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Instructors

All the teaching staff of Dalhousie’s ESL programs hold graduate degrees and have a minimum of 10 years’ teaching experience. They have taught at universities and institutes across Canada and in dozens of countries around the world.

Packer, David

Director, ESL Programs

Honours B.A. Geography (University of Western Ontario)

B.Ed Drama & Geography and TESL Additional Qualifications (Queen’s University)

M.Ed Curriculum Design (Queen’s University)

MacDonald, Jennifer


Head Teacher, ESL Programs

B.A. Linguistics and Music (McGill University)

Post Graduate Certificate in Public Relations (Concordia University)

M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Institute of Education, University of London, UK)

Chellew, Ellen

BSc (Hons) Chemistry (University of Hertfordshire)

M.Ed. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Edinburgh University)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (The Bell School, Cambridge)

Trinity College Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (Oxford House College, London)

Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test Assessor

Franz, Tracy

B.A. English-Writing (Eastern Oregon University, USA)

M.F.A. Creative Writing and Fiction (Eastern Washington University, USA)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (International Language Institute)

Certificate in E-Learning Instructional Design (University of California, Irvine, USA)

Kanellakos, Barbara

Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language (Atlantic Overseas Teaching Institute)

Honours B.A. English and Social Studies (Dalhousie University)

Diploma in Applied Information Technology (Information Technology Institute)

M.A. English (Dalhousie University)

B.Ed. English and Social Studies (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (Study Abroad Canada)

Kelly, Chris

M.Ed. Adult Learning and Global Change (University of British Columbia)

B.Ed. Social Studies (University of British Columbia)

B.A. History (Simon Fraser University)

Diploma in Education - English as a Second Language (University of British Columbia)

King, Andrea

B.A. English Literature and Celtic Studies (Saint Francis Xavier University)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (International Language Institute)

M.Ed. Curriculum Studies/Teaching English as a Second Language (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Maier, Anna

B.A. International Development and Social Anthropology (Dalhousie University)

M.Ed Teaching English as a Second Language (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Mitchell, Kris

B.Sc Biology and Chemistry (Acadia University)

M.A.A.L Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (University of New England, Australia)

Mushtaq, Ayesha

B.A. English Literature and Psychology (Federal Government College for Women, Pakistan)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (International Language Institute)

M.A. English Literature and Linguistics (National University of Modern Languages, Pakistan)

M.Ed Candidate, Curriculum Studies (Mount Saint Vincent University)

Nawaz, Shazia

B.Ed Teaching English as a Second Language (Allama Iqbal Open Univeristy, Pakistan)

B.A. English and Sociology (Punjab University, Pakistan)

M.A. English Language and Literature (Islamia University, Pakistan)

M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (University of Manchester, UK)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (Duabi Women's College, UAE)

Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (London Teachers' Training College, UK)

Ed.D in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (University of Exeter, UK)

Paish, Sophie Honours B.A. English Language and Literature (University of Western Ontario)

M.Ed. Curriculum Studies/Teaching English as a Second Language (Mount Saint Vincent University)
Russo, Gerry

A.B.  Cum Laude English (Dartmouth College, USA)

M.A. Italian Language and Literature (Middlebury College, USA)

Ph.D. Applied Linguistics in Italian Studies (University of Toronto)

Shkurska, Oksana Honours B.Ed TEaching English as a Second Language and Russian Language and Literature (G. Skovoroda Kharkiv State Pedadgogical University)

M.Ed Teaching English as a Second Language (G. Skovoroda Kharkiv State Pedadgogical University)

PhD Linguistics (G. Skovoroda Kharkiv State Pedadgogical University)

Taylor, Melissa

B.A. Psychology (Mount Allison University)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (International Language Institute)

M.A. Education (Mount Allison University)

Canadian Language Benchmarks Placement Test Assessor
Webb, Julie

B.A English and French as a Second Language (Université de Moncton)

B.Ed (Université de Moncton)

M.Ed Curriculum Development (University of New Brunswick)

Worthington, Sam

Honours B. Journalism (University of King's College)

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (International Language Institute)

M.F.A Writing (University of Warwick, UK)