Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji



Assistant Professor of TESOL
Department Head of Professional Studies

B.Ed. University of Alberta (Elementary Education, Music), 1994
M.A. Prairie Graduate School (TESOL and Ethnomusicology), 1997
Ph.D. (pursuing) University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Contact Information

Teaching Fields

Applied Linguistics I & II
Second Language Acquisition
Methods and Materials
Practicum I, II & III
Current Issues in TESOL: Teaching Literacy and K-12
Anthropology of Music: World Music

Professional Experience

2000 - Present: Providence University College, Faculty
1995 - 2000: ESL Instructor and Coordinator, Canada, Hong Kong, Slovakia

Publications and Presentations


Addressing the Canadian Language Benchmarks in a TESOL Program”, Inside Language, No. 7, June 2002.


"Learning Styles and Strategies for LINC Classes" Regina Open Door Society Professional Development Day

"College and Career Success" Providence College Seminar

"Learning Styles and Strategies" Providence College Professional Development Session

"Observation as Professional Development" Providence College Professional Development Session

"I want my learners to learn to learn" TESL Manitoba Conference

“Network Time Killers” Regional Conference of TEAM (Teachers of English to Adults in Manitoba)

“Betty Azar Meets Mr. Bean” TESL Manitoba Conference


Playing with daughter, Abby
Going to art exhibits with husband, Yisa
Listening to world music
Learning Yoruba
Drinking a good cup of coffee
Reading a good book

Course Syllabi

Summer Institute of TESOL

421.13 Applied Linguistics I: Morphology and Phonology

421.14 Applied Linguistics II: Syntax

422.23 Second Language Acquisition

423.22 Methods and Materials

423.31 Current Issues in TESOL: Teaching Literacy and K-12

429.31 TESOL Practicum I

429.32 TESOL Practicum II

429.33 TESOL Practicum III

317.12 Anthropology of Music: World Music


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