CV

CURRICULUM VITAE

JIEUN (IRENE) AHN

CITIZENSHIP: South Korea

CONTACT INFORMATION

Name: Jieun (Irene) Ahn

Cell Phone: 734-389-9746

Email: ahnjieun@msu.edu

 

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Psycholinguistic approaches to second language acquisition; implicit and explicit knowledge and learning; individual differences in second language learning; interactionist approaches to instructed second language acquisition; eye-tracking methodology

 

EDUCATION

Present  Ph.D          Michigan State University, Second Language Studies

2012    M.A.             Ewha Womans University (Seoul, Korea), Teaching Korean as a                                                 Foreign Language

M.A. thesis: “The effects of recasts and individual difference factors on  the acquisition of Korean causative form”

Adivisor: Youngkyu Kim, Ph.D.

Committee members: Junkyu Lee, Ph.D., Boram Suh, Ph.D.

2010    B.A.         Ewha Womans Unviersity (Seoul, Korea), English Language and                                               Literature, Korean Studies

2008/FALL         Chinese language course (Non-degree) from September 2008 to January                                 2009, Fudan Univesrity, Shanghai, China

2008/SUMMER  “The Korean Wave” course sponsored by Ewha Womans University and                               the Harvard Summer School from June 23rd to July 29th, Seoul, Korea

2006/FALL        English language course (Non-degree) from September 2006 to January                                  2007, Central Washington University, WA, U.S.A.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

FALL/2011                 Student Assistant Scholarship

SPRING/2009 – FALL/2010   Merit-based Scholarships

 

JOURNAL ARTICLES

Godfroid, A., Ahn, J., Choi, I., Ballard, L., Cui, Y., Johnston, S., Lee, S., Sarkar, A., & Yoon, H. (in press, 2017). Incidental vocabulary learning during extensive reading: An eye-tracking study. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition.

Winke, P., Lee., S., Yoon, H., Ahn, J., Choi, I., & Cui., Y. (in press, 2017). The cognitive validity of child English-language tests: What young learners and their native-speaking peers can reveal. TESOL Quarterly.

Ahn, J. (revise and resubmit). Validating the word monitoring task as an implicit knowledge measure: Evidence from factor analyses and retrospective verbal reports.

Ahn, J., & Kim, Y. (2016). The effects of recasts and working memory on the development of implicit and explicit knowledge. Chinese Journal of Applied      Lingsuitcis, 39(1).

 Lee, E-H., Ahn, J., & Kim, Y. (2014). Effects of interactions among individual differences, feedback type and rule complexity of the acquisition of Korean as a second language. Bilingual Research, 54, 273-314.

 Sul, S., Ahn, J., Baek, S., & Kim, Y. (2011). Trend analysis of Journal of English for Academic Purposes (2002-2010). Studies in English Education, 16(2), 143-165.

Lee, E., Chae, Y., Ahn, J., & Kim, Y. (2011). Relationships of cognitive and affective individual differences factors to L2 achievement and proficiency of learners of Korean, Bilingual Research, 46, 253-296.

 

WORKING PAPER ARTICLES

Winke., P., Lee, S., Ahn, I. J., Choi, I., Cui, Y., & Yoon, H. (2015). A validation study of      the reading section of the Young Learners Tests of English (YLTE). CaMLA   Working Papers, 3, 1-30.

 Ahn, J. (2014). Attention, awareness, and noticing in SLA: A methodological review. MSU Working Papers in SLS, 5, 56-65.

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Ahn, J. (2016). [Book review] Approaches and methods in language teaching, third edition. The Korean Language in America, 20(2), 166-168.

 

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Godfroid, A., Ahn, J., Rebuschat, L., & Dienes, Z. (2017, March). Before you know it: Eye movement regressions during reading predict explicit knowledge of L2 syntax. Paper to the American Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Portland, U.S.A.

Godfroid, A., Ahn, J., Rebuschat, P., & Dienes, Z. (2016, June). What you see (during training) is what you get (at test): Triangulating process and product. Paper to the Fifth Implicit Learning Seminar, Lancaster University, U.K.

Godfroid, A., Ahn, J., Rebuschat, P., & Dienes, Z. (2016, April). The development of            implicit and explicit knowledge of language: A comparison of eye-movement patterns and retrospective verbal reports. Paper to the American Association of  Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Orlando, U.S.A.

Ahn, J., Ballard, L., Choi, I., Cui, Y., Johnston, S., Lee, S., Yoon, H., & Godfroid, A. (2016).   Extensive reading and eye-tracking: Towards power and precision in the study of    incidental vocabulary acquisition. Paper to the American Association of Applied           Linguistics (AAAL), Orlando, U. S. A.  

 Ahn, J., Ballard, L., Choi, I., Cui, Y., Johnston, S., Lee, S., Yoon, H., & Godfroid, A. (2015).   Incidental vocabulary learning from novel reading: An eye-tracking study,          Paper to Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), Georgia State University, Atlanta, U.S.A.

Gass, S., Winke, P., & Ahn, J. (2015, March). Multimodal processing and the cognitive load    in the context of captions: An eye-tracking study. Paper to the American  Association of Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Toronto, Canada.

Ahn, J. (2014, October). Word monitoring tasks and the measurement of implicit and explicit  knowledge, Paper to Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of South Carolina, South Carolina, U.S.A.

Ahn, J. (2011, January). The overview of L2 language aptitude research, Paper to the SIG conference held by the Korea Association of Teachers of English (KATE), Seoul, Korea.

 

RESEARCH EXPERIENCE

Present

Project 1: MSU-Lancaster-Sussex project (An eye-tracking study on implicit and explicit knowledge/learning) [with Dr. Aline Godfroid (Michigan State University), Dr. Patrick Rebuschat (Lancaster University), Dr. Zoltan Dienes (University of Sussex)]

 Project 2: Social class, gender, and identity [with Dr. Peter De Costa  (Michigan State University) and Hima Rawl]

Project 3: The role of context and other variables in vocabulary acquisition [with Dr. Aline Godfroid and Ina Choi]

2015                            Research Assistant

Project 1: Implicit learning of German semi-regular verbs  [with Dr. Aline Godfroid (Michigan State University)]

Project 2: Spanish captions and working memory  [with Dr. Susan  Gass and Dr. Paula Winke (Michigan State University]

2014

Project: A validation study of Young Learners Test of  English [with Dr. Paula Winke, Shinhye Lee, Ina Choi, Yaqiong Cui, and Hyung-jo Yoon]

2010—2012          Research Assistant

[with Professor Youngkyu Kim (Ewha Womans University)]

Funding: National Research Foundation of Korea

Project 1: Korean as a second language (KSL) learners’ individual differences factors

Title: Relationships of cognitive and affective individual differences factors to L2 achievement and proficiency of learners of Korean

Project 2: The effects of three-way interaction among individual differences, types of instruction, and the complexity of linguistic target  

Title: The effects of three-way interaction among individual differences, types of corrective feedback, and the complexity of linguistic target on second language acquisition by learners of Korea

 

TRAINING

2014                Tutorial workshop on eye-tracking methodology at Second Langauge Research Forum (SLRF) 2014, University of Southern Carolina, South Carolina, U.S.A.

2012                Tutorial workshop on experimental methods in psycholinguistics at the Korea association of Foreign Language Education (KAFLE), Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Seoul, Korea.

2010                Tutorial workshop on experimental methods in second language acquisition at Second Language Research Forum (SLRF) 2010, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, U.S.A.

 

FOREIGN LANGUAGE SKILLS

Chinese              High-intermediate level, Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi (HSK) Level 5

(Examination Date: 12.04.2011, Total Score: 228)

Russian              Beginner level

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

2009/SPRING         Part-time assistant teacher in the Elementary English program at Ewha Language Institute

2009/FALL           Volunteer Korean language teacher to international students coming to Ewha Womans University

 

SERVICE

2011, November       Volunteer assistant to organize the 2011 Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (ALAK) Annual Conference at Seoul National University, working with Professor Youngkyu Kim

 

 

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Research interests

Her primary research interests revolve around psycholinguistic and cognitive approaches to second language acquisition, interactionist approaches to instructed second language learning, and the use of eye-tracking methodology to investigate a wide range of L2-related issues.

–  Explicit/implicit knowledge and learning

–  Attention, awareness, and the Noticing Hypothesis

–  Bilingual language processing

–  Corrective feedback and individual difference factors (e.g., working memory)

–  Eye-tracking

Research interests

Jieun Ahn (Ph.D. student at MSU)

Jieun Irene Ahn joined the Second Language Studies (SLS) program at MSU in Fall 2013. Before joining the program, she received a B.A. in English Language and Literature and a M.A. in Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language, both from Ewha Womans University in Korea. During the course of her master’s degree, she worked as a research assistant for a granted research project studying Korean as a second language learners’ individual differences. In the SLS program, she was awarded a full research assistantship for her Ph.D. studies and has been working as a research assistant for Dr. Susan Gass, Dr. Paula Winke, and Dr. Aline Godfroid.

Jieun Ahn (Ph.D. student at MSU)