Jaemin Roh

Title
Senior Lecturer in Korean
Head of Korean Language Program
Office
STH 613B
Email
jmroh@bu.edu
Phone
617-358-5034
Education
BA, Ewha Woman’s University (Korea)
MA, Seoul National University (Korea)
MA, Boston University
EdD, Boston University

Spring 2014 Office Hours: T 8-9 & 10-12

Dr. Roh’s research interests include acquisition of Korean as a second language, educating Korean heritage and non-heritage students, designing and developing both effective and innovative instructional methods and contents specifically focusing on the inclusion of culture. She is an author of multiple Korean language learning material: Speaking-oriented Korean language learning courses Pimsleur Language Program Korean 1 and Pimsleur Language Program Korean 2, which have been published both in the United States and in Japan with Simon & Schuster Publishing Company in 2004-2011. She also authored two Korean language textbooks with Random House Publishing Inc.: Living Language Series: Beginning Korean (2007) and Living Language: Complete Korean (2013). In the department, she teaches Korean language courses at all levels and is responsible for coordinating all Korean courses from the first to the fourth year. Dr. Roh recruits and trains new Korean lecturers each year and continuously overhauls the entire Korean curriculum for a better undergraduate education. Dr. Roh’s current research projects are: creating curriculum standards and assessment of Korean (AATK College Curriculum Development Working Group), developing innovative online Korean curriculum for a consortium of Boston area universities (CEIT grant 2014-2015), working on the 2nd edition of Pimsleur Language Program 1 (forthcoming in 2015), university-wide curriculum revision work with BU’s four language departments’ collaborative project (Curriculum Development Committee). Dr. Roh is an active member and regular contributor of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK). Dr. Roh is a certified Korean oral proficiency tester and has been actively working closely with multiple U.S. government agencies under the subjects of the language proficiency, standards, and assessments.

Publications

Books

Living Language, Complete Korean (2013), Random House Inc., Author

Beginner’s Korean: Living Language (2007), Random House Inc., Author

Journal Articles

The development of a Cultural Video Project and its impact on Korean learning, The Korean Language in America (KLA), Vol 16. (2011)

Language Learning Material

Korean 1, Pimsleur Language Program (2015), 2nd Edition, Simon & Schuster Inc. NY, Author (forthcoming 2015)

 Korean 2 for Japanese Speakers, Pimsleur Language Program (2009-currently in last stage of production) Simon & Schuster Inc. & U-CAN (Japan), Author

Korean 2, Pimsleur Language Program (2007), Simon & Schuster Inc. NY, Author & Female Speaker

Korean 1 for Japanese Speakers, Pimsleur Language Program (2006), Simon & Schuster Inc. NY & U-CAN (Japan), Author & Female Speaker

Korean 1, Pimsleur Language Program (2005), Simon & Schuster Inc. NY, Author & Studio Recording Director

Conference Research Paper Presentations

Teaching Poetry in the Second-year Korean Classroom” American Association of Teachers of Korean, Annual Conference and Workshop, Boston University, Boston, MA (June, 2014)

Developing an authentic curriculum for Korean heritage students” ACTFL Annual Conference, Orlando, FL (Nov, 2013)

Ask Me!: Designing and Assessing Speaking Tasks in First Year Korean” American Association of Teachers of Korean, Annual Conference and Workshop, Stanford University, Stanford, CA (June, 2012)

Learning Outcomes Using a Cultural Video Project in a Korean Classroom” ACTFL Annual Conference, Denver, CO (Nov, 2011)

Learning and Teaching Korean with Cultural Video Resources: An Empirical Study” American Association of Teachers of Korean, Annual Conference and Workshop, Yale University, New Haven, CT (June, 2011)

Workshops

Constructing a Standard-Based College Curriculum For Korean: Levels, Templates And Specifics” American Association of Teachers of Korean, Annual Conference and Workshop, Boston University, Boston, MA (June, 2014)

How can anyone teach a mixed class of heritage and non-heritage at any level? Differentiated Instruction and developing innovative teaching methods” American Association of Teachers of Korean, Annual Conference and Workshop, Michigan State University, Lansing, Michigan (June, 2013)

Curriculum Design and Applications for Intermediate Level KFL Learners Using Integrated Performance Assessment” American Association of Teachers of Korean, Annual Conference and Workshop, Yale University, New Haven, CT (June, 2011)

Cultural Video Resources for Teaching and Learning Korean” Departments of Modern Languages and Comparative Literature and Romance Studies, Boston University (Feb, 2011)

Teaching Method Development for Non-alphabetic Languages” Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Comparative Literatures, Boston University (Feb, 2008)

Invited Lectures

Netiquette, the Common Sense Cyber Ethics” School of Education Graduate Student Association, Boston University (Nov, 2007)

Using Films in Teaching and Importance of Cultural Awareness in Teaching Foreign-origin Students” Center for English Language and Orientation Programs, Boston University, for ESL Teacher’s Career Day (May, 2007)

Jaemin Roh’s CV