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Lane Igoudin

Teaching and Faculty Service


Dr. Lane Igoudin is professor of ESL and linguistics at Los Angeles City College. He has published book chapters and research papers in the fields of applied linguistics and writing pedagogy, and presented at national and international conferences. As a faculty member of the LACC English/ESL department, he has focused on language curriculum development and assessment, as well as interdisciplinary faculty committee work. He also writes and publishes creative non-fiction.

Education and Awards

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

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

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

Teaching Experience

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Dr. Igoudin possesses 16 years of college teaching experience, specializing in writing and reading ESL courses leading up to Freshman Composition (transfer-level English) as well as Linguistics courses (LING 1 - Language and Linguistics, LING 2 - Sociolinguistics,  and LING 3 - Psycholinguistics).

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 Cal Poly Pomona.

Academic Service Highlights

  • As a 2018-19 Mellon Fellow at UCLA, Dr. Igoudin served on a faculty committee developing interdisciplinary undegraduate programs through the UCLA-EPIC Seminars for Teaching Excellence, specifically a new undergraduate major, bridging UCLA humanities (English, Linguistics, History, and so on) with UCLA medical and public health programs.
  • At LACC, Dr. Igoudin has originated five ESL courses: ESL 110 (Freshman Composition for Non-Native English Speakers, 2022), ESL 8 (Advanced ESL Composition, 2013), ESL 4C, ESL 5C, and ESL 6C (ESL Intermediate and Advanced ESL Listening and Speaking, 2017), as well as LING 3 - Introduction to Psycholinguistics (2014).
  • As Chair of the Los Angeles Community College District ESL Committee in 2011-15, Dr. Igoudin coordinated the development of the districtwide, standardized credit ESL writing/grammar , listening/speaking , and reading/vocabulary curriculum, the work for which he won the David Eskey Award for Curricular Innovation from CATESOL.

Faculty service at LACC

Announcing graduate names at LACC Commencement

  • English/ESL Representative, Curriculum Committee, LACC, 2010-present
  • Course Coordinator and SLO Assessment Coordinator, Linguistics and Advanced ESL Writing Courses, Los Angeles City College, 2010-present
  • Graduate Name Announcer, LACC Commencements, 2018-present [see left]
  • Chair (2011-2015) and Campus Representative (2010-2017), LACCD District ESL Committee
  • Participant and Reviewer, C-ID Development Task Force for ESL, ASCCC, 2014-2016
  • Participant, AA-T in English (Associate degree for CSU transfer) Development Committee, LACC 2012-2015
  • Participant, California CB-21 ESL Course Task Force, CATESOL/ASCCC, 2010-2012
  • Participant, LACCD/LAUSD Basic Skills Task Force, 2010-2011
  • Community College Listserv Coordinator, CATESOL (California Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages), 2013-2017
  • Community College Chair, Orange County Chapter, CATESOL, 2006-2010

Professional Memberships

AILA (International Association of Applied Linguistics)
AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs), including AWP Two-Year College Writing Caucus and AWP LGBTQ Caucus
California Writers' Club
National Writers Union