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 all levels of Korean courses since the opening of George Mason University Korea in 2014. Prof. Lee’s research interests include language testing and assessment as well as general applied linguistics. She is particularly interested in second language pronunciation and discourse assessment. Prof. Lee is also working on developing a nationally recognized Korean proficiency test and she is participating in various research projects related to Korean language education and culture. Prof. Lee was the recipient of the ‘Excellent Professor in Teaching Award’ at the University of Seoul from 2011 to 2013.
Hyang, L. (2021). Developing a Scoring Rubric for Assessing Discourse Competence through a Performance Decision Tree Approach. Journal of the International Network for Korean Language and Culture 18-1. pp.185-216.
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.
Expanded Publication List
Eunho, K.,Yunjin,L., Hyang,L., Hyojeong,L., Songhwa H. & Kyoungsook, O. (2023) Directions of Development of Proficiency Assessment of Korean Language for Specific Purposes -Based on Expert In-Depth Interviews, Korean Language and Literature in International Context 98, pp. 461-484.
Jeong ah, P. & Hyang, L. (2021). A Study on the AI Chatbot Builder Utilization for Korean Language Education, Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language 63, pp. 51-91.
Hyang, L., & Hae Yong, L. (2020). Features Dependent on the Learners’ Discourse Competence: Development of a rating scale description in a speaking test. Korean Language Education 169, pp. 321-360.
Young, Y., Eun-ji, C., Mira, C., Hyang, L.,&Yun-jin, L. (2020). A Study on Development of Korean Language Textbook for Marriage Immigrants before Entry to Korea. Language Facts and Perspectives, pp. 171-200.
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., & Hae Yong, 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 a data-driven approach. Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language 52, pp. 253-288
Hae Yong, 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.
Hyang L. (2017). A Study on Pronunciation Assessment (Research Book Series), Ewha Womans University Multicultural Center, Jisikkwa Kyoyang Press: Seoul, Korea.
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.
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.
Hae 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.
[ Books ]
Hyang L.(2017).A Study on Pronunciation Assessment (Research Book Series), Ewha Womans University Multicultural Center, Jisikkwa kyoyang Press: Seoul, Korea.
Hyang L. (2009) Korean Grammar Activities, Language Plus: Seoul, Korea. ISBN-13 9788955188202 / ISBN-10 895518820X (Co-Author)
Hyang L. (2008) Basic Korean for the Married Immigrant Women (Teacher’s Guidebook), Ministry of Gender Equality & Family.
Hyang L. (2004) Korean Vocabularies for Chinese learner, Ewha Womans University Press: Seoul, Korea. ISBN: 6108973005696
Jing Zhe S. & Hyang L. (2004) the First Step for Learning Chinese Language, Crejio Communications Press: Seoul, Korea. ISBN: 9788990876027|
Grants and Fellowships
[ Recent Grants]
2023 Operating and Executing Overseas Korean Language Rater Training Program, King Sejong Institute Foundation. (Project Grant: Co-PI)
2022 Development of Sejong Korean Language Assessment (SKA), King Sejong Institute Foundation. (Project Grant: Co-PI)
2021 Study on the Development of Sejong Korean proficiency speaking assessment: Advanced Level, King Sejong Institute Foundation. (Project Grant: Co-PI)
2021 Development and dissemination of Korean language textbooks for elementary and secondary schools abroad, Ministry of Education. (Project Grant: Co-PI, Senior-researcher, Co-Author)
2021 Development of "2021 Online Training Course for Teachers of Overseas HANGEUL SCHOOLs", Overseas Koreans Foundation. (Project Grant: Co-PI)
KORE 110 Elementary Korean
KORE 201 Intermediate Korean I
KORE 202 Intermediate Korean II
KORE 301 Advanced Korean Language and Culture
KORE 305 Business Korean
KORE 321 Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture
KORE 332 Special Topics in Advanced Korean Speaking
KORE 410 Korean Linguistics
KORE 490 Internship in Korean Studies
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)
Hyang, L & Jung A, P. (2021) Development of AI Chatbot for the Korean Language Education, Paper presented at the 52nd Annual Conference: The International Association of Korean Language Education, April 17, 2021.
Hyang, L. (2020) New model for online evaluation of Korean language education-Focusing on the development of self-assessment tool, Paper presented at the 2020 World Congress Of Korean Language. Youtube: Link, Dec. 21-23, 2020.