Yongtaek Kim

Director of the Korean Program, Associate Professor of Korean

Member Of:
  • School of Modern Languages
Office Phone:404-385-5972
Fax Number:404-894-0955
Office Location: Swann 309
Office Hours: TR 12:00-12:30 pm and by appointment
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Dr. Yongtaek Kim is Associate Professor of Korean in the School of Modern Languages. He received his PhD in Linguistics from the University of Oregon in 2009 and joined Georgia Tech as an Associate Professor of Korean in 2017. His research focuses on 1) The interrelation between how we perceive a situation in the external world and construe it as an event structure in a conceptualized world for linguistic encoding, 2) Contrastive linguistics between Korean and Japanese using cognitive and historical linguistic approaches, and 3) The application of cognitive linguistics to foreign language teaching.

His current teaching encompasses all levels of Korean language courses and various Korean content courses, such as Korean History via Media, Korean Culture and Society, and Intercultural Seminar. In Fall 2019, Summer 2021, Fall 2022, Summer 2023, and Fall 2023, his excellence in teaching was recognized through inclusion in the Class of 1934 CIOS Honor Roll. He has served on the Fulbright U.S. Student Program National Screening Committee since 2021.


Research Fields:
  • Instructional Technologies for Foreign Language Acquisition
  • Korean
  • Linguistics
  • Studies Abroad
  • Asia (East)
  • Cinema Studies
  • Digital and Mixed Media
  • East-Asian Studies
  • Language and Popular Culture


  • KOR-1001: Elementary Korean I
  • KOR-1002: Elementary Korean II
  • KOR-2001: Intermediate Korean I
  • KOR-2002: Intermediate Korean II
  • KOR-2813: Special Topics
  • KOR-2823: Special Topics
  • KOR-3001: Advanced Korean I
  • KOR-3002: Advanced Korean II
  • KOR-3410: Korea Old and New
  • KOR-3415: Korean K-Pop/Film/Drama
  • KOR-3843: Special Topics
  • KOR-4001: Contemporary Korean
  • KOR-4002: Select Rdngs Of Mod Kor
  • KOR-4500: Intercultural Seminar
  • KOR-4691: Korean Society
  • KOR-6001: Contemporary Korean
  • KOR-6500: Intercultural Sem Korean
  • KOR-8804: Special Topics

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