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Languages and Cultures

Esther (Chui Kian) Smidt

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Languages and Cultures

224 Mitchell Hall
West Chester, PA 19383

Phone: 610-436-2700
Fax: 610-436-3048

Dr. Cristóbal Cardemil-Krause
Acting Chair July 2018-June 2019


Esther (Chui Kian) Smidt

  • Director of TESOL Program
  • Associate Professor of Languages
  • Ph.D., University of Minnesota
  • M.A., Iowa State University
  • B.Ed., University of Exeter, England

Research Interests

  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning
  • Immigrant Identity

Classes Taught in Fall 2011

  • LAN 382 (Teaching English Language Learners PK-12)
  • ENG 576 TESOL (Curriculum and Materials Development)

Recent Publications/Activities

  • Smidt, E., Li, R., Bunk, J., *Kochem, T., & *McAndrew, A. (2017). The meaning of quality in an online course to administrators, faculty, and students. Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 28(1), 65-86. Chesapeake, VA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved from
  • Li, R., Bunk, J., & Smidt, E. (2017). Understanding Faculty and Student Attitudes about Distance Education: The Importance of Excitement and Fear. In M. Northcote, & K. Gosselin (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Humanizing the Distance Learning Experience (pp. 410-434). Hershey, PA: IGI Global. doi:10.4018/978-1-5225-0968-4.ch018
  • Smidt, E., Bunk, J., Li, R., *McAndrew, A., & *Florence, M. (2016). Understanding student attitudes about distance education: The importance of excitement and fear. IAFOR Journal of Education, 4(1), 90-104. Retrieved from
  • Bunk, J., Li, R., Smidt, E., *Bidetti, C., & *Malize, B.  (2015). Understanding faculty attitudes about distance education: The importance of excitement and fear.  Online Learning, 19(4). Retrieved from
  • Smidt, E., McDyre, B., Bunk, J., Li, R., & Gatenby, T. (2014) Faculty attitudes about distance education. The IAFOR Journal of Education, 2(2), 181-209.
  • Smidt, E., Bunk, J., McGrory, B., Li, R., & Gatenby, T. (2014). Student attitudes about distance education: Focusing on context and effective practices. The IAFOR Journal of Education, 2(1), 40-64.
  • Smidt, E. (2012). Diversity within Islam: Its intersections with Muslim immigrant identities. MinneWITESOL Journal.
  • Smidt, E., Schumann, J., Clement, K., Greenleaf, J., Nelson, M., Dang, N., Funke, L., & Magassouba, Y. (2012). Analyzing LMS affordances through the RAT framework for online language teacher education: A case study. GSTF Journal of Law and Social Sciences, 2(1), 231-234. DOI: 10.5176/2251-2853_2.1.85.
  • Bibbee, E., Smidt, E., & Lazar, V. (2012). "Teaching French phonetics in a digital language lab." In F. Zhang (Ed.), Computer-Enhanced and Mobile-Assisted Language Learning: Emerging Issues and Trends (pp. 0-0). doi:10.4018/978-1-61350-065-1
  • Smidt, E. (2010). "Teaching a CALL Course as a Digital Immigrant: Lessons Learned." In Proceedings of Global Learn Asia Pacific 2010 (pp. 947-952). AACE.

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