Hyesun Cho

Hyesun Cho

Assistant Professor
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TESOL:

Hyesun Cho, assistant professor, joined the KU faculty in the fall of 2011.

Her previous experience was in the Hawaii State Department of Education as a curriculum developer and instructor. Cho earned the BA degree from Korea University in Seoul, Korea, the MA degree in English as a Second Language from the University of Hawaii at Manoa and the PhD in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Hawaii at Manoa.

Research

Her primary research interests are teaching English as a second or foreign language, second language (L2) education, heritage language education, social identity, narrative inquiry, critical literacy, action research, critical pedagogy, electronic portfolios and technology-integrated language instruction.

Upon arriving at KU, she developed a new seminar in language and identity for graduate students. Cho has published research in several book chapters and Teaching and Teacher Education. She has presented her research at numerous international conferences including American Educational Research Association (AERA), Association of American Applied Linguistics (AAAL), Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) and American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL). She received the 2008 Outstanding Dissertation of the Year Award from the Second Language Research SIG at AERA.

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Second Language Acquisition, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2008
  • M.A., English as a Second Language, University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, Hawaii, 2001
  • B.A., English Language Education, Korea University, Seoul, Korea, 1995

Specializations

TESOL, second language/literacy education, academic and social identities of language learners and teachers, critical literacy, participatory action research, critical multiculturalism and technology-integrated instruction

Courses

Dept Number Course Name
C&T 820 Teaching English as a Second Language/Bilingual Education
C&T 823 Developing Intercultural Awareness in L2 Classrooms
C&T 828 Language and Identity

Honors/Awards

  • Michael B. Salwen Scholars Award, Korean American Educational Researchers' Association, 2014
  • KU School of Education Summer Writing Grant, 2013
  • KU New Faculty Research Grant, 2012

Selected publications

  • Cho, H. (2013). ‘It's very complicated’ exploring heritage language identity with heritage language teachers in a teacher preparation program. Language and Education. DOI:10.1080/09500782.2013.804835
An interesting read on heritage language research conducted by Dr. Hyesun Cho, C&T assistant professor and recent recipient of the Michael B. Salwen Scholar Award
Researcher calls for inclusion of heritage language in teacher preparation | The University of...
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