Hannah Bingham Brunner

Iowa State University

TESL and Applied Linguistics MA Candidate

Ames, IA


About Hannah

Hannah earned her B.A. in Literature from Oklahoma Christian University with minors in TEFL and International Studies in April 2014.

She is currently an M.A. student at Iowa State University in Applied Linguistics/TESL and a T.A. for the English Department.

She is interested in using literature in the ESL classroom and in the field of historical linguistics.

Upon completion of her M.A. degree, Hannah intends to teach locally or abroad.



2016 MA Iowa State University (In Progress)

Applied Linguistics and Teaching English as a Second Language

Specialization: Literature


2014 BA Oklahoma Christian University Department of Language and Literature

Minors: Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL), International Studies

Honors Program

GPA 3.94

Capstone Project “National Identity Discourse in the Manyoshu”

Advisor: Dr. Cami Agan, Oklahoma Christian University Mentor: Dr. Harris Ives, Ibaraki Christian University

Completed December 2013

Relevant Research

2014 “Teacher-Talk: Inter-lingual code switching with NNES” (in progress)

2014 “Narrative Motivation: Utilizing Literature in the English Language Classroom”

2013 “Crafting Post/Colonial Discourse: deAfricanizing Rwanda in Running the Rift”

2013 “Immersion Learning”

2012 “Immersion’s Importance for Second Language Acquisition”

2012 “Textism: An Native English Problem with a TEFL Solution”

2011 “Gender Defines Experience in Japan”

Relevant Experience

2014 Instructor, English Composition

2014 Spring TEFL practicum with Oklahoma Christian University’s Language and Cultural Institute (LCI)

2013 McBride Fellow to NEH-funded McBride Center for Public Humanities working with Bellwether Prize Winner Naomi Benaron

2012-14 Writing Center Tutor 2011- 13 English Language Tutor for LCI (spring 2011, summer 2011, spring 2013)

2011 Language partner in Japan- met with two English language learning students weekly to practice conversational English

Relevant Coursework

2014 Introduction to Linguistics (graduate)

2014 Introduction to Computers in Applied Linguistics

2014 Teaching English Composition

2014 Cultural Anthropology

2014 Methods of TEFL II

2013 Quest for Identity: Christ and the Good Life (comparative religions)

2012 Methods of TEFL I

2012 Introduction to Linguistics

2012 Structures of the English Language

2012 Quest for Meaning: Race, Class and Gender

2011 Intercultural Communication

2011 Pacific Rim Study Abroad: China, Japan, New Zealand, Australia

2011-2012 Conversational and Basic Japanese (3 semesters)

2011-14 Literature Core


Sigma Tau Delta Rho Mu– Secretary 2013-14, member since Spring 2012

Sigma Tau Delta regional Language and Linguistics conference presentation, Fall 2012

Honors Advisory Council- secretary/treasurer Fall 2012-Spring 2014

Honors Program 2010-2014

Alpha Chi Member



2014 Sigma Tau Delta Conference Presentation, “National Identity Discourse in the Manyoshu”

2013 Sigma Tau Delta Conference Presentation, “Tristram O’horseback” UCO Language and Linguistics Conference

2012, “Tristram O’horseback” Publications Scissor Tale Review Winter 2013, “Tristram O’horseback”


Japanese (3 college semesters including 1 month immersion)

German (3 years high school)

Spanish (Elementary, middle school, and 2 years high school)