Jin Sook Lee, an Associate Professor in the Department of Education at the Gevirtz School at UC Santa Barbara, appeared on the program “Intents & Purposes” on KCSB’s KJUC AM 770/880 on November 20. Dr. Lee discussed her research on dual language immersion programs and the fate of the Cesar Chavez Charter School in Santa Barbara. The show can be heard on podcast.
Jin Sook Lee has an MA degree in Linguistics from Yonsei University in Seoul, Korea and an MA degree in Language, Literacy and Culture from Stanford University. She continued her graduate career at Stanford University and earned a doctorate from the Language Learning and Policy Program in 2000. Before coming to UCSB in 2003, Lee was an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers University where she worked with pre-service and in-service ESL, foreign language, and bilingual education teachers. Lee’s research focuses on understanding how societal, cultural, and psychological variables influence the way people learn second/foreign languages. She is also interested in the ways in which instructional settings shape language learning outcomes. The context of her research has mainly centered on ESL learners and foreign language learners of the less commonly taught languages including heritage language learners in the United States.
“Intents & Purposes,” which airs Fridays 2-3 pm, is hosted by two Gevirtz School graduate students, Levi C. Maaia and Timothy A. Grigsby.
[Jin Sook Lee is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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