Yeon earned her MA in TESOL from Michigan State University with the support of the Korean government’s fellowship. Before she came to the U.S., she taught EFL learners at the secondary level and worked with in-service teachers by lecturing teaching methodology at teachers’ training institutes. She was also actively involved in designing test items to measure listening and reading skills in various region-wide and nationwide exams. With administrators she published teaching materials for English teachers and developed school curriculum for Busan International High School. In SLS program, she has been an RA for VAULTT (Video Assistance for Understanding Learning and Teaching Techniques) at CLEAR (Center for Language Education And Research). In the project, she designs video clips for better language teaching.
Training language teachers
Focus on form
Implicit and explicit knowledge in L2 learning and teaching
Adult language learning and teaching (English and Korean as second/foreign languages)