Gail Brenner
  • Pronouns she, her, her, hers, herself
  • Title
    • Continuing Lecturer
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Languages and Applied Linguistics
    • Writing Program
  • Affiliations Alumni Engagement
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 275
  • Office Hours Spring 2022 (via Zoom): Wednesdays 5-6 p.m. Pacific Time (W26); Thursdays 5-6 p.m. Pacific Time (W1E); and by appointment
  • Mail Stop Humanities Academic Services
  • Mailing Address
    • 1156 High Street
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Courses LAAD 210 Oral Communication in the U.S. Classroom, ACEN 110 Advanced Academic English, WRIT25 Writing About Place, WRIT 26 Writing About Language, WRIT 27 Writing About Genre, WRIT 1E Introduction to Composition, WRIT 1 Introduction to Composition

Selected Publications

Webster's American Idioms Handbook, (Wiley, 2003).

English for Dummies, (Wiley, 2002) Translations in Spanish, French, Dutch, German, Italian & Portuguese.

Sing Out Loud (ed.), U.S. Department of State, Office of English Language Programs, (2009).

Celebrate! Holidays in the USA (ed.), U.S. Department of State, Office of English Language Programs, (2007).

Master the TOEFL CBT, (with P. Sullivan) (Peterson, 2002-2006).

ARCO Master the TOEFL, (with P. Sulivan & G. Yi Zhong) (Pearson, 2000-2002).

"Mystery's Shoes", Sisters Singing: Poetry & Sacred Stories by Women, (Wild Girl Publishing, 2009).

"Question of Kinship", Porter Gulch Review 2010.

"Sheltering"; "The Lean Years"; "Landscape", Second Wind: Words & Art of Hope & Resilience, (Fireball Press, 2020).

Teaching Interests

College Composition, Academic English & Academic Writing; Second Language Acquisition; English as a Second Language; TA Training; Curriculum Design