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Soonhyang Kim

Assistant Professor | TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)

Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL | College of Education & Human Services

Areas of Expertise

Second language (L2) teacher education, second, bi-/multi-lingual language and literacy development; L2 oral classroom discourse, professional dispositions, cultural narratives, program evaluation and administration, online teacher education, and non-native, English-speaking teacher (NNEST) teacher education.

Education

h. D. in Foreign, Second, and Multilingual Education, College of Education and Human Ecology, The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA, June 2007.
Concentration: Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)
Cognate Areas: Second Language (L2) Literacy & Research Methodology in Education

M.A. in TESOL, Murray State University, Murray, Kentucky, USA, May 2000. 

B.A. in English, Seoul National University of Science and Technology, Seoul, Korea, February 1995. 

Biography

Dr. Soonhyang Kim is an Assistant Professor of TESOL in the Department of Childhood Education, Literacy, and TESOL. Dr. Kim holds her Masters degree in TESOL from Murray State University, Kentucky and a Ph.D. in foreign, second and multilingual language education from The Ohio State University. Dr. Kim, originally from South Korea, has been working in U.S. higher education since 1998, teaching a wide variety of subjects, including TESOL, bilingual education, general teacher education, ESL and Korean from grade-schoolers to graduate students. Her recent research interests are second and bilingual language/literacy development, academic oral classroom discourse, pre-/in-service teacher preparation, non-native, English-speaking teacher issue; and online teacher education. She enjoys raising her US-born, Korean-American daughter as multilingual and multicultural and incorporating her language learning experiences into her own teaching and scholarship. 

 

Soonhyang Kim, Ph.D.  (she/her/her)

ESOL/TESOL Coordinator & Assistant Professor of TESOL

Department of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum

College of Education and Human Services

University of North Florida

1 UNF Drive, Building 57 Petway Hall / Room 2220

Jacksonville, Florida 32224, USA

Phone: 1-914-363-0062 (direct call, voice or text)

            1-904-620-1744 (department, voice only)

E-mail: S.Kim@unf.edu or TESOL@unf.edu

About Graduate TESOL education options at UNF

  1. Graduate Certificate in TESOL (Online)
  2. Master of Education (Major: Elementary Education, Concentration: TESOL)
  3. Master of Education (Major: Curriculum and Instruction, Concentration: TESOL) (under development)
  4. Master of Education (Major: TESOL under development)

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Awards

Awards

  • Service/Appreciation Award, Buffalo, NY-Yeong Cheon, Korea Sister City Committee, Education Liaison, September 2012.
  • Education Faculty of the Year, D’Youville College, May 2009.
  • The Ruth Crymes TESOL Academies Award and Fellowships, International TESOL, March 2009.
  • TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program Award, International TESOL, March 2006.

 

Scholarships

  • Krumm Korean Scholarship, The Ohio State University, 2007.
  • TESOL Professional Development Scholarships, International TESOL, 2006, 2007.

 

Fellowships

  • Service Learning Fellowship, Western New York Service Learning Coalition, May 2009.
  • The Ruth Crymes TESOL Academies Award and Fellowships, International TESOL, 2009.

 

Affiliations

  • International Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Association
  • American Educational Research Association (AERA)
  • American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
  • The Florida Educational Research Association (FERA) 
  • Sunshine Florida TESOL
  • South East TESOL
  • Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages Association (KOTESOL)

Grants and Contracts Awarded

  • College of Education and Human Services Faculty Summer Publication Grant, “East Asian Students’ Perceptions of Importance of Active Verbal Participation in U.S. Classroom: Non-Verbal, but Active Participation as an Alternative,” University of North Florida, May 2018.
  • College of Education and Human Services, “TESOL Program/Course Recency Grant,” University of North Florida, May 2018.
  • College of Education and Human Services Faculty Research Support Grants, “Incorporating Cultural Narratives in TESOL Education: Stories from Culturally, Linguistically Diverse (CLD) Teacher Educators,” University of North Florida, December 2016.
  • The College of Education and Human Services Faculty International Travel Support Grant. “Study/Teach abroad program development trip: Teaching English as a foreign language at a boarding school for Grade 1-12 (for three weeks teaching in Summer 2017), University of North Florida, Fall 2015.
  • International Center International Faculty Grants Program, “Study/Teach abroad program development trip to Korea and International Partnership Development,” International Affairs, University of North Florida, Fall 2015.

Publications & Presentations

Publication (select)

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Contact Information

Building 57, Room 2220

(904) 620-2611

S.Kim@unf.edu

Website


Office Hours

On-campus: in person, virtually or by phone: Wednesdays, 3-7PM virtually or by Phone: Tuesdays, 7-9PM And by appointment