ESL STAFF: Liane Voormeij
Language and language-learning have been an important part of my life ever
since I can remember. I came to Canada with my parents from Austria when
I was five. Right away I had to learn a new language-- English. I suppose
I have been fascinated with sounds and words ever since.
My formal education started in Montreal and ended in Utrecht, Holland. I
have a B.A. with a specialization in teaching English as a second language
from the University of Tilburg in Holland. In addition, I have taken courses
in Old English, general linguistics and pre-nineteenth century literature.Because
I lived for a long time in Holland, I acquired another language--Dutch. I think
I understand by now what it means to be a second language learner.
I have worked as both a freelance translator and a teacher for many years.
In 1989 I began to teach at OUC, and I can honestly say that I love my job.
Working with people who come here from all over the world is an exciting privilege.
As far as personal interests are concerned, I can mention my three
daughters, my friends, and hobbies like collecting old books and
gardening. Generally I am drawn to the arts, specifically painting,
sculpture, music, live performance, film and poetry. I enjoy discussing
any and all forms of self-expression.
Our Address at OUC:
Okanagan University College
1000 K.L.O. Road,
Kelowna, B.C. V1Y 4X8
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- Last updated: November 16, 2002