Clinical Assistant Professor
English Language Institute
Debra Un is a Language Lecturer teaching English to international students at the American Language Institute. She is a language teacher, teacher trainer, testing interviewer and rater, and photographer. She previously taught English and English as a Second Language at various CUNY campuses including LaGuardia Community College and Borough of Manhattan Community College, as well as at SUNY New Paltz and Columbia University. She earned her MA from NYU and continued with extensive doctoral work at NYU's Steinhardt School of Education. She writes educational materials for reading/writing and critical thinking courses, as well as creating listening/speaking curricula using film, video, and current pod-casts. Her current work focuses on the advanced stages of language learning, and devising criteria to assess language proficiency levels.