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Angela has been practicing judo for over 30 years and has a 3rd degree black belt in Kodokan Judo. She was a member of the Ontario Judo Team from 1990 – 2001 (Shiai), & in 2012 (Nage-no Kata) and she is also a former member of the Canadian National Judo Team. She competed and participated in a variety of provincial, national, and international competitions and training camps throughout her competitive career. She also trained with the Austrian National Team while living in Austria from 2001-2003. Angela is fully certified Level 1 under the National Coaching Certification program (NCCP) and is in the process of completing Level 2. 

Her education includes an Hons. BA in Recreation & Leisure Studies: Specialisation Therapeutic Recreation (University of Waterloo), a Post-degree certificate in Teaching English as Second Language (TESL) (Conestoga College), a Master’s Degree in Applied Linguistics (York University), and a PhD in Applied Linguistics (York University). Dr. Meyer Sterzik is a Professor in the English Language Institute and School of Language and Liberal Studies at Fanshawe College. 

She has presented at multiple academic conferences, provincially and internationally, and she has also published in academic journals. 

Her professional designations include Ontario Certified English Language Teacher (OCELT); post-TESL certificate teacher-trainer (PTCT: specialisation English for Academic Purposes); Academic Coordinator, Theory & Methodology Instructor, and Practicum Supervisor for Accredited TESL Teacher-training programs through TESL Ontario. She also sits on TESL Ontario’s Accreditation Standards Committee and the College and University Committee. 


Sterzik, A. M. (2018). How do we teach them all? A Needs Analysis for a Pre-Sessional EGAP Curricular Review. The Asian EFL Journal Quarterly, 20(9.2), 47-65.

Sterzik, A.M. (2017). Going Beyond the Text: The Inferencing Processes of Skilled Readers in L1 and L2 Across Reading Tasks. Unpublished Doctoral Dissertation. Toronto: York University

Sterzik, A. M., & Fraser, C. (2012). RC-MAPS: Bridging the comprehension gap in EAP reading. TESL Canada Journal, 103-103.

Sterzik, A.M. (2012). Intercultural experiences affecting language learning. TESOL ICIS Newsletter. TESOL International.

Recent Conference Presentations

International Association for Task-based Language Teaching (TBLT) August 2019 (accepted). 

Applying Needs Analysis Findings to EAP with TBLT

TESL WW May 2018 Addressing Conflicting Practices in EAP Curricula and Students’ Post- secondary Needs.

TESOL Asia International ESP Conference December 2017. How do we teach them all? A Needs Analysis for a Pre-Sessional EGAP Curricular Review

TESL Ontario November 2017. Going Beyond the Text: The Inferencing Processes of Skilled Readers in L1 & L2 across Reading Tasks 

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