Gloria Chen

Assistant Professor, Associate Director, Intensive English Program

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2279

Cell Phone: 845.664.2688


Office: Academic Center, Room 262

Class Information

Fall 2015

  • IEP 0030 Elementary Reading and Vocabulary
  • IEP 0030 Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary
  • IEP 0700 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary
  • IEP 0040 Elementary College Skills

Office Hours:

  • MTWT: 8:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.; 3:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
  • F: 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.


College of General Studies

Academic Advisor Roles

Intensive English Program

Academic Degrees

  • M.A., English, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Graduate Certificate, Teaching English as a New Language, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Teacher License Program, Ball state University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Teacher License Program, State University of New York, New Paltz, New York
  • B.A., Chinese (Major)/Secondary Education (Minor), National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan

Professional Experience

  • Fort Wayne Community Schools: Teacher of English as a New Language; Teacher of Chinese
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne: Instructor of Chinese
  • Ivy Tech Community College: Instructor of Chinese
  • New York City Public Schools: Teacher of Dual-language (English and Chinese)
  • New York University: Instructor of Chinese

Selected Publications/Presentations

June 2012: 5th International Conference on Teaching English/Chinese as a Second Language, Centural University, Taiwan

Presentation Title: Let’s Intern in Kenting national Park–Motivate Language Learners to Apply their New language in Workplace

November 2014: Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference, IUPUI, Indianapolis, Indiana

Presentation Title: when BSMP Meets IEP–Liguistic and cultural  Issues of Brazilian English Learners

February 2015: 18th Annual Fort Wayne Teaching Conference: Teaching as a Reflective Practice, IPFW, Indiana

Presentation Title (co-presented with Ms. Alicia Wireman): Airing the Frustration–How to Develop Teaching Methods to Meet the Needs of International Students

May 2015: 5th Asian Conference on Language Learning and Technology in the Classroom, Kobe, Japan

Presentation Title: Shared Adventures: How Students from Four Cintinents form an English-learning Community



Additional Information

“You teach best what you need to learn most.” —Richard Bach

I was born in Taiwan and grew up speaking Japanese, Taiwanese, and Chinese, and began learning English at 12. Languages and literature have been fascinating to me all my life. I taught Chinese and English at my alma mater high school after college and came to the United States in 1986 and began teaching Chinese and English at various schools.

I moved to Fort Wayne with my engineer husband in 2005 and began teaching English as a New Language at North Side High School while attending graduate schools at IPFW and Ball State University. Thanks to many dedicated professors and passionate classmates, I learned how to create experiences worth integrating into my students’ educations and lives.  I transferred to Indiana Tech in 2012 to begin the Intensive English Program while also teaching Introduction to College Reading and Writing.

As a former international student and an English learner, I have gone through the problem solving process while learning English as a new language and embracing the American culture, so I have a keen understanding of my students’ linguistic, cultural, and emotional needs, which helps me teach with more awareness, efficiency, and empathy.

Having been teaching for 38 years, I always see myself as a “student teacher.” In addition to teaching and learning more languages, I love playing the piano, reading novels, and listening to music of all genres.