Jessie Brown Instructor, English Language Development (ESL)
BA, TESL, MEd (Cross-cultural Teaching), DELTA (RSA)
I’ve been teaching at Camosun since 2009 but have been in the ESL/EFL field for over 22 years. My first foray was as an unprepared teacher in China in 1988. Despite trying other industries on my return, I ended up at the Toronto School Board for ESL/Job Search Strategies. I continued to teach at various schools - working with women refugees and immigrants. I completed a MEd at OISE and then moved to Malaysia to work for the British Council. After doing the RSA TEFL Diploma in the UK, I continued teaching at the British Council in Hong Kong and Malaysia. Next, I moved to Vancouver and got a job teaching ESL at Pacific Language Institute (now Kaplan). Eventually I came to Victoria, where I worked at private language schools, Royal Roads, UVic, and finally Camosun College. I’m very happy here: I love my job and I enjoy working with so many dedicated professionals.