Ms. Song received her M.A. in Korean Studies (Teaching Korean as a Second Language) in 1998
and her B.A. in Korean Language and Literature (Major) and English Language and Literature (Minor)
in 1995 from Ewha Women's University, Seoul, South Korea.
Her M.A. Thesis Title: A
Study on Using Small-Group Work to Teach Korean as a Foreign Language to Beginners.
Ms. Song has experience teaching all levels of Korean at Cornell. Her research interests include
Second Language Acquisition, web-based teaching material development, interactive student group
project development, and technology-aided teaching methodology, etc. She is an active member of
AATK (American Association of Teachers of Korean), ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of
Foreign Languages) and MLA (Modern Language Association). She has been conducting various summer
projects supported by a grant from the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, and creating
the course project websites with students.
Ms. Song is actively attending various workshops and talks related to language teaching. She
loves teaching Korean and also learning other languages. She speaks Japanese at the intermediate
level and is hoping to learn Chinese in the near future.
On October 13, 2014 Ms. Song was featured on Daily Edventures by Microsoft, which highlights
global heroes in education. Please follow this
link to see the
interview with Ms. Song.