E. Julia KimTitle: Associate Professor of English
Office Location: Nethery Hall 119
Phone: (269) 471-3170
BA Union College MA Andrews University PhD Northern Illinois University
“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I--
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference”
From “The Road Not Taken” by Robert Frost
English was my favorite subject in high school, and my love for the English language became a passion in college. I came to a major fork in the road when, as a third year college student in Korea, I decided to come to the U.S. to further my studies. This life-changing decision meant leaving my friends and family and embracing the unknown, and I actually ended up where I never envisioned myself to be.
Each professional choice I’ve made has offered me valuable opportunities to expand my knowledge and experience as a teacher. Before joining the English faculty at Andrews, I directed the ESL program at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, TX, for four years. I also worked with middle school ESL students in Powder Springs, GA. and taught at Korean Sahmyook University in Seoul. Currently I have the privilege of mentoring future TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) professionals as the director of the graduate TESOL program. I feel tremendously blessed for the privilege of working with my former professors and colleagues at AU, who inspire me with their kindness and passion.
In my free time, I enjoy walking, reading, writing, or traveling with my family.
Current Research or Professional Activities:
“US college students’ perceptions and understanding of NNS’s speech: The case of article errors and pluralization of non-count nouns.” Scheduled presentation at the Societas Linguistica Europaea conference, Poznan, Poland, September 2014.
“Japanese English in ELF situations: Does lexical nativization affect intelligibility?” Paper Presented at the American Association for Applied Linguistics conference, Portland, OR, March 2014, with Matsuura, H., Chiba, R., and Riling, S.
“How does focus on form affect the revising processes of ESL writers?: Two Case Studies.” Article published in 2014 in the Journal of Language Teaching and Research, 5, 1-11.
“Helping ESL writers communicate successfully: Lessons from three tutoring sessions between ESL writers and native English speaking tutors.” Paper presented at the Adventist English Association conference, Berrien Springs, MI, June, 2013.
“Trends in Anglicized Korean words.” Paper presented at the International Association for World Englishes conference, Hong Kong, December 2012.
“Creative adoption: Trends in Anglicisms in Korea.” Article published in 2012 in English Today, 28, 15-17. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017%2FS0266078412000107.
“Providing a sounding board to second language writers.” Article published in 2012 in TESOL Journal, 3, 33-47. doi: 10.1002/tesj
“Using translation exercises in the communicative EFL writing classroom.” Article published in 2011, in ELT Journal, 65, 154-160. doi: 10.1093/elt/ccq039
“Do nonnative speakers make good ESL teachers?” Article published in 2009, in the Journal of Adventist Education, 71(5), 40-42.
“A nonnative speaker but still the right person for the job. “ Article published in 2008 in Essential Teacher, 52(2), 19-21.