Definition of Jespersen in English:

Jespersen

proper noun

  • Otto (1860–1943), Danish philologist, grammarian, and educationist; full name Jens Otto Harry Jespersen. He promoted the use of the “direct method” in language teaching. Notable works: "How to Teach a Foreign Language" (1904) and "Modern English Grammar" (1909–49)

Pronunciation:

Jespersen

/ˈyespərsən//ˈjespərsən/