Estela																 Ene

Estela Ene

Associate Professor of English
Director of the English for Academic Purposes Program
Director of the MA and Certificate Program in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
Department: English, TESOL
(317) 274-3908
CA 501L



BA English and Romanian, Lucian Blaga University, Sibiu

MA ESL, University of Arizona

PhD Second Language Acquisition and Teaching, University of Arizona



Freshman composition for native and non-native speakers of English, linguistics, TESOL methods, Second Language Writing, Italian.



  • FHI 360/Department of State Grant, Developing 21st Century Skills for the EFL Classroom, 2019 ($90K)
  • Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Multicultural Teaching, 2019
  • Welcoming Campus Grant, 2018
  • EMPOWER Grant, IUPUI, 2015.
  • Trustees’ Teaching Award, IUPUI, 2013.
  • Schipps Junior Faculty Award, IUPUI, 2013.
  • SLA Summer Research Grant, IUPUI, 2012.
  • OVPIA Overseas Research Grant, IUPUI, 2012.
  • Curriculum Enhancement Grant, IUPUI, 2010.
  • Outstanding Accomplishments in Academic Excellence, University of Arizona, 2006.
  • Graduate Student Leadership Award, University of Arizona, 2004.
  • Outstanding Service Award, University of Arizona, 2003.
  • Fellowship, the Summer Institute in Applied Linguistics, Pennsylvania State University, 2002.
  • U.S.I.A. Scholarship, 1996.
  • Soros Scholarship, Soros Foundation for an Open Society,1994.



Ene, E., McIntosh, K., & Connor, U. (2019). Using Intercultural Rhetoric to Examine Translingual Practices in Graduate Students’ L2 Writing. Journal of Second Language Writing, 45, 105-110.

Connor, U., & Ene, E. (2019). Does everyone write five-paragraph essays? In Caplan, N.A. & Johns, A.M. (eds.). Changing Practices for the L2 Writing Classroom: Moving Beyond the Five-Paragraph Essay. Ann Arbor, MI: University of Michigan Press.

Ene, E., & Upton, T. (2018). Synchronous and asynchronous teacher electronic feedback and learner uptake in ESL composition. Journal of Second Language Writing, 41, 1-13.

Ene, E., & Hryniuk, K. (2018). Worlds apart but in the same boat: How macro-level policy influences EFL writing pedagogy in China, Mexico, and Poland. In Ruecker, T., & Crusan, D. (Eds.), International Political Contexts of Second Language Writing Assessment. Routledge. 15-28.

Ene, E., & Kosobucki, V. (2016). Rubrics and Corrective Feedback in ESL Writing: A Longitudinal Case Study of an L2 Writer. Assessing Writing, 30, 3-20. (special issue Innovation in rubric use: Exploring different dimensions, edited by Martin East and Sarah Cushing Weigle)

Connor, U., Ene, E., & Traversa, A. (2015). Intercultural Rhetoric. In Hyland, K. (Ed.) Handbook of English for Academic Purposes, Routledge. 270-282

Ene, E., & Orlando, H. (2015). Integrating service learning in EAP programs: Building the village that it takes. In Perren, J., & Wurr, A. (Eds.), Learning the Language of Global Citizenship: Strengthening Service-Learning in TESOL. Routledge. 112-139.

​Ene, E., & Upton, T. (2014). Learner uptake of teacher electronic feedback in ESL composition. System, 46, 80-95.

Ene, E., & Connor, U. (2014). Technological applications for language teaching. ICT and equipment use in teaching & learning foreign languages. National Foreign Languages 2020 Project, Hanoi, Vietnam.

Ene, E., & Riddledbarger, C. (2014). Intensive reflection in teacher training: A place to start. Journal of Academic Writing.

Ene, E. (2014). Understanding the EAP writing and online learning needs of Chinese university students: A multiple-method needs assessment case study. Asian Journal of English Language Teaching.

Ene, E. (2013). Laying the ground for online ESL composition courses and university internationalization: The case of a U.S.-China partnership. In J. Aitken (Ed.), Cases on Communication Technology for Second Language Acquisition and Learning. IGI Global, Inc. Publishing, p. 382-407.

Ene, E., & Mitrea, A. (2013). EFL writing teacher training, beliefs, and practices in Romania: A Tale of Adaptation. European Journal of Applied Linguistics and TEFL, Issue 4.

Ene, E. (2013). Technology and Language for Specific Purposes. Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA.

Ene, E. (2013). Language for Specific Purposes in Eastern Europe. Encyclopedia of Applied Linguistics. Wiley-Blackwell Publishing, Malden, MA.

Ene, E. (2012). A CALL integrated reading comprehension activity. New Ways in Teaching Reading. R.R.Day (ed.). TESOL, Alexandria, VA.

Ene, E. (2008). Developmental stages in advanced SLA: A corpus-based analysis of academic writing by ESL graduate students. ITL International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 156, 53-86.

Vickers, C. & Ene, E. (2006). Promoting grammatical accuracy through learner autonomy in advanced ESL courses. English Language Teaching Journal, 60(2):109-116.

Ene, E., Goertler, S.E., & McBride, K. (2005). Teacher participation styles in FL chats and their effect on student behavior. CALICO, 22 (3), 603-634.

Ene, E., Ellis, E., & Smith, M. (2004). A Student’s Guide to First-Year Composition (25th ed.). Plymouth, MI: Hayden McNeil.

Sharp, L.M., Brobbel, A., & Ene, E. (2003). A Student’s Guide to First-Year Composition (24th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson Custom Publishing.



School of Liberal Arts Diversity and Inclusion Committee (2019-2021)

Fulbright Committee (2015) IUPUI ACE Committee for Curriculum Internationalization Committee (2014) IUPUI Mentoring Academy (2014) Outstanding Research Award Committee and Professional Development Committee, International Organization of Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), 2009-2012.

Academic Interests

Academic Interests

Second language acquisition and teaching, ESL/EFL writing, EAP, ESP, corpus linguistics, advanced ESL learners, teacher education, program administration.


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