Retired Faculty and Former Directors

Retired Faculty and Former Directors

Linda Jensen Darling


Linda Jensen Darling has an MA in English: TESL/TEFL from San Francisco State University.  She teaches reading and composition courses with a focus on language and identity.  Previously, she was a lecturer at UCLA for 27 years.  In the Department of Applied Linguistics, she supervised and taught academic ESL courses, as well as teacher education courses. She was also a lecturer in the Department of Writing Programs, where she taught academic reading and writing courses for ESL students, as well as trained and supervised ESL teaching assistants.  Her research and publication interests include reading theory and practice, content-based instruction, and teacher education.  She is a co-author of Insights I & II: a content-based approach to academic preparation textbook.  She received the Luckman Distinguished Teaching Award for non-senate faculty at UCLA in 1994. 

Publications / Presentations 

Ferris, D., L. Jensen &  M. Wald. (2015). Writing Instructors’ Perceptions of

International Student Writers: What teachers Want and Need to Know.

The CATESOL Journal. Vol. 27, no. 2


Jensen, L. and L. Llosa. (2007).  Heritage Language Reading in the University:

A Survey of Students’ Experiences, Strategies, and Preferences.

Special Issue on TESOL and Heritage Language Education in the Heritage Language Journal, Volume 5, no. 1.


Brinton, D. and L. Jensen (2003). Appropriating the Adjunct Model:

English for Academic Purposes at the University Level. In J. Crandall and

D. Kaufman, (Eds), Case Studies in TESOL Practice Series. Alexandria, VA: TESOL.


Jensen, L. (2001).  Planning Lessons. In M. Celce-Murcia (Ed.), Teaching English as a

Second or Foreign Language (3rd. edition) (pp. 403-413). Boston: Heinle & Heinle.


Jensen, L. et al.  (1997). Insights 1 & 2: A Content-based Approach to

Academic Preparation. White Plains, NY: Addison Wesley Longman Publishing Company.


Weigle, S. and L. Jensen. (1997).  Issues in Assessment for Content-Based

Instruction. In M. Snow and D. Brinton (Eds.), The Content-Based

Classroom.  White Plains, NY: Addison Wesley Longman Publishing Company.


Weigle, S. and L. Jensen.  (1996).  Reading Rate Improvement in University

ESL Classes.  The CATESOL Journal. Vol. 9, no. 2.


Jensen, L.  (1986).  Advanced Reading Skills in a Comprehensive Course. In

F. Dubin, D. Eskey, & W. Grabe  (Eds.), Teaching Reading for Academic

Purposes (pp. 103-124). Reading, MA: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company.