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Ok-sim Kim
Cell (808) 383-5455 Education Transferred to University of Hawaii from Osaka National University in Japan, 1997 B.A., Japanese Linguistics, 2001. University of Hawaii at Manoa. M.A., Japanese Linguistics, 2007. University of Hawaii at Manoa. Admitted to the Japanese-PhD program, 2009. University of Hawaii at Manoa Section changed to the Korean-PhD program, 2012 ~ present. University of Hawaii at Manoa Teaching Experience Jun 2000- December 2001 Taught Japanese to Korean taxi drivers, Sida Taxi Company at International Honolulu Airport Fall semester 2003 Took JPN 620 Practicum course: Teaching JPN Language to college students, University of Hawaii January 2008- May 2009

Japanese lecturer, Honolulu community college August 2009~December 2011 Korean lecturer, Honolulu community college January 2012~ May 2012 Korean lecturer, University of Hawaii at Manoa May 21, 2012 ~ Jun 29, 2012 Online Assistant at the DOD (Department of Defense) summer Korean program, University of Hawaii at Manoa August 2012 ~ present Graduate Assistant, University of Hawaii at Manoa February 1998~present Coordinator and Korean teacher of Saturday Korean School, Hawaii Christian Church

Certificates The completion of Teacher Training Workshop held by Korean Language Flagship Center, University of Hawaii at Manoa, April 2~May 12, 2009. Honors and Awards Excellent Korean teacher award by Korean consul general in 1999. Honors for long service in Korean school by the chairperson of Hawaii Korean School Association in 2008. Honors for 10 year service in Korean school by Korean consul general in 2012.

Papers Presented at Conferences


Pause Fillers and Back-channeling in Japanese and Korean Discourse, at the 13th Annual Student Conference of the College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, University of Hawai`i at Mnoa, Honolulu, April 25, 2009. Reactive Tokens in Korean and Japanese Interactional Communication, at the 13th International Symposium on Korean Linguistic (ISOKL), Harvard University, Boston, August 8-9, 2009. Reactive Tokens and the Prosodic Features of Korean TCUs at the 17th Annual meeting of AATK (American Association of Teachers of Korean) Conference & Workshop, Stanford University, June 29-July 1, 2012.


Pause fillers and gender in Japanese and Korean: a comparative sociolinguistic study M.A. thesis in 2007. University of Hawaii.