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Dr Hyejeong Ahn
Senior Lecturer, School of Humanities
Dr. Hyejeong Ahn is a Senior Lecturer at NTU’s Language and Communication Centre. She completed her PhD in Applied Linguistics from Monash University in Australia, after studying for her M.A. in TESOL education and B.A. in Primary School education at the University of South Australia. She is a highly qualified professional with many years of experience in teaching and training. Her teaching experience spans from teaching English writing skills for academic purposes, English as an International Language, and intercultural communication skills in professional and academic contexts.

Her research area specialises in the field of the educational linguistics with a clear focus on teaching English as an International Language (EIL), World Englishes and communication across cultures.
My research, using a mixed-methods approach, specialises in the area of the educational and socio linguistics with a clear focus on teaching English as an International language (EIL) and World Englishes The basis of the argument in my publications rests on the evaluation of teachers’ awareness of and attitudes towards the inherently evolving pluricentric nature of English. I have argued for developing teacher training courses which inform the current socio and linguistic landscape of English and a reassessment of the notion of what types of English competency are valid in the era of globalization where English is a means of intercultural communication. My secondary area of research focuses on examination of English policy and major proficiency tests from World Englishes perspectives. I am also currently undertaking research on the sociolinguistic profile of South Korea. The focus of this project is the descriptive analysis of a variety of data, which seeks to identify sociolinguist profiles of English use amongst university students in South Korea.
  • A Translingual Romance: How do Breakdowns in Communication Occur Between Couples in Intercultural Relationships?
  • Developing academic writing skills through the video essay and measuring the advantages