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Kimberly Hansen

Kimberly Hansen

Graduate Assistant Lecturer


Biography:

Kimberly (Kim) Hansen has been teaching English for 9 years. She received her bachelor’s degree in English in 2010 from St. Norbert College and her my master’s degree in Applied Linguistics and TESOL in 2016 from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She first taught English as a foreign language as a United States Peace Corps Volunteer in Cabo Verde and Mozambique. She also taught ESL to International Teaching Assistants United States, to high school students in Brazil, and at an intensive English program at Universidad del Norte in Barranquilla, Colombia. Most recently in 2019, she taught pre-service English teachers at the local university in Lubango, Angola through an English Language fellowship with the U.S. Department of State. Her research interests include second language writing, multilingualism, and issues of migration and identity in language learners. In addition to English, she speaks Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, and Spanish.