I pursue questions related to how English and Korean are learned, taught, and assessed as additional languages, in an effort to value and promote linguistic and cultural equity and diversity in a multilingual and multicultural society. In so doing, I have been taking a problem-oriented approach, drawing on my practice and experience, and contributing to solving the problem. As a consequence, my research endeavors have been transdisciplinary in nature, utilizing the varying research tools available in social sciences, e.g., (quasi)experiment, interview, matched-guise, and survey. In addition to the pursuit of linguistics applied to education, I have been actively involved in the professional community by serving as an Editorial Board member for the Journal of Language, Identity, and Education (Routledge) and TESOL Journal (Wiley), as a Member-at-Large for the Midwestern Association of Language Testers, and as a reviewer for peer-reviewed academic journals in the field.
346Assessment And Testing In English As Second Language
540Seminar In Linguistics & Language Study
Second language (L2) instruction, learning and assessment; bilingualism and biliteracy; individual differences in L2 learning; L2 reading and writing; language attitudes; intercultural communication