Assistant Professor, Intensive English Program
Phone: 260.422.5561, ext. 2279
Cell Phone: 845.664.2688
Office: Academic Center, Room 262
- IEP 0100 Listening and Speaking Level I
- IEP 0200 Writing and Grammar Level I
- IEP 0300 Reading and Vocabulary Level I
- IEP 0400 College Skills Level I
- IEP 0500 Listening and Speaking Level II
- IEP 0600 Writing and Grammar Level II
- IEP 0700 Reading and Vocabulary Level II
- IEP 0800 College Skills Level II
- MW: 8:30-9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-Noon; 4-5 p.m.
- TR: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; 4:30-5 p.m.
- F: 8:30-9 a.m.; 11 a.m.-Noon; 4-6:30 p.m.
College of General Studies
Academic Advisor Roles
Intensive English Program
- M.A., English, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
- Graduate Certificate, Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne
- B.A., Chinese (Major)/Secondary Education (Minor)
- 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
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I was born in Taiwan, a small island to the east of China. My parents were educated in Japan; therefore, I grew up speaking Japanese, Taiwanese, and Mandarin Chinese and began learning English at age 12. After college, I taught Chinese and English at the high school which I attended. I came to the United States in 1986 and began teaching Chinese and English at various schools.
I moved to Fort Wayne in 2005 and began teaching English as a New Language at North Side High School while attending graduate school at IPFW. Thanks to many dedicated and well-versed professors and passionate classmates, the five years I spent at the graduate school not only enriched my mind, it also gave me a lot of fun and made me a more matured person, although I was already in my 50s. In the fall semester of 2012, I came to Indiana Tech to begin the Intensive English Program along with teaching Introduction to College Reading and Writing.
As a non-native English speaker, I have gone through the learning and problem solving process while acquiring English as a new language, so I have a keen awareness of my students’ linguistic, cultural, and emotional needs, which helps me to teach with more empathy and more efficiency.
The challenge and reward of teaching English, the language of which I am a life-long learner, makes my life richer and more meaningful.