Dr. Hyun-Sook Kang

Dr.  Hyun-Sook Kang

Contact Information

3039 Foreign Languages Building
707 S Mathews
M/C 176
Urbana, IL 61801

Office Hours

  • Tuesday at 2-3; Wednesday at 1-2
Teaching Associate Professor
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Additional Campus Affiliations

Research Interests

  • Second language learning, instruction, and assessment


  • Ph.D. in Educational Linguistics, the University of Pennsylvania


  • The SPAAN Research Grant, Michigan Language Assessment
  • Summer Institute for Glocal Language Professionals (with R. Sadler) UIUC Center for Global Studies, U.S. Department of Education
  • Multilingualism and Interdisciplinary Scholarship (with M. Pacheco, M. Jadallah, R. Shively, S. Chen) Illinois State University
  • Contract for KNU-UIUC Glocal Summer School, Kyungpook Nat'l University, S. Korea


  • EIL 460 Principles of Language Testing
  • LING 489 Theoretical Foundations of Second Language Acquisition
  • EIL 214 Practicum in TESL
  • EIL 591 Research in Special Topics

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Shin, Dong-shin, and Hyun-Sook Kang Online language teacher education: Practices and possibilities RELC Journal 2018.
Kang, Hyun-Sook, and Hillary Veitch Mainstream Teacher Candidates' Perspectives on ESL Writing: The Effects of Writer Identity and Rater Background TESOL Quarterly 51 2 2017, p. 249-274.
Ahn, So-Yeon, and Hyun-Sook Kang South Korean university students’ perceptions of different English varieties and their contribution to the learning of English as a foreign language Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development 38 8 2017.
Kim, In-Sop, Hyun Kang, Laura Pirruccello, Soonbok Kweon, and Chorong Oh Motor learning theory-based approach for teaching English as a second language Speech, Language and Hearing 20 2 2017, p. 63-70.