|Telephone: (709) 864-2145|
|Bachelor of Arts (English Language Teaching Methodology), Nicolas Copernicus University of Toru, Poland|
|Bachelor of Education (Intermediate-Secondary), Memorial University|
|Master of Education (Curriculum, Teaching, Learning Studies & TESL), Memorial University|
Justyna was born and raised in Poland, where she completed her undergraduate degree with the goal of becoming an EFL teacher. As she was always interested in the culture of English-speaking countries, she came to Canada in 2000 and spent two years living and working in Toronto and in Quebec. After that, she decided to immigrate to Canada, and in 2002 she moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland. She completed two degrees at Memorial University - a Bachelor and a Master of Education focusing on second language teaching and learning in both programs.
Justyna has worked as an academic reading and writing instructor in the Intensive English Program at Memorial since 2007. As a former language learner and international student herself, Justyna understands the needs and challenges of her students and works hard to equip them with the language and academic skills that they need to succeed in their courses. She is particularly interested in teaching critical thinking skills in academic writing and also in teaching grammar.
Justyna has made St. John’s, Newfoundland her home, where she lives with her husband and two young children. Her passion for language teaching also extends to her home as she is raising her children to be bilingual. Outside work, she enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading.