Korean: second language acquisition, heritage language acquisition, Korean linguistics, translation studies, language assessment, project-based learning, differentiated instruction, online and distance learning
Jihye Moon holds a Ph.D. in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Maryland, College Park and joined the Korean program at George Mason University in 2014. She has developed and taught numerous Korean core and elective courses in topics ranging from folktales to media translation for students pursuing Korean studies at Mason. In addition, she has been devoted to establishing a variety of co-curricular activities for Korean learners, including language tables, language exchange programs, Korean short film festival, and undergraduate student conference in Korean studies, and to initiating internship courses and online curriculum to meet the diverse learning needs of Korean minor and major students at Mason and beyond. She has taken on the role of Korean program coordinator since 2019 and is also directing the Project GO Korean domestic program at George Mason University. Recently, she edited (監修) the new Korean textbook series, Epic Korean, for K-12 learners of Korean.
Project Global Officer Grant (Co-PI), The Defense Language and National Security Education Office, Institute of International Education, Washington, D.C., 2021 & 2022.
The Best Presentation Award, “Implementing Film Projects in Language Classrooms.” The Foreign Language Association of Virginia, 2021.
Mason Core Award, George Mason University, 2021.
Online Course Development Grant, The Sterns Center, George Mason University, 2021.
The CHSS Term Faculty Development Grant, George Mason University, 2020.
Conference Travel Grant, The Korean Studies Center, George Mason University, 2019.
The Adjunct Faculty Teaching Excellence Award, The Stearns Center, George Mason University, 2017.
4-VA Course Development Stipends, George Mason University, 2016 & 2018.
The Faculty Recognition Award, Montgomery College, Maryland, 2013.
Dissertation Research Grant, The University of Maryland, College Park, 2011.
Conference Travel Grants, The University of Maryland, College Park, 2008-2010.
KORE 110 Elementary Korean
KORE 201 Intermediate Korean I
KORE 202 Intermediate Korean II
KORE 300 Exploring Korean Culture Codes (Non-Western Culture)
KORE 301 Advanced Korean Language & Culture
KORE 321 Korean Proficiency through Visual Culture
KORE 321 Webtoon-Based Korean Drama
KORE 331 Korean Folklore and Folktales
KORE 332 Oral Proficiency in Korean
KORE 370 Academic Purpose Writing (Mason Core Writing Intensive)
KORE 385 Introduction to Korean Linguistics (Non-Western Culture)
KORE 440 Topics in Korean Translation: Film and Translation
KORE 440 Topics in Korean Translation: Media and Translation
KORE 440 Topics in Korean Translation: Lyrics and Poetry
KORE 490 Internship in Korean Studies: 1,001 Plays
Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition, University of Maryland, College Park
Ed.M., Educational Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A., History, Seoul National University
Selected Paper Presentations
“A Pedagogical Model for Teaching Native Spoken Grammar.” American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL), November 2022.
“Enhancing Intercultural Competence through Pedagogical Translation.” National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), April 2022.
“Exploring the Teachability of Native Spoken Grammar in Everyday Casual Conversation.” National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL), April 2022.
“Transmedia Storytelling for Foreign Language Learners.” The Foreign Language Association of Virginia (FLAVA), October 2021.
“Using Authentic Materials in a Flipped Language Classroom.” The Innovations in Teaching & Learning (ITL), September 2020.
“More Than a Task, Less Than a Project?” The Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (NECTFL), New York City, February 2020.
“An Integrated Performance Assessment Model by Language Proficiency for Korean Classes.” International Association for Korean Language Education (IAKLE), July 2019.
“Comparing Self-Regulated Learning in Online and Hybrid Courses.” American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), University of Toronto, June 2018.
“Developing Informal Assessments in Korean Immersion Classrooms.” American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), University of Toronto, June 2018.
“Testing Global Korean Language Proficiency Using Linguistic Features.” Georgetown University Round Table (GURT), Georgetown University, March 2016.
“Explaining the Variability in Heritage Language Proficiency.” American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), Michigan State University, June 2013.
“Maturational and Non-Maturational Factors in Heritage Language Acquisition.” American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Boston, March 2012.
“Nonselective Lexical Access in Different-Script Bilinguals.” The Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Maryland, October 2010.
“Linguistic Correlates of Proficiency in L2 Learners and Heritage Speakers of Korean.” The Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Maryland, October 2010.
Invited Talks and Lectures
“Implementing Film Projects in Foreign Language Classrooms.” Invited Speaker, The ACTFL Cinema Special Interest Group Webinar, September 2022.
“Implementing Project-Based Learning in Korean Language Classrooms.” Keynote Speaker. The Annual Korean Language Teachers’ Virtual Conference, Foundation for Korean Language & Culture in the USA, November 2021.
“Aligning Assessments with the ACTFL Standards for Foreign Language Learning.” Invited Speaker. The STARTALK Professional Development Webinar, October 2021.
“Managing Group Work and Collaborative Student Projects.” Panelist. The Annual Innovations in Teaching & Learning (ITL) Panel Discussion, September 2021.
“Transitioning Language Instruction to an Online Format.” Panelist. INTO Mason Academic English Program & MCL Panel Discussion, May 2020.
“Differentiated Instruction for Heritage and Non-Heritage Learners of Korean.” Keynote Speaker. The Annual Korean Language Teachers’ Conference, Foundation for Korean Language & Culture in the USA, Los Angeles, December 2019.
Opening Night for EuroAsia Shorts 2019, Panel Discussant, The Korean Cultural Center & Austrian Cultural Forum, Washington, D.C., June 2019.
“Integrating the Three Modes of Communication in Grammar Instruction.” Guest Speaker, The ACTFL Korean Special Interest Group Webinar, October 2018.
“Project-Based Learning: What, Why, How?” Guest Lecturer, The Competent K-12 Korean Education Workshop, The Korean Education Center, Washington, D.C., August 2018.
“Challenges and Successes in Teaching Basic-Level Language Courses.” Invited Speaker, The MCL New Instructor Orientation, George Mason University, August 2017.
“Understanding Heritage Language Acquisition.” Guest Lecturer, Dr. Kira Gor’s SLA 773: The Heritage Speaker, The University of Maryland, College Park, Fall 2012.
“Evidence for Maturational Constraints in Heritage Language Acquisition.” Guest Lecturer, The BK21 Specialist Education Program Lecture Series, Sungkyunkwan University, Summer 2010.