Esperanza Education’s founder, Nicki Benson, has an extensive background in research to support language education programs and policies. She has managed large-scale projects involving surveys, interviews, workshops, reports, and presentations with and for a variety of audiences including governments, policy-makers, and community stakeholders. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Indigenous Language Revitalization at the University of Victoria where she works as a Research Assistant.
To receive a quote for a research project, please send us description of the project and your preferred timeline.
Example research projects:
Benson, N. & Khelsilem. (in press). A glossary of Sḵwx̱wú7mesh language revitalization. WINHEC: International Journal of Education Scholarship.
Benson, N. (2021, June 14-18). Promising trends in second language acquisition for Indigenous language revitalization [Paper presentation]. Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium, Kingston, ON.
Benson, N. (2017). Indigenous language education policy comparison. British Columbia Ministry of Education: Victoria, BC. Pp. 1-34.
Benson, N. (2015). Review of British Columbia Aboriginal languages curricula. British Columbia Ministry of Education: Victoria, BC. Pp. 1-10.
Benson, N. (2015). “Tikichuela: Math in My School” program: Qualitative report 2014. Innovations for Poverty Action & the Paraguay Ministry of Education and Culture. Asunción, Paraguay: Pp. 1-65.
Benson, N., & Salazar, M.E. (2014). Success factors in Intercultural Bilingual Education. UNICEF Peru & the Peruvian Ministry of Education. Lima, Peru: Pp. 1-184.
Benson, N. (2011). Teaching for social justice in the high school Spanish classroom: Perspectives and practices (Master’s thesis). Retrieved from https://circle.ubc.ca/handle/2429/33462