Hye Young Shin

Adjunct Instructor
World Languages and Cultures

  • Dr. Shin received her Ph.D. in Multilingual and Multicultural Education from George Mason University and Master’s degree in TESOL from American University. As a native Korean, she has taught both heritage and non-heritage students in a variety of settings, including colleges, U.S. government facilities, Korean heritage schools, and K-12 public schools. To complement her classroom instruction, she has developed her own Korean language educational website ( and an online curriculum for upper level Korean in Fairfax County Public Schools. She has worked with Korean heritage school teachers while doing community outreach programs, providing several teachers’ workshops and serving on the Education Advisory Committee for the Washington Association of Korean Schools. She is an ACTFL-certified Korean OPI tester. In addition, she holds a Virginia State Korean teacher license for preK-12. Her current research interests include retaining heritage language and culture among Korean immigrants, heritage language teacher education, language teachers’ identity studies, and Korean language pedagogy.
  • Degrees

    Ph.D., George Mason University
    MA, American University
    MA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
    BA, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies

  • CAS-Lang and Foreign Studies
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