Annie Caza

Instructor | School of Arts and Communication

Contact Information
(321) 674-8246
Frederick C. Crawford Bldg, 512

Personal Overview

The field of TESOL (Teaching English as a second language) is a fascinating one. The world we live in is increasingly international and I believe that it is important to balance the student's overall experience—global perspectives, diversity, and intercultural communication—with the curriculum. The biggest and most rewarding challenge is to translate academic theory into real world practice. My goal is to create an environment where students feel comfortable and are well prepared for their professional and personal life.

Professor Caza is a ranked competitive runner who is very active in the local racing circuit. On most days, she can be seen running on the Melbourne Causeway or on the beach with her beloved Dalmatian, Olive.  Professor Caza also trains and competes in triathlons and swimming competitions.  She enjoys training, time at the beach, and traveling.

Educational Background

D.E.C. College Edouard Montpetit 1981
B.A. Dalhousie University 1985
B.Ed. Dalhousie University 1987
M.A. Dalhousie University 1987

Professional Experience

Professor Caza is currently teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) classes as well as English Writing Review at Florida Institute of Technology.

Upon finishing her M. A. from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Professor Caza moved to Victoria, British Columbia where she taught French Immersion classes at Sir James Douglas School as well as French classes at the University of Victoria for 12 years.

Professor Caza then moved to Seattle, WA where she taught ESL at Kaplan on the University of Washington campus.

In 2004, Professor Caza moved to Melbourne, FL where she first taught at the ESL Center here on campus, then to Eastern Florida State College before joining Florida Institute of Technology in August 2007.

Additional Duties

Tutor in Writers' Den

Current Courses

  • ESL 0402 — Advance Oral Communication
  • ESL 0403 — Advance Listening Comprehension
  • ESL 0404 — Advance Reading
  • ESL 0405 — Advance Writing
  • WRI 0100 — English Writing Review


Professor Caza is interested in researching second language acquisition.