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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.

Specialized Field

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

Final Education

Ph.D., Georgia State University


  • 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) Automated Summarization Evaluation (ASE) Using Natural Language Processing Tools. Artificial Intelligence in Education. :978-3-030-23204-7
  • 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, Hakyoon Lee, YouJin Kim (2018) Task-Based Approaches to Teaching and Assessing Pragmatics. John Benjamins
  • 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