Publications and Writing


Kim, M. and MacDonald, J. (2018). Academic Inquiry: Writing for Post-Secondary Success, Level 1. Toronto: Oxford University Press.

MacDiarmid, C. and MacDonald, J. J. (Eds.) (forthcoming, 2021). Pedagogies in English for Academic Purposes: Teaching and Learning in International Contexts. Bloomsbury.

Refereed Journals and Book Chapters

MacDonald, J. J. (forthcoming in 2022). The Differing Discursive Constructions of EAP within the University: Contrasting Institutional and Language Centre Perspectives. In I. Bruce and B. Bond (eds.) Contextualizing English for Academic Purposes in Higher Education: Politics, Policies and Practices. Bloomsbury.

MacDonald, J. J. (2019). Sitting at 6.5: Problematizing IELTS and Admissions to Canadian Universities. TESL Canada Journal, 36(1). 160–171.

MacDonald, J.J. (2019). “Review of Ng, P. C. & E. F. Boucher-Yip, Eds. (2017) Teacher agency and policy response in English language teaching”.
Language Problems and Language Planning, 43(1), 93–96. [Click to download]

MacDonald, J. (2016). The Margins as Third Space: EAP Teacher Professionalism in Canadian Universities. TESL Canada Journal, 34(11). 106-116. [Click to download]

MacDonald, J. (2014). Academic Inquiry: Writing for Post-Secondary Success [Book Review]. TESL Canada Journal, 31(1), 94-95. [Click to download]

MacDonald, J. (2013). Q: Skills for Success 4 Reading and Writing, Listening and Speaking [Book Review]. TESL Canada Journal30(2), 88. [Click to download]

Professional and Specialty Publications

MacDonald, J. (2020, Jan.) Why English speakers need to do their part to bridge the communication gap with new Nova Scotians whose mother tongue isn’t English. The Coast. [Click to download].

MacDonald, J. (2019, May). The Global Forum for EAP Professionals: Report from the BALEAP Conference 2019. TESL NS Newsletter, 10. [Click to download]

MacDonald, J. (2017, May). IATEFL 2017 Report. TESL NS Newsletter, 5.

MacDonald, J. (2015, Nov). Exploring EAP at TESL Canada 2015. TESL NS Newsletter, 4, 7.

MacDonald, J. (2015, Sep. 25). Side Effects May Include… Doctoral EAP Blog.  Retrieved from:

MacDonald, J. (2014, Nov. 4) Alcohol Really Does Make You Better At Learning A Foreign Language (Sometimes). Lexicon Valley: A Blog About Language ( Retrieved from:

MacDonald, J. (2014). Game Review: Spell Up. TESL NS Newsletter, 3, 8.

MacDonald, J. (2014). Using Twitter for Professional Development. TESL NS Newsletter, 2, 5.

MacDonald, J. (2014). Using Twitter for Professional Development. TESL NS Newsletter, 2, 5.

MacDonald, J. (2013). Digital Tools for EAP. IATEFL Voices, 233, 7-8.  [Click to download]

MacDonald, J. (2013). Lesson Plan: Paperman. TESL NS Newsletter, 1, 11.

Editorial Experience

  • Editorial Board Member, New Perspectives on English for Academic Purposes, Bloomsbury Press. (2019-present)
  • Peer Reviewer, BALEAP Conference Proceedings. (2019)
  • Peer Reviewer, TESL Canada Journal. (2019)
  • Peer Reviewer , London Review of Education. (2017)
  • Conference Selections Committee Member, IATEFL. (2017-present)
  • Newsletter Editor, TESL Nova Scotia. (2013-2014)
  • Reviewer, Pearson Publishing Canada ELT Division. (2014-present)
  • ESOL Materials Writer, Creative English Solutions. (2007-2012)