Youngran Kwak, MA, is Korean language lecturer in the Department of Asian Studies at Palacký University Olomouc. She received her BA in Korean Language and Literature at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, her MA in General Linguistics and Theory of Communication at Palacký University, and is currently a PhD student preparing a thesis about Czech and Korean honorific speech. Her academic interests include the development of teaching materials for foreign students and the linguistic comparison of Czech and Korean.