Name: Karen  Stanley
Department: Academic ESL
Title: Professor, Academic ESL
Office Location:
Central High, 351
Central Campus
Phone Number: (704) 330-6604
Fax Number: (704) 330-6780
Email Address:
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TEACHING Schedule:
MW - 8:30am-1:00pm
TTh - 8:30-11:30am

OFFICE hours (CH 351), Spring 2016:
M-Th 7:30-8:200am
T/Th 11:30am-1:00pm
M-Th 1:00-2:30pm
These hours may vary depending on other obligations.

Friday - office hours vary
Other times by appointment

Please call or email to confirm availability, as I may be in meetings or have other appointments scheduled.

Teach Academic ESL, which includes different levels of the core curriculum (grammar, reading, listening-speaking & composition) as well as elective courses such as pronunciation, TOEFL preparation, business English, academic vocabulary and multiskill workshop.
Educational Background:
University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC - MA in linguistics, May 1998. Thesis: Acquisition of English Past Time Verbal Morphology by Instructed Adult Learners of a Second Language. Graduate courses included a variety of both theoretical and applied linguistics.
Educational Experience:
Central Piedmont Community College, Instructor, Academic ESL. Since 1984, in that program, teach all levels of listening-speaking, grammar, composition, and reading as well as special topics courses. Over 35 years of ESL/EFL experience in proprietary programs, universities, and community colleges both within and outside the United States.
More detailed information at
Extensive publications and presentations. See
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Languages (I speak fluent French, have a command of Spanish and a working knowledge of modern Greek), pottery, world cultures, human rights issues, and travel.
Other Information:
Information about the Academic ESL Program is available off Karen's homepage, at

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Academic ESL Program Information

Foreign Language Division

Karen's Classes