1st Edition

Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language
Theories and Practices

Edited By

Young-mee Yu Cho

ISBN 9780367199630
Published October 21, 2020 by Routledge
274 Pages 10 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language: Theories and Practices is designed for prospective or in-service Korean as a Foreign Language (KFL) teachers.

With contributions from leading experts in the field, readers will gain an understanding of the theoretical framework and practical applications of KFL education in the context of  Second Language Acquisition (SLA). The eight chapters explore the history of and current issues in language education, the practicalities of being a classroom teacher, and teaching and evaluation techniques for developing language and cultural proficiency.

This comprehensive volume also includes an annotated bibliography which lists over 500 of the most recent and pertinent research articles and doctoral dissertations in the area. This bibliography will be of great service to students, teachers, and any researchers in applied linguistics and second language acquisition interested in Korean language education.

Table of Contents


Young-mee Yu Cho (Rutgers University)

Part I: Key Issues in KFL Pedagogy

Chapter 1 Second Language Acquisition and Its Implications for Teaching Korean

Hae-Young Kim (Duke University)

Chapter 2 Pedagogical Approaches and Practices in Teaching Korean

Mee-Jeong Park (University of Hawai'i at Manoa)

Seongyeon Ko (CUNY)

Bumyong Choi (Emory University)

Chapter 3 Language in Use

Mary Shin Kim (University of Hawaii, Manoa)

Kyung-Eun Yoon (University of Maryland, Baltimore County)

Chapter 4 Culture in Language Learning and Teaching

Lucien Brown (Monash University)

Mi Yung Park (University of Auckland)

Chapter 5 Korean Heritage Language Teaching & Learning

Hi-Sun Kim (Harvard University)

Chapter 6 Literacy and Multiliteracies in Korean Language Learning and Teaching

Joowon Suh (Columbia University)

Ji-Young Jung (Columbia University)

Chapter 7 Korean Language Assessment

Sun-Young Shin (Indiana University)

Hyo Sang Lee (Indiana University)

Chapter 8 KFL Program Building and Professional Development

Young-mee Yu Cho (Rutgers University)

Ahrong Lee (York University)

Hye-Sook Wang (Brown University)

Part II: Korean as a Foreign Language Pedagogy: Annotated Bibliography

Ho Jung Choi (Princeton University)

Ji-Young Jung (Columbia University)

Hee-Chung Chun (Rutgers University)


Annotated Bibliography

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Young-mee Yu Cho is Associate Professor of the Korean Language in the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in the USA. While regularly supervising the four-level Korean program that offers Korean Major and Minor, she initiated the K-12 New Jersey Korean Teacher Certification in 2008 and developed "The Korean-English Translation/Interpreting Certificate Program" to start in Fall 2020. She is one of the five authors of the first four volumes of the definitive Korean language textbook series, Integrated Korean (2000-2019) adopted by more than 70 universities in North America and Oceania. A new co-authored series for heritage learners, Integrated Korean: Accelerated 1 & Accelerated 2 will be published in 2020. As the 5th President of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) (2006-2009), she spearheaded the publication of the National Standards for Korean Language Learning (2012, with Korean as the 12th  language in the new edition of the National Standards for Foreign Language Education in the 21st Century, ACTFL Publications). Her interest in curriculum development and instructional strategies resulted in the College Korean Curriculum Inspired by National Standards for Korean (CKC) as a special edited issue of the journal, Korean Language in America (2015). Besides her engagement as foreign language educator, she continues to do research on Korean phonology, morphology, and pragmatics.