Ida Chavoshan is a Postdoctoral Faculty Fellow in Liberal Studies at New York University. She has over 11 years of experience teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in higher education, K-12, and non-profit settings in the United States and abroad. Her teaching has taken place at universities working primarily with international undergraduate and graduate students, private institutes working with adult international students and professionals, and non-profit organizations working with adult immigrants and refugees. She has also six years of teacher training experience with her most recent experience being at the University of Pittsburgh where she taught courses to pre-service and in-service teachers of ESL, EFL, and other foreign languages. In addition to teaching and teacher training, she enjoys research in instruction and learning and aims to utilize the approaches from her research in her own courses to promote student learning and development.