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Jessica L. Sturm

Jessica L. Sturm

Chair of French // SLC

Associate Professor // French // SLC

Associate Professor // Linguistics // SIS

Associate Professor // SLC

Associate Professor // SIS

Research focus:
French and Second Language Acquisition

Curriculum vitae

Office and Contact

Room: SC 186

Office hours: "Professor Sturm is working remotely during the 2020-2021 academic year. Please email her at with any requests or inquiries. She is not in her office to receive your call."


Phone: (765) 496-9692


Fall 2018:  Film in the L2 Classroom

Ph.D., French, Second Language Acquisition/Teacher Education, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

About Me

I love to read, watch films, play tennis, run, cook, bake, travel, and I have three crazy cats. I like to watch tennis, soccer, and baseball (Detroit Tigers!). My grandfather was a Purdue alumnus, Class of 1942.

I have had the opportunity for several years to work with students applying for Fulbright English Teaching Assistantships abroad, and it is fascinating to see what students have already accomplished and what their plans for the future are.  In French, I love seeing students engage with the culture.  And I greatly enjoy working with graduate students, preparing them for their careers.

My research is about teaching and learning French pronunciation, and my favorite classes to teach are French Pronunciation and French Food Culture, with embedded Spring Break Study Abroad!




Second Language Acquisition; French as a foreign language; L2 pronunciation; 

Teaching interests:  French, French phonetics and pronunciation, second language acquisition, pedagogy; French food culture; French sporting culture.

Research interests:  L2 French pronunciation, classroom language acquisition, technology in the L2 classroom