Eun Gyong Kim
Higher educationEngineeringPedagogyEMIEngineering education
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Publications 7
#1Jeongyeon Kim (UNIST: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)H-Index: 5
#2Eun Gyong Kim (KAIST)H-Index: 4
Last. Soo-Ok Kweon (POSTECH: Pohang University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
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Abstract Science and Engineering universities have been at the forefront of a recent drive to cultivate the global competitiveness of Korean higher education through English-medium instruction (EMI). This study investigates how professors teaching Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) in this local context envision an EMI policy and the roles of the local language by means of questionnaires and interviews. Furthermore, this study identifies the types of support needed for improving EMI in a non-E...
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ABSTRACTThe purpose of this study was to examine how Korean science and engineering students view English-medium instruction (EMI) and Korean-medium instruction (KMI). The participants were 174 undergraduate students enrolled in EMI and KMI classes offered by the same instructor at a Korean science and engineering school. Interviews and questionnaire surveys were conducted, and students’ course evaluations, English scores and course grades were compared. The results of a campus-wide undergraduat...
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#1Eun Gyong Kim (KAIST)H-Index: 4
#2Soo-Ok Kweon (POSTECH: Pohang University of Science and Technology)H-Index: 3
Last. Jeongyeon Kim (UNIST: Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology)H-Index: 5
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ABSTRACTEngineering schools have spearheaded the implementation of English-medium instruction (EMI) in Korean higher education. Three major engineering universities were chosen for this study with its goals to examine engineering students’ perceptions of EMI and L1 use in EMI classes and to make suggestions for the directions that Korean engineering schools should take in relation to EMI. A questionnaire survey was conducted among the undergraduate students of the three universities. Five hundre...
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#1Eun Gyong Kim (KAIST)H-Index: 4
Korean universities started offering English-medium instruction (EMI) classes in the 1990s, and the number has significantly increased since the Korean government began providing financial support for universities in the mid-2000s. This paper attempts to examine the past, present, and future of EMI in Korean higher education using document analysis of an extensive volume of research papers, newspaper articles, books, and internet sources on EMI in Korean tertiary education. Documents related to ...
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#1Eun Gyong KimH-Index: 4
#2Jeong-Ro YoonH-Index: 1
#1Eun Gyong Kim (KAIST)H-Index: 4
#2Abigail Shin (SNU: Seoul National University)H-Index: 1
Research problem: Many Asian universities have begun reforms to enhance educational competitiveness in our globalizing economy. This study aims to ascertain the status of English communication education and English-medium instruction at a Korean engineering school and to offer workable suggestions for English communication training for Korean graduate engineering students. Research questions: Should English communication education be offered at the graduate level in Korean engineering schools? H...
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This study examines the English language teaching (ELT) policies and measures taken under the United States Army Military Government in Korea (USAMGIK) from 1945 to 1948, in an attempt to illuminate their implications on the current ELT in Korea. The study analyzes data derived from documents of the Korean and the U.S. governments, literature on Korean history, and literature on Korean education and language education. During the previous decade of Japanese colonial rule, the development of ELT ...
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