Jocelly Meiners

Jocelly Meiners
Title: Writer
Education: University of Texas at Austin
Expertise: Spanish language learning tools, French language learning tools, Spanish and French grammar and language acquisition
  • Lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin.
  • Instructor of college-level Spanish language courses since 2008.
  • Has a Ph.D. in Hispanic linguistics.


Jocelly Meiners, Ph.D. is a lecturer in the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin. She has taught Spanish language courses at the college level since 2008, with a current specialization in courses for Heritage Spanish learners. 

Jocelly has been writing for ThoughtCo since 2019. She has penned articles on French and Spanish grammar and verb conjugations and about Spanish and French language learning tools, such as best tutoring services, online lessons, books, apps, and podcasts.


Dr. Meiners earned her Ph.D. in Hispanic linguistics and her M.A. in French linguistics from the University of Texas at Austin. She also holds a B.A. in French and astronomy.

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