Dr Seong-Chul   Shin
Senior Lecturer

Dr Seong-Chul Shin

PhD in Linguistics (UNSW); MApplied Linguistics (Macquarie); MEd in KFL (Yonsei)

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I am an applied linguist and a language teacher with a PhD in Linguistics, a Master of Applied Linguistics and a MEd in KFL.

My research areas include: error analysis and teaching methodology in L2 Korean; curriculum issues in Korean at both secondary and tertiary levels; sociolinguistic issues with reference to Korean L2 or HL situations.

I have undertaken a number of research projects funded by the government agencies and UNSW. My recent research books include Korean Heritage Language Maintenance, Learning and Development: Australian Practices and Perspectives (ed.) (Seoul: Sotong Publishing, 2019). I am currently undertaking monograph projects on language maintenance and and cultural identity focused on Korean ethnic communities and bicultural families. 

+61 2 9385 3724
262 Morven Brown



The Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship

The Academy of Korean Studies Visiting Scholar Fellowship, etc. 



  • FASS and School Research Grants in recent years: over A$30,000 - small research projects.
  • (Education-development projects) New Colombo Plan Mobility Grant: A$90,000 (2020-2022) and A$115,000 (2017-2019):  In-Country Training Project: Languages and Humanities. Australian Government Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Ministry for Education and Training.


include: involved in international, regional academic associations or boards as well as governmental organisations, e.g. IAKLE, KSAA, ICKL, governmental agency, etc. as board member, editorial committee, conference/symposium organiser, peer-reviewer, advisory committee member, etc. 

External, includes: 

  • Australian Research Council (ARC) Assessor (2010- current )
  • International Association of Korean Language Education (IAKLE), Journal of Korean Language Education Editorial Board (2009- current)
  • Language Facts and Perspectives Editorial Board (2015 - current)
  • Teaching Korean as a Foreign Language Editorial Board (2016 - current )
  • Korea Grammar Education Circle Board member (2018- current)
  • Applied Linguistics Association of Australia (ALAA) member
  • International Circle of Korean Linguistics (ICKL) member
  • National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI, Australia) Translator
  • Peer-reviewer of journal articles, books and book chapters; and examiner of HDR theses

Advanced Korean A/B; Insights into Korean as a Second Language; Professional Korean; Korean Translation; Korean Interpreting. 
School BA Honours team teaching - Action Research

Insights into the Korean Language; Korean Teaching Practicum
MA by Research and PhD program supervision (Applied and Educational Linguistics / Korean Linguistics)