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Minsung Kim

Date of Award


Culminating Project Type


Degree Name

English: Teaching English as a Second Language: M.A.




College of Liberal Arts

First Advisor

James Robinson

Second Advisor

Choonkyong Kim

Third Advisor

Hsueh Lo

Fourth Advisor


Creative Commons License

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Keywords and Subject Headings

Communication Strategy, Korean, Korea


The research question of this study is ‘How do the Korean EFL leaners in the U.S. perceive communication strategy?’ The communication strategy is the concept that can actually help learner to solve the problem when they encounter during communication. Since the research of communication strategy with Korean students didn’t get heavily attention. Therefore, communication strategy can be a way for Korean learner to improve their communication skill. The perception of communication strategy by Korean students will be figured out in this research. It is expected that the result of this research can give some implication to Korean students and teacher to develop their strategic competence.

For the data collection, in-person interview will be conducted in this research. The author will create an interview question which consist of five aspects: 1) Background of participant 2) preference of using communication strategy 3) using communication strategy based on different situation 4) learning experience of communication strategy 5) perception of communication. Participants will describe their own experience of using communication strategy. The data will be analyzed based on Brown’s taxonomy of communication strategy. Also the author will analyze the results to determine if any trends or patterns would emerge.



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