Chiu, Effie

Chiu, Effie

Lecturer AY-A, Linguistics & Language Dev
Lecturer AY-A, Health Science & Recreation




Preferred: (408) 924-4516

Office Hours

Varies by semester

My office is Clark Hall 408R.


  • Master of Arts, CSU-San Jose, 2008
  • Bachelor of Communication, Literature, CSU-Monterey Bay, 2004


Effie Chiu was born in Taiwan, but has lived most of her life in the Silicon Valley area of California. After completing an interdisciplinary degree in Communications, Literature, and Film, she graduated magna cum laude from CSU Monterey Bay in 2004. After college, she spent some time traveling and taught English in Taipei, Taiwan for a year. This experience inspired her to pursue a graduate degree in TESOL, which led her back to San Jose. In 2008, she obtained her MA TESOL from San Jose State and has since developed her teaching in the area of academic literacy. She has been teaching for the Department of Linguistics and Language Development since 2009, and has taught for the Department of Health Science and Recreation. In addition, she teaches for International Gateways at SJSU. Her somewhat unconventional interests include adventure traveling on a budget and vegan cooking.