Farnaz believes that every path she’s ever taken in her professional life has truly led her here – to Vertices!
Though she’s currently a college EAP (English for Academic Purposes) instructor at George Brown College, she’s had the privilege of experiencing ESL in all the aspects that it offers; She’s had years of teaching experience at various Canadian colleges and private/public language schools; she finds pure joy in building curriculum and seeing it unfold in her lessons. She’s also been a teacher trainer and an Assistant Director of Studies at Canada’s largest language school – ILAC. There she had the opportunity to interact with and train over 100 teachers in elements they didn’t necessarily learn in a previously attended standardized TESL program. In addition, she’s an active executive board member of TESL Toronto, where she helps organize conferences, workshops, and professional development opportunities for ESL teachers from all over Canada.
A background in Linguistics and Discourse Studies with a minor in ASL (American Sign Language), a post-grad in TESL, her love for constant learning, and her view on the way language can be acquired are what set her apart from the rest! On top of that, she’s a language learner herself, so she knows what her clients need! Farnaz doesn’t see herself as a “teacher” – but as a “guide” or in better words, a “coach”. Whether you are a language teacher or a language learner, she’ll help you see language learning in a new light!
When she’s not thinking “teacher thoughts” (as if that could ever be possible), Farnaz spends most of her free time walking around her beautiful city, learning about people and their cultures, trying out all the delicious brunch restaurants, watching a million movies, reading a billion books (very slowly) and practicing mindfulness through yoga.