Jonathan Klassen, Associate Professor
Ph.D., English Studies, Specialization in Children’s Literature, Illinois State University, USA
I teach language training classes as well as classes in children’s literature and the Bible as literature. I encourage my students to be practical about their learning, to ask questions, and to consider the purpose of all the schoolwork they do. I enjoy working with motivated students who care about learning for its own sake, and who work at improving themselves and their English within and outside of class. My greatest joy as a teacher is to see students express and defend original, meaningful ideas. Professionally, I’m interested in children’s literature and biblical literature, narrative theory, second language learning, and various ways in which the disciplines of English intersect.
Specialized fields: Children’s and Adolescent Literature, Narrative Theory, Second/Foreign Language Acquisition
Office: Q102 (ext. 6505)