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Welcome to Prof. Kent Lee's English Wiki page, offering resources in the following areas:

  • Teachers: Resources for teaching foreign languages, grammar, pedagogy, linguistics, and psychology
  • Students and learners of English: Resources for learners of English as a second/foreign language, particularly intermediate and advanced learners.
  • My older domain is now used for other research related and personal contents.

1 Introduction

This wiki exists to offer resources for English teachers and learners. Teachers are welcome to use these materials (but with attribution, please). This site began in October 2015, replacing my older site, and more pages will be added over time. See below and on the sidebar for some quick links.

Quick links
Linguistic resources
  1. Academic writing resources
  2. Grammar resources
  3. Phonology & pronunciation resources
  4. EAP resources

Courses (current / recent courses)

  1. [Advanced Writing / Composition] (PKNU, Spring 2023)
  2. [Intermediate Writing] (PKNU, Fall 2023)
  3. [Low Int. Conversation] (PKNU, Spring 2023)
  4. [High Int. Conversation] (PKNU, Fall 2023)
  5. [Advanced Conversation] (PKNU, Spring 2023)

Previous courses

  1. ENGL 107 Survey of Linguistics (Fall 2019, Korea Univ.)
  2. IFLS 306 Academic writing (Korea Univ.)    
  3. IFLS 011 Academic English 1 (KU first semester AE)
  4. IFLS 011f Academic English 1, Foundation level
  5. IFLS 012 Academic English 2 (KU second semester AE)
  6. IFLS 012 Foundation Academic English 2, Foundation level
  7. ENGL 434 Academic writing (KU English Dept.)
  8. ENGL 413 EFL Pedagogy (KU English Dept.)
  9. ENGL 399 (CFG) Cognitive Foundations of Grammar (Cognitive Linguistics, KU English Dept.)
  10. Other courses

General teaching & other resources
  1. SLA resources & pedagogy / teaching methodology
  2. General teaching resources for profs, lecturers, teachers
  3. EMI series for grad students - CTL grad student program

Popular booklets & handouts

  1. English lecture expressions
  2. English word choice problems
  3. Guide to lecturing and teaching in English     
  4. Using group activities
  5. Course, syllabus, lesson design     
  6. Formative assessment
  7. Grading rubrics

Other websites

  1. - Main research / pedagogy site
  2. Academic blog (Rarely updated)
  3. For more links, see below - EW research, contact info, & SNS

2 Purpose

This is a site offering resources for language learning and teaching methods that promote [1] L2 competence and communication, [2] inductive learning methods, social learning strategies, and learner autonomy to promote language learning, and [3] more intuitive understanding of language forms through discovery methods and through more intuitive explanations of language forms that are possible from the world of cognitive grammar.

3 Teachers and developers

Many English teachers have a bachelor's or master's degree in TESOL or a related area, but will find themselves sometimes inadequately prepared in the field. This may include brief or inadequate preparation in communicative language teaching (CLT) and its practical implementation, meaningful and intuitive understanding of grammar and grammar pedagogy, the psychology of learning and teaching, and practical linguistic foundations. This side, and the accompanying Youtube channel (to launch later in 2016) is intended to help teachers in these areas.

Educators and materials developers are welcome to submit contents for this wiki. Feel free to email me contents, materials, or ideas at the email address below, and if they are suitable, I will add them. (I am not planning to grant editing rights to others, at least for now, due to manageability issues.)

4 Cognitive Grammar

Cognitive grammar is a paradigm for understanding grammar as part of human cognitive psychology, rooted in schema theory and other psychological principles. This leads to a more intuitive understanding of grammar for teachers and students.

5 Cognitive Communicative Language Teaching

In spite of its obvious strengths, some have criticized communicative language teaching (CLT). Some have said that it does not apply well in an East Asian context, and that it does not apply well to some courses such as content based instruction or writing instruction. To some degree, these criticisms may be unfair; for example, East Asian students can learn to embrace inductive style learning. But a few shortcomings do exist in CLT, which I propose to remedy with a somewhat expanded paradigm.

Cognitive communicative language teaching (CCLT) is how I describe a synthesis of techniques into a more integrated approach that is situated within the framework of cognitive, social, and learning psychology, which subsumes principles of the psychology of learning and cognitive approaches to grammar and linguistics. This framework thus includes cognitive grammar and communicative language teaching (CLT). The communicative component is situated within a social psychology or socio-cognitive framework. This will allow teachers to contextualize language teaching to their students’ particular needs, levels, and socio-cultural context.

6 Learners

This site also will provide learners some relatively intuitive and simplified explanations of grammar and other areas of English that they have not learned or have not been taught very clearly in the past. This includes grammar, pronunciation, and academic writing. This site, at least for now, is aimed primarily at intermediate and advanced learners.

7 Administrative details

Creative Commons license: Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike (CC BY-NC-SA). This license allows users to use or modify contents (i.e., contents of English Wiki articles) for non-commercial use, as long as they credit the English Wiki and/or Kent Lee, and as long as they license or make available their new creations under these identical terms.

Users are welcome to submit their own contributions or contents to me via email (below).

7.1 Impressum / Imprint

Creator & Administrator: Prof. Kent Lee, Inst. Foreign Language Studies, Korea University

Kl.pic.2012.10.4x5.jpg     Email:


(Don't copy and paste this into your email, BTW;
it's in an anti-spambot format, so you will need to retype this short address into your email.)


Department of English Language & Literature College of Humanities & Social Sciences, C25 #1027
Pukyong National University, Daeyeon Campus
Yeongso-ro 45, Nam-gu
Busan 48513 02841
South Korea
Formerly: 02841 서울특별시 성북구 안암로 145 고려대학교 국제관 208A호 외국어센터

About me
SNS & other links
  1. Wordpress CCLT blog     
  2. Facebook (CCLT site)     | Facebook (personal)
  3. LinkIn     | ResearchGate     |
  4. Youtube channel
  5. Twitter
  6. Google+
  7. 세바시: Freedom from English (speech)
My research
  1. Publications & CV | (HTML version)
  2. ORCID ID     | Kudos profile
  3. ISNI ID
  4. About me
  5. Personal blog

7.2 Wiki management and resources

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