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Amanda Huensch received her Ph.D. from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and joined the faculty in the Department of World Languages at the University of South Florida in 2013.
Dr. Huensch’s research interests include second language acquisition and pedagogy, phonology and phonetics, oral language assessment, and language-in-interaction. Her current research investigates the relationship between perception and production in the acquisition of second language phonology, the development of L2 fluency, and best practices for ESL pronunciation pedagogy.
In the Department of World Languages, Dr. Huensch is an assistant professor in the Applied Linguistics/ TESL M.A. Program and the Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator for the Linguistics Minor. She teaches courses such as LIN 5700 (Applied Linguistics), LIN 4721 (Second Language Acquisition), TSL 5372 (Curriculum and Instruction), LIN 6270 (Second Language Acquisition) and LIN 6932 (Sound System of English).
In her free time, Dr. Huensch enjoys playing trivia, baking, knitting, and watching reality television.