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Kim, Sangbok Senior Instructor


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research overview

  • Dr. Sangbok Kim's research interests are in the areas of various conversational practices in ordinary and institutional settings (e.g., stance-taking in interaction; language learners' talk) and language teaching and learning with technology. He writes language textbooks for learners of Korean and works on developing smartphone applications and web platforms for learners of Korean, especially, for online courses.


  • teaching with technology, distance learning, E-learning, Korean language pedagogy, conversation analysis, discourse analysis, corpus analysis, reported speech



courses taught

  • KREN 1010 - Beginning Korean 1
    Primary Instructor - Summer 2018 / Fall 2018 / Summer 2019 / Fall 2019
    Trains students in elementary conversational and writing skills and provides grounding in the basic idiomatic and syntactical features of Korean, through lectures, drills, and language laboratory sessions based on set dialogues and readings.
  • KREN 1020 - Beginning Korean 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Summer 2018 / Spring 2019 / Summer 2019 / Spring 2020
    Continuation of KREN 1010.
  • KREN 2110 - Intermediate Korean 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Extends the conversational and written skills acquired at the elementary level. Although emphasis remains on spoken Korean, readings are increased, elementary writing skills are introduced gradually, and some Sino Korean characters are taught.
  • KREN 2120 - Intermediate Korean 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    Continuation of KREN 2110.
  • KREN 3110 - Advanced Korean 1
    Primary Instructor - Fall 2018 / Fall 2019
    Promotes an advanced level of speaking, reading, and writing. Focuses on contemporary business Korean language as reflected in various Korean media such as newspapers, magazines, and television. The goal is to acquire Korean language skills at a level that allows students to conduct business activities.
  • KREN 3120 - Advanced Korean 2
    Primary Instructor - Spring 2018 / Spring 2019 / Spring 2020
    This second semester of Korean offers advanced level speaking and writing. Focuses on understanding contemporary Korean languages as reflected in various communication media, such as print, TV, and films to help students understand Korean in a variety of contexts.


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