B.A., Shoshannah is a graduate of Canadian Mennonite University with a major in International Development Studies. She obtained her certificate in TESOL through the University of Winnipeg in 2016. She has been teaching at Heartland since April 2017.
I believe language is more than a set of words to memorize and a collection of rules to follow. I see language as a living thing, an outward expression of who we are inside and a way to communicate with each other in a meaningful way. As a teacher, I strive to create a warm, caring, and inspiring learning environment that encourages students to take that courageous step of self-expression in a new language.
HOBBIES AND INTERESTS
One of my favourite things to do is to sit down with a cup of tea and write, usually in a journal. I enjoy taking time to pause and reflect on life and all of its beauties and challenges.
I also have a great love of travelling and learning about new cultures. I’ve spent time travelling and living abroad in a number of countries including the Philippines, Thailand, Laos, the U.S., Mexico, Costa Rica, Sri Lanka, Aruba, France, the Netherlands, and the U.K. I hope to experience many more in my lifetime!
Another love of mine is spending time with my husband, friends, and family. I love going out to try new and delicious food, or staying in to play board games or sit and chat for hours.
The best teaching moments for me are when I see students begin to make the language their own and personalize it to express themselves in a unique and natural way. It is at these moments that I feel the language has become alive to them and I find it very exciting and rewarding to be part of that process!