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Basia Krupa-Ryan

Adjunct Lecturer


Building & Room:

Addams Hall, Room 105


830 S. Halsted St.

Office Phone:



I have been teaching English since 2008, mostly in Chicago, but also in South Korea and China where I lived for several years. My students' diverse backgrounds, experiences, and opinions are forever inspiring.

My passion is dance, music, and writing. I have researched and written about hip-hop culture both academically and popularly. My latest dance form is Brazilian samba, which I was able to showcase during Rio de Janeiro Carnival in 2016.


M.A., Linguistics with a TESOL concentration, Northeastern Illinois University
M.A., Education and Culture, Jagiellonian University, Kraków, Poland

Selected Presentations

  • Teaching Combined Levels – in Search of a Perfect Compromise (2021)
  • Teaching Mixed Levels Online and Offline (Guest Speaker: TESOL Italy Val D’Adige in collaboration with Free University of Bolzano Language Center, Italy, 2020)
  • Teaching Combined Levels in an IEP program (2020)