Emily Ryan

Faculty/staff profile

Instructor, English Language Development






BA Cultural Anthropology, MA TESOL

English Language Development (ESL)

School of Access

Emily Ryan has a Master of Arts, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies in Monterey, as well as a Bachelor of Arts in Cultural Anthropology from the University of California, Santa Cruz. Emily has over 15 years of professional EAL experience in a range of teaching areas: vocational and resettlement learners in the San Francisco Bay Area; undergraduate and graduate students in universities in both China and Japan; and pathway students at other academic institutions within Canada (University of British Columbia, Royal Roads University). Finally, Emily has worked as an Academic English Support Coach for international students seeking support in their university courses.

In her free time, Emily enjoys spending time with her family and two cats, exploring the many hidden beaches on Vancouver Island, cycling and hiking, as well as learning new and exciting recipes from her students.

Courses Teaching/Taught:

  • ELD 010 English Basics 1
  • ELD 020 English Basics 2
  • ELD 042-English Essentials 1 Reading/Writing
  • ELD 044-English Essentials 1 Listening/Speaking
  • ELD 052 English Essentials 2: Reading/Writing
  • ELD 054 English Essentials 2: Listening/Speaking
  • ELD 062 Intermediate English Reading/Writing
  • ELD 074 Academic Communication Skills
  • ELD 077 English Pronunciation
  • ELD 092 Provincial English Composition
  • ELD 094 Provincial English Literature
  • ELD 097 Professional and Academic English
  • ELD 103 Preparatory Academic Writing