Jessica Briggs Baffoe-Djan is Departmental Lecturer in Second Language Acquisition and Course Director of the MSc Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition (ALSLA). A member of the Applied Linguistics and English Medium Instruction research groups, Jessica lectures and supervises on the MSc ALSLA, the MSc Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching (ALLT), the MSc Learning & Teaching (MLT), and the DPhil Education.
Prior to pursuing an academic career Jessica worked as an English language teacher for over a decade both in the UK and overseas. She holds an MSc in Applied Linguistics & Second Language Acquisition, an MSc in Educational Research Methodology, a DPhil in Education and a PGDip in Learning & Teaching in Higher Education, all from the University of Oxford.
Jessica’s academic interests derive from a situated cognitivist theoretical perspective and centre on non-instructed second language learning among adults. She is particularly interested in second language acquisition/development/use in informal contexts of learning; English-medium instruction (EMI); study abroad; second language lexical development; and language learner strategies. Her research is currently funded by EMI Oxford and the British Council.
Jessica is a Junior Research Fellow of Kellogg College, a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Executive Committee of the British Association for Applied Linguistics (BAAL).