Eric Jensen

eric jensen

Position Title
Lecturer in Spanish

115 Sproul Hall
Bio

ADVISER(S)

Dr. Robert J. Blake
 

EDUCATION AND DEGREE(S)

  • PhD in Spanish Linguistics, 2017, University of California, Davis
  • MATESOL, 2016, University of California, Davis
  • MA in Spanish Linguistics, 2013, University of California, Davis
  • BS in Psychology, 2004, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
     

RESEARCH INTEREST(S)

  • Formulaic language
  • L2 vocabulary learning
  • Second Language Acquisition
     

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

  • Teaching Assistant Consultant (2015-2017)
  • Associate Instructor at UC Davis, (2012-Present)
  • Writing Department Mentor Teacher, Breakthrough Sacramento (2012-2014)
  • Spanish and History Teacher, KIPP Public Schools (2008-2010)
  • Teach for America Corps Member, 2006-2008, Rio Grande Valley, Texas
     

SELECTED ACADEMIC PRESENTATIONS

  • Exploring Transparency: The Comprehension of Collocations in a Spanish Classrom. Arizona State University Hispanic & Luso-Brazilian Linguistics Conference. March 24-25, 2017. 
  • Teaching Writing in a Foreign Language: Three Approaches. UC Davis Language Center (invited panelist). June 2nd, 2016.
  • The Acquisition of L2 Collocations and Idioms in an Advanced Spanish Classroom. UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, May 20th, 2016.
  • What's in a Phrase? Designing Collocation Lists for L2 Instruction. UC Davis Symposium on Language Research, May 22nd, 2015.
  • Greater than the sum of its parts: L2 learners' (mis)comprehension of Spanish collocations. UC Davis Samuel G. Armistead Graduate Student Colloquium, October 17th, 2014. 
     

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

HONORS AND AWARDS

  • Recipient, TA Consultant Fellowship, 2015-2017
  • Recipient, Dissertation Writing Fellowship, Fall Quarter 2016