Cynthia J. Macknish

A headshot of Cynthia Macknish.



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Ed.D. Applied Linguistics & TESOL, University of Leicester, UK
M.A. TEFL, University of Reading, UK
B.Ed. Queen’s University, Canada
B.A. University of Guelph, Canada


Interests and Expertise
  • second language education
  • teacher education
  • service learning
  • reflective practice
  • language assessment
  • English for Academic Purposes
  • critical reading


Macknish, C. J. (2023). Reflective practice in TESOL service-learning. Equinox Publishing.

Macknish, C. J. (2020). Creating multimodal reflections in an IEP speaking-listening course. TESL Canada Journal/Revue TESL du Canada, 36(3), 173–185,

Macknish, C., Johnson, T., & McLelland, M. (2019). Reflection on Academic Service-Learning research in a university IEP. In S. Anwaruddin (Ed.), Knowledge Mobilization in TESOL: Connecting Research and Practice. Boston: Brill.

Macknish, C., Tomaš, Z., & Vojtkulakova, M. (2018).  Examining performance and attitudes of TESOL preservice teachers and their English learners in a service-learning project, The Reading Matrix, 18(2) 3-22. Retrieved from 

Macknish, C., & Tomaš, Z. (2018). Materials development for teaching speaking. In J. Liontas (Ed.), The TESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching (pp.1-9). Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.

Macknish, C., Porter-Szucs, I., Tomaš, Z., Scholze, A., Slucter, C., & Kavetsky, A. (2017). Voices from an MA-TESOL program: Bridging theory and practice from the ground up. In T. Farrell (Ed.), Voices from the TESOL classroom: Participant inquiries in pre-service teacher education classes (pp.29-36). Alexandria VA: TESOL.

Porter-Szucs, I., Macknish, C., & DeCicco, B. (2016). The CaMLA Speaking Test: Face-to-face vs. audio delivery. Cambridge Michigan Language Assessments CaMLA Working Papers 2016-02. 

Macknish, C.J. (2013). Perceptions about anticipating and responding to language classroom incidents. Journal of Education for Teaching, 39(4).

Macknish, C.J. (2011). Understanding critical reading in an ESL class in Singapore, TESOL Journal 2(4), 444-472. 

Macknish, C. (2011). Facilitating critical reading with Chinese learners. In C. Ward (Ed.), Language education: An essential for a global economy, Anthology Series 52 (pp. 57-75). Singapore: SEAMEO Regional Language Centre.

Macknish, C. (2010). Academic and professional writing for teachers. Singapore: McGraw-Hill Education.