Ko, Kyoungrok

Kyoungrok Ko Professor Kyoungrok Ko.
(Ph.D., The Ohio State University)

Associate Professor, Teaching Stream
Korean Language Program Coordinator
Department of East Asian Studies
Office Location: Robarts Library #14089 (14th Floor)
Office Phone: 416-946-5115
E-mail: kyoungrok[dot]ko[at]utoronto[dot]ca

Kyoungrok Ko is teaching Korean language courses and coordinating the Korean language program. Before joining the University of Toronto, he taught Korean language and literature 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 foreign/second language education. He translated the book Doing Foreign Language (by Hamilton et al.) with Ross King into Korean and is currently involved in several research projects on foreign/second language pedagogy.

Academic Background:

  • PhD in Foreign/Second Language Education, Ohio State University, USA
  • MS Ed, General Professional Education, State University of New York, USA
  • BA, English Language and Literature, Sungkyunkwan University, Seoul, Korea

Major Publications:

  • Ko, K. (2012). Grammar or Content? : KFL/ESL Teachers’ Trends in Feedback on College Student Writing. The Korean Language in America, 17.
  • Ko, K, et al. New Generation Korean: Beginner Level. University of Toronto Press, 2021.


  • EAS 110Y Korean I
  • EAS 210Y Korean II
  • EAS 310Y Korean III
  • EAS 410Y Korean IV

Professor Ko’s headshot is courtesy of Lisa Sakulensky.