TESOL/TESL Certification Course Instructors

Our Experienced Course Instructors

From teaching in a multicultural setting and organizing the teaching workload, to meeting the needs of diverse learners in the classroom and making effective use of English teaching resources, our experienced and dynamic course instructors cover a comprehensive range of teaching skills, ensuring our graduates are well-trained, marketable ESL teachers.

Every member of Oxford Seminars' extensive teaching faculty has years of distinguished ESL teaching experience both locally and abroad. When asked to evaluate our teaching staff, students tell us they find our instructors:

  • Approachable
  • Highly knowledgeable
  • Engaging
  • Friendly
  • Creative
  • Patient and understanding

W. Abbott

M.A. (Educational Curriculum/Psychology) Breyer State University*
B.Sc. (Education) Breyer State University
B.A. Memorial University
ESL Teaching Experience: Seoul, South Korea; Madrid, Spain; St. John's, Newfoundland

Z. AlTaher

M.A. (TESOL) Trinity Western University
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults Cambridge University,  England
B.A. (English) Baghdad University, Iraq
ESL Teaching Experience: Abu Dhabi, UAE; Tripoli, Libya; Vancouver, British Columbia; Langley, British Columbia

J. Angi-Dobos

B.Ed. (TESL) Brock University
B.A. (English and Politics) Brock University
ESL Teaching Experience: Budapest, Hungary; Miskolc, Hungary; Szerencs, Hungary; Alicante, Spain; St. Catharines, Ontario

D. Bergman

M.Ed. (TESOL) University of Southern Queensland, Australia
B.Ed. (Intermediate/Senior) University of Toronto
B.A. (Geography and International Development Studies) University of Toronto
ESL Teaching Experience: Seoul, South Korea; Ilsan, South Korea; Seongnam, South Korea; Toronto, Ontario

Y. Birgan Deacon

M.A. (International English Language Teaching) London Metropolitan University, England
Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults Cambridge University,  England
B.Ed. (Elementary Education) Mount Saint Vincent University
B.A. (Foreign Languages Education) Middle East Technical University, Turkey
ESL Teaching Experience: Changsha, China; Ankara, Turkey; London, England; Halifax, Nova Scotia; Regina, Saskatchewan

L. Brackett

M.Ed. (International Teaching) Framingham State University
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults Cambridge University,  England
B.A. (English) Saint Mary's University
ESL Teaching Experience: Bundang, South Korea; Song Do, South Korea; Incheon, South Korea; Bucheon, South Korea; Halifax, Nova Scotia

H. Bundschoks

M.Ed. (Teaching English as a Second Language) University of Calgary
B.A. (German Language and Literature) University of Alberta
ESL Teaching Experience: Culiacan, Mexico; Daqing, China; Changwon, South Korea; Jinju, South Korea; Olds, Alberta; Calgary, Alberta

D. Clarke

B.Ed. (Junior/Intermediate Division) Lakehead University
B.A. Honours (Geography, minor in French) York University
ESL Teaching Experience: Shizuoka, Japan; Yui, Japan; Thunder Bay, Ontario

C. Cobb

Ph.D. (Education) University of Toronto
M.Ed. University of Toronto
B.Ed. University of Toronto
B.A. Honours (English Language/Literature) Queen's University
ESL Teaching Experience: Seoul, South Korea; Tonghae, South Korea; Samchok, South Korea; Bundang, South Korea; Toronto, Canada

P. Connell

Ph.D. (Human Information Sciences) Tohoku University, Japan
M.A. (Teaching English as a Second/Foreign Language) The University of Birmingham, England
B.A. (Modern European Studies) Thames Valley University, England
ESL Teaching Experience: Sendai, Japan; Hokkaido, Japan; Nara, Japan; Halle, Germany; Merseburg, Germany; Corner Brook, Newfoundland; Saint John, New Brunswick

A. Conrad

M.A. (Applied Linguistics and TESOL) University of Leicester, England
B.A. (English Literature) Ambrose University College
ESL Teaching Experience: Busan, South Korea; Gyeongnam-do, South Korea; Mississauga, Ontario; Markham, Ontario

A. Dennis

M.Ed. (TESL) University of Calgary
B.A. (Linguistics) University of Calgary
ESL Teaching Experience: Kyoto, Japan; Merano, Italy; Leksand, Sweden; Calgary, Alberta

M. Dionne

B.Ed. (Drama/English, ESL and Adult Learners) Queen's University
B.A. (Drama/English Literature) Queen's University
ESL Teaching Experience: Seoul, South Korea; London, England; Podebrady, Czech Republic; Quito, Ecuador; Montreal, Quebec

M. Draper

Ontario Teachers Certificate, Ontario Teachers' College
B.A. (Psychology) Brock University
ESL Teaching Experience: San Luis Potosi, Mexico; St. Catharines, Ontario

S. Fisher

B.Ed. University of Windsor
TESOL/TESL Certificate Oxford Seminars
B.A.H. (Psychology) University of Guelph
ESL Teaching Experience: Kaohsiung, Taiwan; Toronto, Ontario; Guelph, Ontario; Windsor, Ontario

G. Gieg

B.Ed. University of Manitoba
ESL Teaching Experience: Kanagawa, Japan; Kyonggi-do, South Korea; Stonewall, Manitoba; Winnipeg, Manitoba

C. Graves

B.Ed. (English) University of New Brunswick
ESL Teaching Experience: Anyang, South Korea; Gunpo, South Korea; Campbell River, British Columbia

N. Grigg

M.A. (Philosophy) Wilfrid Laurier University
M.A. (Philosophy and Cultural Analysis) University of Amsterdam
B.A. (Political Science) Bishop's University
ESL Teaching Experience: Gangneung, South Korea; Suncheon City, South Korea; Yeosu, South Korea; Busan, South Korea; Sherbrooke, Quebec

S. Gupta

B.Ed. (Primary/Junior Division) University of Toronto
B.A. Honours (Psychology/English) York University
ESL Teaching Experience: Taipei, Taiwan; Okayama, Japan; Toronto, Ontario

J. Helgason

B.Ed. (Elementary Education) University of Alberta
B.A. (Psychology) Augustana University College
ESL Teaching Experience: Kagoshima, Japan; Hokkaido, Japan; San Andres de la Cal, Mexico; Somotoa, Nicaragua; Chicoutimi, Quebec; Edmonton, Alberta

B. Humphreys

M.Ed. (Education Technology) University of Southern Queensland, Australia
B.Ed. (English) University of Windsor
B.A. (English/History) Trent University
ESL Teaching Experience: Busan, South Korea; Toronto, Ontario

T. Hunsberger

M.A. (TESOL) Universidad de las Americas, Puebla, Mexico
B.A. (Political Science) York University
ESL Teaching Experience: San Jose, Costa Rica; Tlaxcala, Mexico; Cholula, Mexico; Puebla, Mexico; Toronto, Ontario; Victoria, British Columbia

A. Hutchinson

Adult Education Diploma St. Francis Xavier University
Bachelor of Arts (English, minor in Philosophy) Concordia University College
ESL Teaching Experience: Chuncheon, South Korea; Daegu, South Korea; Edmonton, Alberta

S. Kenning

P.G.C.E. (Postgraduate Certificate in Education-Secondary) University of Strathclyde, Scotland
Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate, University of Strathclyde, Scotland
English as a Second Language Certification, Brock University
B.Sc. (Geography/Biology) University of Victoria
ESL Teaching Experience: Pusan, South Korea; Tianjin, China; Hamilton, Ontario; Victoria, British Columbia

S. Koreen

B.Ed. (Junior/Intermediate) Lakehead University
B.A. (Geography) Lakehead University
B.A. (Psychology) Lakehead University
ESL Teaching Experience: Daegu, South Korea; Masan, South Korea; Pohang, South Korea; Chungbuk, South Korea; Jochiwon, South Korea; Daejeon, South Korea; Thunder Bay, Ontario

C. Langille

M.Ed. (TESOL) Uiduk University, South Korea
B.Ed. (English Language Arts and Social Studies) University of New Brunswick
B.A. (English Literature and History) St. Francis Xavier University
ESL Teaching Experience: Gyeongju, South Korea; Pohang, South Korea; Busan, South Korea; Fredericton, New Brunswick; Calgary, Alberta

S. Luomaranta

M.Sc. (Education) Canisius College
B.A. (English Literature) Laurentian University
ESL Teaching Experience: Shin Matsudo, Japan; Nagaryma, Japan; Toronto, Ontario; Thornhill, Ontario; Sudbury, Ontario

D. MacIntyre

M.Ed. (TESL) St. Mary's University
M.A. (Social Work) Dalhousie University
B.Ed. (TESL) Dalhousie University
B.A. Dalhousie University
ESL Teaching Experience: Abu Dhabi, UAE; Ai Ain, UAE; Halifax, Nova Scotia

J. Malig

M.Ed. Nipissing University*
B.Ed. Nipissing University
B.A. Honours (Geography) Nipissing University
ESL Teaching Experience: Daegu, South Korea; Lewoh, Cameroon; Pikangikum, Ontario

F. Maringola

B.Ed. (Intermediate/Senior) Queen's University
B.A. Honours (Film/Video) York University
ESL Teaching Experience: Mito, Japan; Hitachi, Japan; Burlington, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario

C. Marks

B.Ed. University of Ottawa
B.A. (French Language and Linguistics) University of Toronto
ESL Teaching Experience: Barcelona, Spain; Ota City, Japan; Upala, Costa Rica; Toronto, Ontario

A. McIntosh

M.A. (Applied Linguistics) University of New England
B.Ed. Brock University
B.A. (English Literature) University of Waterloo
ESL Teaching Experience: Yeosu, South Korea; Brantford, Ontario; Kitchener, Ontario

M. McIntosh

Ph.D. (Education) University of Toronto*
M.A. (Political Science) Carleton University
B.A. (Political Science/French) Brandon University
ESL Teaching Experience: Seoul, South Korea; Angoulême, France; Ottawa, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario

I. McKinnon

M.B.A. Simon Fraser University*
B.A. (English Literature) University of British Columbia
ESL Teaching Experience: Ehime, Japan; Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam; Vancouver, British Columbia; Toronto, Ontario

T. McLoughlin

B.A. (Social Sciences) Laurentian University
ESL Teaching Experience: Chuncheon, South Korea; Sudbury, Ontario

B. Morrison

B.Ed. (Junior/Intermediate Education) University of Western Ontario
B.A. (History/Philosophy) University of Western Ontario
ESL Teaching Experience: Seoul, South Korea; Pyeongchon, South Korea; Kingston, Ontario; London, Ontario

M. Murphy

M.A. (Interdisciplinary Humanities) Laurentian University
B.Ed. (Junior/Intermediate) University of Ottawa
B.A. (English Literature) Laurentian University
ESL Teaching Experience: Nanjing, China; Daegu, South Korea; Gyeongsan, South Korea; Montreal, Quebec; Sudbury, Ontario

E. Nimchuk

B.Ed. (Primary/Junior) University of Ottawa
B.A. (English/Psychology) University of Ottawa
ESL Teaching Experience: Gwangju, South Korea; Guelph, Ontario

C. Normore

M.Ed. (ESL and Applied Linguistics) University of Ottawa
B.A. (English, minor in French) Memorial University of Newfoundland
ESL Teaching Experience: Taoyuan City, Taiwan; Ottawa, Ontario; Victoria, British Columbia; St. John's, Newfoundland

G. Pathinathan

Post Graduate Diploma (International Relations) University of the West Indies, Trinidad, W.I.
B.Ed. University of Windsor
B.A. Honours (Psychology) University of Guelph
Certified in Pathfinder Career Inventory Tool
ESL Teaching Experience: Prague, Czech Republic; Windsor, Ontario; Toronto, Ontario

D. Price

M.A. (International Relations) Wilfrid Laurier University
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults University of Cambridge, England
B.A. (Political Science) Carleton University
ESL Teaching Experience: Tokyo, Japan; Chiba City, Japan; Windsor, Ontario

C. Rudd-McPherson

B.A. (Education) University of Regina
B.A. (Arts) University of Regina
ESL Teaching Experience: Jinan, China; Sokcho, South Korea; Regina, Saskatchewan

D. Said

Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults University of Cambridge, England
B.Sc. (Psychology) University of Westminster
ESL Teaching Experience: Seville, Spain; Abu Dhabi, UAE; Surrey, UK; Toronto, Ontario

K. Sandy

M.A. (TESL) Seattle University*
B.F.A. (Fine Arts/History of Art) Florida Atlantic University
ESL Teaching Experience: Numazu-city, Japan; Seattle, Washington; Inlet, New York; Boca Raton, Florida

D. Shannon

M.A. (English Literature) Lakehead University
B.A. (English) Lakehead University
ESL Teaching Experience: Seoul, Korea; Nonsan, Korea; Thunder Bay, Ontario

O. Shmyrina

Ph.D. (Applied Linguistics) St. Petersburg State University, Russia
M.Ed. (English Language Teaching) Middle East Technical University, Turkey
M.A. (Philology: English and German Languages) St. Petersburg State University, Russia
B.A. (Philology) Vologda State University, Russia
French Certificate Canadian Forces Resource Centre
ESL Teaching Experience: Ankara, Turkey; Cherepovets, Russia; St. Petersburg, Russia; Barrie, Ontario

R. Stefaniszyn

M.A. (French Language and Literature) University of Paris - Sorbonne
Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults University of Cambridge, England
B.A. (French and Spanish) University of British Columbia
ESL Teaching Experience: Madrid, Spain; Rome, Italy; Edmonton, Alberta

J. Stevenson

B.Ed. Trent University
B.A. (Social Development Studies/Psychology) University of Waterloo
ESL Teaching Experience: Jeju-do, South Korea; Seoul, South Korea; Taipei, Taiwan; Peterborough, Ontario

I. Su

M.A. (TESOL) University of Chichester, England
TESOL/TESL Certificate Oxford Seminars
B.A. (Criminal Justice and Public Policy) University of Guelph
ESL Teaching Experience: Saitama, Japan; Chiba, Japan, Tokyo, Japan; Toronto, Ontario

J. Taylor

B.A. (Music) Rhodes University, South Africa
ESL Teaching Experience: Kofu, Japan; Cape Town, South Africa; London, Ontario

L. Thomas

B.A. (English) University of British Columbia
ESL Teaching Experience: Suwon, South Korea; San Jose, Costa Rica; Surrey, British Columbia; Vancouver, British Columbia; White Rock, British Columbia

O. Trzcianowski

TESOL/TESL Certificate Oxford Seminars
B.Ed. University of Western Ontario
Semester Abroad Universidad de Granada, Spain
B.A. (Spanish and Comparative Literature and Culture) University of Western Ontario
ESL Teaching Experience: Monterrey, Mexico; Granada, Spain; London, Ontario

R. Tsering

B.Ed. York University
TESL Ontario Certificate
B.A. Honours (English/History) University of Guelph
ESL Teaching Experience: Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh, India; Kyoto, Japan; Osaka, Japan; Nara, Japan; Mississauga, Ontario

S. Valliquette

Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, Vancouver Community College
Semester Abroad Jinan University, China
B.A. (Sociology) Simon Fraser University
ESL Teaching Experience: Guangzhou, China; Nanjing, China; Damyang-gun, South Korea; Nagoya, Japan; Nagano, Japan; Scalea, Italy; Pembroke, Ontario; Ottawa, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia

P. Workman

M. Ed. University of British Columbia*
B.Ed. Lakehead University
Additional Qualifications (TESL Part 1 and Part 2) University of Western Ontario
B.A. Lakehead University
ESL Teaching Experience: Shizuoka, Japan; Tokyo, Japan; Thunder Bay, Ontario; Vancouver, British Columbia

C. Wright

Ed.D. (Teacher Leadership) Western Kentucky University*
M. Ed. (International Education) Framingham State University
B.A. California State University
ESL Teaching Experience: Kuwait City, Kuwait; Rancagua, Chile; Hatyai, Thailand; Busan, Korea; Oakland, California; Elk Grove, California