Krista Bittenbender Royal is a faculty member at the University of South Florida's English Language Program. She teaches English for International Students 1 and 2 and non-credit classes in the INTO USF Academic and General English Programs. As Special Programs Coordinator, she managed the English for Academic Purposes classes, SPEAK testing and courses provided for USF's International Teaching Assistants, the INTO USF International Pre-University English Summer Program, and other special short term programs, including the former USF ELI Summer Mini-Institute, an ESP course for post-doctoral researchers, English classes for Caribbean teachers, and the USF component of an intensive teacher-training program for Korean EFL teachers. Before coming to USF, she taught German and ESOL at a public high school in Pasco County, Florida. She has been teaching language learners since 2002 and has her MA in Applied Linguistics/TESL from the University of South Florida. Her research interests span various aspects of TESL, including areas within curriculum and instruction, such as integrating technology into education and promoting media literacy, as well as social issues, such as service learning and creating supportive environments for LGBTQ students and faculty in ESL programs.
Avoiding Heterosexism: The New Normal, Sunshine State TESOL Conference (2013)
Developing a Service Learning Course for IEP Students (with Justyna Kikowska, Kristen McGreger, Laura Murphy, and Sangita Victor), Sunshine State TESOL Conference (2013)
Service-learning is a great way for ELLs to get involved in the community, develop interpersonal...
Integrating Marginalized Identities to Interrupt the Normative Curriculum (with Federico Salas-Isnardi), TESOL International Convention (2013)
Creating Safe Zones for LGBTQ ESL Students, Bay Area Regional TESOL Summer Symposium (2012)
It is important for language teachers to foster an environment in which all students feel...
Web Resources for Teaching Media Literacy, Sunshine State TESOL Conference (2012)
Preparing students for academic success involves more than just English; it must also address critical...
Articles and Book Reviews
REVIEW OF CORPUS-BASED APPROACHES TO ENGLISH LANGUAGE TEACHING, IEPIS Newsletter (2011)