Luz Chilson

English as a Second Language
Assistant Professor

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Courses Taught:
Grammar; Listening and Speaking; and Reading and Writing Levels 1-4

M.A. Education TESL/TEFL, The University of Kansas, 1977
B.S. Modern Languages (English, French and Spanish), Universidad del Valle, Cali, 1974

Awards and Recognitions:

  • Fulbright Scholarship
  • ATT Scholarship


  • El Estilo Sordo, Ensayos sobre comunidades y Culturas de las Personas Sordas en Iberoamérica. Volume 2 of the journal Versión y Temas comprising selected articles translated from The Deaf Way. Perspectives from the International Conference on Deaf Culture published by Gallaudet University Press. Universidad del Valle, 2001.
  • The Joy of Reading a self-access textbook of reading comprehension. Universidad del Valle. Departamento de Idiomas, 1992 .
  • English for Academic Purposes for Science Areas. Textbooks for Level 1 and 2 English. Universidad del Valle.

A native of Armero, Colombia, Professor Luz Chilson has been with Hodges University since 2007. Teaching English as a Second Language (ESL), her expertise includes grammar and reading in English. Before moving to the United States in 2002, she worked at the Universidad del Valle in Cali, Colombia for more than 23 years as a professor. She taught ESP reading courses to undergraduate and graduate students, as well as general English to undergraduate students in the Modern Language program. She coordinated the English for Modern Languages undergraduate program, as well as the English for Specific Purposes sections within the School of Language Sciences.

Chilson served as a CNA (National Accreditation Council) member and evaluator of the Ministerio de Educación Nacional, and she participated in the evaluation of the language programs. She was also the director of the translation center of the university and a faculty representative to the credentials committee in the School of Humanities.

Once she arrived in the United States, she taught ESL for the Bonita Springs Literacy Council, the Even Start Program at Three Oaks Elementary School, the Lee County School District ESL night courses in Bonita Springs and Cape Coral, and with the EAP program at Edison College.

In her spare time, she enjoys reading, taking nature walks, traveling and learning about other cultures.

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