Kyungsook Kim, PhD

Korean Language Coordinator
Teaching Professor, Faculty of Arts - East Asian Studies Dept


Korean Language Coordinator

Teaching Professor, Faculty of Arts - East Asian Studies Dept
(780) 248-1370
339 Pembina Hall
8921 - 116 St NW
Edmonton AB
T6G 2H8



My background is in second language acquisition and language pedagogy. I completed a PhD in Education at the University of Alberta, and I began teaching at the University of Alberta in 2007. As a Korean language coordinator, I have experience in teaching undergraduate students and building a full language curriculum. Currently, I am working on a Korean textbook that emphasizes group work-based learning and interactive activities. I also have a deep interest in teaching Korean linguistics and developing educational material that is more user friendly and accessible to non-native Korean speakers.
In 2017, I developed the University of Alberta’s Korean Culture Club, which has been a successful way for students to actively experience Korean culture through cuisine, dance, art, and language exchange.


KOREA 101 - Basic Korean I

Introduction to Korean. Note: Designed for beginners and not open to students with previous knowledge of Korean.

Spring Term 2020
KOREA 401 - Advanced Korean I

Studies in Korean language, culture and customs through readings and activities. Emphasis on sound patterns, grammatical structure, communication, comprehension, and composition. Prerequisite: KOREA 302 or equivalent.

Fall Term 2020


Discover Korean
Author(s): Kim et al.
Publication Date: 8/1/2019
Publication: Pagijong Press Inc.
Volume: 1
Issue: 1
Page Numbers: 186
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