Teaching & Research Interests
Scholarship, Research & Creative Activities
Tania is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (BA). She has a Diploma in English Language Teaching (DELTA) from the University of Cambridge, UK. She is also a CELTA assessor and trainer, and an IELTS examiner. She has worked as an instructor at Sheridan College since 2011.
English as a Second Language teaching and teacher training are Tania’s passion. Her parents noticed that she was teaching her toys as soon as she could speak. In 1990, her first teaching job in Taiwan confirmed her vocation. Since then she has taught in England, Spain, Brazil and Canada. She became a teacher trainer in 1998 and has run teacher education programs in England, Canada and Burma. She regularly presents at TESL conferences in Canada and is an executive board member of TESL Toronto.
She is also a published author and contributor to ESL-related websites. For the Penguin Readers series, she wrote an abridged ESL version of Jack London’s Call of the Wild. She has also contributed to the World View course book series.
She will complete her MA in TESOL through Sheffield Hallam University in England at the end of September, 2013.
Tania’s motto is: Live your real life, not a conceptualized version of your life. Give up defining yourself. You are enough. Eckhart Tolle