Dr. Song, Assistant Professor in English and TESOL, receives the ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) Research Priorities Award. Her research project documents and characterizes foreign language learners’ writing practices in various contexts. It particularly focuses on the relationship between writing practices in and outside the classroom and their development of writing proficiency and membership in the target language communities.
She has conducted survey and interviews with students at five different universities in the U.S. and in South Korea. Currently, she is conducting a case study with H. Lee (Georgia State) at Emory University, investigating foreign language learners’ writing practices both in formal and informal contexts. The results of her project will be presented at The Research Plenary at the ACTFL 2014 convention.
Dr. Song is the chair of CISR committee on campus and the Conference Chair of the 2013 KYTESOL (Kentucky Teacher of English for Speakers of Other Languages) conference.