Gloria Chen

Gloria Chen

Assistant Professor, Director, Intensive English Program

Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2279

Cell Phone: 845.664.2688


Office: Academic Center, Room 151

Class Information

Fall 2016

IEP 0300 Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary

IEP 0400 Intermediate College Skills

IEP 0700 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary

IEP 0800 Advanced College Skills

Office Hours:

Monday: 8:30 AM-10 AM; 3:30 PM-5:00 PM (College Meetings)

Tuesday: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Wednesday: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM, 3:30 PM-5:00 PM

Thursday: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM

Friday: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM; 11:00 AM-12:00 PM, 1:00 PM-5:00 PM


College of General Studies

Academic Advisor Roles

Intensive English Program and International Students

Academic Degrees

  • M.A., Indiana University Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana: English Language and Literature; Teaching English as a New Language (TENL)
  • Graduate Studies in Teacher License Program (TENL), 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

  • Indiana Tech: Instructor of Intensive English and Developmental English
  • 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
  • State University of New York at New Paltz: Instructor of Chinese

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • May 2016: 3rd English Scolar Beyond Borders International Conference (Priority of Treating English Learners’ Errors; Writing Beyond Borders–Ha Jin’s Art in Writing English as a New Language)
  • May 2016: NTCT International Conference in English Teaching: Empowering English Learners to Listen Effectively
  • February 2016: 19th Annual Fort Wayne Teaching Conference: Student Retention and Success, IPFW, Indiana (Empower ESL Students’ Communicative Competence with Group Writing)
  • January 2016: The International Academic Forum on Language Learning (IAFOR), Honolulu, Hawaii (Intercultural Competence: Its Role in the Intensive English Program)
  • November 2015: Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL), Indianapolis, Indiana (The Intensive English Program Students’ Pursuit of Happiness:Project Based Studies in English)
  • May 2015: 5th Asian Conference on Language Learning and Technology in the Classroom, Kobe, Japan (Shared Adventures: How Students from Four Continents form an English-learning Community)
  • February 2015: 18th Annual Fort Wayne Teaching Conference: Teaching as a Reflective Practice, IPFW, Indiana (co-presented with Ms. Alicia Wireman: Airing the Frustration–How to Develop Teaching Methods to Meet the Needs of International Students)
  • November 2014: Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference (INTESOL), Indianapolis, Indiana (When BSMP Meets IEP–Liguistic and Cultural Issues of Brazilian English Learners)
  • June 2012: 5th International Conference on Teaching English/Chinese as a Second Language, Taiwan (Let’s Intern in Kenting National Park: Motivating Language Learners to Apply Their New Language in Workplace)
  • November 2008: Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Conference (INTESOL), Indianapolis, Indiana (Placement and Assessment Tools for ENL (English as a New Language) Students)

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 in middle school. Languages and literature have been fascinating to me all my life. I taught Chinese and English at Tainan Girls’ High School before coming to the United States in 1986.  I have been teaching Chinese and English at various schools sine then.

I moved from New York to Fort Wayne 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.

I always see myself as a life-long language learner and “student teacher.” In addition to teaching and learning in classrooms, I love playing the piano, reading novels, taking long walks, and listening to music of all genres. By the way, my husband and I are proud grandparents of a grandson and a set of twin granddaughters.