Korean Language Mentor

Hyun-Joo Kim

P: 09 623 8899 ext. 46 399
M: 027 558 7938
: hj.kim@auckland.ac.nz


 Hyun-Joo Kim is the Korean Language Mentor for ILEP, working on a part-time basis (Tuesday and Friday afternoons). She is working as part of the ALLiS (Asian Language Learning in Schools) team to provide expert Korean language and culture knowledge to develop the teaching and learning of Korean in ALLiS funded schools in New Zealand. With an academic background in language teaching, Hyun-Joo has been teaching Korean as a second and foreign language to learners of a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and age groups in both secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Korea and in New Zealand for over fifteen years. Prior to joining the ILEP team, she has served as a lecturer at Korea University in South Korea developing and delivering Korean language courses of all levels, from beginners through advanced, as well as various intensive courses for adult learners for professional development purposes. She also has strength and experience in teaching Korean and Korean Literature for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Hyun-Joo is happy to be back to the University of Auckland where she used to teach and she is looking forward to engaging with teachers of Korean and those interested in learning and teaching Korean within the network of ALLiS clusters.

 Contact her if you have any questions or requests for support in teaching and learning Korean.


Opportunities for Teachers of Korean

Korean Calligraphy Classes

Learn and enjoy Korean calligraphy every Wednesday beginning 8th February 2017 at the Korean Education Centre (KEC).
The classes are open to everyone, at no cost.

Find out more here.

Korean Language Courses

The Korean Education Centre (KEC) is offering free Korean language classes beginning in Term 1 of 2017 on 7th February.
Levels available are as follows:

Level 0 - Monday & Tuesday
Level 1 - Wednesday
Level 2 - Thursday
Level 3 & 4 - Thursday
Level 5 - Wednesday

All classes are held at the Korean Education Centre from 6-8pm.
Address: Level 7, 63 Albert St., Auckland CBD
Tel: 09 303 2625

Find out more here.

ILEP is pleased to have the opportunity to offer a beginner 1 and 2 level Korean language course in collaboration with the Korean Education Centre (KEC).

This ten week beginner level course is intended for teachers who have no or very limited knowledge in Korean language but are interested in teaching Korean language and culture in New Zealand schools in the near future. It aims to give teachers an understanding of the Korean language and to help acquire a basic level of communicative competency in Korean. Pre-service teachers are also welcome to express their interests.

Beginners 1
When & Where?
Date: Every Wednesday starting 26 July 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm (1.5 hours)

Beginners 2
When & Where?
Date: Every Monday starting 24 July 2017
Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm (1.5 hours) 

Room 6EE G04
E Block, Epsom Campus, University of Auckland
74 Epsom Avenue, Epsom

The courses are free. Please express your interest by emailing your contact details to hj.kim@auckland.ac.nz.

NZ Principals Korean Study Tour

The Korean Education Centre (KEC) has announced the NZ Principals Korean Study Tour which will take place from 22nd-29th April 2017. This will take 12 Principals and Deputy Principals to Korea, visiting schools and educational organisations.

Applications have closed.

Find out more here.