M.A. (French, Linguistics)
B.A. (French, Linguistics)
Years of teaching experiences: 18 years
French as a foreign language
English as a foreign language
English as a second language
Corporate Training (English and French Language)
Dr. Paik has taught French and English for many years in universities across the US and in France. She received her PhD in French Linguistics, specializing in Second Language Acquisition from the University of Texas at Austin and her TESOL Certification from the University of South Carolina. She has an international background, having lived in Belgium, France, Senegal, the US, South Korea, and now Singapore, and accordingly her interests include bilingualism, multilingualism, language acquisition by adults, language in social contexts, issues of emotions and identity, and teaching languages. She believes language learning is exciting and successful when students understand the culture and the people and her class has a fun and comfortable atmosphere in which students are interactive and engaged in their own learning.