Catherine Rust-Akinbolaji



Assistant Professor of TESOL
Director of the Modern Language Institute
Department Head of Professional Studies

B.Ed. University of Alberta (Elementary Education, Music), 1994
M.A. Prairie Graduate School (TESOL and Ethnomusicology), 1997






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




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


 Provf Talks

2015: The Dark Side of Mother Goose

2014: How English Got So Complicated


Personal Interests

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


Course Information


Course Syllabi

317.12 Anthropology of Music: World Music

449.33 TESOL Practicum III

TESOL Summer Intensive July August 2016

10 College Crescent
Otterburne, Manitoba, Canada, R0A 1G0
Phone: (204) 433-7488 or (800) 668-7768
Fax: (204) 433-7158
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