Kim Younghi has been an instructor in Korean at the University of Maryland, College Park, since 1989. Kim is a graduate of Yonsei University in Korean language and literature and has also taught Korean language at Yonsei. Prior to joining the Maryland faculty, she had been an instructor of Korean language at Yale and Columbia. Since 1985, she has also taught Korean language at the Korean Information Center of the Korean Embassy in Washington, D.C. For the program at that institution, she has constructed and written curriculum guides for multiple levels of instruction. She is certified as an Oral Proficiency Interview (OPI) Tester in Korean for the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, and the U.S. government’s Interagency Language Roundtable (ACTFL/ILR). She has taught Korean to professional adults at the Korean Embassy in Washington, DC, for more than a decade; she also co-developed the curriculum and teaching materials at that facility.