Abby Kleier, M.A.

Adjunct Professor, Department of Sociology, TESOL, and Modern Languages

Phone: (626) 969-3434
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Abby Kleier, M.A. TESOL, has been teaching ESL in the United States, and EFL in China, since 2001. She began her TESOL career by organizing a volunteer community ESL program in Olathe, Kansas, to serve the growing immigrant population there. In Asia, Kleier collaborated with local professionals to produce a children’s English learning television series, instruct university students, and train adults to use English in their fields. In her current context, she volunteers as an ESL instructor for Spanish- and Mandarin-speaking immigrants in her community. Her research interests include the development of communities of practice in the online learning environment, and comparing first- and second-language acquisition in young children.


  • M.A., TESOL, Azusa Pacific University
  • B.A., English Literature and Spanish Language, University of Kansas

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
    • Department of Sociology, TESOL, and Modern Languages

Courses Taught

  • TESL 545 – Second-language Pedagogy I