Jayoung Song received her Ph.D. in Foreign Language Education from the University of Texas at Austin. Her dissertation focused on comparing a face-to-face and virtual world environment for measuring second language learners’ interactional competence. She also holds a M.A. in Foreign Language Education and B.A. in English Literature and Linguistics. Prior to joining Rice, she taught Korean at Johns Hopkins University at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. She was also a foreign language instructor at various places including UT Austin, Korean Culture Center/Consulate, Austin Korean School, etc. Her research interest includes Korean language pedagogy, intercultural communication, technology-enhanced language learning, assessment of interactional competence, innovative curriculum design, and online learning. At Rice, she is a Brown Associate and Faculty Sponsor for Korean International Student Association and Korean Student Association.


office: 112 Rayzor Hall
phone: 713.348.5128
email: jayoung.song@rice.edu
website: jayoungs.rice.edu


The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2011 – Fall 2015
Ph.D., Foreign Language Education
Dissertation: Comparing face-to-face and virtual world group oral tests

The University of Texas at Austin, Fall 2008 – Aug 20010
M.A., Foreign Language Education
Thesis: The effects of anxiety on Korean ESL learners’ reading strategy use and comprehension and reading comprehension

Academic Position

Rice University, Houston
Fall 2016 – Present  Lecturer and Korean program coordinator in Center for Languages and Intercultural Communications, School of Humanities

Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore
Fall 2014 – Spring 2016  Lecturer in Center for Language Education, School of Arts and Sciences

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