Dr Ku In (Kyuin) Kim


School of East Asian Studies

Teaching Associate in Korean Language

Ku In Kim

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Dr Ku In (Kyuin) Kim
School of East Asian Studies
Jessop West
1 Upper Hanover Street
S3 7RA

Ku In (Kyuin) Kim is a Korean language lecturer and Researcher in Korean Studies. She Joined SEAS in 2018. She has recetly completed her PhD in Intercultural Competence in Korean Studies at Ewha Womans University in South Korea, and has a Master’s degree in teaching Korean as a Foreign Language in the same university.

Kyuin has an interdisciplinary background with a broad expertise in Korean Studies, and a speciality in Korean language and education. Kyuin has worked as a Korean lecturer at SungKyunKwan University (2014-2018), as a visiting scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (2015), and has experience working in the private sector as an intercultural instructor in multinational companies in Korea. She also translated the Korean for Overseas Koreans (English) book series, published by the Ministry of Education of Korea.


BA (University of California, San Diego)

MA (Ewha Womans University)

Ph.D. Candidate (Ewha Womans University)

Research interests

Kyuin Kim’s current research involves Intercultural Competence in Korean language education. She seeks new ways to measure and improve the Korean language learning and teaching processes and experience.


Journal articles

Teaching interests

Kyuin Kim’s teaching approach combines Language skills and Intercultural Competence to provide students with a more comprehensive view of both Korean language and culture.

She incorporates innovative teaching methodologies and provides a virtuous and interactive learning environment to foster group-wide emulation.

Teaching activities

Kyuin Kim teaches the following modules

  • EAS 171 & 6251 Non-specialist Korean Language I
  • EAS 172 & 6261 Non-specialist Korean Language II
  • EAS 1043 & 1044 Korean Language 1A
  • EAS 1045 & 1046 Korean Language 1B
Professional activities

Translations Published (Korean to English)

Kyuin Kim translated "Korean for Overseas Koreans" (Korean-to-English) Volume 4.2-6 published by the Ministry of Education of Korea in 2015.

This textbook intends to build balanced competence in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It focuses on the learning of various aspects of Korean culture in interesting ways. Each textbook set contains a workbook and a teacher’s manual, most efficient when used together.