Christina Hostetler

Christina Hostetler

Instructor, Intensive English

Phone: 260.422.5561 ext. 2122


Office: Academic Center, Room 150

Office Hours:

  • Monday: 8-10 a.m., 12-1 p.m.
  • Tuesday: 8-10 a.m., 12-1 p.m.; 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 8-10 a.m., 12-1 p.m.; 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 8-10 a.m., 3:30-5 p.m.
  • Friday: 8-10 a.m., 12-3 p.m.

Class Information

Spring 2017

  • Intensive English Program


College of General Studies

Academic Degrees

MA: Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2013

BA: Secondary Education and English, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, 2009

Professional Experience

2016: SPEAK test rater, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

2015-2016: Full-Time Instructor in Intensive English Program, Global Launch, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ

2013-2015: Foreign Language and Literature Teacher – English, TEV Inanc Turkes Ozel Lisesi, Muallimkoy, Turkey

2011-2013: Graduate Assistant, Part-time Instructor in Intensive English Institute, Ball State University, Muncie, IN

2009-2010: Middle School Language Arts and Literature teacher, Warsaw Community Schools, Warsaw, IN

Selected Publications/Presentations

Summer 2015 – International Cognitive Linguistics Conference presentation: Metaphorical Analysis of Turkish, English, and French Wine Descriptions, England

Spring 2013 – AAAL presentation: Lexical inference strategies based on L2 proficiency, Dallas, TX

Spring 2013 – PCM presentation: Metaphor usage in political news stories, Muncie, IN

Fall 2012 – INTESOL presentation: Effects of orthography on ESL reading, Indianapolis, IN

Fall 2012 – SLRF presentation: Native language transfer in ESL vocabulary learning, Pittsburgh, PA

Additional Information

Christina Hostetler’s professional interests are in areas of applied linguistics related to how language learners process new vocabulary and reading tasks. Her other main research interest in applied linguistics focuses on uses of figurative language, in particular metaphorical descriptions. Through her travels and interactions with a variety of cultures, she has developed a passion for enhancing communication and investigating the meaning between the lines.