Dr. Mehdi Babaei

Faculty Lecturer

Mehdi Babaei

McGill Writing Centre
Pronouns: he/him/his

mehdi.babaei [at] mcgill.ca (Email)

Mehdi Babaei joined the McGill Writing Centre in 2019 with a diverse teaching portfolio, including teacher training for McGill’s Faculty of Education, English for Professional Purposes at McGill's Language and Intercultural Communication (LIC) and academic writing at the McGill Writing Centre (MWC). Since 2015, Mehdi has taught undergraduate and graduate academic writing courses and various language courses in blended, online, and in-person modes at the McGill School of Continuing Studies. With a PhD in Educational Studies, Second Language Education, Mehdi has also contributed to research on prior learning and assessment recognition, language and identity issues amongst plurilingual immigrants, and reflective teaching practices. Mehdi has been an active member of a Montreal research group called BILD (Belonging, Identity, Language and Diversity), to which he has been a regular contributor through publishing blog posts. His responsibilities include overseeing CESL placement tests, teaching and coordinating CESL courses, and supporting the Graphos program.

Selected Publications

Ghosh, R., McAndrew, M. & Babaei, M. (2021). The Context of Reception. In Bakhshaei, McAndrew, M., Ghosh, R., & Singh, P. (Eds.), The Invisible Community: Being South Asian in Quebec. McGill-Queen’s University Press. https://www.mqup.ca/invisible-community--the-products-9780228005421.php?page_id=73&

Babaei, M. (2020, March 2). Minor literature and the language of the minorities. [Blog post]. http://bild-lida.ca/blog/uncategorized/minor-literature-and-the-language-of-the-minorities-by-mehdi-babaei/

Babaei, M. (2017, April 2). Rethinking Integration and Investment through Bridging Individual and Social Discourses. [Blog post http://bild-lida.ca/blog/uncategorized/rethinking-integration-and-investment-through-bridging-individual-and-social-discourses-by-mehdi-babaei/

Babaei, M, & Abednia, A. (2016). Reflective Teaching and Self-Efficacy Beliefs: Exploring Relationships in The Context of Teaching EFL In Iran. Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 41(9). http://dx.doi.org/10.14221/ajte.2016v41n9.1

Babaei, M. (2015). The Multilingual Turn [review of the book The Multilingual Turn implications for SLA, TESOL, and Bilingual Education, edited by Stephen May]. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development, 1-2. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2015.1039835

Service and Professional Experience:

MWC Faculty Lecturer representative

MWC Advisory Committee

Academic Resource Coordinator
McGill University, BILD (Belonging, Identity, Language, and Diversity) Research Group, McGill University

Dr. Babaei coordinates these courses:

WCOM 235 ESL: Academic English 2 (3 credits)

WCOM 245 ESL: Essay and Critical Thinking (3 credits)

WCOM 255 ESL: Research Essay and Rhetoric (3 credits)

WCOM 645 ESL: Fundamentals of Academic Writing in English (1 credit)

YCCM 600 Scientific Writing and Publishing: Graduate ESL (online course, self-paced, non-credit)

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