALDS 5302: Second Language Acquisition and Learning Theories
- ALDS 5905: Teaching, Learning and Researching Vocabulary
- ALDS 6101: Doctoral Core Seminar in ALDS I
- ALDS 6102: Doctoral Core Seminar in ALDS II
- 2022-2025 SSHRC Aid to Scholarly Journals (ASJ)
- Editor-in-Chief, with Dr. Eva Kartchava ($102,450 CDN)
- Project: The Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics / L’Association canadienne de linguistique appliquée.
Academic associations, affiliations, and services
- Co-Editor-in-Chief, The Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics/ La Revue canadienne de linguistique appliquée. With Dr. Eva Kartchava.
- Member of the ACLA/CAAL Executive Council.
- Member of TESL Canada Journal Review Board.
Works in progress
Durbahn Quinteros, M.V., Rodgers, M.P.H., Macis, M. & Peters, E. (Under Review). Lexical coverage in L1 and L2 viewing comprehension: A replication of van Zeeland and Schmitt (2012). Applied Linguistics.
Heidt, J.S., Pinchbeck, G. & Rodgers, M.P.H (in press). The Good Gaming (GG) List: A word list of key vocabulary in videogames. In B. Reynolds (Eds.) Vocabulary in the Wild. Springer.
Schmitt, N. & Rodgers, M.P.H. (Eds.) (2019). An Introduction to Applied Linguistics (3rd Edition). Routledge.
Journal Special Issues Edited
Kartchava, E. & Rodgers, M.P.H. (Eds.) (2021). Special Issue: Insight, Instruction, and Outcomes: Reflections from the TBLT 2019 conference. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 24(2).
Montero Perez, M. & Rodgers, M.P.H. (Eds.) (2019). Special Issue: Video and language learning. The Language Learning Journal.
Chapters in Edited Books
Rodgers, M.P.H. & Webb, S. (2016). Listening to lectures. In Hyland, K. and Shaw, P. (Eds.), The Routledge handbook of English for academic purposes. Taylor & Francis.
Webb, S., & Rodgers, M.P.H. (2016). The vocabulary demands of television programs. In S. Webb (Ed.) Vocabulary: Critical Concepts in Linguistics (Vol. 2, pp. 317-344). Routledge.
Articles in Refereed Journals
Ady, F., Kartchava, E., & Rodgers, M. (2022). Exploring underlying elements of the motivational self system among learners in two instructional contexts. ITL-International Journal of Applied Linguistics.
Pellicer–Sánchez, A., Conklin, K., Rodgers, M. P., & Parente, F. (2021). The Effect of Auditory Input on Multimodal Reading Comprehension: An Examination of Adult Readers’ Eye Movements. The Modern Language Journal, 105(4), 936-956.
McLellan, G., Kartchava, E., & Rodgers, M. (2021). Technology-Mediated Language Training: Developing and Assessing a Module for a Blended Curriculum for Newcomers. Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, 24(2).
Rodgers, M.P.H. & Webb, S. (2020). Incidental vocabulary learning through viewing television. ITL-International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 171(2), 191-220.
Pellicer-Sanchez, A., Tragant, E., Conklin, K., Rodgers, M.P.H., Serrano, R. & Llanes, A. (2020). Young learners’ processing of multimodal input and its impact on reading comprehension: An eye-tracking study. Studies in Second Language Acquisition, 42(3), 577-598.
Durbahn, M., Rodgers, M.P.H., & Peters, E. (2020). The relationship between vocabulary and viewing comprehension. System, 88(1), 102166.
Rodgers, M.P.H, (2018). The images in television programs and the potential for learning unknown words. ITL-International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 169(1), 191-211.
Pellicer-Sanchez, A., Tragant, E., Conklin, K., Rodgers, M.P.H., Llanes, A., & Serrano, R. (2018). L2 reading and reading-while-listening in multimodal learning conditions: An eye-tracking study. ELT Research Papers, 18(1), 3-28.
Le-Thi, D., Rodgers, M. P.H., & Pellicer-Sánchez, A. (2017). Teaching formulaic sequences in an English-language class: The effects of explicit instruction versus coursebook instruction. TESL Canada Journal, 34(3), 111-139.
Rodgers, M.P.H. & Webb, S. (2017). Do captions improve EFL learners’ comprehension of English-language television programs? CALICO Journal, 34(1), 20-38.
Rolls, H., & Rodgers, M. P. (2017). Science-specific technical vocabulary in science fiction-fantasy texts: A case for ‘language through literature’. English for Specific Purposes, 48, 44-56.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2016). The benefits of extensive listening & viewing. EJAL-TEFL—Teaching and Researching Listening and Speaking Skills in the TESOL Classroom, 5(2), 43-58.
Rodgers, M.P.H. & Webb, S. (2011). Narrow viewing: The vocabulary in related and unrelated television programs. TESOL Quarterly, 45(4), 689-717.
Webb, S. & Rodgers, M.P.H. (2009). The lexical coverage of movies. Applied Linguistics, 30(3), 407-427.
Webb, S. & Rodgers, M.P.H. (2009). Investigating the vocabulary demands of television programs. Language Learning, 59(2), 335-366.
Kagimoto, E. & Rodgers, M. P. H. (2008). Students’ perceptions of corrective feedback. In K. Bradford-Watts (Ed.), JALT2008 Conference Proceedings. Tokyo: JALT
Rodgers, M. P. H. (2014). S. Jarvis & M. Daller (Eds.). (2013), Vocabulary Knowledge: Human Ratings and Automated Measures. reviewed by Michael P.H. Rodgers. Canadian Modern Language Review, 70(3), 409–411.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2018). Extensive Viewing: Extra-curricular Language Learning Outside the Classroom Walls. In J. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, Current Trends in ELT and Future Directions Volume. Wiley-Blackwell.
Paper Presentations (peer reviewed)
McLellan, G., Kartchava, E. & Rodgers, M.P.H. (2022, June). Teachers’ views on language learner motivation and its sources in two contexts – a comparison of ideals? Presented at PLL4Canada: Psychology of Language Learning, Cape Breton, Canada.
Charlebois, J. & Rodgers, M.P.H. (2022, May). “It’s dangerous to go alone! Take this!” An exploration of multimodal supports for vocabulary learning through video games. Presented at ACLA 2022, On-line.
Durbahn Quinteros, M.V., Rodgers, M.P.H., Macis, M. & Peters, E. (2021, July). Lexical coverage in L1 and L2 viewing comprehension: A replication of van Zeeland and Schmitt (2012). Presented at LOT Summer School, KU Leuven, Belgium.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2021, June). Language learning through video and video games: The effects of multimodality on comprehension and vocabulary learning. Presented at EuroSLA 2021, Barcelona, Spain – Part of the invited Language Learning Round Table “Multimodal Input and SLA”.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2020, February). Language learning through viewing media. Presented at TESL Ottawa Winter Meeting, Ottawa, Ontario – Invited speaker.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2018, April). Incidental Vocabulary Learning through Viewing Television. Invited speaker to the 3rd Symposium on Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Another Language, Western University, London, Ontario.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2017, October). Captions and Vocabulary Learning. Invited speaker to the 2nd Symposium on Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Another Language, Western University, London, Ontario.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2017, April). Language learning through Viewing Television: In and Out of the Classroom. Invited speaker to the Cornell University Language Resource Center, Ithaca, New York.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2016, October). The images in television programs and the potential for learning unknown words. Invited speaker to the 1st Symposium on Teaching and Learning Vocabulary in Another Language, Western University, London, Ontario.
Rodgers, M.P.H. (2016, November). The effects of captioning on discrete facets of listening comprehension of authentic television. Invited speaker to the Multimodal Input in Second Language Learning Symposium, Barcelona, Spain.