About the Instructor

Hyun Young Son has spent more than thirteen years teaching Korean language at Keimyung University in South Korea. She is in the process of completing a Ph.D. in Korean Teaching as a Foreign Language.

Most of her experience has been concentrated on teaching undergraduate level students from beginning to advanced levels. She has taught special classes geared toward students trying to pass the standardized Test of Proficiency in Korean exam.


PhD (ABD), Department of Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language, Graduate School, Keimyung University


  • Korean Teacher’s Training Program, Keimyung University
  • Korean Teacher Certification, Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism

Teaching Experience

  • Instructor, College of Liberal Arts, Keimyung University, 2009 - 2015
  • Korean Language Instructor, Korean Language Institute, Keimyung University, 2003 - 2015
  • Class for Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) exam 2003-2015
  • Korean Language Instructor, Yeongcheon Women Welfare Center, 2007
  • Volunteer Korean Language Instructor, Daegu YMCA, 2003 – 2005


Korean Language Institute of Keimyung University. ‘Korean Alive’ Level 3 Workbook. Daegu, South Korea: Keimyung University Press, 2011.

Last Updated: December 01, 2017