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Jin Kim Pennell

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Personal profile

Jin Pennell is a Senior Lecturer and Curriculum Coordinator at Illinois ESL in the Department of Linguistics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She teaches courses on academic writing, business writing, and ITA/pronunciation courses for international students. She also oversees ESL writing curriculum development and provides instructor training and supervision. Before coming to UIUC, she taught English in public schools in her home country, South Korea.

Research Interests

English for Specific Purposes, Needs Analysis, Online Education, Instructional Design

Office Address

Literatures, Cultures, and Linguistics Building 3043
707 South Matthews Ave
Urbana, IL

Office Phone


Research Interests

Online Education, Instructional Design, English for Specific Purposes, Needs Analysis


LAS Student Success Innovation Grant, College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, 2022-2024

Faculty Retreat Grant, Office of Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, 2015

Assessment in Action Grant Project (PI: Susan Avery), Association of College & Research Libraries, 2015


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