Dr. Stephanie Hyeri Kim (Ahn) is an Associate Professor in the Department of Linguistics/Teaching English as a Second Language (TESL). Currently, she's the Associate Chair of the department, serving as the Undergraduate Advisor as well as the Graduate Advisor for MA in TESL

Language has always been a big part of her life. Born and raised in Seoul, Korea, she acquired Korean as her native language. The sounds of foreign languages intrigued her from very early on, likely due to her father who worked as a Japanese-Korean translator/interpreter. But it was when she temporarily moved to Montreal, Canada as a teen, she developed a love for learning foreign/second languages. She taught English as a second/foreign language (ESL and EFL) in various contexts for many years before coming to CSUN.

For her research, Dr. Kim studies naturally occurring talk, more specifically, how people use language to communicate with each other, using a method called Conversation Analysis (CA). She is also interested in how these findings apply to, and help our understanding of, language teaching and learning. She has published her work in the Journal of Pragmatics, Research on Language and Social Interaction, Discourse Processes and Asian EFL Journal. She's also contributed several chapters to John Benjamin's Studies in Language and Social Interaction series volumes.

She is the 2020-2021 recipient of the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) Project Development Grant.

  • Ph.D. Applied Linguistics 2011, University of California Los Angeles
  • M.A. Applied Linguistics and TESL 2005, University of California Los Angeles

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