Teresa Xuan Nguyen

Teresa X. Nguyen, M.A. in Linguistics, B.A. in English Literature, brings considerable experience to this innovative textbook for Vietnamese learners seeking to improve their English speaking skills. Currently a core faculty at the California State University, Fullerton (CSUF) in the American Language Program (ALP), she has spent over ten years directing and teaching English to Vietnamese learners, both abroad in Southeast Asia and locally in southern California.

Nguyen’s thirst to sharpen her teaching skills, has led her to seize many opportunities to teach a wide variety of English language learners. Nguyen has taught English language learners in China, Vietnam, and the United States from over 25 countries. She has also taught English learners from elementary school to graduate students. The experiential basis for this communicative ESL textbook is her own struggles and successes as an international student studying abroad in Korea (2006), Spain (2007), and China (2008).

Nguyen has also presented at several English teacher conferences, including TESOL international conferences in Baltimore, Maryland (2016) & Toronto, Canada (2015), CATESOL conferences in Anaheim, California (2015) & Santa Clara, California (2014), and at TESOL club events (2014, 2015). Her presentations focus on the optimal use of edtech and accessible pedagogy. However, Nguyen’s most rewarding career experience – so far – has been supervising and training TESOL graduate students as a Master teacher (2013-present).

Compelling Conversations – Vietnam: Speaking Exercises for Vietnamese Learners of English is her first book. Today, as a more successful language learning adult, she hopes to share these effective strategies through this innovative speaking skills textbook.


ESL Garage YouTube Channel

Teaching English to Vietnamese Learners –  Teresa shares her teaching experiences and insights on Rod Hinn’s Teaching of Language podcast

Teaching: Not Just Another Craft  – Teresa speaks to CSUF TESOL students about teaching English