Kyoungrok Ko

Associate Professor, Korean Language, Department of East Asian Studies
Centre for the Study of Korea




Room 14217, 130 St. George St.


Kyoungrok Ko (Ph.D., Ohio State University) is an associate professor, teaching stream in the department of East Asian Studies. He is currently coordinating the Korean language program and teaching Korean language courses. He is a former board member of the American Association of Teachers of Korean and a recipient of the 2016 UofT Faculty of Arts and Science Dean’s Outstanding Teaching Award. He has also taught Korean language and literature courses at the Ohio State University, Oberlin College, and Concordia Language Village in the USA. His scholarly interests include: Korean pedagogy, foreign/second language writing pedagogy, integration of technology in language education. He is an inaugural fellow of the Online Learning Academy at the Faculty of Arts and Science in 2020-2021.

research interests

Korean pedagogy
Foreign/second language writing pedagogy
Integration of technology in foreign/second language education


Ph D Ohio State University, 2010
M S State University of New York, 2002
B.A, Sungkyunkwan University, 1996

awards and distinctions

Dean’s Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto (2014)
Dean’s Excellence Award, Faculty of Arts & Science, University of Toronto (2012)


Ko, K., Lee, A., Kim, D., Jeon, M., & Choi, Y. (2021). New Generation Korean: Beginner Level. University of Toronto Press.

Ko, K. (2011). Grammar or Content? : KFL/ESL Teachers’ Trends in Feedback on College Student Writing. The Korean Language in America, 16, 41-72.


EAS110Y1Y: Modern Standard Korean I
EAS110Y1Y: Modern Standard Korean II
EAS110Y1Y: Modern Standard Korean III
EAS110Y1Y: Modern Standard Korean IV

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