|Telephone: (709) 864-2145|
|Bachelor of Arts & Certificate in ESL, Providence College|
|Bachelor of Education, University of Manitoba|
Jane was born in northern England, but grew up in Canada in a household that often had guests from foreign countries. Consequently, she feels very comfortable being around people from other nations. In fact, she really enjoys it. She has studied other languages (French, German, Tagalog, Korean, and Spanish), so she knows what it feels like to be in the shoes of a language learner.
In 1991, her professional career started with teaching English as a second language to an Ethiopian immigrant who knew only a handful of English words. Since then she has taught adult students from South America, Asia the Middle East, and Europe; as well as Africa. During this time, she spent about two years teaching francophone business people, law students and medical professionals.
Jane usually teaches the core section of the 12-week intensive English program for international students at Memorial University and has done so since the fall of 2007.
One of her favorite movie lines comes from the film, To Sir with Love; in which the actor Sidney Poitier said, “You can do anything if you are willing to work hard.”