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Seongyong Lee is an Assistant Professor in Applied Linguistics at the University of Nottingham Ningbo China. Before joining UNNC, he worked as an Assistant Professor at BNU-HKBU United International College between 2018-2021, a sino-foreign international university in Zhuhai, Guangdong. In addition, he was an Assistant Professor at Hannam University between 2021-2023, serving as the head of the English Education Department. He has taught diverse courses in TESOL and sociolinguistics. His research interests include AI in L2 education, teacher training with technology, intercultural communication, English as a lingua franca, and Global Englishes. His articles have appeared in prestigious international journals, such as TESOL Quarterly, Computer Assisted Language Learning, Computers & Education, System, ELT Journal, Applied Linguistics Review, Education & Information Technologies, Interactive Learning Environments, English Today, Lingua, and Asian Englishes. He is currently serving as the Editor-in-Chief of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning, which is sponsored by the Korea Association of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning. He is also working as an assistant editor for English Teaching (indexed in SCOPUS) and as a board member for the Discourse and Cognitive Society of Korea.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Foreign and Second Language Education, University at Buffalo

27 Aug 20121 Sept 2017

Award Date: 1 Sept 2017

Master, English Education (L2 Writing), Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Award Date: 17 Feb 2012

Bachelor, English Linguistics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Award Date: 24 Aug 2001

External positions

Editor-in-Chief, Multimedia Assisted Language Learning

1 Jan 2024 → …

Board Member, The Discourse and Cognitive Society of Korea

Jul 2023 → …

Board Member, The Korea Association of Teachers of English

Aug 2022Jul 2024


  • Pedagogy
  • Foreign Language and Literature


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