islPAL - International Society for Leadership in Pedagogy and Learning

Pedagogies and Learning

Professor Timmy Kim

Professor Timmy (In-Seok) Kim is currently President of the Asia Pacific Association of Multimedia Assisted Language Learning and is past President of KAMALL. Besides being Professor of ESL and Applied Linguistics in the English Department at Dongduk Women's University in Seoul, he is Dean of the College of Humanities. He is also Chairman of National English Curriculum Evaluation Committee and he has carried out a number of projects on English language teaching/learning and multimedia contents developments funded by the Korean government and the Board of Education of many cities.

Dr In-Seok Kim graduated from Hankuk University of Foreign Studies and earned his MA TEFL degree in Southern Illinois University. Following the award of a master's degree in Bilingual Education and Applied Linguistics, and doctoral degree in Applied Linguistics at Columbia University he held research fellowship appointments at Harvard from 1991 to 1992, and at MIT from 1992 to 1993.



Keynote Abstract

Title: Prototypical Development and Evaluation of Cyber Cognitive English Vocabulary Learning Program (CEVLP) for Korean University Students

This paper explores the development and evaluation of the cyber cognitive English Vocabulary Learning Program (CEVLP) for Korean university students. Drawing on the current research findings of vocabulary acquisition and CALL at large, it aims to develop the prototype of English vocabulary learning software to help Korean students improve their learning of English vocabulary. EFL learners can learn vocabulary both explicitly and implicitly, but they need to be trained to become good vocabulary learners, e.g. by being instructed in useful strategies, to enable them to learn vocabulary more efficiently and effectively. The paper will describe the method for choosing vocabulary for Korean university students as well as instructional design features of CEVLP that are based on such cognitive research as noticing, prediction, modeling and automatisation in order to ensure the effectiveness of English vocabulary learning by Korean university students. Finally, the preliminary results of the program evaluation are reported and discussed.