Dr Seong-Chul Shin
Senior Lecturer

Dr Seong-Chul Shin

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

Arts,Design & Architecture
School of Humanities & Languages

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. 

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262 Morven Brown


  • 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.

The Korea Foundation Field Research Fellowship

The Academy of Korean Studies Visiting Scholar Fellowship, etc. 

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

My Research Supervision

"Heritage language development and maintenance in school-aged heritage speakers of Korean in Australia" (PhD).

"Language maintenance, shift or loss in bicultural families in multiculturalising South Korea" (PhD).

"Korean heritage language learners' linguistic competence and their cultural identity" (PhD). 

("Lexical abnormalities in academic writing for university entry program and alleviation strategies" (MPhil, 2022)) 



My Teaching

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)