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Ihnhee Kim

Korean Language Program Placement Coordinator, Associate Professor of Instruction

EdD, Temple University

Ihnhee Kim received her EdD in Education with a concentration in Second Language Education and Applied Linguistics at Temple University. Equipped with language acquisition, linguistics, and literature throughout her academic courses both in Korea and in America, she has specialized in teaching and research with theories and practices in second language acquisition (SLA), bilingualism, and inter-culturalism.  Not only has she taught all levels of Korean language courses at several universities, but she has worked on curriculum development, placement testing, teaching material development, standard assessments, and outreach projects.

Her research topics include interculturality, identity, discourse analysis, cultural literacy, media literacy, innovative teaching methods, pedagogy, and so forth. She is actively participating in language assessments as a certified tester of oral proficiency and writing proficiency in various levels of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign languages (ACTFL).  In addition to the previous services as a peer reviewer of journals, an executive board member of American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), and a co-founder of Midwest Korean Speech Contest and Midwest Association of Teachers of Korean (MATK), she consistently engages in research, publications, professional development, and services in the field of language education.