Dept. ofPractical English


As the forces of globalization rapidly change our world, English-language expertise and practical communication skills have become essential for global talent. Our Department of Practical English has structured our curriculum to include practical English education programs and offer differentiated tracks for majors so that all students can grow into outstanding future professionals who excel in various fields and practical areas. GCU TESOL, English musical instruction, English reading instruction and after-school English instruction are uniquely promising areas of English language education and highly useful qualification courses in the changing field of English education. All these differentiated major tracks are administered by top faculty who deliver high-level content and share their expertise.

Practical English


Practical English Courses
  • English Musical Instructor
  • After-School English Teacher
  • English Reading Instructor
  • Understanding of the theory and application of
    teaching English and classroom teaching skills
  • Practical English proficiency by specialty
  • Real-world English communication skills
English Education &English Education in the Home
(Early English Education)
Practical English General English
  • Understanding of English Education
  • Basic Composition for Speaking
  • Composition Practice for Speaking
  • Basic English Conversation
  • Basics of Practical English Listening (IELTS Preparation Course)
  • Basics of Practical English Grammar (TOEIC Preparation Course)
  • Basics of Practical English Reading
  • English Musical Techniques and Teaching Methods
  • Theory and Practice of English Teaching Methods (Introduction to TKT)
  • English Reading Instruction
  • English Vocabulary and Idiom Practice
  • Understanding The Call of Sedona Ⅰ
  • Understanding The Call of Sedona Ⅱ
  • Intermediate English Conversation (OPIC Preparation Course)
  • Practical English Grammar (TOEIC Preparation Course)
  • EFL Classroom English
  • Theory and Practice of After-School Teaching
  • Multimedia English Education
  • English Education Planning and Management
  • Global Communication English
  • Screen English
  • Advanced English Conversation
  • English Pronunciation Practice and Teaching Methods
Cultural and General Electives
  • Child Education
  • Introduction to Counseling Psychology
  • Cognitive Science
  • The Brain and Nutrition
  • Family Welfare
  • The Understanding of Language
  • Intercultural Communication Skills
  • General English I (IELTS Preparation Course)
  • General English II (IELTS Preparation Course)


  • Professor

    Kyung-Joo Yoon

  • Areas of Expertise

    Basic English Conversation, Intercultural Communication Skills,
    Global Communication English, Intermediate English Conversation,
    Understanding of Language, English Vocabulary and Idioms in Practice

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  • Education and
  • December 2003 Ph.D. in Linguistics, Australian National University
  • October 1998 Graduate Diploma, Linguistics, Australian National University
  • 2005 to 2010 Visiting Professor / Contract Professor, Australian National University
  • 2006 to 2007 English Senior Researcher, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
  • 2003 to 2005 Assistant Professor / Instructor, University of New England
  • 1997 to 2002 Instructor, Australian National University