Christa holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics from the University of Klagenfurt in Austria where she also received her M.A. in German Philology and English after graduating from the University of Waterloo with a B.A. in Honours German. Christa has taught multilingual speakers at the college and university level, both abroad and locally, since 2003. After returning to Canada in 2008, Christa began teaching both undergraduate and graduate English for Multilingual Speakers (EMLS) courses at Renison University College, where she has had the opportunity to teach students from every corner of the globe. Her areas of interest include Second Language Teaching, Oral Communication, Pronunciation, and Language Testing & Assessment.