• Hee Chung Chun
  • Hee Chung Chun
  • Assistant Teaching Professor
  • Specialty: Korean
  • Phone: 848-932-6496
  • Office: Academic Building West 5124


Ms. Chun has been teaching the Korean language at Rutgers since 2012.  After obtaining an MA in Korean Studies at Ewha Womans University in Seoul, Korea, she began her teaching career at the Language Education Institute at Seoul National University. Her research interests include Korean language education pedagogy, Korean Heritage speakers, KFL teacher training, and conversation analysis in classroom interactions.


  • Ph.D. Candidate in Communication, Information, and Media, School of Communication and Information, Rutgers University
  • M.A. in Korean Studies, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea
  • B.A. in Korean Language and Literature & Psychology, Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea

Areas of Specialization

  • Korean language pedagogy
  • Korean heritage speakers
  • KFL teacher training & program development



Selected Articles and Book Chapters

  • Bolden, G., et al. [including H. Chun] (2022). Over-Exposed Self-Correction: Practices for Managing Competence and Morality. Research on Language and Social Interaction, 55(2), 1-19. doi: https://doi.org/10.1080/08351813.2022.2067426
  • Cho, Y., et al. [including H. Chun] (2021). KFL Program Building in the Era of Expansion: Innovative Local Strategies for Emerging Challenges. The Korean Language in America. 25(1), 1-28. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/korelangamer.25.1.0001
  • Lee, H., Lee, B., & Chun, H. (2021). North and South Koreans’ Perception of Expressive Speech Act. The Sociolinguistic Journal of Korea, 29(3), 253–280. doi: https://doi.org/10.14353/sjk.2021.29.3.10
  • Choi, H., Jung, J., & Chun, H. (2021). Annotated bibliography on KFL pedagogy. In Y. Cho (Ed.) Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language Pedagogy: Theories and Practices (pp. 197–256). Taylor & Francis.
  • Yun, Y., Ha, J., & Chun, H. (2020). Integrated Korean - Accelerated I & II Workbook. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press.
  • Chun, H. & Cho, Y. (2018). Building a Locally Relevant Curriculum for Korean Language Teachers. Korean Language in America, 22(1), 46-70. doi: https://doi.org/10.5325/korelangamer.22.1.0046
  • Suh, J., Ko, K., & Chun, H. (2016). Level 4 & 5 Curricular Framework.” in College Korean Curriculum Inspired by National Standards for Korean. The Special Issue of The Korean Language in America. 19(2), 178–380. doi: http://doi.org/10.5325/korelangamer.19.2.0178
  • Cho, Y. & Chun, H. (2015). Integrating Assessment in a College Level Korean Heritage Curriculum, Bilingualism, 61, 163-189, The Korean Society of Bilingualism. doi: http://doi.org/10.17296/korbil.2015..61.163
  • Cho, Y., Chun, H, & Jung, J. (2014). Using Film in the College-level KFL Classroom: Applying Theories and Developing Activities, Journal of Korean Language Education, 25 (4), 249-275. doi: http://doi.org/ 18209/iakle.2014.25.4.249

Courses Taught

  • Elementary Korean I (01:574:101, 21:574:101)
  • Elementary Korean II (01:574:102, 01:574:106, 21:574:102)
  • Elementary Korean Reading & Writing for Heritage Students (01:574:103)
  • Intermediate Korean I (01:574:201)
  • Intermediate Korean II (01:574:202)
  • Intermediate Korean Reading & Writing for Heritage Students (01:574:203)
  • Rutgers-Ewha Study Abroad (RESA) Internship (01:574:281)
  • Advanced Korean I (01:574:301)
  • Advanced Korean II (01:574:302)
  • Advanced Readings in Korean I (01:574:401)
  • Advanced Readings in Korean II (01:574:402)
  • Korean Interpreting Internship (01:574:481)

Selected Awards and Distinctions

  • Rutgers Humanities Plus Award (Spring 2019, Fall 2022)
  • Rutgers Open and Affordable Textbooks (OAT) Award (Spring 2021)
  • Melon Foundation Curriculum Development Project (Summer 2019, 2020, & Spring 2021)


  • OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview) certified tester, ACTFL
  • WPT (Writing Proficiency Test) certified rater, ACTFL
  • Certificate of Korean Language Teacher, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism of Republic of Korea