Jaemin Roh

Title
Senior Lecturer in Korean
Office
STH 641
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

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 books and 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 2004-2016. She also authored two Korean language textbooks with Random House Publishing Inc.: Living Language Series: Beginning Korean (2007) and Living Language: Complete Korean (2013). Her third book Beginner Korean Reader (2017) is to be published with Routledge Taylor & Francis Group in the UK. In the department, Dr. Roh has developed the full 4-year college Korean language curriculum and served as Head of Korean Language Program over a decade from 2007-2015. She currently teaches Korean at all levels and mentors teachers in various capacities. Dr. Roh’s recent research projects are: creating curriculum standards of Korean (American Association of Teachers of Korean – College Curriculum Development Working Group), developing reading material for novice-high level speakers and overhauling the Korean heritage language curriculum. On campus, she frequently supports students’ activities and advises four student organizations: Korean Students Association, Liberty for North Korea, Asian music and dance groups MixX and UPro. Outside of campus, she takes multiple roles as a Korean language consultant: she is a reviewer of major Korean language textbooks published in the U.S. and the U.K. and is an editor for SAGE Open. 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). She is a certified Korean oral proficiency tester by ACTFL since 2011 and has been actively working closely with multiple U.S. government agencies, such as American Councils of International Education (U.S. Dept. of Education) in Washington D.C and Defense Language Institute (U.S. Dept. of Defense) in Monterey, CA and many other U.S.based universities as a tester, developer, consultant, and Korean language expert.

 

Publications

 

Books

 

Beginner Korean Reader (forthcoming 2017), Rutledge Taylor & Francis Group U.K., Author

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

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

 

Book Chapter

 

“Level 3 Curriculum” (co-authored with Haewon Cho, Hae-young Kim, and Ho Jung Choi) (2016) in Special Issue: College Korean Curriculum Inspired by National Standards for Korean: Curriculum/Curricular Framework. p. 273-304.

 

Journal Articles

 

“Teaching Poetry in Korean Classes” The Korean Language in America (KLA) Vol. 20.1. (2016)

“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 2, Pimsleur Language Program (2016), 2nd Edition, Simon & Schuster Inc. NY, Author

Korean 1, Pimsleur Language Program (2016), 2nd Edition, Simon & Schuster Inc. NY, Author

Korean 2 for Japanese Speakers, Pimsleur Language Program (2007), 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

 

Peer-Reviewed Conference Research Paper Presentations

 

“Writing in the Intermediate Korean Classroom: the Effects of Explicit Instruction with Writing Samples” (co-presented with Eunjo Lee) American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), Annual Conference and Workshop, Emory university, Atlanta, GA (June, 2016)

“Promoting Sociocultural Competence in Advanced Korean Curriculum: Drama [Misaeng] Project” (co-presented with Angela Lee-Smith) The 11th International Conference of the Korean Language and Culture Education Society, University of Southern California, CA. (Jan 2016)

“Developing Effective Korean Heritage Curriculum” American Council on the Teaching on Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Annual Conference, San Diego, CA (Nov, 2015)

“Walking on the Noodle Road: Developing Project-based Instruction in 3rd year Korean” (co-presented with Jungsoo Kim) American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), Annual Conference and Workshop, Monterey, CA (June, 2015)

“Teaching Poetry in the Second-year Korean Classroom” (co-presented with Eunice Chung) 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”  (co-presented with Eunkyung Jeong) 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” (co-presented with Haeyoung Kim, Hyewon Kim and Hojung Choi) 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” (co-presented with Mijeong Kim, Ok Sook Park, and Hee Ju) 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” (co-presented with Junghee Kim) 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)­­­­­­

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, ESL Teachers’ Career Day (May, 2007)

 

 

Jaemin Roh’s CV