Research Interest: Second Language Acquisition; Hybrid language instruction; Spoken French
Kim Jansma is a Senior Lecturer and Language Program Director for the UCLA Department of French & Francophone Studies. She earned a B.A. in French & European Studies from Pitzer College and a Ph.D. in Applied Linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. Her interest in second language acquisition was kindled while she was teaching English as a foreign language in the Democratic Republic of Congo to multilingual students as a Peace Corps volunteer. Before joining the faculty at UCLA in 1990, she was an assistant professor of French at the University of Oregon. Her research and teaching includes second language acquisition, French linguistics, and curriculum development. She is a co-author of Motifs: An Introduction to French 6th edition (Cengage Learning, 2016) and principle author of Atelier (Cengage Learning, publication date: 2018).