Jaemin Roh

Senior Lecturer in Korean

  • Title Senior Lecturer in Korean
  • Office STH 641
  • Education BA, Ewha Woman’s University (Korea)
    MA, Seoul National University (Korea)
    MA, Boston University
    EdD, Boston University

Spring 2020 Office Hours: Tuesdays 8:00am-9:00am and 11:00-12:00pm, Wednesdays 11:00-12:00pm

Dr. Roh’s research interests include acquisition of Korean as a second language, educating Korean heritage and non-heritage students, designing and developing effective and innovative instructional contents, methods, and textbooks specifically focusing on the inclusion of culture. She has been an author of multiple textbooks and Korean learning material that gained a wide audience since 2005: Dr. Roh is an author and recording studio director of speaking-oriented Korean language learning series Pimsleur Korean 1-3 which have been published both in the United States and in Japan with Simon & Schuster Publishing Company. She is also an author of popular Korean language textbooks Living Language Series: Beginning Korean (2007) and Living Language: Complete Korean (2013) with Random House Publishing Inc. Her third book Essential Korean Reader (2017) is a novice-high to intermediate level reading textbook published with Routledge Taylor & Francis Group in the U.K. Her most recent book project is Anytime Korean textbook series 1 and 2 with Kong & Park Inc. (2020) and Contemporary Korean Reader: Cultural readings for Intermediate to Advanced Students (in press, 2020) with Routledge Taylor & Francis Group. In the department, Dr. Roh has developed the full 4-year college Korean language curriculum, developing 13 new courses in addition to the existing curriculum and served as Head of Korean Language Program from 2007-2015. She currently teaches Korean at all levels and mentors teachers in various capacities on campus. Dr. Roh’s recent research projects include: creating college Korean curriculum standards, developing reading material for novice-high level speakers, overhauling the curriculum for Korean heritage speakers, developing an intermediate-advanced level project-based college course with topics in Korean legends in historical contexts and developing a new teaching method with implementing recent technologies online. On campus, she frequently advises students’ activities and regularly supports diverse student organizations. Outside of campus, she takes multiple roles as a Korean language expert and consultant: she is a regular reviewer of major Korean language textbook publishers in the U.S. and the U.K. and is editor for SAGE Open. Dr. Roh is an active member and contributor of American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) and American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) and has collaborated with numerous scholars in pedagogic research. She is a certified Korean oral proficiency tester by ACTFL since 2011 and has been 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, as well as many other educational institutions and technology companies in the innovative and dynamic Boston area. She serves them as a tester, developer, reviewer, consultant and analyst in the capacity of a Korean language expert.

Publications

Books

Contemporary Korean Reader: Cultural readings for Intermediate to Advanced Students (in press, 2020) Routledge, co-authored with Mijeong Kim

Anytime Korean 1 (2020), Kong & Park Inc., co-authored with Sangbok Kim and Danielle Ooyoung Pyun

Anytime Korean 2 (2020), Kong & Park Inc., co-authored with Sangbok Kim and Danielle Ooyoung Pyun

Essential Korean Reader (2017), Routledge Taylor & Francis Group U.K., Author

Living Language: Complete Korean (2013), Random House Inc., Author. [view]

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

Book Chapter

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

Level 4 Curriculum. (2016) (co-authored with Hae-young Kim, Ho Jung Choi, and Haewon Cho) in Special Issue: College Korean Curriculum Inspired by National Standards for Korean: Curriculum/Curricular Framework. p. 305-339.

Journal Articles

Fostering Learner Autonomy through CALL and MALL in a Korean Class: A Case Study. (2019) (co-authored with Taewoong Kim) Journal of Interactive Learning Research, Vol 30 (2). [view]

Promoting Socio-languacultural Competence in Advanced Korean Curriculum: Using Drama Misaeng. (2016) (co-authored with Angela Lee-Smith) The Language and Culture, 12.2. p. 113-142. Korean Language and Culture Education Association [view]

Teaching Poetry in Korean Classes. (2016) The Korean Language in America, 20.1. p.4-28. [view]

The development of a Cultural Video Project and its impact on Korean learning. (2011) The Korean Language in America, 16. p.73-100. [view]

Language Learning Material

Korean 3, Pimsleur Language Program (2018), Simon & Schuster Inc. NY, Author

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

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

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

Beyond the Classroom: Integrated Coursework Design with CALL and MALL in Third-year Korean (Co-presented with Taewoong Kim) American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), Annual Conference and Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (accepted to be presented in June, 2017)

Enhanced first semester Korean course design with Padlet and Shadow Puppet (Co-presented with Junga Yoo) American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK), Annual Conference and Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA (accepted to be presented in June, 2017)

“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

“Effective use of authentic material for project-based curriculum” Special invitation by Korean School for Global Leaders, Queens, New York. Sponsored by a federal grant program STARTALK, funded by the National Security Agency (May 2019)

“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)

Courses Taught

Advanced Korean /Content Courses:

  • Korean Media(news articles, documentaries, mass-media presentations, and public speech)
  • Korean Cinema(survey of Korean films in 1946-2015 in English translation)
  • Tales of Korea(stories from ancient, mediaeval, and modern Korea)
  • Advanced Korean Reading (commentaries, critiques, social studies, and philosophical argument)
  • Korean Society (history, economy, multicultural issues, and gender equality)
  • Korean for Contemporary Culture (award-winning short stories of the year, films, and pop culture)

Korean Language Courses:

  • Intermediate Korean: 5th and 6th semester Korean
  • Beginner-Intermediate Korean: 3rd and 4th semester Korean
  • Beginner Korean: 1st and 2nd semester Korean
  • Heritage Korean: 1st and 2nd year Heritage Korean
  • Intensive Korean: 1st and 2nd year Accelerated Korean

 

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