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 Linguistics and Literature. Prior to joining Rice, she taught Korean at Johns Hopkins University at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. Her research interest includes Korean language pedagogy, intercultural communication, technology-enhanced language learning, and innovative curriculum and assessment design. At Rice, she is a Brown Associate and Faculty Sponsor for Korean International Student Association and Korean Student Association. She is also a recipient of Brown Teaching Grant in 2017, 2018 and Teaching Innovation Fund in 2017.

office: 112 Rayzor Hall
email: jayoung.song@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 in the Center for Languages and Intercultural Communications, School of Humanities

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

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