This edited volume is a collective effort from scholars specializing in Korean as a foreign language (KFL) research, providing guidelines for how to teach and conduct research in KFL contexts. KFL has emerged as a growing academic field over the past three decades along with the fields of second language (L2) and foreign language studies. As Korean is now the fastest-growing foreign language in North America (Looney & Lusin, 2019), Korean language programs are faced with new opportunities and challenges to address expanding and diverse student populations. Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language: Theories and Practices, edited by Young-mee Yu Cho, addresses key issues regarding KFL research and teaching and presents the findings through concrete examples specific to KFL contexts. Previous publications have surveyed the KFL field with different foci: a historical overview of the development of KFL in the United States (Byon, 2008); K-16...
Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language: Theories and Practices
Hakyoon Lee (PhD, the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa) is an assistant professor of Korean in the Department of World Languages and Cultures at Georgia State University. She has been teaching Korean at Georgia State University since the fall semester of 2013. Her research interests lie at the intersection of language and identity, sociolinguistics, bilingualism, multilingualism, and immigrant education. She has been researching multilingual practices and identities at homes, schools, communities, and on social media. She has published her work in Applied Linguistics, Applied Linguistics Review, The Korean Language in America, Narrative Inquiry, International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism, and Journal of Language, Education, and Identity.
Hakyoon Lee; Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language: Theories and Practices. The Korean Language in America 1 December 2021; 25 (2): 195–200. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/korelangamer.25.2.0195
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