Cintia works in the Graduate Teaching Program (GTP) and in the Teaching and Learning Certificate (TLC) program. She provides support to faculty and collaborates on a variety of projects at The Centre.


Cintia Costa (she/her) is an immigrant to Canada from the Brazilian Amazon. She was an English as a Foreign and Second Languages educator teaching children, teenagers, and adults for over 25 years in Brazil, the United States, and Canada. Before immigrating to Canada, she was a tenured professor at Universidade Federal do Pará teaching courses on Applied Linguistics, the Use of Technologies in Foreign Language Teaching, Research Methodologies, among others. She was a member of a research team on the topic of Autonomy in Language Learning, and she investigated how computers and technology could enhance student language learning and promote autonomy. She has worked in several collaborative teams creating various projects including remote and online learning programs. She was a Portuguese instructor at Duke University for a year and an Italian instructor in Brazil for a few years. 

Prior to joining The Centre at the end of 2021, Cintia worked at the Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology as an English as a Second Language instructor and as an educational developer. At MITT, Cintia was a member of a team that designed and implemented online training sessions to prepare and support instructors so they would be able to teach online during the pandemic. 

Her interests are decolonizing education, asset-based approach to education, social justice, pedagogies of care, equity, diversity and inclusion, and technology in education. 


Master of Arts in Linguistics, Bachelor of Arts in Teaching English as a Foreign Language