ASIANLAN 479 - Teaching Korean in the Community
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 336 or advanced Korean language proficiency.
Mandatory credit/no credit.
May be elected twice for credit.
Primary Instructor:

This course employs service learning and community engagement to offer speakers of Korean at the superior level the opportunity to teach reading in Korean to beginners. In partnership with Community High and Ann Arbor District Library, participants will conduct tutoring sessions once a week, and then meet as a class to discuss effective strategies for teaching how to read, evaluate teaching material, and develop their own teaching material. In addition, students will survey important theoretical and methodological issues related to the teaching of second language reading. Central to the course is active student reflection and analysis of the service experience, its relevance to their course of study, and the larger community or societal questions it engages. Service learning also means learning in action, as students find meaningful and actual deployment of their second-language proficiency in Korean.

Course Requirements:

  • Class Participation 10%
  • Presentations on Readings 10%
  • Service Learning Weekly Journal 15%
  • Tutoring Analysis and Peer Evaluation 15%
  • Teaching Material Development and Tutoring Sessions 50%

Intended Audience:

Advanced Korean speakers with interest in teaching.

Class Format:

For the first five weeks of the course, students will meet for two hours a week to survey relevant materials in teaching second-language reading and service learning. For the next eight weeks students will hold tutoring sessions with individual students at partnering sites once a week, and then convene as a class to reflect on their experience and discuss various issues that arose during teaching.

ASIANLAN 479 - Teaching Korean in the Community
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001 (SEM)
W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
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