Department Overview

The Department of English Education began on March 1, 1969, within the foreign language education department in the College of Education.

The Department of English Education later became independent of the Foreign Language Education Department on March 1, 1982.

The Department of English Education aims to apply theoretical and academic discoveries related to English, and English education in the spirit of truth, freedom and service based on the fundamental ideals of ​​education that are promoted at Pusan ​​National University.

In order to achieve this goal, the English Language Education Department is responsible for the development and dissemination of educational theories that improve the training of competent secondary school teachers and educational experts, contributing to comprehensive foreign language education in response to increasing globalization.

Academic content and field of study


English Education is a systematic study of various teaching methods and learning processes to enhance English communication skills.

It is not a basic science or a purely theoretical pursuit. It is an applied discipline that seeks to put theoretical insights into practice.

The Department of English Education acquires professional knowledge and theories related to English, and advances practical and effective teaching methods for English subjects including English linguistic and discourse studies, English literature, and English education.

Additionally, our unceasing interest in English education has supplied us with an up-to-date and continually growing understanding of the research field of English-language pedagogy that we are able to share with aspiring teachers.

Career Path after Graduation

Upon graduating from the Department of English Education, the graduate’s career path is very broad and diverse, depending on his or her academic achievement while at PNU.

First, in accordance with the mission of the College of Education, graduates are prepared become an English teacher at a secondary school, to enter a graduate school and study for a master's or doctorate degree to possibly become a university instructor. Any of these paths offers graduates a vital role in the global era.

Course Development Plan Goal
We will establish and implement plans to improve the employment rate of students and to maximize the capability of professors and students through a customized curriculum and practical classes focused on the field in connection with the university development plan.
Educational Objectives

  1. Display the character and qualities that an English teacher should have.

  2. Demonstrate professional knowledge of English-related subjects.

  3. Learn effective English language teaching methods.

  4. Understand current research related to English education.

  5. Have a continuous interest in and understanding of the English education field.

Department Long-Term Development Plan

  1. Curriculum:Normalization;Advancement

   *Continuous demand analysis and provision of a basic curriculum for students,

   *Continuous improvement of the curriculum

  2. Faculty:Capacity building;Foreign full-time faculty recruitment

   *Enhance research and education capacity through institutional strengthening, Reinforce faculty research and instructional capabilities.

  3. Student:Capacity building;Organization

   *Provide various special lectures, seminars and workshops,

   *Revitalize the training program to more closely reflect the realities of the classroom,

   *Reinvigorate the educational volunteer club

  4. Securing facilities and resources

   *Securing suitable lecture rooms necessary for lesson delivery using up-to-date methodologies,

   *Refurbish aging infrastructure and facilities

Department Short-term Development Plan

  1. Curriculum: Continuous improvement;Practical enhancement

   *Evaluation and analysis for curriculum operation and improvement

   *Improvement through continuous curriculum evaluation

   *Establish connections between curriculum and the educational field

   *To improve the candidates’ communicative ability, increase the number of skills-based courses such as conversation and writing.

  2. Faculty: Empowerment;Advisory Responsibility;English lectures

   *Create a research-oriented environment and expand financial support to promote domestic and international academic presentations

   *Provide individualized counseling and guidance using PASS

   *Extension of English-only courses to promote content-based learning through English

  3. Student: Expand competency;Organization;Volunteer

   *Conduct a special lecture to improve National Teacher Examination pass rates

   *Hold seminars for the successful National Teacher Examination candidates

   *Introduce meetings for students based on their year in the program

   *Form a study group to prepare for the National Teacher Examination

   *Cultivating character through volunteer activities - Mentoring, college student teachers, and education services

   *Expanded overseas academic exchange and participation in volunteer activities abroad

  4. Facilities and Resources: Secure planning

   *Educational research environment improvement

   *Improvement of lecture room facilities - Repair and replacement of old equipment, soundproofing expansion

Faculty members

Yu, Jebun (English and American Novels) Tel. 510-2615

Cho, Ilje (English and American Novels) Tel. 510-2618

Jung, Yunchang (Linguistics) Tel. 510-2610

Kim, Sungae (English Education) Tel. 510-2611

Yang, Byunggon (English Phonetics) Tel. 510-2619

Kang, Zawon (Modern English and American Dramas) Tel. 510-1040

Dennis, Odo (English Education) Tel. 510-2614

Suh, Cheonsoo (professor emeritus, English Education)

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Office: 051-510-1612   Fax: 051-582-3869   Address: 63Peon-gil 2, Pusantaehakro 63,Keumjunggu, 46241, Republic of Korea
Updated on February 2, 2018