Sora Suh

Sora Suh

Assistant Professor of Second Language Acquisition,
Peter Sammartino School of Education

Contact Information


  • Dr. Suh teaches all courses related to ESL, TESL/TEFL, and Bilingual Education
  • Second Language Acquisition: Methodology and Curriculum Language
  • Culture Literacy Development for Second Language Learners
  • Applied Linguistics for Language Teachers
  • Assessment in the Second-language Classroom


Dr. Suh pursues two major lines of research:

  1. The language development of bilingual children across multiple contexts of home, school, and communities, and
  2. The preparation of teachers to become linguistically responsive to the rich and diverse linguistic repertoires of bilingual children in the classroom. Her current research investigates ways that teachers are prepared to become linguistically responsive to bilingual students through an online language education program.


  • PhD, Language Education from Rutgers University
  • MSEd, English Education from the University of Pennsylvania
  • MDiv, Princeton Theological Seminary

Academic Profile

Dr. Suh teaches courses related to ESL, TESL/TEFL, and Bilingual Education. Dr. Suh’s passion for teaching ESL and Bilingual teachers was inspired by her own experiences as an ESL student in New Jersey public schools and later, her experiences as a teacher of ELs in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Dr. Suh’s experience of teaching students across age groups, from preschool to high school, informs her teaching practice.

Dr. Suh previously taught at Rowan University, Rutgers University, and has been awarded funding from the Edward Fry Fellowship at Rutgers University. She published in several academic journals including Bilingual Research Journal, Linguistics, and Education, Journal of Teaching and Teacher Education, English Today, as well as other academic journals. Dr. Suh holds a Ph.D. in Language Education from Rutgers University and an MSEd. in English Education from the University of Pennsylvania. She also holds an M.Div. from Princeton Theological Seminary. Prior to obtaining her Ph.D., she taught English Language Arts in public schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania and TEFL classes internationally in Tanzania, China, and South Korea.

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