Celina Costa has been a language instructor since 1998 when she started teaching EFL in Japan.
In the early 2000s, Celina had the privilege of teaching at the University of British Columbia’s
English Language Institute. In 2004, Celina joined George Brown College’s School of ESL, and
she has left an indelible mark on the institution by teaching a wide range of levels, contributing
to curriculum development, mentoring practicum students, serving as an academic coordinator,
and participating in the D2L Brightspace pilot project.
Her academic journey includes an MA in Second Language Acquisition and a B.Ed in History and
Civics from OISE/University of Toronto, and, more recently, Celina completed a Graduate
Certificate called Language Teaching with Technology from the University of Boulder Colorado.
Celina continues to explore how educational technology and artificial intelligence can be
leveraged to foster language acquisition. She actively shares this knowledge by publishing a
newsletter for the School of ESL faculty and presenting at conferences, including TESL Toronto
and TESL Ontario.
She is committed to giving back to the ESL community in her new role on the TESL Toronto