Senior Lecturer
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Teaching & Research Interests

  • Second language acquisition
  • content-based instruction
  • sociolinguistics
  • technology applied to second language instruction

In addition to French language courses, Dr. Jansma teaches the language instruction methodology course for new teaching assistants


  • M.A. Teaching French as a Second Language (1982)
  • Ph.D. Applied Linguistics, (1987) University of Texas at Austin

Selected Publications

  • Motifs: An Introduction to French. Holt Rinehart Winston, 1997 (with Margaret Ann Kassen)
  • Motifs: Student Resource Manual. Holt Rinehart Winston, 1997 (with Margaret Ann Kassen)
  • Actualités Vidéo. Holt Rinehart Winston, 1990 (with Catherine Weibe)