Drs. A.R. (Ae Ree) Nam

Position:
  • Lecturer
Expertise:
  • Korean Studies


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 6415
E-Mail: a.r.nam@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Leiden Institute for Area Studies, SAS Korea
Office Address: Arsenaal
Arsenaalstraat 1
2311 CT Leiden
Room number 0.17


Fields of interest

Teaching & Learning Korean as a Foreign Language
Second Language Acquisition
Foreign Language Pedagogy
Language Learner & Teacher Motivation
Professional Development of Language Teachers
Technology in Language Learning & Teaching
Language Learning in a Study Abroad Context and after Return

Education

  • Ph.D. (in progress) in Second Language Acquisition, University of Wisconsin, Madison. Dissertation Title: Exploring Motivation and Persistence in Foreign Language Learning Among Students in University Korean Courses
    Strand: Foreign Language Pedagogy
    Minor: Curriculum and Instruction – Educational Communications and Technology

  • M.A. in Korean Studies specialized in Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul

  • B.A. in English Language and Literature, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul

Employment

Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language

2014-present Lecturer, Korean Studies at Leiden University
2008-2013 Graduate Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of East Asian Languages and Literature
2009-2010 Teacher, Madison Korean School For Heritage Learners
2006-2008 Lecturer, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
2001-2006 Instructor at Korean Language Education Center at Sogang University, Seoul
Winter 2005 Lecturer, Korean Teacher Training Program at Sogang University, Seoul
Summer 2004 Instructor, Korean Studies Summer Program at Sogang University, Seoul
Summer 2003/04 Instructor, Tenri University (Japan) Summer Intensive Korean Program at Sogang University, Seoul

Development of Web-based Korean (and other) Instruction

Summer 2009/10 Project Assistant for Online Chinese Program & online LCTL Teacher Training Program developed by the Language Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison
2010 Content Reviewer and Translator (Korean into English) for the section “Adult” of Study Korean website, sponsored by the Overseas Korean Foundation
2004 Curriculum Designer/Program Manager for “Teen Korean Advanced” of Study Korean website, sponsored by the Overseas Korean Foundation
2003 Reviewer and Editor for “Teen Korean Plus” of Study Korean website, sponsored by the Overseas Korean Foundation
2003 Curriculum Designer/Content Developer for “Teen Korean Plus” of Study Korean website, sponsored by the Overseas Korean Foundation
2001 Curriculum Designer/ Content Developer for “Hangeul Camp” (http://www.Koreaz.tv – no longer in operation)
2000-2001 Curriculum Designer/ Content Developer and Q&A Manager for online “Sogang Korean Program” (http://korean.sogang.ac.kr)

Key publications

  • Nam, A. (2012). Exploring motivation and attitude: learning persistence of university learners beyond the first year Korean. Journal of the International Network for Korean Language and Culture, 9 (2), 119-143.

  • Choe, J., Nam, A., et al. (2004). Korean-Chinese Learners’ Dictionary for Beginners. Bejing: Mintsu Publishing.

  • Choe, J., Nam, A., et al. (2002). Korean-Japanese Learners’ Dictionary for Beginners. Tokyo: International Language Corp.

Teaching

- All levels of Korean as a Foreign Language (Beginning, Intermediate, Advanced, and Superior) for Adult Learners (ages ranging from 18-75) including University Learners in speaking, listening, reading, writing, grammar, and multimedia
- Beginning and Intermediate Heritage and Adoptee Children
- Courses for Language Teacher Training, such as “Language Evaluation” and “Teaching Korean with Technology”

Grants and awards

  • Second Language Acquisition Dissertation Grant, UW-Madison, 2013

  • Vilas Conference Presentation Grant, UW-Madison, 2013

  • Teaching Excellence Award, Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages, Kaohsiung, Taiwan, 2007

  • Graduate Scholarship, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, 1999-2000

  • Honor Scholarship, Ewha Women’s University, Seoul, 1998

Administration and service to the profession

2009-2010 Webmaster and Technology Chair for “SLA in a Global Society”: 2010 SLA Graduate Symposium, co-sponsored by the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the University of Iowa
2006-2008 Director of the Paichai-Wenzao Korean Center, Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Spring 2006 Teacher Training Seminar Leader, Sogang University
2005-2006 Curriculum Designer for “2006 Defense Language Institute (U.S.)-Sogang Immersion Program"
2005 Translator of grammar section (Korean into English) for “Lee, Hwang, & Han(2006). Speaking Korean for Beginners. Seoul: Hollym International Corp.”
2004-2005 Member of Evaluation Committee for the 8th and 9th TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) test, Korea Institute of Curriculum & Evaluation

Last Modified: 11-12-2015