Faculty and Staff

Keumsil Kim-Yoon

Professor • Department of Languages & Culture

Professor Kim Yoon is a very active researcher. She has published widely: a book, 21 papers/book chapters in highly respected journals/books, and 5 invited articles.). She has presented 49 original papers at major national and international conferences. The areas of publication and presentation include bilingualism, second language acquisition, sociolinguistics and pragmatics, always focusing on language as it is used in varied interactional and cultural settings. Her current work in progress includes Aging with two languages and Korean American ways of words.

With respect to academic service, she directed the WPU’s Bilingual/ESL Graduate Program for 12 years and made the program highly reputable, earning its national recognition from the TESOL. Moreover, she chaired the WPU’s Annual Bilingual/ESL conference for 14 years; this conference is one of the most comprehensive and stimulating language education forums in New Jersey. As an experienced grant writer ($ 500,000+ funded by the US Department of Education) and a former team leader/evaluator of the federal grant projects, she continues to be involved in funding-related activities for the academic programs.

Professional Interests

Recent Interests: Language and Aging; Languages and Non-Languages; Bilingual/multilingual prcactices in multiethnic settings

Languages (other than English)

Korean  French 

Degrees

PhD Linguistics, University of Paris III Paris, France

Specialization

Bilingualism, Second Language Acquistion, Sociolinguistics, Cross-cultural Pragmatics

Notable Courses Taught

Graduate Courses
○ General Linguistics
○ Applied Linguistics: Second Language Acquisition
○ Bilingualism as an individual and societal phenomenon
○ Sociolinguistics
○ Field Research/Internship in Bilingual/ESL

Undergraduate:
○ Sound and Structure of French
○ Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
○ Understanding of Human Languages
○ Asian and American Cross-Cultural Communication
○ Contemporary Korean Culture in a Global Era
○ Sound and Structure of French
○ Introduction to Second Language Acquisition
○ Understanding of Human Languages
○ Asian and American Cross-Cultural Communication
○ Contemporary Korean Culture in a Global Era

236 Atrium

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