Dr Bliss Lee

MA (Hons) – The University of Auckland Postgraduate Diploma (Secondary teaching) – The University of Auckland BA (Hons) - The University of Auckland BCom (Business administration) – Nihon University, Japan

Research | Current

  • Foreign language teaching and learning
  • Student expressed needs in learning a foreign language
  • Mixed methods (qualitative & quantitative)

The doctoral research investigates students’ needs and beliefs about learning Korean, with a view to proposing ways by which Korean L2 tertiary programmes may be developed to better meet the expressed needs. The investigation adopted a mixed method: semi-structured focus group interviews, the use of a questionnaire, in-depth individual interviews, and a case study

Teaching | Current

  • Teaching Korean as a foreign language
  • Teaching Japanese as a foreign language

Postgraduate supervision

  • Dr Martin East
  • Associate Professor Emmanuel Manalo


  • Tutor of Korean and Japanese in School of Asian Studies, The University of Auckland
  • Tutor of Korean in Centre for Continuing Education, The University of Auckland

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

  • Lee, S. H. (2015). Tertiary Korean Language Programmes in New Zealand: How Can They Better Meet Students’ Needs? The University of Auckland. ResearchSpace@Auckland.
    URL: http://hdl.handle.net/2292/25344