BA, MA

Inst., English for Academic Purposes, Inst., English for Academic Purposes
English for Academic Purposes
Faculty of Education
Health & Human Development
School of Access & Academic Preparation

604.986.1911 ext. 2434
Birch Building, room BR353A
traceyazlyn@capilanou.ca

Education

Postgraduate Certificate, TESL, Humber College, 2007.

MA, Spanish, Western University, 2003.

Diploma in Honours Standing, Spanish, Western University, 2001.

BA, Economics, Western University, 1995.

Bio

Tracey Azlyn (MA, Western University, 2003) is an instructor in the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) department. She has experience at all levels of English language acquisition and has worked in a variety of institutions. Learning a new language as an adult allowed her to understand many of the challenges faced by adult learners. She has gone on to become a certified translator.

After receiving degrees from the Western University, Azlyn specialized in Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL) at Humber College where she received an Ontario Postgraduate Certificate. She began teaching ESL to newcomers at the literacy level. From there, she moved into academic English at Concordia University and McGill University in Montreal.

At the same time, Azlyn used her understanding and experience of language teaching pedagogy to contribute to several English language textbooks that focus on business, professional as well as academic English. After moving to Vancouver, she began working at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. She has a keen interest in pronunciation and the influence of a learner's first languages on English pronunciation.

Azlyn continues to make contributions to English language textbooks.

In the classroom is the best place to be! Having taught all levels in many settings, I recognize that one constant is the importnace to recognize the unique needs of each student. In a student-centred environment, the capacity to develop new skills is multiplied. A rich learning environment is one where information flows between students, from teacher-to-student and student-to-teacher.

I have learned that what works for one does not work for all in language acquisition, so I am constantly looking for fresh ways to facilitate the acquisition of new language, while recognizing the need to understand and practice academic skills.

Azlyn, Tracey, et al. Fresh Start 1: Skills and Grammar. Montreal, Les ditions CEC inc., 2018.

Azlyn, Tracey, et al. Fresh Start 2: Skills and Grammar. Montreal, Les ditions CEC inc., 2018.

Azlyn, Tracey, et al. Looking Ahead Skills and Grammar: Academic and Professional English Level 1. Montreal, Les ditions CEC inc., 2017.

Azlyn, Tracey, et al. Looking Ahead Skills and Grammar: Academic and Professional English Level 2. Montreal, Les ditions CEC inc., 2017.

Azlyn, Tracey and Michel Rompr. Today's Workplace: Intermediate Business English Skills. Montreal, Les ditions CEC inc., 2016.