Ph.D. Alumni


Ghinwa Alameen

Assistant Teaching Professor [WLC]

Ghinwa Alameen (2014) is a lecturer of Arabic at Iowa State University. She has also taught classes in ESL and Linguistics. Her research interests include the integration of technology in teaching listening and pronunciation, teaching Arabic as a Foreign Language, online and hybrid course development, instructional material design, and digital literacy. She has published articles in TESOL Journal, The Handbook of English Pronunciation, TESL-EJ and conference proceedings.

Major Professor: John Levis

Dissertation title: The effectiveness of linking instruction on NNS speech perception and production


Zaha Alonazi

Graduate Student [ENGL]

Zaha Alonazi (2019) also holds a BA in Languages and Translation and an MA in Applied Linguistics from King Saud University. She taught English courses for students from various levels, intermediate, high school and college students. She taught listening, reading and speaking in addition to some introductory linguistics courses like semantics, morphology and an introductory course in applied linguistics. She has worked as an English lecturer at Majmma University in Saudi Arabia. Zaha’s major interests include language testing and assessment, second language acquisition, and technology applications in English teaching.


Nawaf Alsallami

Nawaf Alsallami (2017) holds an MA degree in TESOL from the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and a bachelor degree in TEFL from Tabuk University, Saudi Arabia. Nawaf has taught beginner and intermediate EFL classes to elementary-level and college-level students in Saudi Arabia. His research interests include development of CALL materials and integration of CALL into EFL classes.


Mo Chen

Graduate Student [ENGL]

Mo Chen (2019) holds her first masters degree from University of Cincinnati, majoring in TESL and second masters degree from Carnegie Mellon University, majoring in Applied Second Language Acquisition. Before joining ALT program, she taught ESL reading and writing for one semester and Mandarin Chinese for one year at University of Cincinnati. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning, automated writing evaluation and corpus linguistics.


YunDeok Choi

YunDeok Choi (2018) is a lecturer in the Department of English Education at the International Graduate School of English, South Korea, where she teaches Research Methods. YunDeok holds an MA in Second Language Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Manoa and an MS in Linguistic from Georgetown University. Her research interests include ESL/EFL writing and speaking assessment, test development and validation, and L2 acquisition.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Graphic-Prompt Tasks for Assessment of Academic English Writing Ability: An Argument-Based Approach to Investigating Validity


Yoo-Ree Chung

Yoo-Ree Chung (2014) is a lecturer at Yonsei University, South Korea, where she teaches statistics for (applied) linguistics, Korean language assessment, and academic writing. Yoo-Ree holds an MA in linguistics from Yonsei University and another MA in TESL from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. Her research interested in assessing productive grammatical ability in academic ESL writing and speaking assessment.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: A test of productive English grammatical ability in academic writing: Development and validation


Kelly Cunningham

Graduate Student [ENGL]

Kelly Cunningham (2018) is the director of the Graduate Writing Lab in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia. Kelly’s recent work has included UX and Systemic Functional Linguistic perspectives of technology-mediated feedback and corpus & discourse analysis of niche genres related to her undergraduate majors of art and mathematics. Her latest venture is a collaboration that aims to bring CALL research into perspective using bibliometrics. Kelly has presented her work widely and published in several journals including CorporaWriting and Pedagogy, and the Journal of English for Academic Purposes.

Major Professor: Tammy Slater

Dissertation title: Modes of Feedback in ESL Writing: Implications of Shifting from Text to Screencast


Richmond Dzekoe

Richmond Dzekoe (2013) is an assistant professor and director of the ESL and TEFL programs in the Department of Modern Languages at Marietta College, Ohio. Richmond has developed an online course in introduction to computer assisted language learning for the University of Ghana. He also works with Cardinal Turkson Foundation to enhance the quality of English language education for children in rural communities in Ghana. His research focuses on multimodal communication and L2 acquisition, revision in L2 writing, and the interface of digital technology and communication in the Christian church.

Major Professor: Volker Hegelheimer

Dissertation title: Facilitating revision in the English as a second language (ESL) composition classroom through computer-based multimodal composing activities: A case study of composing practices of ESL students


Hui-Hsien Feng

Postdoc Research Associate [ENGL]

Hui-Hsien Feng (2015) is assistant professor at National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology where she teaches sociolinguistics, academic writing, and English communication. Her research interests include computer assisted language learning, second language academic writing, automated writing evaluation, computational linguistics, and corpus linguistics.

Co-Major Professors: Carol Chapelle and Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen

Dissertation title: Designing, Implementing, and evaluating an automated writing evaluation tool for improving EFL graduate students’ abstract writing: A case in Taiwan


Jesse Gleason

Jesse Gleason (2013) is an Assistant Professor at Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, Connecticut, where she teaches transdisciplinarily in programs such as: Bilingual/Multicultural Education & TESOL, Spanish, and Elementary Bilingual Education. She currently coordinates the World Language Secondary Teacher Certification program. Her teaching/research focuses on teacher education, academic literacy development, and technology-mediated language instruction. She regularly presents her research internationally and has published work in journals such as System, Language, Culture & Curriculum, and Language and Education. 

Major Professor: Tammy Slater

Dissertation title: Technology and tasks for bridging the language content gap: Teacher-researcher collaboration in a third-year Spanish writing course


Maja Grgurovic

Maja Grgurovic (2010) is a teaching and learning specialist with the Teaching and Learning Center at Colorado Technical University Online where she does onboarding and training of online faculty in both synchronous and asynchronous modes. Previously, Maja was a faculty member and administrator at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In that role, in addition to teaching MA TESOL students, she administered the student teaching practicum. Maja’s research interests are blended language learning, CALL, language assessment, and teacher education. Maja has published in Language Learning and TechnologyCALICOInnovation in Language Learning and TeachingReCALL, and TESL-EJ.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Technology-enhanced blended language learning in an ESL class: A description of a model and an application of the Diffusion of Innovations theory


Sarah Huffman

Program Coordinator II [G COL]

Sarah Huffman (2015) is the Assistant Director of the Graduate College’s Center for Communication Excellence at Iowa State University. Her research interests include genre analysis and academic writing instruction, best practices for training graduate student writing tutors, and systemic functional linguistic approaches to language development. Currently, Sarah leads CCE’s Graduate Peer Mentor Program and trains graduate students in the development of strategies for critically analyzing and providing constructive feedback on colleagues’ disciplinary writing.

Major Professor: Tammy Slater

Dissertation title: Exploring learner perceptions of and interaction behaviors using the Research Writing Tutor for research article Introduction section draft analysis


Hee Sung (Grace) Jun

Hee Sung (Grace) Jun (2014) is a Senior Researcher at the TEPS Center, Seoul National University, South Korea, where she works on the development and validation of TEPS, TEPS-Speaking & Writing, and i-TEPS. She has also recently taught CALL and TEFL Materials and Methodology at Ewha Womans University. Her research interests are language assessment, second language writing, and CALL. She has presented in these areas at conferences such as LTRC, AALA, MwALT, EUROCALL, TSLL, and PSLLT. Her work has been published in Language Assessment Quarterly and several journals in Korea, including Journal of Educational EvaluationThe Mirae Journal of English Language and Literature, and Secondary English Education.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: A validity argument for the use of scores from a web-search-permitted and web-source-based integrated writing test


Kadir Karakaya

Lecturer [ENGL]

Kadir Karakaya (2017) currently works as an instructional design assistant for Engineering-LAS Online Learning. His primary area of research includes interactionist and sociocultural approaches to instructed Second Language Acquisition. His main research interests are L2 writing, Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), distance learning, and teacher education. His interests also include instructional design, learner training, and task-based language teaching and learning. He has presented at conferences such as TESOL, CALICO, SLRF, and TSLL.


Huong Le

Huong Le (2017) completed her M.A in TESOL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University in 2011 as a beneficiary of the 2009 Fulbright Vietnamese Student Scholarship, and continued to join in the ALT Ph.D program in Fall 2012. Her research interests include Corpus Linguistics, Automatic Evaluation Writing, Curriculum Design, Materials Development, and Formative Language Testing and Assessment. She has taught many ESL courses and two foundational communication courses (ENGL150 and ENGL250) at ISU.


Hye-Won Lee

Hye-Won Lee (2015) is a Senior Research Manager at Cambridge Assessment English. She has built extensive assessment development and validation experience at leading organizations including the Center for Applied Linguistics, Educational Testing Service, and Pearson. Her research interests lie in the areas of domain analysis, innovative assessment tasks, and learning-oriented assessment. Hye-Won has presented her work at regional and international conferences such as AAAL, EuroCALL, LTRC, MwALT and SLRF and language assessment workshops for classroom teachers from various parts of the world.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Innovative assessment tasks for academic English proficiency: An integrated listening-speaking task vs. a multimedia-mediated speaking task


Joo-Young Lee

Joo-Young Lee (2016) is a Senior Test Development Analyst at Pearson. Previously, she taught courses on second language writing assessment, teaching methods of elementary school English, and academic writing at Seoul National University, Busan National University of Education, and Iowa State University. Her primary research interests are in language assessment, automated writing evaluation, academic writing, computer-assisted language learning, and conversation analysis. Her research can be found in Language Testing, Language Learning and Technology, and ReCALL.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Transfer from ESL academic writing to first year composition and other disciplinary courses: An assessment perspective


Jinrong Li

Jinrong Li (2012) is an associate professor in the Department of Writing and Linguistics at Georgia Southern University. Before that, she taught at Iowa State University and Boston University. Her research interests generally run along three main themes: 1) feedback in teaching second language writing, 2) language teaching, technology, and second language instruction, and 3) information literacy and second language writing pedagogy. Since joining Georgia Southern, Jinrong has also started working with researchers in rhetoric and composition, and has developed strong interests in identifying opportunities for productive collaboration between first and second language writing specialists. She has published her work in a variety of journals including Language Learning & Technology, Journal of Second Language Writing, Assessing Writing, CALICO Journal, and International Journal of Computer-Assisted Language Learning & Teaching (IJCALT).

Major Professor: Volker Hegelheimer

Dissertation title: The effects of synchronous text-based computer mediated communication tasks on the development of L2 and academic literacy: A mixed methods study


Zhi Li

Zhi Li (2015) is an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics and Religious Studies at the University of Saskatchewan (UoS), Canada. Before joining UoS, he worked as a Language Assessment Specialist at Paragon Testing Enterprises (Vancouver, BC) and a sessional instructor in the Department of Adult Learning at the University of the Fraser Valley (Abbotsford, BC). From 2010-2015, he worked at Iowa State University as a research/teaching assistant, and prior to that, he was a full-time lecturer at Hunan University of Arts and Science, China. His research interests include language assessment, computer-assisted language learning, corpus linguistics, and systemic functional linguistics. He has presented his work at a number of professional conferences such as AAAL, LTRC, CAAL/ACLA, and TESOL. His research papers have been published in System, CALICO Journal, and Language Learning & Technology.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: An argument-based validation study of the English Placement Test (EPT): Focusing on the inferences of extrapolation and ramification


Edna Lima

Edna Lima (2015) is a Lecturer in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University, where she teaches CALL II for graduate students in Linguistics, writing for research for domestic and international graduate students, and oral communication skills for international teaching assistants. She is also the developer and instructor of online courses and online certificate programs. Edna has presented her research at PSLLT, AAAL, the Canadian Association of Applied Linguistics, CALICO, TESOL, and MEXTESOL. She has published her work in JSLP, SystemWorld EnglishesTESOL Encyclopedia of English Language Teaching, book chapters, and conference proceedings. Her research interests include CALL, especially applied to pronunciation instruction, material design, and language testing.

Major Professor: John Levis

Dissertation title: Development and evaluation of online pronunciation instruction for international teaching assistants’ comprehensibility


Stephanie Link

Stephanie Link (2015) is an assistant professor of TESL at Oklahoma State University where she teaches graduate courses in pedagogy, applied linguistics, and research methods. Her primary research interests are in the development and evaluation of emerging technologies for computer assisted language learning with a special focus on L2 writing, genre analysis, systemic functional linguistics, and automated writing evaluation. Her research can be found in the Journal of English for Academic Purposes, Journal of Second Language Writing, SYSTEM, CALICO Journal, and the CALICO Monograph Series.

Major Professor: Tammy Slater

Dissertation title: Development and validation of an automated essay scoring engine to assess students’ development across program levels


Hong Ma

Hong Ma (2016) received her PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology from Iowa State University. Her primary research interests lay in CALL, corpus linguistics, and language testing. Her work has been published in CALICO Journal, System, and Writing & Pedagogy. While at Iowa State, she led multiple research projects, which developed and evaluated a pattern grammar inspired computer-assisted vocabulary-learning tool (PAT GRAM).

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Developing and evaluating a pattern grammar inspired CALL tool: PAT GRAM


Shannon McCrocklin

Shannon McCrocklin (2014) is an Assistant Professor at Southern Illinois University- Carbondale where she teaches classes in TESOL, including courses in Teaching Speaking and Listening to NNSs and CALL. Her research interests include methods for pronunciation teaching and effectiveness of technology for language learning. Her work has been published in System, TESL-EJ, Canadian Modern Language Review, and the Journal of Second Language Pronunciation. She has presented at CALICO, PSLLT, and AAAL.

Major Professor: John Levis

Dissertation title: The potential of Automatic Speech Recognition for fostering pronunciation learners’ autonomy


Rania Mohammed

Graduate Student [ENGL]

Rania Mohammed (2019) is currently a PhD student in the Applied Linguistics and Technology program. She received her MA degree in TESL and Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University in 2013 and her BA in English language at King Abdulaziz University in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. Prior coming to ISU, she has worked for three years as an EFL instructor teaching General English classes to college-level students in Saudi Arabia. She also has taught English for Specific purposes for medical students as well as Medical Terminology courses. Her research interests include prosodic features of formulaic language and material design.


Anne O’Bryan

Anne O’Bryan (2010) is an online lecturer with numerous programs related to applied linguistics, such as the University of Massachusetts-Boston’s MA Applied Linguistics program where she teaches courses in SLA theory and psycholinguistics. Anne also teaches graduate courses in Wilmington University’s online MS TESOL program and is an associate faculty member in Ashford University’s undergraduate Applied Linguistics program. She continues to supervise graduate student research in the area of CALL and has presented her work at a number of professional conferences, including TESOL, CALICO, and USDLA. Her work has been published in CALICO, ReCALLTESL-EJ, and the Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics.

Major Professor: Volker Hegelheimer

Dissertation title: Investigating the impact of segmented and whole-text repetition on listening comprehension, comprehension processes, and comprehension problems


Moonyoung Park

Moonyoung Park (2015) is currently an assistant professor in the Department of Curriculum & Instruction, Faculty of Education, Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK).  His research interests include English for Specific Purposes (esp. Aviation English), computer-assisted language learning, task-based language teaching, task-based performance assessment, and language program development and evaluation. Moonyoung has received grants for research on mobile augmented-reality technologies in English and task-based virtual English learning. Moonyoung publishes regularly in international journals such as his work on aviation English published in ReCALL (2018).

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Development and validation of virtual interactive tasks for an aviation English assessment


Mandy Qian

Graduate Student [ENGL]

Mandy Qian (2018) received her BA in English with a specialization in IT management from Guangdong University Foreign Studies. She graduated from her MA study at ISU in Spring 2012 and is currently a PhD student in the ALT program at ISU. Mandy’s teaching experiences include working with middle school students on English reading, grammar and reading, and with college students on English writing and grammar. Her research experience has been related to designing teaching materials that are to published by the Department of State of America. Mandy’s primary research interests include second language acquisition, pronunciation, language testing and technology.


Monica G. Richards

Monica G. Richards (2016) received her MA in TESL/Applied Linguistics at Iowa State University, where she has taught pronunciation, speaking and teaching to international teaching assistants as well as listening/speaking, reading, writing and grammar to students in the Intensive English and Orientation Program. She has also taught a variety of English courses at Xiamen Educational College in Xiamen, China, and has led teacher-training workshops in Sumatra, Indonesia. Her primary research interests lay in pronunciation, second language vocabulary acquisition and CALL. She also enjoys materials development.

Major Professor: John Levis

Dissertation title: Not all word stress errors are created equal: Validating an English word stress error gravity hierarchy.


Victor D. O. Santos

Victor D. O. Santos (2017) is Data and Assessment Manager at Oregon-based Avant Assessment. Victor also has his own award-winning, language-learning start-up company called Linguacious. His main academic interests are language learning and language testing. Some of his personal interests are music, reading, traveling, stand-up comedy, learning languages and understanding how the world functions.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: A computer-adaptive test of productive and contextualized academic vocabulary breadth in English (CAT-PAV): Development and validation


Aysel Saricaoglu

Aysel Saricaoglu (2015) is an assistant professor at Social Sciences University of Ankara, Turkey. Her research interests include computer-assisted language learning, automated writing evaluation, corpus linguistics, academic writing, and complexity. Her work has appeared in CALICOCALL, and ReCALL.

Co-Major Professors: Carol Chapelle and Evgeny Chukharev-Khudilaynen

Dissertation title: A systemic functional perspective on automated writing evaluation: Formative feedback on causal discourse


Karina Silva

Associate Teaching Professor [ENGL]

Karina Silva (2013) is a lecturer in the Intensive English and Orientation Program (IEOP) at Iowa State University (ISU). She teaches English classes in IEOP and courses in IEOP teacher training programs. She has also taught a graduate courses in the English department. Her research interests include teacher education, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), distance education, and the use of virtual worlds for language learning and teaching. She has published papers in TESL-EJ and the Journal of Digital Learning and Teacher Education. She is currently researching about university undergraduate students’ needs to succeed in their freshman year at ISU.

Co-Major Professors: Carol Chapelle and Volker Hegelheimer

Dissertation title: Preparing language teachers to teach in virtual worlds: Analyzing their content, technological, and pedagogical needs


Jordan Smith

Graduate Student [ENGL]

Jordan Smith (2019) holds a BA in English language from Brigham Young University and an MPC (master of professional communication) from Weber State University. His research interests lie primarily in the area of English Language Studies, focusing specifically on using corpus linguistic methods to study issues related to English standardization, variation, and grammar. Outside of school, Jordan enjoys running and fitness, trying to keep up with what people are saying about popular music, and spending time with his wife and three young daughters.


Ruslan Suvorov

Ruslan Suvorov (2013) is a Language Technology Specialist at the Center for Language and Technology and at the National Foreign Language Resource Center, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His research interests lie in the areas of instructional technology and design, computer-assisted language learning and testing, blended and online language education, and eye tracking. He presented at various national and international conferences, and published in CALICO Journal, Canadian Journal of Applied Linguistics, Language Testing, University of Cambridge ESOL Examinations Research Notes, TESL-EJ, as well as in conference proceedings and edited volumes. He is a co-author of Blended language program evaluation (with Paul Gruba, Mónica Cárdenas-Claros, and Kath Rick; Palgrave MacMillan, 2016)

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Interacting with visuals in L2 listening tests: An eyetracking study


Shu-Ju Diana Tai

Shu-Ju Diana Tai (2013) is a Professor of School of International Education and School of Arts and Law at Beijing University of Chemical Technology. Her research focuses on the following areas: Computer Assisted Language Learning (CALL), particularly technology for pronunciation, oral communication, and writing; Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK); teacher education in CALL through TPACK-in-Action model; Computer Assisted Language Testing (CALT); English for Specific Purpose (ESP); and International Education. She presented at various conferences, including CALICO, Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE), International Conference on Computers in Education (ICCE), and Midwest Association of Language Learning Technology (MwALLT) and published in Language Learning and Technology Journal (LL&T), Proceedings of SITE and ICCE, and the Handbook of Technological Pedagogical Content Knowledge (TPACK) for Educators (2nd edition).

Major Professor: Volker Hegelheimer

Dissertation title: From TPACK-in-Action Workshops to English Classrooms: CALL Competencies Developed and Adopted into Classroom Teaching


Xuan Teng

Xuan Teng (2015) holds a PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology and an MA in in Teaching English as a Second Language/Applied Linguistics from Iowa State University. He has taught first-year Mandarin Chinese courses in Arizona State University and a variety of ESL classes at Iowa State University. His research interests include language testing, computer-mediated communication, the development of oral proficiency, and the use of computer technology for academic writing.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Languaging in cyberspace: A case study of the effects of peer-peer collaborative dialogue on the acquisition of English idioms in task-based Synchronous Computer-Mediated Communication


Sonca Vo

Graduate Student [ENGL]

Sonca Vo (2019) received her MA in TESL from Northern Arizona University, Flagstaff, AZ, USA in 2011 as a Fulbright recipient. She has had experience teaching English as foreign language at University of Foreign Languages—the University of Danang, Vietnam for nearly 8 years. Her research interests include pronunciation, corpus linguistics, language assessment, curriculum and materials development, and second language teaching methods. Sonca has presented her work at Annual TESOL Graduate Student Forum, Arizona TESOL Conference, and Australian Council of TESOL Associations International TESOL Conference. She has published in journals such as CALICO, TESL-EJ, and Journal of Australian Council of TESOL Associations.


Erik Voss

Erik Voss (2012) is an Associate Teaching Professor at Northeastern University in Boston, MA. His research interests include language testing and technology, corpus linguistics, validation research, and computer-assisted language learning (CALL). He has presented at national and international conferences including, AsiaTEFL, CALICO, ECOLT, LTRC, MATSOL, MwALT, and TESOL, and published in Assessing Writing, Corpora, Language Testing & Technology, and Working Papers in TESOL and Applied Linguistics (Teachers College Columbia University), as well as in conference proceedings and encyclopedia chapters. Dr. Voss was a co-organizer of SLRF 2011 held at Iowa State University. He is currently the webmaster for the International Language Testing Association (ILTA) and has held office as secretary of the Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT).

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: A validity argument for score meaning of a computer-based ESL academic collocational ability test based on a corpus-driven approach to test design


Ngan Hoa Vu

Ngan Hoa Vu (2016) received her PhD in Applied Linguistics and Technology from Iowa State University. While at Iowa State, she worked as a webmaster for the Applied Linguistics program website. She was also a research assistant for Dr. Elena Cotos’ project to validate the interpretation of TOEFL iBT® Speaking scores for ITA screening and certification purposes. Her research interests include second/foreign language learning, CALL, and language testing. She also developed interests in exploratory data analysis, data mining, and data visualization.

Major Professor: Volker Hegelheimer

Dissertation title: Predictive modeling of human placement decisions in an English writing placement test


Yongkook Won

Graduate Student [ENGL]

Yongkook Won (2019) is a visiting researcher at the Center for Educational Research, Seoul
National University, South Korea. His recent research focuses on investigating fairness in
language testing, designing algorithms for automated essay/speech assessment, and enhancing
language teaching and learning using Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) tools.

Major Professor: Gary Ockey

Dissertation title: The effect of task complexity on rater severity in an adaptive performance-
based second language oral communication test


Jing Xu

Jing Xu (2015) is a Senior Research Manager at Cambridge English Language Assessment. His research focuses on English language assessment, validity theory, and computer-assisted language learning. Jing has published research papers in refereed journals such as Language TestingLanguage Assessment Quarterly, and CALICO, authored two book chapters, co-edited a volume, and contributed five entries to the second edition of Greenwood Dictionary of Education. He has also disseminated his research at various conferences including AAAL, AERA, CALICO, ECOLT, LTRC, MwALT, NAFSA, and SLRF.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Predicting ESL learners’ oral proficiency by measuring the collocations in their spontaneous speech


Hyejin Yang

Hyejin Yang (2016) is a lecturer at Yonsei University in Korea, where she teaches courses about computer-assisted language learning and English pedagogy in a graduate program of English education. She is also working as a lecture in an online English course at Sookmyung Women’s University. Her research interests focus on language assessment, CALL, and L2 speaking and writing. Her work has been published in one of the CALICO Monograph seriesSystemCALICO Journal.

Major Professor: Carol Chapelle

Dissertation title: Integration of a web-based rating system with an oral proficiency interview test: Argument-based approach to validation