ASIANLAN 479 - Teaching Korean in the Community
Section: 001
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Asian Languages (ASIANLAN)
Department: LSA Asian Languages & Cultures
Credits:
2
Other:
Experiential
Waitlist Capacity:
99
Advisory Prerequisites:
ASIANLAN 336 or advanced Korean language proficiency.
Grading:
Mandatory credit/no credit.
Repeatability:
May be elected twice for credit.

ASIANLAN 479 offers speakers of Korean at the superior level the opportunity to become instructors of Korean themselves. Working in pairs, students develop lessons and activities for high school students in Ann Arbor Public School System who are beginning Korean language study, and teach a high school Korean class once a week. Then the students meet as a class to discuss effective strategies for teaching Korean, evaluate teaching material, and reflect on their teaching experience. In addition, students will survey important theoretical and methodological issues related to the teaching of second language. Central to the course is active student reflection and analysis of the service experience, and the larger community or societal questions it engages. Service learning also means learning in action, as students find meaningful deployment of their second-language proficiency in Korean.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:
  • Design lesson plans and activities for beginning learners of Korean
  • Apply what they learn in the classroom to the real world of teaching
  • Analyze and reflect the gap between what they plan and what they teach
  • Analyze students’ learning progress and harness this reflection on curricular design
  • Enhance their understanding of the Korean language through teaching

Course Requirements:

Grading is Pass/Fail and based on participation, lesson plans and execution, and gap reflection.

Intended Audience:

Advanced Korean speakers with interest in teaching. The course may be repeated once for credit, and may be taken in tandem with or after the completion of other 400 level Korean classes.

ASIANLAN 479 - Teaching Korean in the Community
Schedule Listing
001 (SEM)
P
31821
Open
10
 
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W 7:00PM - 9:00PM
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