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HyoJung Keira Park

Keira Park

Lecturer in the English Language Improvement Program

Linguistics
Gordy 360
parkh6@ohio.edu
740-593-4523

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Education

Ph.D., Second Language Studies, English, Purdue University, 2016. Dissertation: Non-native graduate students’ perceptions toward non-native professors’ accented English
Committee: Tony Silva (Chair), Margie Berns, April Ginther, Shelley Staples

M.A., English Linguistics, Hankuk University of Foreign Languages, S. Korea, 2011. Thesis: Implementation and perception of online peer feedback by Korean EFL students

TESOL Certificate, Hankuk University of Foreign Languages, S. Korea, 2008

Course work, International Studies, Seoul National University, S. Korea, 2008. Coursework completed of the master’s program in International Studies with concentration in Japanese area studies

B.A., Business Administration, Chonnam National University, S. Korea, 2006. Minor, English Linguistics and Literature

Exchange Program, International Studies, Gakugei University, Japan, 2004-2005

Biography

Dr. H. Keira Park is a Lecturer in the English Language Improvement Program (ELIP) in the Linguistics Department at Ohio University, where she is currently teaching academic and technical writing to domestic and international graduate students. She earned her Ph.D. in English with concentration in Second Language Studies from Purdue University. Her research interests include second language writing and speaking, English for academic and specific purposes, sociolinguistics, and CALL (Computer-Assisted Language Learning).

Research & Teaching Interests

Second language writing; second language speaking; CALL; English for academic/specific purposes; language testing; second/foreign language acquisition; sociolinguistics; qualitative research methods; mixed research methods

Teaching Experience

  • Technical Writing for Engineering
  • Classroom Communication for International TAs
  • Business English Boot camp
  • Introductory Composition Course for International Freshmen
  • Korean beginner and intermediate courses
  • Online instructor (in Korea)

Teaching prior to Purdue University

  • Senior Instructor of TOEFL & TOEIC, MorningEdu Korea, S. Korea, 2009-2011
  • Instructor of Japanese-English/English-Japanese translation courses, MorningEdu Korea, S. Korea, 2009-2011
  • Online Instructor, EduSpa, S. Korea, 2011
  • Video lecturing for English communication to the participants in an internship program in Australia
  • Online Teaching Assistant, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, S. Korea, 2010
  • ENG202: Online Introductory Composition Course
  • Instructor, S. Korea, 2005-2011
    • ABC Tree
    • English Study Center
    • Cinema English
    • EE-Tomo
  • Instructor, Japan, 2013-2014MorningEdu Japan, Tokyo, Japan

Publications

Journal Articles

Park, H. K. (under review). The ‘Outer Circle’ English in an Expanding Circle country: Konglish, English loanwords, Anglo-Japanese loanwords and Korean English, English Today.
Park, H., & Choe, H. (2011). Implementation and perception of online peer feedback by Korean EFL students. English Language and Literature 21, 24(3), 271-293.

Newsletters

Silva, T., Park, H., Zhang, C., & Chen, Y. (2016). Scholarship on L2 writing in 2014: The year in review. SLW News.
Silva, T., Thomas, S., Park, H., & Zhang, C. (September 24, 2014). Scholarship on L2 writing in 2013: The year in review. SLW News.

Presentations

Park, H. K., & Li, Y. (2016) Reverse transfer from L2 to L1: The effects of L2 writing instruction in L1 writing of Chinese ESL students. SSLW, Tempe, Arizona.
Song, R., & Park, H. K. (2016). Using computer-mediated communication technologies to bridge ESL writers’ immediate community to their imagined community. AAAL, Orlando, FL, USA.
Park, H. K. (2015). Productivity and efficiency of an online writing group.  INTESOL, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Park, H. K., & Zhang, H. (2015). An examination of English textbooks in China in light of writing instruction.  INTESOL, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Park, H. K., & Thomas, S. (2015).  To be or not to be, that is the question: Needs analysis of a writing course for international graduate students. INTESOL, Indianapolis, IN, USA.
Park, H. K., & Song, R. (2015). Writing in a team: Productivity and efficiency of an online writing group.  The annual conference of CATESOL, Anaheim, CA, USA.
Silva, T., Park, H., Chen, Y., & Zhang, C. (2015). Scholarship on L2 Writing in 2013: The year in review. Paper presented at the annual Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference, Toronto, Canada.
Park, H., & Thomas, S. (2014). “My writing sounds unnatural!”: Addressing international graduate students’ concerns about academic writing. Paper presented at Symposium of Second Language Writing, Tempe, AZ, USA.
Silva, T., Thomas, S., Park, H., & Zhang, C. (2014). Scholarship on L2 Writing in 2013: The year in review. Paper presented at the annual Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) conference, Portland, OR, USA.
Park, H. (2013). Who is judging whom?: Native and Non-native English Speaking Graduate Student Perceptions toward Non-native Professors and Instructors. Paper presented at the International Association of World Englishes conference, Tempe, AZ, USA.
Park, H. (2011). Implementation and Perception of Online Peer Feedback by Korean EFL Students. Paper presented at Association of English Linguistics and Education of Korea conference, Seoul, S. Korea.

Testing & Assessment Experience

Test Rater, OEPP (Oral English Proficiency Program), Purdue University, 2014-2016
Test Developer, PLaCE (Purdue Language and Cultural Exchange), 2015-2016

Professional Service

Coordinator for Online Programs, English Language Improvement Program, Ohio University, 2016-Present
Webmaster, English as a Second Language Graduate Organization (ESL GO), Purdue University, 2014-2015
President, ESL GO, Purdue University, 2013-2014
Organizing committee member, ESL GO, Purdue University, 2012-2013
President, Graduate Organization of English Linguistics, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2010

Academic Scholarships & Awards

Teaching assistantship, OEPP, Purdue University, 2014-2016
PRF Summer Funding, Purdue Research Foundation, Purdue University, 2015
Mary Gitzen Memorial OEPP Excellence in Teaching Award, OEPP, Purdue University, 2014-2016
Instructor Travel Award, OEPP, Purdue University, 2014- 2015
Q-Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Composition Program, Purdue University, 2013
Teaching assistantship, Department of English, Purdue University, 2011-2013
National scholarship of Academic Purposes for Outstanding Scholars, The Government of South Korea, 2010-2011   
Academic Excellence Scholarship, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, 2009
Academic Excellence Scholarship, Chonnam University, 2004-2005

Memberships

American Association for Applied Linguistics (AAAL)
Asian English as a Foreign Language (Asian EFL)
International association of world Englishes (IAWE)
Indiana Teachers of English for Other Languages (INTESOL)
Teaching English for Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)

Language Skills

Korean (native); English (native-like); Japanese (highly fluent); Chinese (advanced intermediate); Modern Greek (intermediate); Spanish (elementary); French (elementary)


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