Gabriela Castañeda-Jiménez, Lecturer


Phone: 740-593-4633
Department: 740-593-4564
Fax: 740-593-2967
Office: Room 358 Gordy Hall
Mailing Address:
Department of Linguistics
383 Gordy Hall
Ohio University
Athens, OH 45701 USA


M.A. in Spanish from Ohio University, in June 2010

M.A. in Linguistics from Ohio University, in June 2004

B.A. in English Language Teaching from Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, in September 1999

Spanish for College Students Certificate, Instituto Angloamericano/Education Ministry (SEP), in March 1998

TEFL Certificate, Instituto Angloamericano/Education Ministry (SEP), in November 1997

Professional Experience

English for All Coordinator, Linguistics Department, Ohio University, 2009- present

Lecturer, English Language Improvement Program, Ohio University, 2009-present

Spanish language Instructor, Modern Languages Department, Ohio University, 2007-2009

Lecturer, BA in English Language Teaching, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, 1998-2007

Coordinator, Programa de Fomento al Segundo Idioma, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, 2005-2006

English Language Instructor, Universidad Bonaterra, 2001-2002

Academic Consultant (freelance), Macmillan Publishers Mexico, 2000

First Certificate University of  Cambridge Trainer, Escuela de la Ciudad de Aguascalientes, 2000

Spanish Language Instructor, Witworth College Study Abroad Program, 1998, 1999, 2000

Self- Access Center Tutor, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, 1999

English Language Instructor, Universidad Tecnólogica de Aguascalientes, 1997-1998

Self- Access Center Tutor, Instituto de Educación de Aguascalientes, 1997

EFL Teacher Summer courses, Universidad Bonaterra, 1997

EFL Teacher, Young Learning English Language Academy, 1996


Castañeda-Jiménez, G., & Jarvis, S. (2013). Exploring lexical diversity in second language Spanish. In K. Geeslin (Ed.), The handbook of Spanish second language acquisition. Boston, MA: Wiley Blackwell.

Jarvis, S., Castañeda-Jiménez, G., & Nielsen, R. (2012). Detecting L2 writers’ L1s on the basis of their lexical styles. In S. Jarvis & S.A. Crossley (Eds.), Approaching language transfer through text classification: Explorations in the detection-based approach (pp. 34-70). Bristol, UK: Multilingual Matters.

Lascar, A. (2009.) Manfritz en Amerika. Santiago de Chile:Mosquito Comunicaciones  translation  collaboration Castaneda Jimenez, G.


Castaneda-Jimenez, G. (2015, August) “Instructor’s Roles in an ESP classroom” (online conference). Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan. Yucatan Mexico.

Castaneda-Jimenez, G., Bikowski, D., Casal, J., Deakin, L., Lee, J., & Vahabi, F.  (2015, April). “Corpus of Ohio Learner and Teacher English (COLTE): An Introduction”.  CALL Conference. Ohio University, Athens, OH.

Castaneda-Jimenez, G. & Du, Q. (2015, March) “Re-examining Collaboration: Students’ and Teachers’ Perspectives of Web-Based Collaborative Writing”. TESOL Convention. Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Castaneda-Jimenez, G. (2014, August).  The role of the ESP teacher. Invited webinar for the Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico.

Castañeda, G., & Du, Q. (2014, May). Investigating teacher guidance for web-based collaborative writing activities. Paper presented at the CALICO Conference, Athens, OH.

Molina, J. M., Castaneda Jimenez, G., Kuester, E., &  Ban, R. (2013, November). Open source technologies in the language classroom. Paper presented at the MEXTESOL 40th Anniversary International Convention, Queretaro, Mexico.

Lee, J. J., & Castaneda-Jimenez, G. (2013, May). Learning to teach through practice: A TESOL practicum model. Paper presented at the 8th International Conference on Language Teacher Education, Washington, DC.

Castaneda-Jimenez, G., & Lee, J. J. (2013, March). English teaching for all: A practicum model in TESOL. Paper presented at the 47th Annual TESOL Convention, Dallas, TX.

Castañeda-Jiménez, G., & Jarvis, S. (2013, March). Lexical diversity in foreign language Spanish. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL) 2013, Dallas, TX.

Castañeda-Jiménez, G. (October, 2012). Giving Instructions: A difficult task for novice teachers? Poster presented at the 39th MEXTESOL International Conference, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Castañeda-Jiménez, G. (March, 2012). Using Online Portfolios in Teacher Training. Workshop presented at the 46th Annual TESOL Convention, Philadelphia, PA.

Castañeda-Jiménez, G. (2011). Using Online Plagiarism Checkers in Academic Writing. Workshop presented at the 45th Annual TESOL Convention,  New Orleans, LA.

Jarvis, S., & Castañeda-Jiménez, G. (October, 2007). Examining lexical diversity through mean probabilities of word occurrence. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2007, Urbana-Champaign, IL.

Odlin, T., Jarvis, S., Castañeda-Jiménez, G., Alonso-Vásquez,C., & Sanchez, L. (2005, October). Uses of L1 word order in early L2 syntax. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2005, New York City, NY.

Jarvis, S., Castañeda-Jiménez, G., & Nielsen, R. (October, 2004). Investigating L1 lexical transfer through learners’ wordprints. Paper presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2004, State College, PA

Professional Development

Pre-academic program University at Buffalo, The State University of New York English Language Institute, August 2, 2002

English for Specific Purposes Course, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, January 8-12, 2001

Grammatical Analysis of the English Language, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, July 20-22, 200

Learning Strategies in the Language Classroom, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes June 18 – July 2, 2000

Best of British ELT, The British Council, February 26 and 27, 1999


Fulbright Scholarship, COMEXUS, (2002-2004)

Excellence in Teaching Award, Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, 2004-2005

Professional Memberships

American Applied Association for Applied Linguistics. AAAL

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages. TESOL

Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages chapter Ohio. Ohio-TESOL

Mexico Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages, MEXTESOL

Professional Service

Presenter at the Comision Mexico-Estados Unidos, Fulbright-Garcia Robles Scholarship and Universidad Pedagógica Nacional, Mexico City, Mexico, 2006

Interpreter,  Universidad Autónoma de Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 2006

Treasurer, Ohio University Fulbright Student Association, Athens, OH, 2003-2004

Logistics Coordinator, MEXTESOL National Convention, Aguascalientes, Mexico, 2000

Community Service

Stop Volden Project, International Group Up With People, Oslo Norway 1995

Youth Empowerment Project, International Group Up With People, Florence, SC 1994


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