Carolyn Kristjansson, PhD

Associate Professor of Linguistics; Sabbatical Fall 2022

Carolyn is on Sabbatical for the Fall 2022 Semester.

  • PhD Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education (University of British Columbia; 2004)
  • Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language (Trinity Western  University; 1997)
  • BTh Bachelor of Theology (Summit Pacific College; 1984)


Second Language Acquisition, Materials Development, Teaching Supervision, English for Academic Purposes

  • Ecological Perspectives in Language Education
  • Interpersonal Dimensions of Learning Communities (F2F and Online) evidenced in Discourse
  • Influence of Teachers' and Students' Spiritual Beliefs and Values in Language Education

Recent Publications

  • Kristjánsson, C. (2007).  The word in the world: So to speak (a Freirean legacy).  In D. Smith & T. Osborn (eds.), Spirituality, Social Justice and Language Learning (pp. 133-153). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing. Link
  • Kristjánsson, C. (2013). Inside, between, and beyond: Agency and identity in language learning. In J. Arnold & T. Murphey (eds.), Meaningful action: Earl Stevick’s influence on language teaching.  Cambridge University Press.  
  • Wong, M., Kristjánsson, C., & Dörnyei, Z. (eds.) (2013). Christian faith and English language teaching and learning: Research on the interrelationship of religion and ELT.  Routledge/Taylor & Francis. Link

  • LING 314 Teaching Beginners' ESL
  • LING 401 TESL Practicum
  • LING 420 Teaching Reading & Writing
  • LING 512 Second Language Acquisition
  • LING 514 Materials Evaluation and Design
  • LING 516 Classroom Observations
  • LING 518 Curriculum and Program Design
  • LING 524/640 Internship & Research Project
  • LING 535 Teaching Beginners
  • LING 536 Issues in TESOL & Missions
  • LING 538/630 English for Academic Purposes
  • LING 540 Diversity in Language Education
  • LING 591/641 E-Mentor Consultation
  • LING 624 Leadership in TESOL