I am passionate about understanding what language means and does to the individuals in a globalizing world. Conversing and exploring most effective ways of learning and teaching language are even more fascinating.
I enjoy greatly working with the students at MIIS because their eyes light up when I talk about what I am passionate about (above mentioned). It is cool to be a professor in a place like MIIS where all students, faculty, and staff truly embrace and cherish diversity, peace, and international citizenship.
Second/Foreign language teacher education
Second language acquisition
Research in learner identity and agency
Second language academic literacy development
• Co-authored the fourth edition of Teaching by Principles (2015, published by Pearson Education) with Dr. H. Douglas Brown, which is a widely acclaimed methodology text used in language teacher education programs around the world.
• Recent refereed conference presentations:
Hedgcock, J. S., & Lee, H. (2014, August). Exploring a genre-based approach to second language teacher education. Paper presented at the AILA World Congress, Brisbane, Australia.
Hedgcock, J. S., & Lee, H. (2014, March). Building genre knowledge in reflective practice. Paper presented at the TESOL Convention, Portland, OR.
Lee, H. (2014, March). "Putting agency first": The underlying principle of language pedagogy. Paper presented at the American Association of Applied Linguistics, Portland, OR.
• Nominated for the 2011 Leslie Eliason Excellence in Teaching Award at MIIS
• Instructor, Fulbright English for Graduate Studies, MIIS: Taught “Graduate Writing for Specific Purposes for Engineers” and “Public Speaking for Academic Purposes”
• Instructor, Custom Language Service (CLS), MIIS: Taught Korean language course
• Adjunct Faculty, Department of English and Communication, College of Saint Elizabeth, New Jersey, USA: Taught academic listening and speaking skills for international students (Levels 2 and 3)
• English Teacher, Family Literacy Program, University Settlement Society of New York, New York, USA: Taught intensive ESL courses to adult immigrants (ages between 20 to 65) in the Lower East Side of Manhattan in NY as a part of Family Literacy Program of University Settlement
• English Instructor/Tester, Language Centre at the University of L’Aquila, L’Aquila, Italy: Taught English language courses (level B1, B1+, B2) based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for Languages of the European Council; Conducted English level tests such as PET (Preliminary English Test) and FCE (First Certificate in English) following CEFR
• Pedagogy Consultant/Language Teacher Trainer, Foreign Language Institute of Ottawa (FLIO), Ottawa, Ontario, Canada: Supervised instructors of Arabic, Asian and African languages at FLIO: FLIO offers 43 different foreign language training programs for the diplomatic corps and Members of Parliament of Canada collaborating with the Canadian Foreign Service Institute (CFSI)
• Korean Instructor/Tester, Foreign Language Institute of Ottawa, Ottawa, Ontario: Taught Korean language and culture to Canadian diplomats at CFSI; Designed training plans for Korean language courses; Administered two major language tests of CFSI (the social integration proficiency test & the professional proficiency test)
Ph.D. in Second Language Education, McGill University, Montreal, Canada
M.A. in Applied Linguistics, Carleton University, Ottawa, Canada
B.A. in English Language Education, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea
Brown, H. D., & Lee, H. (2015). Teaching by principles: An interactive approach to language pedagogy (4th ed). White Plains, NY: Pearson Education
Lee, H. (2013). Review of Language teaching research and language pedagogy, by Rod Ellis (2012), Studies of Second Language Acquisition, 35 (3), 562-564.
Lee, H. & Maguire, M.H. (2011). International students and identity: Resisting dominant ways of writing and knowing in academe. In D. Starke-Meyerring, A. Paré, N. Artemeva, M. Horne, & L. Yousoubova (Eds.), Writing in knowledge societies (pp.351-370). West Lafayette, IN: Parlor Press and WAC Clearinghouse.
Lee, H. (2010). A sociocultural analysis of Korean siblings’ English literacy development. The Journal of the Research Institute of Korean Education, 27(1), 51-70.
Lee, H. (2008). Learner agency and identity in second language writing. ITL International Journal of Applied Linguistics, 156, 109-128.
Lee, H. (2007). Korean students’ perceptions of identities and cultural capital. Sociolinguistic Studies, 1(1), 107-129.
Courses offered in the past four years.
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▹ indicates offered in the upcoming term[s]
EDUC8500 - Principls/Practcs Lang Tchng I
Provides an overview of language teaching and learning principles from both historic and current perspectives. Illustrates application of teaching principles through practical examples.
Spring 2016 - MIIS, Spring 2017 - MIIS
LING8531 - Pedagogical Grammar in FLT
This course is designed to provide teachers of different languages with opportunities to investigate and practice pedagogical subject matter knowledge and grammar teaching strategies in the language that they teach. There will be a number of different languages represented in the class, which will afford multiple opportunities to explore, investigate, and share a variety of pedagogical perspectives and linguistic experiences.
The course will combine a focus on recent theoretical approaches to grammar (cognitive grammar, construction grammar, systemic – functional grammar) with innovative and practical approaches to teaching and learning in an authentic, action-based and interaction-rich setting.
Spring 2016 - MIIS
LING8630 - Second Language Acquisition ▹
Surveys, in seminar format, research in second-language learning relating to language teaching and learning. Discusses the role of affective variables, interaction, learner strategies, and learner factors in the language acquisition process. Prerequisite: Language Analysis
Spring 2016 - MIIS, Spring 2017 - MIIS, Fall 2017 - MIIS
LING8640 - Applied Linguistics Research
Requires original research to be conducted by the student on issues such as language attitudes, cultural variables, language learning, or other topics from sociolinguistics and second language acquisition. Introduces a range of research methods, including exposure to various data collection and analysis procedures in both the qualitative and quantitative research traditions.
Spring 2017 - MIIS
LING8670 - Applied Linguistics Capstone ▹
The Applied Linguistics Capstone is designed to help TESOL/TFL students refine their skills as applied linguistics professionals. Course participants will develop either a curriculum project, a, empirical research report, or an assessment tool, using original data that they have collected and analyzed. The course also aims to induce students to reflect on their previous coursework, as well as explore and clarify their future plans for careers as language teaching professionals.
Applied Linguistics Capstone Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Understand processes of inquiry relevant to language education
Plan research activities for designing curriculum and language instruction, assessment, or empirical investigation
Execute data collection procedures
Analyze data using appropriate quantitative and qualitative methods
Synthesize and report findings clearly, convincingly, and creatively for a professional audience
Apply research skills in educational settings
Fall 2017 - MIIS