Hyang Lee

Hyang Lee

Hyang Lee

Assistant Professor

Language assessment, Task-based language teaching, Teaching pronunciation

Dr. Hyang Lee holds a Ph.D. in Korean linguistics and a M.Ed. in teaching Korean as a foreign language from Ewha Womans University. Prof. Lee has been teaching 100-, 200-, and 300-level Korean courses at George Mason University, Korea. Her research interests are language assessment, task-based language teaching and language attitude. Prof. Lee was the recipient of the ‘Excellent Professor in Teaching Award’ at the University of Seoul from 2011 to 2013.

Selected Publications

Hyang, L. (2018). A Study on Non-Native Pre-Service Teachers’ Scoring Pattern in Korean Speaking Test. Studies in Linguistics 48, pp. 321-340.

Hyang, L. (2017). An Empirical Study to Rethink the Goals and Components of Teaching Korean Language Pronunciation. Journal of Korean Language Education 28-3, pp. 105-126.

Hyang L. (2017). A Study on Pronunciation Assessment (Research Book Series), Ewha Womans University Multicultural Center, Jisikkwa kyoyang Press: Seoul, Korea.

Hyang, L. (2016). A Comprehensive Study on the Language Attitudes of Native Korean Speakers toward Foreign Accented Non-native Korean Speakers. Journal of the International Network for Korean Language and Culture 13-3, pp. 199-229.

Hyang, L. (2016). Analysis of Examinee Attitudes Toward Computer Based Speaking Assessment – Analysis of Face Validity through Comparing with Face-to-Face Oral Interview Assessment-. Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language 45, pp. 305-330.

Expanded Publication List

Yu-Mi, K., Seon-ung, Y., & Hyang, L. (2019). Study on the development of Korean textbooks for multi-cultural families. Urimal 57, pp. 153-186.

Hyang, L., Miji, J., & Hyeyong, L. (2019). A Study on the features of discourse depending on the discourse competence in REQUEST task - A preliminary study for grading scale development in data-driven approach. Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language 52, pp. 253-288

Hyeyong, L., & Hyang, L. (2018). A Basic Study on the Development of a Grading Scale of Discourse Competence in Korean Speaking Assessment: Focusing on the Scale of ‘REFUSAL’ Task. Journal of Korean Language Education 29-3, pp. 255-292.

Hyang, L., Seon-ung, Y., & Yu mi, K. (2018). Analysis of the Needs and Status of Korean Textbook Usage for Multicultural Family. Korean Language & Literary Research 46-2, pp. 359-382.

Hyang, L., & Hye Rim K. (2017). A Study on the Language Attitudes of Korean Language Learners Toward Pronunciation. The Language and Culture 13-3, pp. 221-237.

Hye Yong L., & Hyang, L. (2015). A Basic Study on the Development of Grading Scale Description in Korean Speaking Assessment-Focusing on the Functional Phase of Speech Sample Analysis Using Discourse Analysis. The Journal of Studies in Language 31-2, pp. 451-478.

Hyang, L. (2014). An Investigation of the differences between Novice teachers, Experienced Teachers and Non-Teacher Native Speakers in Evaluation of Korean Language Learners’ Speech. Journal of Korean Language Education 25-4, pp. 163-188.

Hyang, L. (2013). Raters' Rating Patterns on a Pronunciation Criteria in Speaking Assessment -Focusing on Rater’s Experience and Major-. Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language, 39, pp. 213-245.

Hyang, L. (2013). Investigating the Relationship Among Accuracy, Fluency, Intelligibility and Comprehensibility Criterion in Pronunciation Assessment. The Language and Culture 9-3, pp. 221-243.

Hyang, L. (2012). A Study on the Optimal Conditions in the Rating of Pronunciation Scale for Speaking Performance Assessment - Using Generalizability Theory-. Journal of Korean Language Education 23-2, pp. 301-329.

Hyang, L. (2012). A Study on the Scoring Reliability in Pronunciation Scale for Speaking Performance Assessment-Using Many-facet Rasch Model-, Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language 37, pp. 325-355.

Hyang, L. (2002). Study on the Development of the Teaching Korean Pronunciation Textbook for Chinese learners. Journal of Teaching Korean Language 1, pp. 97-119. China. 

Grants and Fellowships

2019 Development of Korean Language Textbooks and Assessment tools for Immigrants, King Se Jong Institute Foundation. (Co-Investigator & Co-Author)

2018 Field Application and Utilization of Korean Language Textbooks for Multi-cultural Family, National Institute of Korean Language. (Co-Investigator & Project Manager)

2017 Developing Korean language Textbooks for Multi-cultural Family, National Institute of Korean Language. (Co-Investigator & Co-Author)

Courses Taught

KORE 110 Elementary Korean
KORE 201 Intermediate Korean I
KORE 210 Intermediate Korean
KORE 250 Gateway Advanced Korean
KORE 305 Business Korean
KORE 321 Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture

Education

Ph.D.  in Korean linguistics, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea)
M.Ed. in teaching Korean as a foreign language, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea)
B.A. in Korean language and literature, Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea)

Recent Presentations

Hyang, L. & Hye Yong, L. (2019). A study on the features of discourse depending on the discourse competence in REFUSAL task: A preliminary study for grading scale development in data-driven approach. Paper presented at the American Association of Teachers of Korean: 24th Annual Conference and Professional Development Workshop, University of Minnesota Twin Cities, June 20-22, 2019.