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Eun Hee Kim

Korean Language Program Placement Coordinator, Assistant Professor of Instruction

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Eun Hee Kim received her PhD in Linguistics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she also earned a certificate of Second Language Acquisition and Teacher Education (SLATE).

Prior to joining Northwestern, she taught different tracks and levels of Korean language courses at different institutions including University of Illinois, Rice University, and Michigan State University. She was recognized as an excellent teacher by her students almost every semester she taught. Her students really enjoyed and appreciated her passion toward teaching. As a language instructor and a researcher, she is interested in the types of linguistic structures that the second/foreign language learners can have difficulty with in learning the target language and the tools to promote their learning.

Eun Hee is also very passionate about research. Her research focuses on possible sources of second language learnerslinguistic misunderstanding and the ways to overcome such difficulties. Her works not only contribute to the field of second language acquisition/processing but also have the potential to inform educators, language teaching professionals and developers of language teaching software about the second language learnerstarget language use.  Her research work has been published as conference proceedings and in peer-reviewed journals such as Japanese/Korean Linguistics Conference, Linguistics, and Second Language Research.