Elizabeth West

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, English Language Development

Elizabeth West

250-370-3691

west@camosun.ca

Lansdowne

E 210

BA English, MA Linguistics, Diploma in Applied Linguistics, ISW Facilitator and Trainer

English Language Development (ESL)

School of Access

I teach in the Career and Academic stream for advanced second language students in the English Language Development Department. My areas of specialization and interest include the teaching of writing, reading, and literature; curriculum and program development; and areas related to teaching and learning. My educational background, a BA in English and an MA in Linguistics, brings together my great interest in all aspects of language, language learning, and literature. I have also taught and lived in Beijing, China and have conducted teacher training courses and workshops in China, Vietnam, and Mexico as well as at Camosun. At the College, I am fortunate to work with students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds, and I find it inspiring to see these students develop their language and critical thinking skills to to meet the challenging academic and/or work environments they will enter.

In addition to my work within the ELD Department, I am also engaged in college activities. I am the current Access representative on the CCFA Professional Development Committee and past chair of this committee. I am an active Instructional Skills Facilitator (ISW) and a Facilitator Trainer.