Professor Chae Kwan Jung | BEng (Hons) Birmingham MSc Warwick EdD Warwick Cert Oxford

Professor Jung studied and pursued research at the UK universities of Birmingham, Oxford and Warwick in the fields of engineering business management (e.g. operations management, strategic marketing, etc.); online education & tutoring (e.g. communicating with students, effective teaching in the online environment, etc.); applied linguistics (e.g. text and discourse, research methodology, etc.); English language teaching (e.g. approaches to teaching writing for ESL/EFL, professional practice: ESP, etc.); and corpus linguistics (big data). Currently, he is an Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Literature and serves as the Director of Institute for Corpus Research at Incheon National University, South Korea. Professor Jung’s research interests span a variety of topics, including life-long learning (e.g. MOOC), corpus linguistics; material and curriculum development; technology-assisted language learning; language testing; AI-assisted translation; English for specific purposes; and English education in South and North Korea. Professor Jung is the author of Effective Technical Writing for Korean Scientists and Engineers (2007); and co-author of Exploring English Language with My Kids (2021); Introduction to SDL Trados Studio (2021); The 4th Industrial Revolution and Future English Education (2018); Corpus Linguistics: Basic (2018); Nuclear English: Key Terms and Real Examples (2016), Corpus Linguistics: Introduction (2012); The Direction and Task of the National Curriculum, Teaching and Learning, and Educational Evaluation in South Korea in 2020 (2013); Education Policy, Education Curriculum, and Textbooks in the Kim Jong-Un Era (2015).

*Professor Jung completed his military service as an active duty soldier from March 1992 to June 1994, serving a duration of 27 months. He was honorably discharged with the rank of Army sergeant in South Korea.

Academic Post (current)

  • Associate Professor, Department of English Language & Literature, Incheon National University, South Korea.

Miscellaneous Roles (current)

  • President, Korea Association of Secondary English Education (, South Korea.
  • Director, Institute for Corpus Research (, Incheon National University, South Korea
  • Editor-in-Chief, Asia Pacific Journal of Corpus Research, Institute for Corpus Research (, South Korea.
  • Editorial Board Member, English Today, Cambridge University Press (, UK.
  • Editorial Board Member, Corpora, Edinburgh University Press (, UK.

Miscellaneous Roles (previous)

[Major Academic Roles]

  • Thesis Supervisor & Tutor, Department of English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham, UK
  • Thesis Supervisor, Examiner, & Tutor, School of Engineering, University of Warwick, UK.
  • Lecturer & Thesis Supervisor, Graduate School of Education, Yonsei University, South Korea.
  • Lecturer, Graduate School of Education, Sogang University, South Korea.
  • Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Teaching and Learning, Seoul National University, South Korea.

[Major Non-Academic Roles]

  • Vice-president, Korea Association of Secondary English Education (, South Korea.
  • Vice-president, The Korea Association of Primary English Education (, South Korea.
  • Associate Editor & Research Director, Korean Journal of English Language and Linguistics (, South Korea.
  • Steering Committee, Asia Pacific Corpus Linguistics Association (, International.
  • Academic Director, Modern English Education Society (, South Korea.
  • Research & Development Director, Korea Association of Teachers of English (, South Korea.
  • Publication Director, The Applied Linguistics Association of Korea (, South Korea.
  • Publication Director, The Korea Association of Secondary English Education (, South Korea.
  • Council Member, The National Unification Advisory Council, South Korea.
  • Information Technology Director, The Korea Association of Multimedia-Assisted Language Learning (, South Korea.
  • Public Relation Director, The Korean Association for Corpus Linguistics (, South Korea.
  • President, Warwick University Korean Society, UK.
  • Vice-President, Birmingham University Korean Society, UK.
  • Columnist, Monthly Chosun (the largest monthly politics and news magazine in South Korea), South Korea.
  • Columnist, Maeil Business Newspaper (the largest daily business newspaper in South Korea), South Korea.

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    Doctor of Education, EdD (2011)

    School: University of Warwick, UK
    Major: Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching
    Core subjects: Text and Discourse, Approaches to Teaching Writing for English as a Second Language (ESL)/English as a Foreign Language (EFL), Professional Practice: English for Specific Purposes (ESP), Research Methodology I, Research Methodology II.
    Supervisors: 1) Dr Sue Wharton (1st supervisor), 2) Dr Steve Mann (2nd supervisor)
    Examiners: 1) Professor Susan Hunston (external, former Chair of British Association for Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham), 2) Dr Malcolm MacDonald (internal, current Editor of Language and Intercultural Communication, University of Warwick)
    Thesis title: Understanding Undergraduate Engineering Laboratory Reports (UELRs): A Genre and Corpus Approach
    Summary: The purpose of the study is to develop a description of the Undergraduate Engineering Laboratory Report (UELR) in a British higher education context by using a genre analysis and computational text investigation. The study attempts to define UELR as a genre and distinguish it from other text types in a large collection of academic written texts (British Academic Written English corpus ESRC-RES-000-23-0800). This entails not only a description of the rich textual and contextual features of the UELRs, but also the development of a practical methodology for their location, description, analysis and exploration. To approach specific research questions about the UELR as a genre, textual situations are examined in terms of settings, purposes, participants and community expectations; texts are examined in terms of linguistic and non-linguistic features. The study employed a combined genre analysis from the New Rhetoric (NR) and English for Specific Purposes (ESP) approaches in order to analyse not only textual situations but also linguistically recurring features among 99 authentic UELR examples…

    PhD Programme (2002 ~ 2006)

    School: University of Warwick, UK
    Major: Manufacturing Engineering / Minor: Supply Chain Management
    Supervisors: Dr Ian McCarthy
    Title of project: A Framework for Understanding and Managing Manufacturing Complexity
    Collaborators: Froude Hofmann (UK)Bookham Technology (UK)Warwick Manufacturing Group (UK)
    Summary: Management methods exist for analysing and operating manufacturing companies in order to improve performance in terms of quality and flexibility. Yet, little is known about the concept of complexity and what managers should do in terms of system design and management. As with quality and flexibility in the 1980s and 1990s, complexity has become an important issue as companies respond to increased levels of globalisation, and customisation. Manufacturing is no longer just a material processing activity. It has become a more complex and broader system with an increased emphasis on information processing. Choice and personalisation are now features of the mass market and having complex products and operations is no longer an excuse for poor performance.

    Master of Science, MSc (2002)

    School: University of Warwick, UK
    Major: Engineering Business Management
    Core subjects: Logistics & Operations Management, Strategic Marketing, Financial Analysis & Control Systems, Operations Strategy in Industry, Business Information System Design, Problem Solving with Statistics, Quality Reliability & Maintenance, Manufacturing Process Technology, Human Factors in Industry, Product Design & Development Management, Computer Programming.
    Title of dissertation: The Successful Introduction of New Technology in to a Business
    Supervisor: Dr Stuart Barnes (Director of Research Degrees)
    Collaborators: Strategic Research Centre, Rolls-Royce, UK
    Summary: There are many sectors of engineering where the technology that is used in the business is changing rapidly. Although companies need to adopt the new technologies in order to survive in the very competitive market, this may involve considerable financial expenditure and changes in technology and personnel within the organisation. This study investigated the issues associated with the introduction of new technology into an existing business. The result will help a company to assess the viability of such an introduction and to ensure that if it is introduced, the disruption within the company is minimised. Five advanced technologists from the Rolls-Royce Strategic Research Centre participated in this research.

    Bachelor of Engineering, BEng(Hons) (2000)

    School: University of Birmingham, UK
    Major: Manufacturing Engineering / Minor: Japanese
    Core subjects: Process & Metrology, Operations Management & Ergonomics, Manufacturing Systems, Computation Techniques, Industrial Automation, Elementary Japanese Language for Engineers, Accounting for Engineers, System Modelling & Simulation, Total Quality Management & Operations Management, Process Economics
    Title of dissertation: Small Size Production Vehicle Forecasts and Strategies
    Supervisor: Dr Alan Arthur
    Summary: The aim of this study was to anticipate trends and assess the present market potential for small batch production (e.g. Jenson Motors and Lotus Car) against the global mass production philosophy in the automotive industry. Comparing these two extremes the project identified present consumer demand and projected this over the short and medium term future.

    Certificate in Effective Online Tutoring, CEOT (2008)

    School: University of Oxford, UK
    Core subjects: Tools for Teaching Online, Introduction to Teaching and Learning Online, Communicating with Students, Effective Teaching in the Online Environment, Meeting the Challenges of Teaching Online, Post-course Reflection and Consolidation
    Trainer: Dr Keith Simons
    Summary: This eight weeks course aimed at introducing effective social, administrative and pedagogical techniques of teaching in the online environment rather than online course design. I had many opportunities to practice various useful tools (e.g. Moodle, Adobe Acrobat Connect Professional, etc.) and activities (e.g. synchronous video presentations, facilitating effective online discussion forums, etc.) and completed the course successfully.