Dr Seong-Chul Shin is an applied linguist and language educator at the School of Humanities and Languages, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at UNSW. He has a PhD in Linguistics from UNSW, a Master of Applied Linguistics from Macquarie University, Sydney and a Master of Education in Korean as a Foreign Language from Yonsei University in Seoul. His 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 situations. He has completed a number of research projects funded by the government agencies (e.g. The Current State of Korean Language Education in Australian Schools", Melbourne: Education Services Australia, 2010) and UNSW Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. His recent research books include Korean Heritage Language Maintenance, Learning and Development: Australian Practices and Perspectives (ed.) (Seoul: Sotong Publishing, 2019), Korean Language Education: Australian Practices and Perspectives (Seoul: Sotong Publishing, 2018) and Understanding L2 Korean Learner Errors: Descripton, Explanation and Implications (Seoul: Sotong Publishing, 2017). He is currently undertaking another monograph project on language maintenance and and cultural identity of children from bicultural families.
The Korea Foundation Field Research Fellow
The Academy of Korean Studies Visiting Scholar Fellowship Fellow.
Korean Applied Linguistics - teaching Korean as a foreign or second language, error analysis, curriculum planning, sociolinguistic issues, semantics, and language education policy.