Maria Glass

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Maria Glass,


Maria Glass is a passionate teacher with 30+ years of experience. She has taught a variety of college courses in Canada and overseas. Some of these courses are English as a second language, English for specific purposes (including academic purposes), English as a foreign language, intercultural communication, professional communication, language learning and teaching theories, linguistics, translation, pragmatics, and introduction to research. Maria’s research interests include Pragmatics, Language Learning and Teaching, and Intercultural Communication. 

Academic Credentials

  • TESL Certificate, Humber College, 2004
  • PhD in Linguistics (Pragmatics), UNICAMP, 2001
  • MA in Applied Linguistics, UNICAMP, 1996

Areas of Specialization

  • English for Academic Purposes
  • Professional Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Curriculum Development

Areas of Expertise

English as a second/foreign language, English for Academic Purposes, Language Learning and Teaching, Pragmatics, Intercultural Communication

Career Highlights

  • 2009-Present – Professor, School of English as a Second Language
  • 2017-Present – Academic Coordinator, School of English as a Second Language
  • 2009-2016 – Professor and Academic Coordinator, College Teachers Training Program
  • 2012-2016 – Professor, Teaching English as a Second Language Program
  • 2005-2007 – Language Expert with Colleges Integrating Immigrant to Employment (CIITE) Project 
  • 1998-1999 – Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, UofT 


  • Innovation of the Year Award, League for Innovation, 2015 (With Liz Romero)


  • Glass, M. (2015). Finding the backbone of a text. In Contact Magazine. Vol 41, N. 3, August. Pp. 42-43. 
  • Glass, D., Bomfim, T., Glass, M., Hack, A. (2015). Role-Playing Adventures: Engaging Integrated-Skills Activities. In Connections, September
  • Romero, L. & Glass, M. (2015). Learning by Doing: Creating Engaging Online Learning. In Educational Technology. March-April. Vol. 55, N. 2. Pg. 35-39.
  • Glass, M. (2013). Teaching Strategies to Get the Tone Right: Making Requests and Gaining Compliance. In TESL Canada Journal. Vol 30, Special Issue 7. Pp. 125 - 134