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Minkyung Kim

Assistant Professor

Minkyung Kim


Dr. Minkyung Kim is Assistant Professor at NUCB. Her main research interests are Second Language (L2) Reading and Writing and Language Assessment. She aims to broaden our understanding of linguistic and cognitive aspects of L2 reading and writing. She is also interested in examining the relationship between various linguistic features and human ratings of written and spoken production. Her research has appeared in Modern Language Journal, Reading and Writing, Assessing Writing, and Journal of English for Academic Purposes. Her research has also been funded by Michigan Language Assessment’s Spaan Research Grant Program, the TOEFL Young Students Series Research program (Research Grants for Graduate Students), and The International Research Foundation for English Language Education’s (TIRF) Doctoral Dissertation Grants.

Research Interests

Second language writing, Second language reading, Language assessment, lexical development

Final Education

Ph.D., Georgia State University

Academic Papers

  • Minkyung Kim (2021) Exploring longitudinal changes in lexical and syntactic features in beginning-level EFL learner writing. System 103 :0346-251X
  • Minkyung Kim (2021) Cohesive devices as an indicator of L2 students' writing fluency. Reading and writing
  • Minkyung Kim (2021) Exploring the relationships among cognitive and linguistic resources, writing processes, and written products in second language writing. Journal of Second Language Writing
  • Minkyung Kim (2020) Second language reading and writing in relation to first language, vocabulary knowledge, and learning backgrounds. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism :1367-0050
  • Minkyung Kim (2020) Exploring the Construct Validity of the ECCE: Latent Structure of a CEFR-Based High-Intermediate Level English Language Proficiency Test. Language Assessment Quarterly :1543-4303
  • Minkyung Kim (2019) Assessing English writing in multilingual writers in higher education: A longitudinal study. Georgia State University
  • Minkyung Kim (2018) Building second language writers’ genre knowledge during study abroad in higher education. Journal of English for Academic Purposes 35 :1475-1585
  • Minkyung Kim (2018) Modeling second language writing quality: A structural equation investigation of lexical, syntactic, and cohesive features in source-based and independent writing. Assessing Writing 37 :1075-2935
  • Minkyung Kim (2018) Effects of lexical features, textual properties, and individual differences on word processing times during second language reading comprehension. Reading and Writing 31 (5) :0922-4777
  • Minkyung Kim (2018) Lexical sophistication as a multidimensional phenomenon: Relations to second language lexical proficiency, development, and writing quality. The Modern Language Journal 102 (1) :0026-7902


  • (2020) Assessing English Writing of Japanese Learners: The Development of Scoring Algorithms of Emails, Descriptions, and Persuasive Essays. Kakenhi Primary Researcher
  • (2018) Expanding models of second language reading comprehension in young Korean learners of English: The roles of language and cognition. Educational Testing Service Primary Researcher
  • (2017) Latent structure of the ECCE: Discovering relationships among reading, listening, writing, speaking, and lexicogrammatical ability. Michigan Language Assessment Primary Researcher

Book & Case Publishing

  • Minkyung Kim, Hakyoon Lee, YouJin Kim (2018) Task-Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics. John Benjamins