Dr. Joanne Robertson is a Professor in Teacher Education at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). Joanne has dedicated her career of over 30 years to the pursuit of excellence in second/additional language instruction. Initially she was a French Immersion and English Language Learning teacher and later the Director of Languages Education for the North Vancouver School District. Currently, Joanne teaches undergraduate courses in language and literacy methodologies to pre-service teachers at UFV. She continues to provide leadership and professional development to educators on various topics related to second/additional language instruction.