Ms. Meejeong Song is a senior lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies and is a coordinator of the Korean Language Program. She has been at Cornell for more than 20 years since January 2001 and has experience teaching all levels of Korean at Cornell. She received a B.A. in Korean Language and Literature (minored in English Language and Literature) from Ewha Womans University in South Korea and a M.A. in Korean Studies specialized in teaching Korean as a second language from the same institution.
Meejeong is an active member of AATK (American Association of Teachers of Korean), ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages), NEALLT (Northeast Association for Language Learning and Technology), and IALLT (International Association for Language Learning Technology). She served as an elected board member for the AATK in 2019-2022 and was honored to host the 27th annual conference of AATK at Cornell in 2022. She has been rigorously participating and giving presentations at numerous language pedagogy conferences, workshops, and talks. She is also enthusiastic about material development for students’ effective and efficient learning practices in and outside the classroom. With the awarded funds from the Consortium for Language Teaching and Learning, she has completed numerous projects to improve students’ linguistic and intercultural competence. Among them, her pedagogy application and her students’ peer-review class activities were featured on FeedbackFruits Online Use Case Collection for global educators.
Working with students is her pleasure. Meejeong served as a non-residential Faculty Fellow for Alice Cook House in 2010-2013 and became another non-residential Faculty Fellow for Hu Shih Hall in 2022. She has been advising several student organizations on campus and also served as a College of Arts & Sciences faculty advisor to help freshmen adapt to college life both academically and mentally. In addition, she served as a Faculty Senator in 2019-2022 and engaged in collaborative governance representing the Dept. of Asian Studies. In 2014 Meejeong was featured on Daily Edventures by Microsoft, which highlights global heroes in education.
Other than academic activities, Meejeong likes to hike and play the piano. She has been serving as a choir leader, sub-conductor, and sub-pianist at the Korean Church at Cornell. To raise the awareness of Korean language and culture, she has been hosting annual events such as the Korean Singing Contest, Korean Game Night, Korean Showcase, etc. As the administrator of the Cornell Korean Language Program’s Facebook page and the Korean language certificate Issuer of the Translator-Interpreter Program (TIP), she provides information and service to fulfill the community needs. She also has engaged in Cornell's World Languages Day for the local junior high students' cultural exposure. Meejeong’s mission is to create a positive environment for people with diverse backgrounds in and outside the classroom.
- Second Language Acquisition
- CBT (Content-Based Teaching)
- PBLL (Project-Based Language Learning)
- Technology-Aided Teaching Material Development