Previous Positions

ESL/TESL Instructor at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus, Barbados

Research Interests

Novice Teacher Challenges and Solutions
Teacher Training
New Teaching Strategies & Techniques
English as a Second Language
Adult Education

Mrs. Shernell Joe, MA

Instructor for English Composition and Communication Skills

Career Profile

Mrs. Joe is a determined, patient and caring educator who has been teaching at the tertiary level for over seven years. Throughout her career, she has taught several students from various backgrounds and levels from Europe, Latin America, India, Japan, Nigeria and the Caribbean. At present, she teaches English as a Second Language and English Composition and Communication Skills.  Additionally, she trains prospective teachers how to teach ESL/EFL to adult learners. 

Mrs. Joe believes that her role as an educator is not just to impart knowledge but also to create an environment where students feel safe and comfortable. Therefore, she is not only interested in her students’ academic success but also their well-being. 

She is always researching innovative ways to engage her students. In her classes, she integrates multimedia such as Youtube and Tedtalks and utilizes game-based learning platforms such as Kahoot as well as word games to help students learn terms and vocabulary in an enjoyable way. 

For Mrs. Joe, students’ opinions and ideas matter. Thus, she constantly solicits feedback from learners concerning particular activities or the delivery of her classes. Ultimately, she uses this information to guide her teaching practices so she could better serve her students in a more meaningful and productive way.


Master of Arts, MA in Applied Linguistics

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus



Bachelor of Arts, BA in Spanish with Linguistics with Honors

University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus



TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Core Certificate

Fundamentals of TESOL

Teaching and Assessing Adult Learners

TESOL International Association 

Alexandria, Virginia



AUIS | Caribbean Medical School