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College of Arts and Letters | Michigan State University

limbig.jpgHyojung Lim


Hyojung is a PhD candidate, currently working on her dissertation – Investigating the cognitive validity of high-stakes, academic English-as-a-second-language reading tests. At Michigan State University, she worked as a testing assistant in the Testing Office of the English Language Center and also taught undergraduate courses in the Language, Learning, and Teaching program.


Research Interests

Her research interest lies in language assessment, L2 automatization, L2 processing, and SLA research methods.


Lim, H., & Kwon, Y. (2012). ESL reading test development and analysis. MSU online working paper, 3, 65-96.

Lim, H., & Kahng, J. (2012). [A Review of Criterion: Software for automated essay scoring]. Language Learning and Technology, 16(2), 38-45.  

Kim, J. & Lim, H.(2009). I Know but I don't Speak - Constraints other than Language Barrier for Korean Students in the US Classroom Discussion. In G. M. Socarrás (Ed.), Philological Explorations (pp. 83-94). Athens, Greece: Athens Institute for Education and Research.


Lim, H. (2012, November). Investigating the cognitive validity of a high-stakes ESL academic reading test: The effects of test-taking strategies, Poster to be presented at East Coast Organization of Language Testers (ECOLT), Washington, DC

Ohlrogge, A., Kim, H., Lim, H., & Reed, D. (2012, October). Using iBT speaking scores to pre-screen ITA candidates at Michigan State University, Paper to be presented at Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (MITESOL), Livonia, MI

Lim, H. (2012, October). The cognitive validity of a L2 reading test: An eye-tacking study, Poster to be presented at the Second Language Research Forum (SLRF), University of Pittsburgh and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA

Lim, H. (2012, October). Investigating the cognitive validity of a L2 reading test, Poster to be presented at Midwest Association of Language Testers (MwALT), Urbana, IL

Lim, H., Kim, H., Behney, J., Reed, D., Ohlrogge, A., & Lee, J. (2012, March). Validating the use of iBT Speaking scores for ITA screening, Paper presented at the Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL), Philadelphia, PA

Lim, H. (2012, March). Assessing automatization of L2 sentence processing: What can CV tell us? Paper presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Boston, MA