Gloria Chen

Gloria Chen, Assistant Professor, Intensive English Program

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

Spring 2016

IEP 0300 Intermediate Reading and Vocabulary

IEP 0700 Advanced Reading and Vocabulary

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., English, Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Graduate Certificate, Teaching English as a New Language (TENL), Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • 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

  • 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

  • February 2016: 19th Annual Fort Wayne Teaching Conference: Student Retention and Success, IPFW, Indiana

Presentation Title: Empower ESL Students’ Communicative Competence with Group Writing

  • January 2016: The International Academic Forum on Language Learning (IAFOR), Honolulu, Hawaii

Presentation Title: Intercultural Competence: Its Role in the Intensive English Program

  • November 2015: Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (INTESOL), Indianapolis, Indiana

Presentation Title: 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

Presentation Title: 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

Presentation Title (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

Presentation Title: 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

Presentation Title: 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

Presentation Title: 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 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 from New York to Fort Wayne with my 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.