Penn State Penn State: College of the Liberal Arts

Jayoung Song

Assistant Professor of Korean
201 Old Botany Building
Office Phone: (814) 867-3260
Jayoung Song


B.A., English Linguistics & Literature, Kyung Hee University, Korea
M.A., Foreign Language Education, The University of Texas at Austin
Ph.D., Foreign Language Education, The University of Texas at Austin


Jayoung Song is Assistant Professor of Korean, who specializes in Korean applied linguistics. Prior to joining Penn State, she had held positions of Korean lecturer and language coordinator at Rice University and Johns Hopkins University. Her research focuses on Korean applied linguistics, computer-assisted language learning, intercultural communication, and second language reading, all of which she incorporates in her teaching. Dr. Song has published articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Language Learning and Technology, Recall, The Korean Language in America, and Linguistic Research. Currently, she is working on a project, ‘Developing Korean language and culture curriculum with virtual reality and augmented reality’, which is funded by Academy of Korean Studies. She also works with International Baccalaureate as a principle examiner, test rater, and foreign language assessment developer of Korean language.