Bio


Hee-Sun Kim holds a PhD in Linguistics at Stanford University. She is the coordinator of the Korean language program and has been teaching Korean language courses at all levels since 2003. She has conducted research on the integration of multiple sources of information in Korean sentence processing and the relationship between sentence comprehension and production focusing on prosodic disambiguation. As an ACTFL-certified oral proficiency tester and trainer as well as a certified rater of writing proficiency in Korean, she has conducted Korean workshops on proficiency testing since 2012. She is also a certified oral proficiency tester for the Government (ILR) scale and OPIc rater in Korean. Her recent research focuses on the use of technology in language education and proficiency-based curriculum development.

Academic Appointments


Administrative Appointments


  • Coordinator, Korean Language Program, Stanford Language Center (2003 - Present)
  • Lecturer of Korean, Stanford Language Center (2003 - Present)

Boards, Advisory Committees, Professional Organizations


  • Member, AATK (American Association of Teachers of Korean)
  • Member, ACTFL (American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages)
  • Member, IAKLE (The International Association for Korean Language Education)

Program Affiliations


  • Center for East Asian Studies

Professional Education


  • Ph.D., Stanford University, Linguistics (2004)
  • M.A., Ewha University, Linguistics (1995)
  • B.A., Ewha University, English Literature and Linguistics (1993)

2016-17 Courses