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Katherine BevinsKatherine Bevins

Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
First Year Course Manager
26D Alumni Memorial Building

Phone: (865) 974-2311
E-Mail: knelso13@utk.edu


Katherine hails from the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, where she completed her B.A. with a double major in French and Youth Ministry at King College in Bristol, TN. She then received her M.A. in French Literature from the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, TN. During graduate school, she also completed a three-month internship in Normandy with the Jacques Lefevre Institute. Her thesis Is it really all downhill after Puberty?; The Critical Period Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition – A review of the literature compiles the results from studies that have been conducted in the last 10 years over the critical period hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition. For the past three years, she has been working on hybrid course development in the 100-level French language program.

  • M.A. in French, University of Tennessee 2012
  • B.A. in French and Youth Ministry, King College, 2010
  • 2012-Present, Lecturer in French and Francophone Studies
  • 2011-2012 – Graduate Teaching Assistant

Is it really all downhill after Puberty?; The Critical Period Hypothesis in Second Language Acquisition – A review of the literature

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