The Korean Association for the Study of English Language and Linguistics
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Korea Journal of English Language and Linguistics - Vol. 20, No. 1, pp.692-719
ISSN: 1598-1398 (Print)
Print publication date 31 Mar 2020
Received 21 Sep 2020 Revised 30 Oct 2020 Accepted 15 Nov 2020

글로벌 기업의 영어시험 준비 교육 사례연구: 내러티브 정체성 관점으로

A case study on a global corporation’s English test preparation: From a narrative identity perspective
Nahee Kim

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This research aims to design and conduct a case study on a global corporation’s English speaking preparation for an OPIc test, focusing on a personal storytelling task. It also explores a test-taker’s narrative identity development during the course. In order to do that, this study adopted Shin et al.’s(2018a) storytelling-based curriculum including Shin et al.’s (2018b) storytelling textbook, Spencer and Slocum’s (2010) narrative intervention, and Kim’s (2019a) narrative identity construction. During the spring semester of 2018 language course, nine participants employed at the global corporation joined the research and were taught by the researcher. This test preparation consisted of three procedures: pre-test, narrative intervention and post-test. It was found that intervention method was effective in a learner’s narrative identity development in terms of narrative level, narrator information/reflection and narrative mode/interaction. The implications of the paper are to raise awareness of links between test preparation, personal storytelling and narrative identity, focusing on a test-taker’s actual narrative proficiency and identity construction. It is also suggested that there is a need for investigating more teachable, assessable and manageable procedures and guidelines for a teacher to apply to the classroom.


English speaking test preparation, OPIc, personal storytelling, narration, narrative identity, global corporation


이 논문은 2017년 대한민국 교육부와 한국연구재단의 지원을 받아 수행된 연구임(NRF-2017S1A5B5A01025902).


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김나희 (Kim, Nahee), 강사 (Lecturer)단국대학교 교양교육대학 (College of Liberal Education, Dankook University)경기도 용인시 수지구 죽전로 152 (152 Jukjeon-ro, Suji-gu, Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-di)E-mail: