Byon, A. and Pyun, D. (Eds) (2012). Teaching and Learning Korean as a Foreign Language: A Collection of Empirical Studies. 
Columbus, OH: National Foreign Language Resource Center, The Ohio State University 
[ISBN 978-0-87415-373-6].

A plethora of research exists in the area of second language acquisition. However, studies in second language pedagogy have predominantly examined European languages or
ESL(English as a Second Language), and relatively little work has been published in English on less commonly taught languages including Korean. This edited volume is a collection of both theoretical and empirical studies that support the development of instructional strategies and enhancement of student learning and performance in Korean. Original papers of this volume, written by leading experts in Korean language pedagogy, cover a range of practical issues and pressing questions related to teaching and learning Korean as a second/foreign language. Each article presents the theoretical background, empirical study (quantitative and/or qualitative), and pedagogical implications. The research findings and pedagogical approaches discussed in this book will be of particular interest to graduate students, language teachers, curriculum developers, and researchers in the fields of KFL(Korean as a foreign language), SLA(Second language acquisition) and applied linguistics.

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Andrew Sangpil Byon Ph.D.
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East Asian Studies Department HU-210
State University of New York at Albany 
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