Dr. Shipman taught English-as-a-second- language(ESL), English-as-a-foreign-language, (EFL), Sheltered English Instruction (SEI), English for Specific Purposes (ESP For Foreign Medical Doctors). She also taught Hmong people who have no written language. Dr. Shipman has taught students from 5 Continents. She taught at the International Institute of Boston, Boston Public Schools, 2-year and 4-year colleges and universities. She also taught students how to write their own successful college application essays, theses, and dissertations.