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Jeeyoung Ahn Ha, Director of the Korean language program (since 2004) at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, specializes in curricular development, language pedagogy and assessment, and teacher training. Actively involved in action research and collaborative projects at all levels, she successfully coordinated team efforts as the Heritage Level leader in the College Korean Curriculum Inspired by National Standards for Korean project by American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) from 2012 to 2015, and gave numerous presentations on standards-based curriculum development and instructional strategies. She also developed the semi-adoptive Korean proficiency and placement online test and the online community Let’s Talk in Korean for learners to practice speaking with Korean native speaker volunteers. She is certified as ACTFL Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester and Writing Proficiency Test (WPT) Rater of Korean. She currently serves as Director of Undergraduate Studies in the department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and the Secretary for the ACTFL Korean Special Interest Group (SIG), and is on the Center for Language Instruction and Coordination (CLIC) Executive Committee and the Less Commonly Taught Language (LCTL) Business Symposium committee at CLIC. Previously, she served as the Executive Board Member of the AATK (2015-2018) and the AATK Korean Honor Society committee. She is the co-author of newly published textbooks and workbooks for accelerated and heritage learners, Integrated Korean: Accelerated 1 & 2 (2020) as part of the most popular Korean textbook series in America by Klear Textbooks in Korean Language.
Language pedagogy, curriculum development, technology-enhanced language instruction, teacher training and education,
Development of Online Elementary Korean, Title VI Grant from Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS), 2020-2022.
Research grant, "Development of K-12 Korean Language and Teacher Education in Mid-West regions" (미국 중서부 정규 초중고등학교 한국어교육 확대방안연구) from the Ministry of Education in Korea, August, 2015 to November, 2015
UIUC Teaching Advancement Board (TAB), April 2011, April 2012, May 2014, June, 2015
Korean proficiency and placement online testing, Title VI Grant from Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS), 2010-2012.
KOR 241, 242, 440 and 441
Additional Campus Affiliations
Yu-Cho, Young-mee, Ji-Young Jung, and Jeeyoung Ahn Ha. Integrated Korean: Accelerated 1 & 2, University of Hawai’i Press, 2020.
Yun, Yuseon, Jeeyoung Ahn Ha, and Hee Chung Chun. Integrated Korean Workbook: Accelerated 1 & 2, University of Hawai’i Press, 2020.