Magda Tigchelaar

I am a PhD Candidate in Second Language Studies in the Department of Linguistics and Languages at Michigan State University. I currently work as an editorial assistant for Studies in Second Language Acquisition. I also have an active interest in second language teaching. At MSU I have taught undergraduate teaching methods classes and language and culture classes with the English Language Center, CeLTA's French for Kids program and the Department of Global Studies in the Arts and Humanities' American Language and Culture program.

Research interests:

  • Second language proficiency standards and their intersection with language instruction and assessment
  • Second language writing development, assessment and instruction
  • Task-based language teaching and assessment
  • Research methods in applied linguistics


Tigchelaar, M. (in press). Exploring the relationship between self-assessments and OPIc ratings of oral proficiency in French. In P. Winke & S. Gass (Eds.), Foreign language proficiency in higher education. New York: Springer.

Tigchelaar, M., Bowles, R. P., Winke, P., & Gass, S. (2017). Assessing the Validity of ACTFL Can-Do Statements for Spoken Proficiency: A Rasch Analysis. Foreign Language Annals, 50(3), 584-600. DOI: 10.1111/flan.12286; video abstract:

Tigchelaar, M. & Polio, C. (2017). Language-focused peer corrective feedback in second language writing. In H. Nassaji & E. Kartchava (Eds.), Corrective feedback in second language teaching and learning (97-113). New York: Routledge.

Tigchelaar, M. (2016). The impact of peer and self review on writing development in French as a foreign language. Journal of Response to Writing, 2(2), 6-36.

De Costa, P., Tigchelaar, M, & Cui, Y. (2016). Reflexivity and transnational habitus: The case of a ‘poor’ affluent Chinese international student. AILA Review, 29, 173-198. DOI: 10.1075/aila.29.07dec

Fox, J. & Tigchelaar, M. (2015). Creating an engineering academic formulas list. Journal of Teaching English for Specific and Academic Purposes, 3(1), 295-304.

Tigchelaar, M. (2015). La conception d’un manuel de langue: quelle(s) entrées? Revista Non Plus, 5, 8-19.