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Xiaoning Chen, Ph.D.


Assistant Professor
National College of Education
National Louis University

Programs/Classes Taught:

CIL 500 Foundations of ESL and Bilingual Education

CIL 505 Methods and Materials for Teaching ESL

CIL 510 Assessment of ESL and Bilingual Education Students

CIL 532 Technology Instruction for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

Areas of Expertise:


Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

 Literacy and Language Education

 Multicultural Education



Xiaoning has extensive college level teaching experiences in both China and US. Previously, she taught English as a Foreign Language courses in China Pharmaceutical University and literacy courses in State University of New York, Fredonia and North Central College. She is teaching ESL/Bilingual Education endorsement courses at National Louis University.


Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana         

Ph.D.,Literacy and Language Education, August 2007

English as a Second Language Graduate Certificate, May 2004

M. S., Literacy and Language Education, December 2002


Nanjing Normal University, Nanjing, China

B. A., English Language and Literature, June 1997

Research and Interests:

Xiaoning's primary research interests include the socio-cultural aspects of multilingual and multi-literacy development, visual literacy, multicultural children's literature, and the impact of technology on literacy development.

Contact Information:

850 Warrenville Rd.

Lisle IL 60532



    NLU’s Chicago campus on South Michigan Avenue occupies five floors of the historic Peoples Gas Building. This landmark building, across the street from the Art Institute of Chicago and Grant Park, is easily accessible by train, bus and car and is surrounded by restaurants, parking lots/garages and shops.

    122 S. Michigan Avenue
    Chicago, IL 60603
    (888) 658.8632
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    Conveniently located in a fast-growing business district off I-90 and Route 31, NLU Elgin features 10 classrooms with high-tech media equipment; a computer lab with high-speed Internet access; two conference rooms; and comfortable student lounges. Parking is free at this recently remodeled and upgraded teaching site, which now includes wireless Internet access.

    620 Tollgate Road
    Elgin, IL 60123
    (888) 658.8632
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    Opened in the summer of 2006, NLU North Shore at Skokie is a state-of-the-art modern campus located just off the Edens Expressway near the Old Orchard Shopping Center. The campus includes 44 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a walk-in lab in the library; six conference rooms; a public café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; and multiple, comfortable student lounge areas.

    5202 Old Orchard Road
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located just minutes from the East-West Tollway (I-88), NLU Lisle features 42 wireless classrooms equipped with high-tech media equipment; four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, including a separate walk-in lab in the library; a café for beverages and snacks; a student welcome center; a library for research and study; conference rooms; and six comfortable student lounge areas with wireless access.

    850 Warrenville Road
    Lisle, IL 60532
    (888) 658.8632
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    Located in one of Chicago's major northwest suburbs, the newly renovated NLU Wheeling includes 20 classrooms with high-tech media equipment, four conference rooms, four computer labs with high-speed Internet access, large student lounge areas with wireless capabilities and interactive video capabilities, and an extensive research library. The site also houses the university library research collection.

    1000 Capitol Drive
    Wheeling, IL 60090
    (888) 658.8632
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    Established in 1988 and located in one of Tampa's major business districts, NLU's Florida Regional Center serves students in 13 counties in central Florida. In addition to its classrooms, the National Louis University Tampa Regional Center features a computer lab, student lounges, and conference room.

    5110 Sunforest Drive, Suite 102
    Tampa, FL 33634
    (800) 366.6581
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