Dr Seong-Chul Shin

Senior Lecturer

PhD in Linguistics (UNSW); MApplied Linguistics (Macquarie); MEd in KFL (Yonsei)

School of Humanities & Languages

Contact

+61 2 9385 3724
262 Morven Brown
Fields: Korean Language, Applied Linguistics and Educational Linguistics, Language in Culture and Society (Sociolinguistics)
Tags: Pedagogy, Learner and Learning Processes, Syllabus and Curriculum Development

Dr Seong-Chul Shin is an applied linguist and language educator at the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW. He has a PhD in Linguistics from UNSW, a Master of Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Master of Education in Korean as a Foreign Language from Yonsei University in Seoul. His research areas include error analysis and teaching methodology in L2 Korean; curriculum issues in Korean at both secondary and tertiary levels; sociolinguistic issues with reference to Korean L2 situations. He has completed a number of research projects funded by the government agencies (e.g. The Current State of Korean Language Education in Australian Schools", Melbourne: Education Services Australia, 2010) and UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. His recent research books include Understanding L2 Korean Learner Errors: Descripton, Explanation and Implications (Seoul: Sotong Publishing, 2017) and Korean Language Education: Australian Pratices and Perspectives (Seoul: Sotong Publishing, 2018). He is currently undertaking another monograph project on maintenance, development and education of Korean heritage language in Australian contexts, and its outcome will be published by the end of 2019.

Publications

Teaching and Supervision

Undergraduate:
ARTS3660/3661 - Advanced Korean A/B
ARTS3663 - Professional Korean
ARTS3664 - Korean Translation
ARTS3665 - Korean Interpreting
School BA Honours team teaching - Action Research

Postgraduate:
KORE5007 - Insights into the Korean Language
KORE5008 - Korean Teaching Practicum
MA by Research and PhD program supervision (Applied and Educational Linguistics / Korean Linguistics)

Engagement and Professional contributions

  • UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Committee (2010-2013)
  • UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Commitee (2015 -2016)
  • Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA), Secretary (2010-2015) and Executive Committee (2010- );
  • The Society of Korean Semantics Editorial Board (2009-13);
  • International Association of Korean Language Education (IAKLE), Journal Editorial Board (2009- ); Public Relations Board (2007-09), Editing Board (2005-07) and Publication Board (2001-03);
  • International Network for Korean Language and Culture, International Relations Board (2011-13), Public Relations Board (2007-11);
  • Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA);
  • International Circle of Korean Linguistics (ICKL);
  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI, Australia) Translator;
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) assessor (2010 - );
  • 2010 Marquis Who's Who in the World biographee;
  • Fellow, Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship (Nov- Dec, 2009)
  • Fellow, Academy of Korean Studies Visting Scholars Fellowship (Nov 2008-Jan 2009)
  • Fellow, Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship (March - May 2002)

  • UNSW, Deputy Head of School - Research (2015-2016)
  • UNSW, School of Humanities and Languages Research Committee (2010-2016) and Chair (2015 - 2016)
  • UNSW, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Research Committee (2015 - 2016)
  • UNSW, Korean Studies Program Convenor (1994-2001, 2004-2006, 2014).
  • UNSW, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences Postgraduate Research Committee (2010-2013)
  • UNSW, School Postgraduate Research Convenor (2010-2013)
  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Assessor (2010-2015 )
  • Korean Studies Association of Australasia (KSAA) Secretary (2010 -2015) and Executive Committee (2010 - )
  • Journal of Korean Language Education Editorial Board (2009 - )
  • Journal of Korean Semantics Editorial Board (2009 - 2013 )
  • Language Facts and Perspectives Editorial Board (2015 - )
  • Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language Editorial Board (2016 - )
  • Peer-review international and regional journals: Journal of Korean Language Education, Journal of Korean Semantics, The Language and Culture, Korean Journal of Bilingualism, Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language, Journal of the International Network for Korean language and Culture, International Review of Korean Studies.

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Other information

Grants, Fellowship and Award include:

  • New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant (2017-2019). 'In-Country Training: Language and Humanities', Australian Government Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Ministry for Education and Training'.
  • FASS Research Grant (2016), 'Korean Language Education in Australia', FASS, UNSW.
  • FASS Research Grant (2015), ‘Heritage language learning’, FASS, UNSW.
  • FASS Research Grant (2013), 'Lost in Translation' research project, FASS, UNSW.
  • NALSSP Strategic Collaboration and Partnership Fund Grant (2010-11), Australian Government DEEWR and UNSW Korea Research Institute.
  • NALSSP School Languages Program Project Grant - Korean (2009-10), Australian Government DEEWR and Asia Education Foundation.
  • Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship Grant (2009), Korea Foundation.
  • Academy of Korean Studies KSIG Visiting Scholars Fellowship Grant (2008-09), Academy of Korean Studies.
  • Research Promotion Grant (2008, 2009), Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, UNSW.
  • Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship Grant (2002), Korea Foundation.
  • KAREC Research Grant (2000-01), Korea-Australasia Research Centre.
  • UMAP-UNSW Project Grant (1998-99), Australian Government DEETYA.
  • Curriculum Development Consortium Grant (1997-98), Australian Government DEET..
  • Staff Development Grant (1992), Queensland State Government and Griffith University.