Dr. Jaewon Nielbock-Yoon

Language Instructor

Room: MB 3.137
Phone: +49 (0)234 32-24992
Department: Korean Studies
Office hours: by appointment

Jaewon Nielbock-Yoon has been instructing Korean language and linguistics courses at Ruhr-University Bochum's Korean Department since 2019. Her dissertation, "A Case Study on Trilingual Siblings’ Code Switching with a Focus on Korean," explored multilingual child language development. She is also an expert in bilingual education with research interests in language instruction, intercultural communication, sociolinguistics and Korean popular media. Her diverse background includes work as an intercultural consultant since 2000, and she has also taught at the University of Cologne and the University of Duisburg-Essen. She is a frequent contributor to the K-newspaper as a columnist.

  • Language Ideologies and Policies: Multilingualism and Korean Education. UK Korean-School-Teacher Conference, London Oct 29, 2022
  • Promoting Multilingual Approaches in Teaching and Learning Korean. UK Korean-School-Teacher Conference, London Oct 28, 2022
  • The Study on the Perks of Story-Based Language Teaching Method: Focus on Students in China & Germany. World Korean Educator Conference 2022, Korea June 29, 2022
  • Teaching Korean in the Era of Multilingualism. European Hangeul School Academic Forum, Paris, Dec 6, 2021
  • Teaching Korean in the Era of Multilingualism, German Korean-School-Teacher Training Seminar, Mannheim Oct 22, 2021
  • Instructional Material Development for Advanced Korean Learners, The 19th International Conference of Korean Educators Abroad, Seoul (online), Aug 22, 2021
  • Code Switching in K-pop. Bochum Korean Studies Lecture Series, Bochum Oct 23,2018
  • A Case Study on Trilingual Siblings’ Code Switching, Focusing on Korean. Multilingualism Conference, University of Groningen, The Netherlands Nov 6, 2017
  • Children’s Codeswitching and a Parent’s Language Socialization Effort. Brighton, UK July 2014.
  • Trilingual Children’s Korean, English & German Code Switching, Mehrsprachige Perspektiven, University of Mannheim, May 2014.
  • Understanding Korean Culture and Korean Students. Teacher conferences, Ann Arundel Community College, USA, Jan 2001 & Howard Community College, USA Dec 2000.

Language courses:

  • Intermediate Korean conversation
  • Advanced conversation
  • Written Korean
  • TOPIK preparation I and II
  • Business Korean for beginners
  • Business Korean for advanced learners
  • Korean for research and professional use
  • Korean for academic purposes
  • Korean Language in popular media
  • Advanced Korean for current affairs

Linguistics courses:

  • Korean phonetics and phonology
  • Sociolinguistics - The Korean language in the internet age
  • Intercultural communication focusing on Korean business
  • Discourse, context and media, Korean nationalism and multiculturalism
  • Cross-cultural pragmatics and different cultural values-why Koreans speak the way they do
  • Neologism, Paleologism, and Translanguaging
  • Multilingualism, Bilingualism and Codeswitching
  • Trilingual children’s language development
  • Webtoon translation collaboration with Jeju webtoon campus Korea since 2023
  • TOPIK digitalization with NS Devil Korea since 2021
  • Online Tandem program since 2020
  • Die Sterne leuchten am Erdenhimmel Science Fiction aus Südkorea, with Sylvana Freyberg and Alexandra Dickmann, Memoranda Verlag Hardy Kettlitz, 2024
  • Hidden Contributor Bringing the Craze of K-Webtoons to Germany. In: Jeehun, Yu [Ed]: Translate, Suwon: Tunamis Publ, Oct 2023. pp.16-26.
  • (with Seungah Seo & Na Liu):,Triangulation of Korean Language Instructor’s Practical Knowledge Using Story-Based Teaching Korean language education research / Vol.57 No.4 Dec 2022.
  • (with Hee Hyun): Implementation and outcomes of an online German Korean language exchange program (Das gemeinsame deutsch-koreanische Digital-Tandem-Programm der Ruhr Univ. Bochum und der Soongsil Univ.), Deutsch als Fremdsprache in Korea Zeitschrift der Koreanischen Gesellschaft für DaF, Heft 51, Dezember 2022.
  • Conflicting Language Ideologies and Contradictory Language Practices in K-pop, Bochum Yearbook of East Asian Studies 43, 2020.
  • A Case Study on Trilingual Siblings’ Code Switching Focusing on Minority Language. Inquiries in Language Learning, Forschungen zu Psycholinguistik und Fredsprachendidaktik Peter Lang, 2017.


Language Instructor

Korean Studies