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 technology-enhanced language learning, assessment of interactional competence, innovative curriculum design, and online learning. In addition to teaching, she serves as a head examiner and rater of Korean subject at International Baccalaureate. At Rice, she is a Brown Associate and Faculty Sponsor for Korean Student Association.