Dr. Ricardo Marroquin

Adjunct Professor of Languages


Programs: English Writing


PQP (2017), Supporting teachers with English language learners.

DML (Doctor of Modern Languages), 2015, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

M.A. (2006), Italian Studies and Literature, Middlebury College, Middlebury, VT.

B.Ed (2006), Brock University, St. Catharines, ON.

B.A. (Hons) 2003, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON.


  • Beginning Spanish I (SPA-101)
  • Beginning Spanish II (SPA-102)


Ricardo has taught at Redeemer University for 15 years.  In his time at Redeemer, he has taught both Italian and Spanish introductory courses.  Additionally, he has also supported the community workshop that Redeemer launched in 2012, by teaching two Italian workshops.  Ricardo is also an assessor for the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board and welcomes students around the world to the city.  In this assignment, he assesses the student’s level of literacy and numeracy and then provides feedback to the schools about each student. He has also been working with the school board for 15 years.  Finally, Ricardo is a writer of both fictional and non-fiction novels and pedagogical articles. 

Ricardo lives in Ancaster; a short walk from campus.  He and his wife, Angela, have 2 young children.  Ricardo enjoys running, working out, writing novels, speaking Italian, playing soccer, volleyball, and basketball, and cooking Peruvian food.

Research Interests

  • Second language teaching and learning
  • ESL
  • Pedagogy

Research Publications


Marroquin, R.M. (2021). Memoirs of an Inner-City Teacher. Author.

Marroquin, R. M. (2020). Our Silent Journey. Author.

Marroquin, R.M. (2019). El sobrino de las tias. Author.


“Cinema and the Teaching of an L2 in the Classroom.” Animo Quarterly: Reflections on Green Book the Movie. Winter, 2021

“Thou Shalt Not Speak English at Home.” TESL Ontario. Fall, 2021.

“The complexity of recognizing the ABCs for English language learners.” TESL Ontario. Fall, 2020.

Review of L.insegnamento del lessico nell’apprendimento dell’italiano L2 by Elisabetta Jafrancesco. (Spring 2014). American Association of Teachers of Italian, 91 (1), 111-113.