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Hye Young Shin Professorial Lecturer World Languages and Cultures

PhD, George Mason University<br>MA, American University<br>MA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies<br>BA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

Dr. Shin received her PhD in Multilingual and Multicultural Education from George Mason University and Master’s degree in TESOL from American University. As a native Korean, she has taught both heritage and non-heritage students in a variety of settings, including colleges, U.S. government facilities, Korean heritage schools, and K-12 public schools. To complement her classroom instruction, she has developed her own Korean language educational website and an online curriculum for upper level Korean in Fairfax County Public Schools. She has worked with Korean heritage school teachers while doing community outreach programs, providing several teachers’ workshops and serving on the Education Advisory Committee for the Washington Association of Korean Schools. She is an ACTFL-certified Korean OPI tester and WPT rater. In addition, she holds a Virginia State Post Graduate Professional License (Korean and ESOL) for preK-12.  She is the co-author of Epic Korean, the Korean textbook series which is organized based on the ACTFL’s World-Readiness Standards for Learning Languages in the 5C goal areas, with links between communication and culture applied in making connections and comparisons. Her current research interests include retaining heritage language and culture among Korean immigrants, heritage language teacher education, language teachers’ identity studies, and Korean language pedagogy.
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Summer 2021

  • ASIA-260 Asian American Experiences

Fall 2021

  • ASIA-496 Selected Topics:Non-Recurring: Lang/Ident in Asian Am Commun

  • KOR-202 Korean Intermediate I

  • KOR-302 Advanced Korean I

Spring 2022

  • KOR-103 Korean Elementary II

  • KOR-203 Korean Intermediate II