Trinity Western University

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Carolyn Kristjansson, PhD

Associate Professor of Linguistics

  • Education

    Ph.D. Doctor of Philosophy in Language Education, University of British Columbia, 2004
    Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, Trinity Western  University, 1997
    B.Th. Bachelor of Theology, Summit Pacific College, 1984

  • Research & Scholarship

    • 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.  Link

    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

  • Memberships & Affiliations


    TESOL International


  • Courses Taught at TWU

    • Second Language Acquisition
    • Curriculum and Program Design
    • Materials Evaluation and Design
    • Internship
    • English for Academic Purposes
    • Teaching Beginners
    • Diversity in Language Education
    • e-Mentor Consultation
  • Conference Presentations

    Conference Presentations

School of Graduate Studies

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