Jessica Lederman

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Jessica Lederman
Jessica Lederman,
B.A, B.Ed, M.Ed
Academic Coordinator and Faculty


Jessica is a dedicated and passionate ESL/EAP educator with over 25 years of teaching experience in the field of adult education. Over the course of her career, she taught LINC, ESL and EAP in various higher educational institutions in Toronto before coming to George Brown College in 2019 as a full-time faculty member and Academic Coordinator. Jessica received a concurrent B.A/B.Ed. and an Additional Qualification in E.S.L from Queens University.  She completed a Post-Graduate Certificate in Classical Theatre at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in England and received an M.Ed. in Digital Technology from Ontario Tech University (formerly UOIT) in 2017. She is OCT, TESL Ontario and TESL Canada certified. Some of her interests include authentic assessment, the use of digital technology and resources, curriculum development, and peer mentorship.

Academic Credentials

  • M.Ed., Digital Technology, Ontario Tech University, 2017
  • B.Ed., Junior-Intermediate and ESL, Part 1, Queen’s University, 1992
  • B.A, Drama, Queen’s University, 1991
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Classical Theatre, London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art, 1995
  • TESL Ontario, TESL Canada, and OCT certified

Areas of Specialization

English for Academic Purposes, ESL, Communications

Areas of Expertise

  • EAP and ESL
  • E-Learning
  • Educational Technology
  • Curriculum Development
  • Speech and Drama
  • Mentorship

Career Highlights

  • 2019-Present – Professor, George Brown College, School of ESL
  • 2016-2019 – Professor, George Brown College, Department of English and Communication
  • 2016-2019 – Academic English instructor, University of Toronto 
  • 2014-2016 – ESL instructor, Centennial College, English Language Learning
  • 2010-2011/2012-2013 – Professor, Seneca College, English Language Institute
  • 2005-2010 – LINC instructor, Canadian Ukrainian Immigrant Aid Society, Toronto
  • 1999-2000 – Professor, Centennial College, English for Academic Purposes
  • 1995-1999 - LINC Lead instructor/TEFL Trainer, Language Connection International, Toronto

Other Activities

  • 2022-Present – Academic Coordinator in the School of ESL
  • 2018-2019 – Program Advisory Committee member
  • 2014- 2018 - Co-chair, Harbord Collegiate Institute School Council, Toronto