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About Della Jean Abrahams

Della Jean Abrahams is a Senior Instructor II with over eight years of experience teaching English as a second language. She focuses on intercultural communication, oral skills development and foundational literacy building. She has taught in English for Academic Purposes Programs, Intensive English Language Programs, Community Colleges and Private Language Academies throughout North and South America. She specifically loves teaching beginning language learners. 

Positions

2016 - Present Senior Instructor II, Portland State University Intensive English Language Program
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2011 - 2016 Instructor, Portland State University Intensive English Language Program
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2011 - 2011 Adjunct Instructor, Portland State University Intensive English Language Program
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Curriculum Vitae



Grants

2016 - 2017 Open Access Textbook Initiative Grant
Portland State University Library
Open Access Textbook Publishing Grant
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2011 - Present Member, American Association for University Professors
2010 - Present Member, ORTESOL
2010 - Present Member, TESOL International Association
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Honors and Awards

  • • John Eliot Allen Outstanding Teaching Award Nominee, Portland State University, 2017
  • • Outstanding IELP Teacher of the Year, Portland State University, 2015
  • • Cultural Competency Award, Portland State University, 2015
  • • Graduate Assistantship Applied Linguistics Department, Portland State University, 2009-2010

Courses

  • Foundational Listening and Speaking for English Language Learners
  • Independent Research Writing
  • Public Speaking for Non-Native Speakers

Education

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2009 - 2011 MA TESOL, Portland State University ‐ Applied Linguistics
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2001 - 2005 BS Sociology, Northern Arizona University ‐ Sociology
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