Catherine E. Kim, PhD

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I am a specialist in TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages), second language acquisition, and bilingualism. I have extensive experience in research and teaching in ESOL methods, foreign language teaching methods, language acquisition, and educational linguistics. My primary research areas are bilingual and biliteracy development of second language learners and the role of community, teachers and parents in maintaining and developing bilingual proficiency. I am also conducting research on ESOL teacher education. I am the project director and principal investigator of the federally-funded grant program (NPD: National Professional Development Program funded by OELA, US Department of Education Grant no T365Z120107), which includes ESOL education and professional development for grades 6-12 STEM teachers.


PhD and MA, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 

BA, Yonsei University (Seoul, Korea)


Office Location: 
Berglund Hall 259