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Danielle Freitas

Danielle Freitas

Professor, TESOL Plus Program Advisor<br />Professor

Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

Dr. Danielle Freitas is a full-time professor at Sheridan College, where she teaches and advises in the TESOL Plus and ESL programs. Danielle holds a PhD in the Language and Literacies Education, with a specialization in Comparative, International and Development Education (CIDE) from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE) of the University of Toronto. She has earned her first master’s degree in Second Language Education, with specialization in CIDE from OISE, University of Toronto, and earned her second master’s degree in TESOL from the Institute of Education of the University College London. She has been involved academically and professionally in English language teaching for over 15 years and her main research interests and expertise lie in the areas of language teacher education, teacher learning and development, assessment, Vygotskian sociocultural theory of mind, and mixed methods research. Danielle holds several teaching qualifications from the University of Cambridge, including CELTA, ICELT and DELTA and is a TESL Canada, a TESL Ontario, and a CELTA teacher educator. She is also an IELTS and a Cambridge Speaking Examiner. She has taught ESL and trained English language teachers in Brazil, England, USA and Canada and has published papers and presented at local and international conferences on various topics, including teacher identity, teacher learning and development and assessment. She has carried out research studies on language proficiency examiners’ identity, teacher learning in TESL Canada courses, teacher learning and development in CELTA courses, amongst others. Danielle’s latest research project explores the teacher learning and development of student teachers in a two-semester TESOL Graduate program in Canada.

Research Interests

Language Teacher Education; Teacher Learning; Teacher Development; Vygotskyan Sociocultural Theory of Mind; Mixed Methods Research; Assessment; Language Learning

Journal Articles

  • Freitas, D. (2018). Plurilingualism in TESL Programs? Are we there yet?.Proceedings of the 4th International Colloquium on Languages, Cultures, Identity, in School and Society.

  • Freitas, D. (2017). Overcoming the Theory and Practice Divide.Contact Magazine.

  • Freitas, D. (2008). English Vowel Pronunciation and Language Transfer: a methodological investigation through Brazilian pronunciation.Revista Ethnic, 9(5).

  • Freitas, D. (2008). English for Professional and Business Purposes: a methodological investigation.Revista Ethnic, 9(5), 1--6.

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