Korean Language Mentor


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Hyun-Joo Kim

P: 09 623 8899 ext. 46 399
M: 027 558 7938
E: hj.kim@auckland.ac.nz


Hyun-Joo Kim is the Korean Language Mentor working on a part-time basis (Tuesday and Friday afternoons) and provides expert Korean language and culture knowledge to develop the teaching and learning of Korean in ALLiS funded schools in New Zealand.

With an academic background in language teaching, Hyun-Joo has been teaching Korean as a second and foreign language to learners of a wide range of backgrounds, cultures and age groups in both secondary and tertiary educational institutions in Korea and in New Zealand for over fifteen years. Previously Hyun-Joo served as a lecturer at Korea University in South Korea developing and delivering Korean language courses of all levels, from beginners through advanced, as well as various intensive courses for adult learners for professional development purposes. She also has strength and experience in teaching Korean and Korean Literature for the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP). Hyun-Joo is happy to be back to the University of Auckland where she used to teach and she is looking forward to engaging with teachers of Korean and those interested in learning and teaching Korean within the network of ALLiS clusters.

If you would like support or advice on teaching Korean please contact Hyun-Joo Kim


Korean Language Courses
NZ Korean Study Tour

Korean Language Courses

KEC offers Free Korean Classes to anyone who wishes to learn Korean

They provide different levels from beginner to advanced to meet every need, The classes focus on real life situations where you can practice the language with 15-20 classmates and highly qualified teachers. 

All classes are held between 6 and 8pm at

Korean Education Centre
Level 7
63 Albert St
Auckland CBD

ph 09 303 2625

ILEP is offering beginner level Korean language courses in collaboration with the Korean Education Centre (KEC).

Term 3 Dates

Beginners 1 (Epsom)

Every Wednesday 4.30-6pm starting 17 October 

Beginners 2 (Epsom)

Every Tuesday 4.30-6pm starting 16 October

Beginners 3 (Epsom)

Every Monday 4.30-6pm starting 15 October

Beginners North Shore (Browns Bay School)

Every Thursday 4-5.30pm starting 18 October


Please express your interest for those free Korean language courses by emailing your contact details to hj.kim@auckland.ac.nz.

Korean Speech Competition (for non-native speakers)

22 September 2018, 2-5pm
The University of Auckland, Human Science Building Lecture Theatre, 201N-346

See here for more information.

Application form (students, Year 7-12)
Application form (adults)

Send applications to nzkoreanedu@gmail.com by 12 September 2018.

Cultural Exchange - Global LYNCs (Linking Youths through Net Communications) 

Professor Keong Ku (Keimyung University) invites New Zealand schools (primary, intermediate, or secondary) to participate in her cultural exchange project Global LYNCs (Linking Youths through Net Communications). Any school and teacher can participate, the project is not limited to language classes.

For more information or to join the project, please contact
Hyun-Joo Kim
Korean Language Mentor

NZ Principals Korean Study Tour

The Korean Education Centre (KEC) NZ Korean Study Tour took place from 14-21 April 2018. Principals and senior management from NZ schools travelled to Korea, visiting schools and educational organisations. Read more

Applications closed.

Teacher experiences


It was overall an unforgettable experience. Spending a week with education professionals, sharing ideas and views on different education systems, and how we can all do something to help children grow and learn in today’s world and become global citizens.

Charlotte Clech (2018)