Faculty | Professor

Valerie Hansford

from Canada

Message to students
FILA is a challenging but fulfilling program that will help you to develop and express your ideas academically. In addition, the program will help you to understand issues from different perspectives allowing you to expand your world view. The FILA teachers are here to support you in your learning.
◎Specialized Academic Fields
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
◎Research Topics
Curriculum design, Integrating culture into the language classroom, Intercultural Communication
◎Teaching Courses
English for Academic Purposes
Academic Foundations
Cross-cultural Understanding
Academic Writing I
Academic Writing II
Academic Writing III

MA, in TESOL, SIT Graduate Institute (formerly School for International Training), 1997
BA, in Applied Economics, University of Manitoba, 1991
I started my career as an English Instructor for a Conversation school in Tokyo. Then, after receiving my MA in TESOL, I was able to start teaching both English courses and Content-based courses in English at the university level.