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Ihnhee Kim

Korean Language Program Placement Coordinator, Associate Professor of Instruction

Doctorate, Temple University

Ihnhee Kim received her master and doctoral degrees in Second Language Education with a focus on curricula, instruction, and technology from Temple University. Equipped with linguistics, applied linguistics, literature and language education throughout her academic courses both in Korea and America, she has specialized in second language acquisition (SLA), bilingualism, and discourse analysis. Not only has she taught all levels of Korean language courses at several universities, but she has been involved with curriculum development, placement testing, teaching material development, and outreach projects.

Her research topics include intercultural communicative competence, identity, socio- cultural theories, cultural literacy, media literacy, innovative teaching methods, pedagogy, and so forth. Currently, she is actively participating in language assessments as a certified tester of ACTFL ILR (Interagency Language Roundtable), ACTFL OPI (Oral Proficiency Interviews), ACTFL WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) and ACTFL AAPPL (Assessment of Performance toward Proficiency in Languages). In addition to her service as an editorial board member of the journal of Korean Language in America (KLA), she consistently engages in research and  professional development.

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