I have been teaching ESL since 1990, both in Switzerland and Canada. I have been a member of Tesl Ontario and Tesl Canada since 2005 and Tesl Saskatchewan since 2012. I have been involved with conferences, presenting twice for Tesl Sask and once at Tesl Canada. I was also a member of the conference planning committee: the president's reception, gala evening, proposals and registration. My main interests are teaching reading and writing and researching on language change; especially formality.