Dr. Senyung Lee
Senyung
Lee
Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5880
Expertise
second language assessment, second language vocabulary acquisition
Courses Taught
TESL 301: The English Language for Teachers
TESL 343: Introduction to Language Assessment
TESL 402: Principles of Linguistics for Teachers
TESL 410: Techniques of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 414: Theories of Teaching English as a Second Language
TESL 447: Pragmatics
TESL 460: Second Language Acquisition
TESL 468: Principles of Language Assessment
Research Interests
second language assessment, second language vocabulary acquisition, scale validation
Education

Ph.D., Second Language Studies, Indiana University

M.A., Second Language Studies, Indiana University

B.S., Computer Science Education, Korea University

Selected Publications

Park, Y., Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (2022). Developing a local academic English listening test using unscripted audio-visual texts. Language Testing, 39 (3), 401-424. https://doi.org/10.1177/02655322221076024

Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (2021). Towards improved assessment of L2 collocation knowledge. Language Assessment Quarterly, 18(4), 419-445. https://doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2021.1908295

Lee, S., Lim, G. S., & Basse, R. (2021). The effect of additional time on the quality of argumentation in L2 writing assessment: A mixed-methods study. Language Assessment Quarterly, 18(3), 253-272.  https://doi.org/10.1080/15434303.2021.1872080

Lee, S. (2021). L1 transfer, proficiency, and the recognition of L2 verb-noun collocations: A perspective from three languages. International Review of Applied Linguistics in Language Teaching (IRAL), 59(2), 181-208. https://doi.org/10.1515/iral-2018-0220

Shin, S-Y., Lee, S., & Lidster, R. (2021). Examining the effects of different English speech varieties on an L2 academic listening comprehension test at the item level. Language Testing, 38(4), 580-601. https://doi.org/10.1177/0265532220985432

Selected Performances

Lee, S. (2021, October). Exploring the underlying constructs of L2 lexical collocation knowledge. Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Ames, IA.

Park, Y., Lee, S., & Shin, S-Y. (2021, October). Developing a local academic English listening test using authentic unscripted audio-visual texts. Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Ames, IA.

Lee, S. (2021, February). Additional time and the quality of argumentation in writing. Illinois Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages/Bilingual Education (ITBE), Chicago, IL.

Lee, S. (2019, March). The acquisition of productive knowledge of L2 English academic collocations. American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Atlanta, GA.

Shin, S-Y., Lidster, R., & Lee, S. (2019, March). Examining the effects of foreign-accented lectures on an academic listening test at the item level using differential item functioning analysis. Language Testing Research Colloquium (LTRC), Atlanta, GA.

Background

Senyung Lee taught English at an English for academic purposes program in the U.S. and at a middle school in South Korea. Her areas of specialization are second language assessment and second language vocabulary acquisition. She has extensive experience in designing and developing English tests. She received the 2020 Jacqueline Ross TOEFL Dissertation Award by Educational Testing Service. She is also a finalist for the 2020 AAAL Dissertation Award by American Association of Applied Linguistics.

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Northeastern Illinois University
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Chicago, IL 60625-4699
United States

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