Yeonhee Yoon

Yeonhee Yoon


Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Professor of the Practice, Korean Language Program Coordinator
267 Decio Hall

Ph.D.    University of Hawaii at Manoa

M.A.      University of Hawaii at Manoa

B.S.       Ewha Women's University, Seoul, Korea

Dr. Yoon is a Korean Linguist whose specializations are Sociopragmatics and general Korean Linguistics. She has taught many Korean courses, including Korean Language, Culture & Society, Current Media Research, and Business Korean at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Hawaii at Manoa, and Harvard University before she joined our department. Her teaching strengths include multimedia usage, experience in educating students in content-based and task-based language teaching methodologies, and familiarity with the ACTFL and ILR scales. She has specially developed content course curricula for the Korean Society & Popular Culture and Exploring Korean Culture and History through Films at Notre Dame.

Her current research interests include Intercultural Pragmatics, Korean Popular Culture and Migration, and Korean for Specific Purpose. Her recent publications include: “An Intercultural Communication Approach to Teaching Business Korean: A Case Study of a Mock Negotiation”, Global Business Languages Vol.17, Purdue University (2012), “Korean Society” in Essentials of Korean Culture, Korea University Press (2013), “Curriculum Development of Korean Language for Diplomacy” in Developing Courses in Language for Specific Purposes, University of Hawaii at Manoa (2015), and Korean Hedges in Spoken Discourse, Korea University Press (2016). 

Prof. Yoon has received the University of Notre Dame's Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C., Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching in 2019.