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15 yrs exp Korean Lecturer/Translator

Los Angeles, CA
August 23, 2012

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Jade Paek


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Nationality: U.S.A.

Native in Korean, English. Fluent in Japanese


****-****: Yonsei University, “The Yale of Korea” Korean Language Institute language exchange program

Through 15 years of teaching Korean to students, very familiar with the mistakes commonly made by foreign students when learning Korean regarding phonetics, semantics, pragmatics, syntax, phonological and morphological differences

2008-2009: Seoul National University, “The Harvard of Korea,”

Instructor/Mentor/Volunteer, Korea

Taught practical/media language to international students of various levels including basic, intermediate and advanced Ph.D. pursuers

2005-2008 : YesAsia Korean-English Subtitle Team Supervisor for KBS shows, Hong Kong

Supervised Korean/English subtitle team. Translated/Proofread various

renowned dramas including DaeJangGeum, Jumong, My Lovely Samsoon, The

White Tower as well as documentaries and news. Created evaluation tests

and guidelines for new staff members. Trained employees and recruited


2004: Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Business Language Instructor, Japan

Taught new Japanese elites. Developed role-play activities between client and Ministry officials. When students experienced difficulty understanding the text, provided further explanations in Japanese for full comprehension

2000-2010: Professional Kor/Eng, Eng/Kor Interpreter, Korea

Interpreted at Seoul District Prosecutors’ Office, Intercontinental Hotel, Seoul International Marathon, Puma Korea convention, KBS United Nations executive interview and many more


. Trilingual (Native in Kor, Eng; Fluent in Japanese; JLPT Level 2)

. Well-organized and detail-oriented planner

CELTA (internationally recognized teacher training course) – Learned essential teaching methods/meticulous planning skills for teaching foreign languages to adult students

. 15 years’ experience in curriculum development, career-focused mentoring

.Outstanding know-how of dynamic teaching styles

. Great communicative skills, can adapt to any environment with all types of people

. Able to work under constant pressure to meet deadlines

. Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Fast Typer)

. A group leader and team player, can work effectively with team members

Academic Qualifications

. 2000 Yonsei Univ. BA in Social Work, Korea (“The Yale of Korea”)

specialized in students with learning disabilities and physical handicaps

. Hankuk University of Foreign Studies (No. 1 linguistic university in Korea),

majored in Japanese

. 1996 Daewon Foreign Lang. School, Korea (No. 1 linguistic high school in Korea), majored in Japanese

Kenwood Alternative School, U.S.A

(learned Kor/Eng as mother tongue due to professor father’s PhD studies in the US, middle school/high school/university education/work in Korea, and fluent in Japanese, worked for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Japan)

Volunteer Work

. Licensed Social Worker

Facilitates to assist others including colleagues or superiors fulfill their duties and missions

- Delivering Thanksgiving meals to disabled elders (Nov. 2011)

- Teaching languages to underprivileged students

- Removing crude oil at Taean, Korea’s worst oil spill

- Assisting missionaries in Chiang Mai, Thailand

- Helping orphans at Shenzhen Orphanage

- Taking care of children at Amsa Rehabilitation Center

- Helping juvenile delinquents at Joongang Welfare Center

Personal Interests

Music, traveling, fashion, authentic food – Mexican, Peruvian, Jamaican, Thai…

exotic dishes with a nice kick

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