Instructor, Intensive English
Phone: 260.422.5561 ext. 2122
Office: Academic Center, Room 150
- 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.
- Intensive English Program
College of General Studies
MA: Applied Linguistics and TESOL, Ball State University, Muncie, IN, 2013
BA: Secondary Education and English, Indiana Wesleyan University, Marion, IN, 2009
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
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
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.