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amuziebig.jpgGrace Amuzie

Grace (Eunhye Lee) is a Ph.D candidate in Second Language Studies at Michigan State University. Having worked as a research assistant, she has participated in a vareity of reserach projects, including learners' preparedness for CALL and online learning, textual enhancement and noticing (eye-tracking research), and the validity of the citizenship test. Recently she has been conducting reserach on L2 acquisition of English articles with a focus on learners' issues with countaiblity judgments. Her dissertation investigated L1 transfer at the lexical level in countability judgments and article use in English. 

At MSU, she has taught TESOL minor undergraduate courses (Teaching Methods and Pedagogical Grammar). She also has worked with EFL and ESL teachers through a variety of teacher training programs in both Korean and the U.S where she served as instructor, curriculum writer or director. Recently, she taught Communicative Language Teaching and Content-based instruction in the summer teacher training program offered at MSU. 

Research Interest: 

L2 acquisition of English articles 

L2 grammar instruction 

Task- and content- based instruction

Teacher education 

Learner beliefs 

Intercultural communication 


Publications:

Amuzie, G. L., & Spinner, P. (in press). Korean EFL learners' indefinite article use with four types of abstract nouns. Applied Linguistics.  

Winke, P., Goertler, S., & Amuzie, G. L. (2010). Commonly-taught and less-commonly- taught language learners: Are they equally prepared for CALL and online language learning? CALL, 23(3), 199-219. 

Amuzie, G. L., & Winke, P. (2009). Changes in language learning beliefs as a result of study abroad. System, 37(3), 366-370.


Presentations:

Amuzie, G. L. (2013, March). The Effects of L1 Transfer at the Lexical Level on L2 Countability Judgments in English by Korean Speakers. Paper to be presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics, Dallas, TX.

Amuzie, G. L. (2012, October). Korean learners' coutability judgments of English nouns: L1 transfer at the lexical level. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum. Pittsburgh, PI.  

Amuzie, G. L. (2011, March). Korean learners' countability judgemtns on four types of abstract nouns. Paper presented at American Association of Applied Linguistics. Chigao, IL.

Amuzie, G. L. (2010, October), Korean learners' countaiblity judgments and article use. Poster presented at Second Language Forum, Collegepartk. MD.

Amuzie, G. L. (2010, October). Why are abstract nouns harder than concrete nouns?: Countability judgments. Paper presented at MI TESOL. Yisilanti, MI.

Amuzie, G. L. (2009, November). Acquisition of L2 phonotactics by advanced adult learners and its effects on nonword processing. Paper presented at Second Language Research Forum. East Lansing, MI.

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