Indiana Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages

2018 Keynote Speakers

Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD


Andrea Honigsfeld, EdD, is Associate Dean and Professor in the Division of Education at Molloy College, Rockville Centre, New York. She directs a doctoral program in Educational Leadership for Diverse Learning Communities. Before entering the field of teacher education, she was an English-as-a-foreign-language teacher in Hungary (Grades 5–8 and adult) and an English-as-a-second-language teacher in New York City (Grades K–3 and adult). She also taught Hungarian at New York University.

She was the recipient of a doctoral fellowship at St. John’s University, New York, where she conducted research on individualized instruction and learning styles. She has published extensively on working with English language learners and providing individualized instruction based on learning style preferences. She received a Fulbright Award to lecture in Iceland in the fall of 2002. In the past twelve years, she has been presenting at conferences across the United States, Great Britain, Denmark, Sweden, the Philippines, and the United Arab Emirates. She frequently offers staff development, primarily focusing on effective differentiated strategies and collaborative practices for English-as-a-second-language and general-education teachers. She coauthored Differentiated Instruction for At-Risk Students (2009) and co-edited the five-volume Breaking the Mold of Education series (2010–2013), published by Rowman and Littlefield. She is also the co-author of Core Instructional Routines: Go-To Structures for Effective Literacy Teaching, K–5 and 6–12 (2014), published by Heinemann. With Maria Dove, she co-edited Coteaching and Other Collaborative Practices in the EFL/ESL Classroom: Rationale, Research, Reflections, and Recommendations (2012) and co-authored Collaboration and Co-Teaching: Strategies for English Learners (2010), Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades K–5: English Language Arts Strategies (2013), Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6–12: English Language Arts Strategies (2013), Beyond Core Expectations: A Schoolwide Framework for Serving the Not-So-Common Learner (2014), Collaboration and Co-Teaching: A Leader’s Guide (2015), Coteaching for English Learners: A Guide to Collaborative Planning, Instruction, Assessment, and Reflection (2018), five of which are Corwin bestsellers.


Fun Fact: 

Andrea is a certified yoga instructor who enjoys all forms of yoga practice, especially aerial yoga with her family.


Estela Ene, PhD


Estela Ene, PhD is Associate Professor, Director of the EAP Program, and Director of the TESOL MA Program at IUPUI. A native of Romania, Dr. Ene obtained her MA in ESL and Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching with emphasis in pedagogy and program administration from the University of Arizona. She has taught English, Italian, writing, theoretical and applied linguistics to native and non-native English speakers at several institutions, including the University of Missouri - Columbia, the University of Arizona, Northern Arizona University, and IUPUI. A regular presenter at major conferences in the field -- TESOL, AAAL and SSLW (Symposium on Second Language Writing) -- Dr. Ene conducts classroom-oriented and corpus-based research on L2 writing and CALL in ESL and EFL contexts. Most recently, her research has focused on the use of new types of electronic feedback in ESL writing. She has also written about EFL teacher training in Romania, China, Mexico, and Poland, where she conducted invited workshops on L2 writing pedagogy for teachers. As an administrator, she is actively involved in language program development and teacher training, including as a co-leader of IUPUI’s Gateway Community of Practice on Intercultural Learning. Her publications have appeared in the Journal of Second Language Writing, System, Assessing Writing, the CALICO Journal, ELTJ, AJELT, and ITL-International Journal of Applied Linguistics, among others.

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