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Kimberly Urbanski

Title: Associate Professor


Department: Applied Linguistics

Areas of Expertise

Sociocultural Theory, L2 Literacy, Gesture, Cognitive Linguistics, Systemic Functional Linguistics


PhD, Applied Linguistics, The Pennsylvania State University
MA, French, Concentration in Teaching, University of Massachusetts Amherst
BA, Teaching of French, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Professional Publications & Contributions

Additional Information

Kimberly Buescher’s research focuses on applications of sociocultural theory to developing literacy, understanding and use of prepositions in French, and gestures.

Classes Taught

APLING 611 Methods and Materials in Foreign Language Education 
APLING 612 Integrating Culture into the Language Curriculum 
APLING 669 Writing Theories in Second Language Instruction 
APLING 673 Teaching Reading in the Bilingual/ESL Classroom
APLING 696 Independent Study 
APLING 703 Applied Linguistics Research Methods 
APLING 707 Language and Pedagogy Research 
APLING 891 Qualifying Paper Seminar 
APLING 892 Dissertation Proposal Seminar 

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