First Year Writing (English as a Second Language), Linguistics


Born and raised in South Korea, Sook K. Kim holds a Bachelor’s degree in English Language and Literature from Sookmyung Women’s University, Seoul, Korea; a Master’s degree in Linguistics from Temple University; and a Doctoral degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Temple University. She taught in the English Department of Sookmyung Women’s University from 1990 to 1995. In 1997, she began to teach at Temple University, mainly ESL sections of First Year Writing, and has received many awards for excellent teaching, including the College of Liberal Arts’ Distinguished Teaching Award in 2005. Since 2008, she has served as ESL Coordinator of the First Year Writing Program.

Courses Taught

  • English 0711: Introduction to Academic Discourse (ESL)
  • English 0812: Analytical Reading and Writing (ESL)
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • English Grammar
  • English Morphology
  • History of the English Language