Jennifer Wagner



Doctor of Philosophy
University of South Australia
Concentration: Applied Linguistics
Thesis: Variation in the Lexicon of French Language Textbooks


January 2015
(submission of thesis)
Adelaide, Australia

Master of Arts
Oakland University
Concentration: Linguistics
Certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language
Thesis: Grammatical Morpheme Acquisition in English as a Foreign Language Learners
Overall GPA: 3.90


August 2007
Rochester, MI

Bachelor of Arts
University of Michigan-Flint
Majors: French & Linguistics and French & International Studies
Minor: International Studies
Overall GPA: 3.94


May 2004
Flint, MI

Special Program in French as a Foreign
or Second Language

Université Laval
Overall GPA: 4.0


August 2003
Québec City, QC


Introduction to Linguistics, The Structure of English, History of the English Language, Second Language Acquisition, Linguistic Analysis, Introduction to Syntax, Introduction to Phonology, Phonetic Theory, Comparative Phonetics, The Biology of Language, French Conversation and Composition, Advanced French Grammar, Laboratory of French Phonology, Understanding the French-Speaking World, Vocabulary of Québécois French, Introduction to Francophone African Literature, Survey of French Literature: 1800 to Present, Beginning Spanish, Beginning German, Reading German, Introduction to Cultural Anthropology, World Civilizations to 1600, World Civilizations since 1600, African Cultures, International Relations, Cross-Cultural Communication, Teaching English as a Second Language, Theory and Practice in Language Testing, Teaching ESL Practicum


Second language acquisition
Lexical approach to foreign language pedagogy
Computer-assisted language learning / ICT
Self-study, learner autonomy, distance learning/teaching
Realia and authenticity in language learning materials
Stylistic variation, discourse particles, informal language
Oral comprehension and pronunciation of French
Collocations and corpus linguistics
Bilingualism and multilingualism


French Instructor
University of South Australia

February - June 2012

· Author of several foreign language tutorials, interactive exercises, and e-books
· Created informal French educational videos and podcast
· Designed English as Second Language lesson plans for use in French schools


December 1997 - present

English Lecturer
Université de Savoie
· Taught vocabulary and oral expression using a multimedia laboratory system
· Improved interactive activities and exercises by integrating audio
· Monitored English phonetics and French to English translation laboratories


October 2008 - September 2010
Chambéry, France

English Language Assistant
French National Department of Education
· Lead conversation classes for French secondary school students
· Provided concentrated instruction in pronunciation, culture and oral expression
· Worked with students in five different schools in the Grenoble school district


October 2006 - April 2008
Annecy, France
Cluses, France

English as a Second Language Instructor
Oakland University
· Instructed advanced-level classes for native speakers of Arabic and Cantonese
· Focused on informal conversation, slang, and idioms of American English
· Helped students in reducing non-native accents


September 2005 - August 2006
Rochester, MI

Linguistics Department Graduate Assistant
Oakland University
· Tutored students in subjects of linguistics and applied language studies
· Evaluated student essays and proctored exams
· Assisted department secretary with clerical duties

August 2005 - April 2006
Rochester, MI

Mentor Tutor Coordinator
Marian E. Wright Writing Center
· Involved in establishing writing centers in high schools
· Taught high school faculty and students tutoring practices
· Supervised mentor tutors at local high schools

July 2004 - April 2005
Flint, MI


Writing Tutor
Marian E. Wright Writing Center
· Tutored academic and professional forms of student writing
· Prepared assignments for developmental writing students
· Performed receptionist and clerical duties

September 2003 - September 2006
Flint, MI

French, German & Linguistics Tutor
Academic Enrichment Center
· Tutored individuals for specific courses
· Helped students to develop more effective study skills
· Assisted students with learning disabilities

September 2003 - May 2004
Flint, MI

Clerical Assistant
Citizens Bank
· Implemented more effective filing system
· Performed daily upload of mortgage files
· Trained and evaluated new employees

June 2000 - September 2003
Flint, MI


Forum Moderator

June 2008 - October 2012

Teacher's Assistant
Seminar in Writing Center Theory and Practice
· Mentored students in practices of tutoring writing
· Led group discussions of tutoring theories
· Participated in mock tutoring sessions

January 2004 - April 2006
Flint, MI

Greater Flint Arts Council
· Acted as model for local photographer
· Provided food service duties at monthly exhibits
· Performed custodial tasks after exhibits

December 2002 - May 2003
Flint, MI


Wagner, J. (2010). French Language Tutorial. Self-published. Available at

Wagner, J. (2011). Say it in French: New Edition. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications.

Wagner, J. (2012). Great French Short Stories of the Twentieth Century: A Dual-Language Book. Mineola, NY: Dover Publications.


· Dean's List, 2000 - 2004
· President's Education Award
· Clio Area Educational Foundation Scholarship
· Michigan Competitive Scholarship
· Michigan Merit Award
· Honors Program Scholarship
· Distinguished Chancellor's Scholarship
· Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Freeman Foreign Language Scholarship
· Ralph M. and Emmalyn E. Freeman Distance Learning Scholarship
· Frances Ann Frazier Student Travel Scholarship
· Blue and Maize Award Nominee
· James A. Angell Scholar
· Oakland University Grant
· Oakland University Scholarship



"Collaboratively Establishing High School Writing Centers to Support the Improvement of Students' Writing Skills." Presented at the 26th Annual Conference of the East Central Writing Center Association. Seton Hill University, Greensburg, Pennsylvania, USA. April 2-3, 2004.

"Tutors, Training and Border Crossings: Beyond the Textual Relationship." Presented at the European Writing Centers Association conference. University of Education, Freiburg, Germany. June 19-22, 2008.

"Vocabulary Coverage of French Textbooks." Presented at the Federation of Associations of Teachers of French in Australia conference. The Vines, Western Australia, Australia. April 1-3, 2012.

Organizing Committee:

11th Annual Michigan Writing Centers Association Ideas Exchange. University of Michigan-Flint. October 4, 2003.

International Conference on English Pronunciation: Issues & Practices. Université de Savoie, Chambéry, France. June 3-5, 2009.


Linguistics Society of America
American Association for Applied Linguistics
European Association for Computer-Assisted Language Learning
University of Michigan - Flint Linguistics Teaching Circle
University of Michigan - Flint International Student Organization
Michigan Foreign Language Association
Phi Sigma Iota International Foreign Language Honor Society
Golden Key International Honor Society
International Writing Center Association
Michigan Writing Center Association


Fluent in French
Working knowledge of Italian
Reading knowledge of German and Spanish
Proficient in Microsoft Office, OpenOffice, Macromedia Dreamweaver & Fireworks, Audacity, Hot Potatoes
Familiar with DigiLab language laboratory software, IDMNet multimedia laboratory system, and Sony Virtuoso Major
Basic knowledge of HTML, CSS and website design

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