Dr. Manjula Shinge is an Associate Professor of Applied Linguistics in the Department of English, Modern Languages, and Journalism. Some of the courses she currently teaches in the M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program are Second Language Acquisition, Cross-Cultural Communication, Sociolinguistics, Introduction to Graduate Research, Individual Differences in Language Learning, Assessment and Evaluation, Linguistics, and Teaching Methodology.
Manjula Shinge earned a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Florida, USA. She also holds an M.A. degree in Linguistics and a Graduate Certificate in TESOL from the University of Florida. During the years she taught in Hong Kong, she completed a Postgraduate Certificate in Education from the University of Hong Kong in addition to an M.A. degree in English Literature and two B.A. degrees in English Literature and Education from universities in India.
The 30 years that Dr. Shinge has spent teaching in the United States, Hong Kong and India at the secondary, undergraduate and graduate levels both in face to face as well as online classes have been enriching and rewarding. Her research interests, influenced by her teaching career, are Discourse Analysis, Cross Cultural Communication, Teaching Methodology and Language Acquisition.