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Department of Korean Language Education

To train teachers who are able to teach thinking and communicative competence.

The Department of Korean Language Education is dedicated to training teachers who are able to teach thinking, which is the basis of the study of all subjects, and "linguistic competence" which is communicative competence in secondary schools.


Name Major E-mail Phone
Yang-Ho, Park Ph.D. Korean Modern Novel Creative Writing hoyang@chollian.net 82-62-530-2412
Sang-Jun, Suh Ph.D. Korean Linguistics sjsuh@jnu.ac.kr 82-62-530-2413
Kyung-Soo, Na Ph.D. Korean Classic Literature and Folklore ksna@jnu.ac.kr 82-62-530-2414
Jin-Han, SONG Ph.D. Korean Classic Literature, Chinese Character and Classics Education jhsong@jnu.ac.kr 82-62-530-2415
Chil-Seong, Im Ph.D. Korean Language Education csim@jnu.ac.kr 82-62-530-2416
Cheol, Noh Ph.D. Korean Modern Poetry Education nochul@jnu.ac.kr 82-62-530-2411
Young-Hee, Yang Ph.D. History of Korean Language chamnamu@jnu.ac.kr 82-62-530-2418
Keun-Ho, Kim Ph.D. Korean Modern Novel Education critik7@jnu.ac.kr 82-62-530-2412

About Us

The Department of Korean Language Education was established in the College of Education in 1978. Since that time, students have accumulated their elite knowledge of Korean language and literature, and polishing their teaching and leadership skills. The goal of the Department of Korean Education is to cultivate teachers who understand and will be able to teach the correct usage of the Korean language in secondary schools and in society at large. Then, the doctoral course of the interdisciplinary program of Korean language education was established in 2002, and the master's and doctoral degree programs were established in 2008 in a graduate school to foster and nurture the ability of experts of Korean language education.


Most graduates of the Department work as Korean language teachers in national, public, or private secondary schools all over the nation including Gwangju, Jeonnam, and Seoul. They are also engaged in profession as an educational administrator, municipal or provincial educator, Korean language institute researcher, Korean language teacher for foreigners, journalist, or professor.

Contact Information

Department of Korean Language Education, College of Education, Chonnam National University 77 Yongbong-ro, Buk-gu, Gwangju 500-757, Korea.    Phone: +82-62-530-2410    Fax: +82-62-530-2419