My name is Jaemin Roh, currently serving as Boston University's only Korean language professor. This fall is my fourth year of teaching Korean to BU students. I manage, coordinate and instruct all offered Korean language and culture courses at BU. All inquiries about Korean courses should be directed to me including different levels of placement tests.



Korean year-end party 2005

M.A. Applied Linguistics
Boston University, MA, U.S.A.
Thesis: L2 Korean Case marker acquisition and the default case transfer
A topic on Korean language acquisition by adult American English speakers

M.A. Korean Language & Literature
Seoul National University, Seoul, Republic of Korea
Thesis: A Lexicological Study on Flora Naming System in Modern Korean
A topic based on corpus analysis of Korean flora names focusing on their morpho-semantic interaction

B.A. Korean Language & Literature
Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Republic of Korea



  • Development of grammar and literacy skills in adult second language acquisition
  • Cultural analysis of the differences between Korea and the U.S. in social interaction
  • Studying diversions of emotions and cultural practices between Koreans and Korean-Americans
  • Cinematic analysis of Korean films from 1950 to present
  • Relations of South Korea and North Korea in the fields of unification history and policies



Department of Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures
Boston University
Office 718 Commonwealth Ave., Room 406
Office Phone: 1-617-353-6212