Dr. Kyung Min Nam completed her PhD in language education from the University of Leeds in the UK. Prior to joining UNNC, she had worked as a head lecturer, a programme designer and a teacher trainer in the area of language education in South Korea and in the UK. She is currently Senior Tutor of the Language Centre, and teaching Korean language modules (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels) to undergraduate and postgraduate students at UNNC.
Kyung Min is a member of the Chartered Institute of Linguists (MCIL) and IAKLE (the International Association for Korean Language Education), and has been working for INK (the International Network for Korean Language and Culture) as an overseas director.
She has received the Lord Dearing Award in 2023 for outstanding contribution to the development of teaching and student learning.
Course Taught (09/2016~present)
- Korean 1A/1B
- Korean 2A/2B
- Korean 3A/3B
- Korean Language and Culture 1A/1B
- Research Methods for Language Teachers
Her PhD research explored how Korean EFL young learners make use of literacy knowledge and skills, and how they understand two different writing systems, the Korean alphabet Hangul and the Roman alphabet used for English based on a socio-cultural theory. Her research interests include foreign language acquisition, peer assisted language learning, flipped classroom and writing systems, with particular interests in the Korean alphabet, Hangul.