Lifetime Contributor

Joan Acosta

Joan Acosta was the editor of The Westcoast Reader, a newspaper for beginning adult readers in British Columbia. She has taught ESL in Canada, Mexico, and Liberia and is the author of several books for ESL and literacy learners. She was instrumental in developing the first plain language version of the Newcomers’ Guide to British Columbia. Joan has received numerous awards, and in 1994 she was awarded the Order of British Columbia for her work in the field of adult education.