Liz Edsen, M.S.


M.S., Teaching English as a Second Language, Cal State Fullerton

B.A. English, Literature, Cal State Long Beach

Areas of Specialization

Workforce education; basic skills English for reading and writing; ESL pronunciation, speaking, reading, and writing

Research Interests

Generation 1.5, collaborative learning, contextualized learning for a vocation, implementing technology into the classroom

Courses Taught at UCCS

ENGL 1300: Rhetoric and Writing, Stretch A

ENGL 1305: Rhetoric and Writing, Stretch B

Papers and Presentations

  • "Using semantic maps to enhance multiple word meaning instruction." Poster presented at the CATESOL Chapter Professional Development Workshop, Biola University, October 23, 2010.
  • "Teaching Generation 1.5 in ESL." Paper presented at the AAEE Fourth Annual Conference on Literature, Culture, and Languages, April 15, 2010.
  • "“A Reading Comprehension Lesson Plan Designed for a High-Intermediate Vocational ESL Adult Course for Health Care." Paper presented at the California Community Colleges Academic Senate's Conference on Strengthening Student Success: Basic Skills and Beyond, October 1-3, 2008.