Dr Min Jung Jee

Lecturer

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
m.jee@uq.edu.au
+61 7 336 52681

Overview

I have a PhD in Applied Linguistics, specialising in Foreign Language Education, from the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, I designed/coordinated and taught English to all levels of students in different class sizes at public and private schools/institutions in South Korea for about 10 years. After moving to the US, I designed/coordinated and taught Korean courses at the University of Texas at Austin in various contexts: from beginner to advanced levels of proficiency; classes from less than 10 students up to 30 students; and differing cultural/linguistic backgrounds (e.g., American students, European students, and Asian students) for 5 years. After joining the Korean Program at UQ, I have coordinated and taught all levels of Korean language courses and I was awarded Fellow rank from the Higher Education Academy in 2019.

My research work and outputs (publications, presentations, and grants) can be placed within the umbrella-branch of Applied Linguistics called Language Pedagogy. Within this interdisciplinary and practical field, I have mainly focused on Learner Affect (e.g., motivation, anxiety, beliefs and attitudes), Heritage Language Learners (in the US and in Australia), and Technology-Assisted Language Learning (esp. synchronous online communication for developing intercultural communication) from a pedagogical perspective. Recently, I have worked on Korean heritage speakers’ heritage language proficiency and language anxiety (i.e., heritage language anxiety and majority language anxiety) experienced by the three generations of Korean in Australia supported by Competitive Research Grant from the Academy of Korean Studies. I also conducted research on foreign language anxiety experienced by Korean as a foreign language learners in Australia, focusing on the causes and overcoming strategies, supported by UQ Early Career Research grant. I am very keen to expand my research areas into the whole immigrant/ethnic groups in Australia in terms of their heritage language maintenance/shift/loss and causes and effects of language anxiety in their daily life contexts.

Research Interests

  • Affect in language learning/language learner differences
    motivation, anxiety, beliefs, attitudes in learning a foreign/second language
  • Language anxiety in immigrant contexts
    issues on heritage language anxiety and majority anxiety experienced by immigrants
  • Telecollaboration/Intercultural competence in foreign language learning
    developing/enhancing intercultural competence through online synchronous communication
  • Heritage language maintenance
    issues related to heritage language maintenance/shift/loss in Korean community in Australia
  • Bilingual/multilingual education
  • Language textbook analysis

Qualifications

  • PhD, Texas Austin
  • Master in English Education, Cath.Korea

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Publications

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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

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Possible Research Projects

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