About the Author

Janice GT Penner: BRE,  BEd,  MEd.

  • began my TESOL journey in the summer of 1979 as a volunteer in Japan.
  • mostly taught and developed materials for all levels of learners in colleges and universities since 1984
  • lived and taught in Edmonton, AB, Vancouver, BC, Taipei, ROC, Beijing, PRC,  Kyoto, Japan (secondment), and Astana, Kazakhstan (on leave).
  • led teacher education courses since 2010
  • academic home has been Douglas College in New Westminster, BC since 1995
  • held numerous administrative and committee roles
  • chaired conferences for small (n=30) and large (n=400+) groups.
  • supported volunteer facilitators in faith-based ELL programs since 2006.