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Taewoong Kim

Lecturer in Korean Language
Korean Language Coordinator (FL22)
PhD, University of Oklahoma
research interests:
  • Korean language pedagogy
  • second language acquisition
  • Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL)
  • metacognitive instruction
  • curriculum ideologies
  • social justice through language education
  • learner identity
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    • Washington University
    • MSC 1111-107-115
    • One Brookings Drive
    • St. Louis, MO 63130
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    Taewoong Kim teaches second and fourth year modern Korean.

    In addition to teaching modern Korean, Taewoong Kim teaches Taekwondo martial art through University College. Before joining Wash U, he taught Korean language at Middlebury College. Dr. Kim’s research interests include Korean language pedagogy, second language acquisition, Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL), metacognitive instruction, curriculum ideologies, social justice through language education, and learner identity. His recent publication explored how CALL and MALL (mobile-assisted language learning) can foster learner autonomy: Roh, J. & Kim, T. (2019). Fostering Learner Autonomy through CALL and MALL in a Korean Class: A Case Study, Journal of Interactive Learning Research, 30(2). He earned his Ph.D. at the University of Oklahoma majoring in Instructional Leadership and Academic Curriculum with a concentration on second language education.

    TOPIK 2: Writing

    TOPIK 2: Writing

    The “Writing” problems are the most dreaded part of TOPIK for many exam takers. However, according to Korean language instructors who have helped with TOPIK preparations for years, each problem has key points that help answer the respective question. If you familiarize yourself with them, you will start to enjoy the “Writing” part of TOPIK. (KONG & PARK USA, Incorporated, 2021)

    Korean Language Proficiency Test Preparation TOPIK 2 Writing

    Korean Language Proficiency Test Preparation TOPIK 2 Writing

    Kim's book helps students prepare for the standard proficiency test for non-native speakers of Korean.