Chelsea Benton-Monahan

Chelsea Benton-Monahan

Assistant Teaching Professor
Area(s) of Specialization: English as an International Language, Intensive English Programs, Language Policy
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M.A., TESL, The Pennsylvania State University, 2017

Professional Bio

Chelsea is a member of the teaching faculty in the IECP in Applied Linguistics. Her bachelor’s degree focused on teaching world languages, and she graduated from Penn State in 2017 with a master’s degree in TESL, where she focused on language policy in Morocco. Her experience includes three years teaching English and volunteering in Morocco, seven years of working in student-support roles at Penn State with Penn State Global and Smeal College of Business, and two years as an adjunct lecturer for IECP and the ESL/EAP program. Her current work encompasses not only teaching in the classroom but implementing language advising as a resource for students in the IECP. She is very passionate about languages and knows French and Moroccan Arabic. She loves being in the classroom and watching students grow, as well as growing both professionally and personally within the field.


Recent Book Chapter

Benton-Monahan, C., & Severo, C. G. (2020). Amazigh language policy in Morocco and the power of contradiction. In A. Abdelhay, S. Makoni, & C. Severo (Eds.), Language planning and policy: Ideologies, ethnicities, and semiotic spaces of power (pp. 50-67). Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.