SLA MA Students

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Yana Carver
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
Joyce Du
 
Joyce is currently a master's student in the Second Language Acquisition program. She earned her B.A. in Foreign Languages and Literature in National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, by which she was sponsored as a full-year exchange student in Ewha Womans University, South Korea. She has experiences in teaching English to Taiwanese high school students and Korean college students. Her main research interests include oral proficiency assessment, language processing, and bilingualism.
 
 
 
 
 
Eun Kyoung Lee
 
Eun Kyoung (Rosa) joined the SLA M.A. program in Fall 2018. She received her B.A. in English Education from Seoul National University. Her research interests include second language processing, psycholinguistics, age effects in SLA, and individual differences.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Kennesha Rodgers
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Lucia Shoemaker
 
Lucia began her M.A. program in Second Language Acquisition in the fall of 2017. She received her BA in Biology and Psychology from UMBC and a graduate degree in Persian/Farsi through UMCP Flagship program. She currently works as a Korean Language instructor and a curriculum manager for the DoD. Lucia's research interests are in bilingualism/multilingualism and psycholinguistics.
 
 
 
 
Natalie Sullivan
 
Natalie Sullivan entered the M.A. SLA program in Fall 2018. She received her B.A. in English and Middle Eastern Languages & Cultures (Arabic) from the University of Texas at Austin, with a minor in Spanish. She then spent a year teaching English to Moroccan university students on a Fulbright grant. She currently works as a language partner for the UMD Arabic Flagship Program. Her research interests include L2 acquisition of Arabic and Arabic dialects, psycholinguistics, and second language aptitude. 
 
 
 
 
 
Liuan Yang
 
Liuan Yang joined the M.A. program in Fall 2018. She received her B.A. degree in English-Chinese Translation and Interpreting from Zhejiang Normal University in China, and she studied one year in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Kansas as an exchange student. Liuan’s research interests include bilingualism/multilingualism and L2 acquisition of Chinese language.