Definition of Jespersen, Otto in English:

Jespersen, Otto

proper noun

  • (1860–1943), Danish philologist, grammarian, and educationist; full name Jens Otto Harry Jespersen. He promoted the use of the ‘direct method’ in language teaching with the publication of his theoretical work How to Teach a Foreign Language (1904). Other notable works: Modern English Grammar (1909–49).

Pronunciation:

Jespersen, Otto

/ˈjɛspəs(ə)n/