Thompson Rivers University

Hilda Freimuth

Name: Dr Hilda Freimuth
Position: Lecturer
Phone:
Email: hfreimuth@tru.ca

Interests

Teacher Training
Assessment
Academic English
TESL Field Schools

Research Interests

IELTS
Assessment
Vocabulary Acquisition
Student Motivation

Education

Ph.D. Education (TESOL focus)
M.Ed. TESL
M.A. TESOL
B.Ed.
TESL Certificate
B.A. German

Publications

Freimuth, H. (2018). Student motivation: Factors influencing student choice of major in the UAE. Abu Dhabi, UAE: ECSSR.

Freimuth, H. (2017). Revisiting the suitability of the IELTS examination as a gatekeeper for university entrance in the Gulf. In L. Buckingham (Ed.), Language, identity and education on the Arabian Peninsula (pp. 161-175). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Freimuth, H. (2015). An examination of cultural bias in IELTS task 1 non-process writing
prompts: A UAE perspective. Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, 13(1).

Freimuth, H. (2015). A comparative cultural content analysis of the TOEFL and IELTS.
TESOL Perspectives, 23(3).

Freimuth, H. (2014). The influence of culturally unfamiliar IELTS writing prompts on
student band scores: A case study. TESOL Perspectives, 22(3)

Freimuth, H. (2014). Cultural bias in university entrance examinations in the UAE. Abu
Dhabi, UAE: ECSSR.

Freimuth, H. (2014). Challenges to building a ???Knowledge Society???: The role of literacy in
promoting critical thinking in the UAE. Ras Al Khaimah, UAE: Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research.

Freimuth, H. (2014). A closer look at the educational and sociocultural influences that have shaped Emirati university students. Khalifa University Preparatory Program Journal, 3.

Freimuth, H. (2014). Today a reader, tomorrow a leader: a KU reading survey. Khalifa
University Preparatory Program Journal, 3.

Freimuth, H. (2013). A persistent source of disquiet: An investigation of the cultural capital on the IELTS exam. International Journal of Education, 1(1).

Freimuth, H. (2013). An IELTS question type analysis. Khalifa University Preparatory
Program Journal, 2.

Freimuth, H. (2013). The role of weird in reading interest. Khalifa University Preparatory
Program Journal, 2.

Freimuth, H. (2012). A cross-disciplinary analysis of textbook vocabulary. Khalifa
University Preparatory Program Journal, 1.

Freimuth, H. (2012). A cultural content analysis of sixty IELTS reading passages. Khalifa
University Preparatory Program Journal, 1.

Freimuth, H. (2009). Education research: An introduction to basic concepts and terminology. UGRU Journal, 8.

Freimuth, H. (2006). Language and culture. UGRU Journal, 2.

Employment History

ESL International, Vancouver: Director of Programs (1995-2003.)
UAE University, Al Ain: Lecturer + Learning Centre Co-ordinator (2003-2011)
Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research, Abu Dhabi: Senior Lecturer + Student Learning Centre Co-ordinator (2011-2016).
Leibniz University, Hannover: Sessional Lecturer (2016)
Kwantlen Polytechnic University, Richmond: Sessional Lecturer(2017-2019)
UBC, Vancouver: Sessional Lecturer (2018-2019)
Thompson Rivers University, Lecturer (2019- present)

Courses Taught

At TRU:
Educ 5000: Learning about Learning
Educ 5990: Research Colloquium
Educ 5990: Graduate Writing in Academic Contexts
TESL 3040: TESL Techniques

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