Yongtaek Kim

Director of the Korean Program, Associate Professor of Korean

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  • School of Modern Languages
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Swann 309
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TR 12:00-12:30, 1:45-2:15, 6:00-6:30, 7:45-8:15 pm and by appointment (Virtual)
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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 an external world and construe it as an event structure in a conceptualized world to encode linguistically, 2) contrastive linguistics between Korean and Japanese with cognitive and historical linguistics approach, and 3) application of cognitive linguistics to foreign language teaching. His current teaching includes all levels of Korean language courses and various Korean content courses, such as Korea in Media, Korean Culture and History, Korean Society, and Intercultural Seminar. In Fall 2019 and Summer 2021, his excellence in teaching was recognized through the Class of 1934 CIOS Honor Roll. He will serve 2022-2023 Fulbright U.S. Student Program National Screening Committee.


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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