Dr Min Jung Jee

Senior Lecturer

School of Languages and Cultures
Faculty of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences
+61 7 336 52681


I have a PhD in Applied Linguistics, specialising in Foreign Language Education, from the University of Texas at Austin. Previously, I designed/coordinated and taught English to all levels of students in various contexts in South Korea for about 10 years. After moving to the US, I designed/coordinated and taught Korean courses at the University of Texas at Austin for 5 years. After joining the Korean Program at UQ, I have coordinated and taught all levels of Korean language courses and I was awarded Fellow rank from the Higher Education Academy in 2019.

My research work and outputs (e.g., publications, presentations, and grants) can be placed within the umbrella-branch of Applied Linguistics called Language Pedagogy. Within this interdisciplinary and practical field, I have mainly focused on Learner Affect (e.g., motivation, anxiety, beliefs and attitudes), Heritage Language Learners (in the US and in Australia), and Technology-Assisted Language Learning (esp. synchronous online communication for developing intercultural communication) from a pedagogical perspective. Recently, I have worked on issues related to Korean heritage speakers as well as Korean immigrants such as Korean heritage speakers’ language anxiety, heritage language maintenance and ethnic identity, and Korean immigrants’ acculturation in Australia. I am very keen to expand my research areas to include immigrant and ethnic groups in Australia, specifically examining their heritage language maintenance, shift, and loss. I also want to investigate the causes and effects of language anxiety in their daily life contexts, as well as their acculturation process.

Research Interests

  • Affect in language learning/language learner differences
    motivation, anxiety, beliefs, attitudes in learning a foreign/second language
  • Language anxiety in immigrant contexts
    issues on heritage language anxiety and majority anxiety experienced by immigrants
  • Heritage language maintenance
    issues related to heritage language maintenance/shift/loss in Korean community in Australia
  • Bilingual/multilingual education
  • Language textbook analysis


  • Doctor of Philosophy of Foreign Language Education, The University of Texas at Austin
  • Masters (Research) of Arts in English Education
  • Bachelor of English Language and Literature


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PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

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Completed Supervision

Possible Research Projects

Note for students: The possible research projects listed on this page may not be comprehensive or up to date. Always feel free to contact the staff for more information, and also with your own research ideas.