Curriculum Vitae

Lane Igoudin, MA, PhD

Professor, ESL and Linguistics
English/ESL Department
Los Angeles City College

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Dr. Igoudin is a tenured professor of ESL and Linguistics with 16 years of instructional experience in the English/ESL Department of Los Angeles City College. He has published book chapters and articles in the fields of applied linguistics and language teaching pedagogy, and presented at national and international conferences.


Dr. Igoudin specializes in teaching writing and reading ESL courses leading up to Freshman Composition (transfer-level English) as well as undergraduate linguistics courses (Introduction to Language and Linguistics, Sociolinguistics, and Psycholinguistics). Ceritifed by LACCD to teach online using Canvas LMS, he has taught courses in 3 modalities: in-person on campus, live on Zoom, and asynchronously (module-based). Prior to starting full-time at LACC in 2010, Dr. Igoudin had taught part-time at LACC, Long Beach City College, Coastline College, Cypress College, and California State Polytechnic University at Pomona.


At LACC, Dr. Igoudin has originated a state-certified Certificate of Achievement in Linguistics, as well as the following courses:

  • LING 3 Introduction to Psycholinguistics
  • ESL 4C, ESL 5C, and ESL 6C ESL Listening and Speaking
  • ESL 8 Advanced ESL Composition
  • ESL 110 Freshman Composition for Non-Native English Speakers

As Chair of the Los Angeles Community College District ESL Committee in 2011-15, Dr. Igoudin coordinated the development of the districtwide credit ESL writing/grammar, listening/speaking, and reading course sequences.

English/ESL Representative on the LACC Curriculum Committee, 2010-present: responsible for the curricular maintenance and course development in the department’s three programs (English, ESL, and Linguistics).

Course Coordinator and SLO Assessment Coordinator for Linguistics and Advanced ESL Writing Courses (2010-present)

Graduate Name Reader, LACC Commencements (2018-2020)


In addition, Dr. Igoudin has given talks on careers in teaching English and linguistics for gradstudents at CSU Long Beach, UC Santa Barbara, and UCLA.

Dr. Igoudin holds a Master of Arts degree in Linguistics with the option in Teaching ESL and a TESL Certificate from California State University, Long Beach. Prior to changing his career to teaching English, Dr. Igoudin had earned a doctorate from Stanford University in a non-language field. 

In 2018-2019, he served as an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow with the Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms Program (EPIC) of the Humanities Division of University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), assisting in the development of new, interdisciplinary undergraduate programs at UCLA.

In 2013, he received the David Eskey Award for Curricular Innovation in ESL from CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages). The award was presented at the CATESOL 2013 Conference in San Diego.

In 2005, he completed the Project MATCH Faculty Internship program with Los Angeles Community College District.


A professionally trained linguist, Dr. Igoudin is proficient, at different skill levels, in English, French, Hebrew, Russian, and Spanish.

Book Chapters

(2023). “¡La Lucha Sigue! Decolonizing College Composition Classrooms in Latinx California.” In Castañeda, H., Gamboa, P., and C. Kramsch (eds.), Exploring the Decolonial Mindset: Critical Pedagogy in Applied Linguistic Research in Latin America. London: Routledge.

(2021). “The Legal and the Human: Spotlighting Social Issues through Memoiristic Writing.” In Gabor, G. O. (ed.), Writing as Performance: Accounts of Autoethnography. Newcastle, UK: Cambridge Scholars, pp. 23-34.

(2021). “Critical Ethnography and Dialogic Reflection in Student-Led Language Research.” In Barros, S, and D. De Jesus (eds.) What Is Critical in Language Studies? Disclosing Social Inequalities and Injustice. London: Routledge, pp. 59-74.

(2013). “Social Identity and Language Learning Motivation: Exploring the Connection and Activating Learning.” In Ushioda, E. (ed.), International Perspectives in English Language Teaching: Motivation. London: Palgrave Macmillan, pp. 192-215.

(2013). “Asian American Girls who Speak African American English: A Subcultural Language Identity.” In Du Bois, I., and N. Baumgarten (eds.), Multilingual Identities: New Global Perspectives. Berlin: Peter Lang, pp. 51-65.

(2012). “Towards a Culture-Inclusive Language Pedagogy in Multilingual Social Contexts.” In: Alao, G., Derivry-Plard, M., and S. Yun-Roger (eds.), Multilingual and Multicultural Pedagogy. Paris: Editions des Archives Contemporaines, pp. 7-22.


(2021). “Your Voice Matters: Engaging Multilingual College Students in Creative Writing.” UCLA Excellence in Pedagogy and Innovative Classrooms (EPIC). March 2021. Division of Humanities, UCLA.

(2019). Listed contributor to: The Mellon Seminar Series in Teaching Excellence: Concluding Report. Lee, R. and D. MacFadyen (eds.). Division of Humanities. UCLA.

(2014). “Should the Culture Match the Language? Pluricultural Pedagogy in Language Teaching.” Quality Education and Language Competences for 21st Century Blog. The European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe. Graz, Austria.

(2014). “ESL and English: Different Paths, Common Goals.” CATESOL News 46(4).

(2014). “Academic Preparedness of ESL Students: A Factor in Student Success and Program Survival.” CATESOL News 45(4).

(2008). “Adult ESL Student Motivation for Participation in Advanced Language Learning.” The CATESOL Journal 20(1), 27-48.

(2005). “Asian American Adolescent Girls at the Crossroads of Language and Identity.” The Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies, 18, 87-94. California Polytechnic State University, Pomona.


(2023). “Teaching to the Strengths: Language and Culture Inclusive Pedagogies for California Latinx Students.” Paper presentation at “Diversity, Inclusion, and Pedagogic Practices in Culturally Different Educational Systems” symposium at the 20th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2023). July 17-21, 2023. Lyon, France.

(2022). “Where Every Voice Matters: Community College Literary Journal Showcase.” Panel moderator. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference (AWP 2022). March 23-26, 2022. Philadelphia, PA.

(2021). “North-South Dialogues: Critical Ethnography of Brazilian English as a Foreign Language Education.” Virtual presentation at “The Dynamics of Language, Communication, and Culture in Applied Linguistic Research in Latin America” symposium at the 19th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2021). Groningen, Netherlands.

(2020). “Nurturing Future Danticats and Nabokovs: Engaging Multilingual/ESL Students in Creative Writing.” Panel moderator. Association of Writers and Writing Programs Annual Conference (AWP 2020). March 4-7, 2020. San Antonio, TX

(2017) Models of Collaboration between ESL and English Programs in California.” Paper presentation at the 18th World Congress of Applied Linguistics (AILA 2017). July 23-28, 2017. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

(2017; 2015). “Teaching Research Writing in Advanced ESL Courses.” Workshop Instructor. 2015 and 2017 CATESOL Statewide Conferences, Santa Clara / Anaheim, CA.

(2010). “Rethinking Language Pedagogy in a Plurilingual Context: Using L1 Culture to Teach L2.” Paper presentation at the International Conference on Language Pedagogy in a Plurilingual and Globalized World (PLIDAM 2010). National Institute of Languages (France – INALCO). June 17-19, 2010. Paris, France.

(2008). “Asian American Girls who Speak African American English: A Subcultural Language Identity.” Paper presentation within the “Multilingual Identities: New Perspectives on Immigrant Discourse” Symposium; the 15th World Congress of Applied Linguistics. Essen, Germany.


(2023) “Teaching Careers in Community Colleges.” Career panel organized by UCLA Graduate Career Services. UCLA. November 29, 2022.

(2019). “Teaching Linguistics in California Community Colleges.” Lecture/seminar funded by an NSF-AGEP (National Science Foundation Alliance for Graduate Education) grant. Linguistics Department, University of California at Santa Barbara. October 21, 2019.

(2014). “Exploring Careers in TESOL.” Workshop presentation at the Linguistics Department, CSU Long Beach. March 5, 2014.

Get in touch

Lane is always available for teaching opportunities, research collaborations and talks. If you want to chat about sociolinguistics, writing and reading pedagogies, his non-fiction writing, or anything else, don’t hesitate to reach out.