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Jiyoung Daniel, Ph.D.

Title: Associate Professor, Korean
Phone: 706-867-4553

Office: Dunlap Hall, 314-C, Dahlonega
Areas of Expertise: Korean as a Foreign Language (KFL), linguistics, second language acquisition


Dr. Jiyoung Daniel is an Associate Professor of Korean. She earned her B.A. and Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Georgia. During her graduate study, she was a Korean teaching assistant.

In 2010, she joined the University of North Georgia (UNG), built the Korean Language Program, and established its minor. Currently, she is in charge of the UNG Korean Program and the Summer Language Institute. She teaches all levels of Korean in addition to advising students in the exchange program with Sogang University. She is also a founding member of the UNG East Asian Studies. 

Her primary research interest is language contact online. She is intrigued by how technology enables language change. She also investigates the influence of English on Korean language online. Consequently, she uses many technological resources and online learning tools in her teaching.

Courses Taught

  • KREN 1001 Elementary Korean I   
  • KREN 1002 Elementary Korean II
  • KREN 2001 Intermediate Korean I
  • KREN 2002 Intermediate Korean II
  • KREN 3001 Advanced Korean I    
  • KREN 3002 Advanced Korean II
  • KREN 3990 Special Topics              
  • KREN 4990 Special Topics


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Georgia, 2009
  • B.A., Linguistics, University of Georgia, 2000

Research/Special Interests

  • Internet language or Net-Lingo
  • Language Contact Online
  • Innovative Teaching
  • Korean Pedagogy
  • Second Language Acquisition


Daniel, J. (2018). Online Contact Effects of English on the Korean Language: Salient Morphological Features of Korean in Casual Online Situations. The New Studies of English Language & Literature 69, 25-43.

Daniel, J. (2015). College Korean Curriculum Inspired by National Standards for Korean: Learning Scenario 1: “Marriage”, The Korean Language in America: Vol. 19: Iss.2, 431-440.

Daniel, J. (2011). Language Contact between Korean and English in Online Communication, Journal of Global Initiatives: Policy, Pedagogy, Perspective: Vol. 5: Iss. 2, Article 9.
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Daniel, J. (2010). A Study of Net-Lingo in Korean and English, The Institute of Education Korean Language and Literature 22, 321-391.

Daniel, J. & Chang. S. (2004). Spelling Variations of English Loan Words in KFL Textbook and Their Pedagogical Problems. In H. Kim (Ed.), The Korean Language in America Vol. 9. (pp. 273-281). Duke University, NC: American Association of Teachers of Korean.


Honors and Awards

  • Featured on the Global Atlanta Online newspaper “Q & A: Why Korean is Such a Critical Language”, October 29, 2018.
  • Nominated for the UNG Innovative Use of Technology Award, Fall 2016.
  • Featured on the UNG Dahlonega online student newspaper, ‘Teacher spotlight: UNG Korean professor expands culture beyond her classroom, April 18, 2016.
  • Received UNG Teaching Excellence Award for Tenure-Track Faculty, October 30, 2015.
  • Featured on the UNG Dahlonega online student newspaper ‘ Daniel, the Korean Linguist, February 5, 2015.
  • Featured Faculty on the UNG Academic Affairs website, Spring 2013.


  • Fellowship Grant and Certification for “Sijo Workshop: Comparing Korean Poetry with Chinese & Japanese Verse”, Indiana University & Sejong Cultural Society. November 10- 11, 2018.
  • Fellowship Grant and Certification for the Workshop, “Infusing Korean studies into the Undergraduate Curriculum”, University of Hawaii, July 30- August 10, 2018.
  • Fellowship Grant and Certification for the Korean National Studies Seminar, Korean Cultural Center in LA, June 26-30, 2017.
  • Fellowship Grant and Certification for the Language Flagship Teacher Training Workshop, University of Utah, July 26-30, 2016.
  • Fellowship Grant for the Heritage Language Teacher Workshop, UCLA, June 26-30,
  • Fellowship Grant and Certification for “Sijo Workshop for Educators: Korean Literature, Poetry, Music and Dance”, Indiana University & Sejong Cultural Society. April 30-May 1, 2016.
  • Fellowship Grant for the Conference/Leadership Symposium “21st Century Leadership Skills and Technology-based Instruction”, IKEN (International Korean Educators Network), October 22-24, 2015.
  • Fellowship Grant and Certification for the Language Flagship Teacher Training Workshop, University of Arizona, May 27-June 5, 2015.

Work Experience

  • Assistant Professor of Korean, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 2014-present
  • Korean Instructor, University of North Georgia, Dahlonega, Georgia, 2010-2014
  • Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Georgia, Athens, Georgia, 2003-2009

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