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Jayoung Choi

Clinical Assistant Professor    

Doctor in Philosophy in Teaching and Learning-Language and Literacy (ESOL) Education, Georgia State University, 2009
Master of Arts in Applied Linguistics and English as a Second Language, Georgia State University, 2003
Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature, University of Incheon, South Korea, 2001


Adolescent English language learners
Multilingual/Multimodal Literacy Practices and Identity
ESOL/Language Teacher Education


Jayoung Choi is currently a clinical assistant professor of ESOL/Literacy education in the College of Education & Human Development at Georgia State University. She coordinates teacher education (non-)degree programs in reading and ESOL through Georgia OnMyLine (GOML). As a M.A. in Applied Linguistics/ESL and a Ph.D. in Teaching and Learning with a concentration in Language and Literacy Education, she is passionate about three areas. These are adolescent English language learners’ (ELLs) literacy practices and their identity negotiation, multimodal literacies taken up and practiced by ELLs and ESOL teachers, and heritage and foreign language learners’ literacy practices. Her work has been published in Foreign Language Annals, TESL Canada Journal, and Journal of Asian Pacific Communication.

Prior to joining GSU as faculty, she had taught English as a second language at various (post) secondary schools and Korean as a foreign/ heritage language at the university level. She also directed a Korean language program, including a faculty-led study abroad program at the Georgia Institute of Technology.


Yi, Y. & Choi, J. (2015). Teachers’ views of multimodal practices in K-12 classrooms: Voices from teachers in the United States. TESOL Quarterly, 49 (4), 838–847. doi: 10.1002/tesq.219

Choi, J. (2015, Fall). A heritage language learner’s literacy practices in a Korean language course in a U.S. university: From a multiliteracies perspective. Journal of Language and Literacy Education (JoLLe), 11(2), 116-133.

Choi, J. & Yi, Y. (2015). Teachers’ integration of multimodality into classroom practices for English language learners. TESOL Journal. doi: 10.1002/tesj.204

Choi, J., & Pang, M. (2015, November 12). [Review of the book Children’s literature in second language learning, edited by Janice Bland and Christiane Lütge]. Teachers College Record. (by invitation)

Angay-Crowder, T., Choi, J., & Yi, Y. (2013). Multimodal literacies and technology: Digital storytelling for multilingual adolescents in a summer program. TESL Canada Journal, 30(2), 36-45. (acceptance rate: 12%; authors listed in alphabetic order by family name with equal contribution.)