Nick Collins started teaching English in 1964 in the Canary Islands and has taught in Canada since 1967. He served as TEAL President for 4 years in the 80s and then as Secretary, Treasurer, Vice-President and President of TESL Canada. He was the Local chair for TESOL 92, the Chair of TESOL 96 in Chicago and served 3 years as TESOL 2nd Vice President. Nick helped start the WestCoast Reader (1981) and TEAL Charitable Foundation (1986). He taught at VSB and VCC for 4 years before moving to his current employer, Capilano College, in 1979. He has served as ESL Coordinator & Division Chair. He specializes in Academic Reading & Writing and his second home is Spain.