Crystal Brown

NameCrystal Brown
School School of Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Bachelor of Business Administration (Honours) - International Business Management
  • Bachelor of Communications Management (Honours)
Academic and Professional Designations
  • ​Ed.D Educational Leadership in Higher Education
  • M.Ed Education, Multilingualism and Multiliteracies
  • B.Ed French/English/Business
  • Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT) – French as a Second Language and Spanish as a Second Language Honours Specialist qualifications
  • Ontario Certified English Language Teacher (OCELT)
  • International Certificate in Teaching English as an Additional Language (ICTEAL)
  • Certified Human Resource Leader (CHRL)
  • TESL Ontario Accreditation (TESL)
  • Human Resource Professionals Association (HRPA)
Title ​Professor
Courses Taught
  • ​FRENCH71020 - Introduction to French Language and Culture
  • SPANISH71010 - Introduction to Spanish Language and Culture
Areas of Expertise & Interest
  • ​Educational Leadership
  • Spanish and French as Second Language
  • ESL
  • International Student Integration
  • First and Second Language Acquisition
  • Multimodal Literacies
  • Newcomer Settlement/Refugee experiences as they relate to English as Second Language Acquisition
Industry Experience, Professional Currency Activities
  • ​Chair, Conestoga Language Institute, 2014-2020
  • Board of Directors – Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • 15+ years in HR/Payroll/Business environments
  • 25+ years teaching French/Spanish/ESL for adolescents and adults
Major Research Projects, Scholarly Activities, and/or Publications ​Publications:
  • Doctoral Organizational Improvement Plan - Improving International Student Integration into One College Environment
  • Master's Thesis – Student Programming and Identity in French Language Studies at an Ontario College

Conference Presentations

  • Improving International Student Integration (TESL Ontario 2019 Conference)
Additional InformationCrystal enjoys meeting students from a variety of diverse backgrounds. She challenges students to do their best work to meet their program, career and educational goals.