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. Prior to joining Rice, she taught Korean at Johns Hopkins University at the introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels. She also worked as a guest lecturer at Korean Culture Center/Consulate in Washington D.C. and a foreign language instructor at the college level and secondary level in the U.S. and in Korea. Her research interest includes technology-enhanced language learning, assessment of interactional competence, innovative curriculum design, and online learning. In addition to teaching, she works as a head examiner and rater of Korean subject at International Baccalaureate.
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