Indiana University

The Department of Second Language Studies

Linda Abe

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  • Senior Lecturer of Second Language Studies
  • Language Coordinator of English Language Improvement Program

abels@indiana.edu
(812) 855-4974
Ballantine Hall 867

Education

  • M. Div. 2004 Master of Divinity, Christian Theological Seminary
  • Ph. D. 1999 Linguistics, Indiana University
  • M.A. 1985 Applied Linguistics, Indiana University
  • Certificate, 1974 Intensive Japanese, New School for Social Research
  • B.S. 1971, Education, Indiana University

Papers

  • Abe, L. (October, 2012). Using Ted Talks to build pronunciation skills. Poster session presented to INTESOL (Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Abe, L. (April, 2012). Speaking fluency development. Workshop presented for the IEP (Intensive English Program) level7, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Abe, L. (November, 2011). Techniques for building speaking fluency. Paper presented to INTESOL (Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), IUPUI, Indianapolis IN
  • Abe, L. & Shin, S.Y. (April 2011). Measuring oral fluency development of International Undergraduates. Paper presented to the SLS Colloquim, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN
  • Abe, L. (November 2010). Using online academic lectures to improve listening comprehension. Paper presented to INTESOL (Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), IUPUI, Indianapolis, IN
  • Abe, L. & Mahan-Taylor, R. (March 1999). A roadmap for responding to TCA standards. Poster session presented to the Thirty-Third Annual TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Convention. New York, NY
  • Abe, L. & Gottschalk, B. (March 1998). An ESL perspective to the GMAT writing assessment. Paper presented to the Thirty-Second Annual TESOL Convention. Seattle, WA
  • Abe, L. (March 1997). Comparing instructional techniques to improve listening comprehension. Paper presented to the Thirty-First Annual TESOL Convention. Orlando, FL
  • Abe, L. (March 1996). Native speaker interviews for ESL students: Design and implementation. Paper presented at the Thirtieth Annual TESOL Convention. Chicago, IL.
  • Abe, L. & Ruff, J. (April 1995). American homestays for Japanese students: Administration and intercultrual understanding. Paper presented at the Twenty-Ninth TESOL Convention. Long Beach, CA.
  • Abe, L. (March 1994). Measuring grammatical development: A student-centered approach. Paper presented at the Twenty-Eighth Annual TESOL Convention. Baltimore, MD.
  • Abe, L. & Ruff, J. (May 1993). American homestays for Japanese students: Administration and intercultural understanding. Paper presented at the Forty-Fifth Annual NAFSA Conference. San Francisco, CA.
  • Abe, L. (March 1992). Oral presentations: Speakers and listeners as partners. Paper presented to the Twenty-Sixth Annual TESOL Convention. Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Publications

  • Abe, L. (1994). Speakers and listeners as partners. In K.M. Bailey & L. Savage (Eds.), New Ways in Teaching Speaking (pp. 265-269). Illinois: Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, Inc. (TESOL).
  • Nema, H. & Abe, L. (Tokyo 1984). Explain it in English. Kinseido Publishing Company.
  • Nema, H. & Abe, L. (Tokyo 1984). Teach me How in English. Eihosha Publishing Company.
  • Nema, H. & Abe, L. (Tokyo 1983). A Better Guide to Oral English. Inseido Publishing Company.

The learning of second and foreign languages is a rich and fascinating process involving linguistic, psychological, cultural, and social dimensions. The Indiana University Department of Second Language Studies is dedicated to teaching and research on the structure, acquisition, and use of nonnative language in both instructed and contact contexts.