Hye-Sook Wang received her Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She teaches all levels of Korean language and culture courses and coordinates Korean Studies and study abroad in Korea. Her primary research interests are in sociolinguistics, cross/intercultural communication and pragmatics, and applied linguistics (mainly acquisition of Korean as a second or foreign language).
Hye-Sook Wang's research primarily focuses on how English learners of Korean acquire Korean as a second or foreign language (KSL/KFL). She is interested in the integration of culture into language teaching, curriculum development and program-related issues, and the gender differences in language learning and usage, especially from a politeness perspective. Wang also investigates cross-cultural and intercultural communication. In addition to conducting research on these topics, she has been actively developing language teaching materials.
Visiting Lecturer Grant, Academy of Korean Studies, 2011-2012, 2012-2013
b. Refereed Journal Edited as Editor-in-Chief
c. Articles (since 2012)
“Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices in Culture Education in KFL” 2017. International Journal of Korean Language Education, Vol. 3(1), pp. 239-265.
“Influence of ‘Korean Wave’ on Korean Language Education: Focus on Learners’ Perceptions” 2016. Proceedings of the 26th International Conference on Korean Language Education, pp. 232-240 (in Korean).
“The History and Evolution of Korean Language Programs in U.S. Colleges and Universities.” 2015. In H. Wang (Ed.) Rise of Korean Language Programs in U.S. Institute of Higher Education: A Narrative History. Seoul: Korea University Press, pp. 13-53.
|1993||PhD||University of Wisconsin at Madison|
|1982||BA||Duksung Women's University|
Henry Merritt Wriston Fellowship (as recognition of excellence in teaching), Brown University, Winner of the 1999-2000 academic year
Elected President of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (4th), 2003-2006
Editor-in-Chief, Korean Language in America: Journal of the American Association of Teachers of Korean, 2005-2012
Appreciation Award, American Association of Teachers of Korean, 2006
Guy S. Lowman Award, Department of English, University of Wisconsin, 1993
American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK)
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
International Association for Korean Language Education (IAKLE)
International Gender and Language Association (IGALA)
Korean Society of Bilingualism (KSB)
National Council of Less Commonly Taught Languages (NCOLCTL)
Sociolinguistic Society of Korea (SSK)
World Association for 'Hallyu' (Korean Wave) Studies (WAHS)
Hye-Sook Wang teaches Korean at all levels, Korean Culture and Society, Media Korean, The Korean Vision:A Debate, Korean Culture and Film, and Language, Culture, and Society: Korea.
|EAST 0650 - Language, Culture, and Society: Korea|
|EMSL 2610 - South Korea: Rise of a Technology Leader|
|KREA 0910B - Media Korean|
|KREA 0920A - Korean Culture and Society|
|KREA 0920D - The Korean Vision: A Debate|