Kangwong National University’s International Language Institute.

History

Leading Language School in nurturing global talent

Since established in 1970, Kangwon National University(KNU) International Language Institute has veen a place for various languages and cultural exchange bu providing foreign language education for students enrolled in KNU and opening Korean Language Institute.
KNU Internaional Language Institute contributes to improving language skills of all enrolled students by developing a rich variety of language education programs meet the individual needs. KNU International Language Institute aims to nurture talent, to keep pace with globalization.
  • 2001.03

    Professor Lee Kyoung-nam (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 11th director

  • 2003.01

    Professor Yoon Jin-koo (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 12th director

  • 2005.01

    Professor Park Sae-hyun (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 13th director

  • 2009.02

    Professor Kim Young-kwan (Environmental Engineering) appointed as the 14th director

  • 2009.08

    English Cafe remodeled as P&S lounge

  • 2010.01

    Professor Cho Se-yeon (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 15th director

  • 2012.01

    Professor Kim Kyung-yul (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 16th director

  • 2013.03

    Change the name to International Language Institute

  • 2013.08

    Professor Kim Jong-mi(English Language and Literature) appointed as the 17th director

  • 2017.01

    Professor Chang Jae hak(English Education) appointed as the 18th director

  • 1990.02

    Professor Lee Il-beom (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 5th director

  • 1990.04

    Steering committee organized (5 professors from language departments)

  • 1990.07

    Equipments replaced in lab 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

  • 1991.03

    Professor Kim Kun-su (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 6th director

  • 1993.03

    Professor Kim Hwan-bae (German Language and Literature) appointed as the 7th director

  • 1995.03

    Professor Kim Soong-hee (English language and literature) appointed as the 8th director

  • 1995.12

    Built video viewing room (40 seats), computer study room (30 seats) within study hall

  • 1996.11

    Professor Baek Nak-seung (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 9th director

  • 1999.03

    Professor Kim Nam-kug (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 10th director

  • 1999.11

    Completed construction of new Language Education Institute building

  • 1970.03

    Established language laboratory with IDA credits (a seating capacity of 30)

  • 1972.03

    Established language laboratory 1 when KNU was college (a seating capacity of 60)
    Reorganized as a lab under the English Language Education, College of Education
    Began offering general English classes in the lab

  • 1980.03

    Was formally set up as KNU Language Research Institute with two language laboratories (a seating capacity of 110), recording studio, audiovisual library, office of maintenance and operations

  • 1980.03

    Professor Lee Seong-sil (English Education) appointed as the first director

  • 1981.02

    Revised regulations of KNU Language Research Institute

  • 1983.03

    Name changed to Language Education Institute
    Moved to the 1st and 2nd floor of College of Humanities and Social Sciences annex
    Became comprehensive learning space with language laboratory (256 seats), two language study halls (80 seats), TV-equipped classroom (80 seats), language resource center, textbook editing room, office, equipment room

  • 1983.03

    Professor Ko Yang-sung (English Language and Literature) appointed as the first director

  • 1983.10

    Built additional language laboratory
    Began offering English practice classes in Lab for freshmen (4 hours a week) under revised general English curriculum from first semester of 1984

  • 1986.09

    Composed 3 hours lab and 1 hour classroom lecture per week for freshmen under revised general English curriculum from first semester of 1986

  • 1987.03

    Professor Park Tae-hwa (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 3rd director

  • 1989.03

    Professor Kim Song-kyo (English Language and Literature) appointed as the 4th director