Beth, an Associate Professor in Applied Linguistics, joined Concordia's TESL Centre (since integrated with the Department of Education) in 1992. She had an extensive career teaching learners of English. She had wide experience developing course materials, textbooks, and entire language learning or teaching programs, particularly in places with fewer resources and access to information.
Her work took her to China, Cuba, South Africa and Labrador. Her course materials and syllabi were founded in a deep and firsthand knowledge of language learning and teaching, and she made instant connections with the many language teachers she met in her travels.
Together with her colleagues, Beth developed a teaching approach (ACCESS) designed to enhance language learners' speech fluency. The approach combined findings from psychology and accessible teaching techniques and activities, while allowing teachers to be both creative and effective.