new week 14: restaurant excursion & movie night (posted 1 Dec. 2014)


It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks. (Albert Einstein, 1921, in response to Thomas Edison’s opinion that a college education is useless)


The growing precision of our understanding should enhance, and not diminish our sense of wonder. (Alfred Brendel)new


In much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase in sorrow. (Ecclesiastes 1.18)new


Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire. (William Butler Yeats)


You must unlearn what you have learned. (Yoda, Star Wars V: Empire Strikes Back)


The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates [Plato, Apology, 38a])


ΕΝ ΟΙΔΑ ΟΤΙ ΟΥΔΕΝ ΟΙΔΑ. (= Ἓν οἶδα ὅτι οὐδὲν οἶδα.; Socrates)


ΓΝĹΘΙ ΣΕΑΥΤΟΝ. (= Γνῶθι σεαυτόν.; Temple of Apollo at Delphi)new


evaluation

resources

Na home


Westminster College

LAN 101S: Elementary Korean 1 (초급 한국어)

Fall 2014


Welcome to LAN 101S: Elementary Korean 1, the beginning course in the Korean language (한국어). 환영합니다. This course will enable you to learn basic reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills in Korean. Also providing information about Korean culture and people, the course will enable you to build a foundation for futher studies in Korean language and culture.


More specifically, you will be able to:

•   read, pronounce, and write words in Korean

•   learn basic Korean grammar

•   learn basic Korean vocabulary

•   have basic conversations in Korean

•   identify and describe basic features and patterns of Korean culture and people


Achieving these goals will require hard work on your part, which will bring many challenging, enlightening, exciting, frustrating, and rewarding experiences.

 

Accessibility Statement:

Westminster College actively strives for the full inclusion of all our students. Students with disabilities who require access solutions for environmental or curricular barriers should contact Faith Craig, Director of Disability Resources: 209 Thompson-Clark Hall; 724-946-7192; craigfa@westminster.edu.

 

Requirements and evaluation for the course

Evaluation


For my criteria for evaluation of assignments go to Evaluation and read the information carefully.

N.B.: If you have any questions about any assignment, please ask in class or make an appointment to see me.

N.B.: If you have any questions about any evaluation or how you are doing in the course, please make an appointment to see me.

 

Assignments


You are responsible for learning and reviewing what is covered in class as well as in the Talk to Me in Korean curriculum.


Vocabulary


Throughout the semester, you will be responsible for learning Korean words for basic conversation. The words you are assigned to learn may constitute a part of any quiz or exam. See the vocabulary list (always reload or refresh the page).

Quizzes

&

exams

There will be a midterm exam on all the materials we will have covered by the time of the exam. The final exam will cover the entire sweep of the course. There may be pop quizzes, the results of which will affect the evaluation of your participation. See my Evaluation page under Quizzes and examinations.


Grades


Grades will be assigned as fairly as possible. See my Evaluation page under Grades for more information. The final grade for the course will consist of the following:


final exam
40%

Participation is a significant part of this course.

See my Evaluation page under Participation

for more information and instructions.

midterm exam 30%

participation (including pop quizzes and preparation of assignment) 30%


No matter what Korean or language abilities you have at the beginning of the semester, the amount of progress you make will affect your course grade.


N.B.: If you have any questions about any assignment, please ask in class or make an appointment to see me.

N.B.: If you have any questions about any evaluation or how you are doing in the course, please make an appointment to see me.

 

Required books

The instructor will use various methods for teaching Korean, including Web resources, but the basic curriculum is found at Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK). Each lesson comes with an audio file and a PDF file. You may find the TTMIK workbooks helpful for learning and reviewing grammar, but they are not required.

 

Recommended books (* = highly recommended)

TTMIK workbooks (You may find them helpful for learning and reviewing grammar.)

Byon, Andrew. Basic Korean: A Grammar and Workbook. New York: Routledge, 2009. (downloadable PDF file)new

* Strunk, William, Jr., and E. B. White. The Elements of Style. New York: Macmillan Publishing, 1979. (See my Resources page under Miscellaneous for the first edition of Strunk.)

 

Resources to consider

Course materials on the R-drive

Enunce (general cultural information)

 

Keeping in touch

During the semester check your e-mail regularly for messages regarding course matters (e.g., changes in the syllabus). Visit and reload (refresh) this page for updates to the syllabus; see also my homepage for other information and resources related to the course. Please feel free to make an appointment any time about any course matters.

 

Tips from former students

For some practical advice from former students, see the tips page.

 

One last word . . .

Regardless of how demanding all of this is, I promise to be as fair as possible. I recognize that you will be very busy this semester pursuing various obligations and passions. I understand. I have my passions too, e.g., my family, music, philosophy, nature, mountain biking, fixing things, food. But I am also very passionate about education, both yours and mine—I mean not just the business of acquiring knowledge but more importantly the total development of honorable human beings. I do not require you to share my excitement about all the things we will cover, but I do expect you to do your best to complete the requirements for the course. To help you do that, I will make myself available outside the class time and the office hours. I will be glad to help you when you are struggling with an assignment. Or if you have any questions, concerns, complaints, and even compliments, I will do my best to take the time to listen and offer my response. Keep in mind that I am here to help you learn. So again, welcome to LAN 101S: Elementary Korean 1. 환영합니다.


Course schedule MF 1510–1640     PH 206

LAN 101S
Elementary
Korean 1

= required

> = recommended / suggested

Week 1


Aug TBD

Aug TBD

General orientation


Course syllabus (including Evaluation link; review requirements, expectations, and criteria for grading—ask Qs, if you have any)

"Letter design" (>also here for a brief look)

Remember: bring your questions—about the lessons and anything having to do with Korea—to each class (see Participation).

Copy all relevant Web pages and resources to your hard disk or flash drive, etc. for easy access. Keep the copies updated.

video on Hangul (Hahn-geul): part 1 , part 2 (from 2002 but mostly useful information)new


Week 2


Sep 1 M

Sep 5

The Korean alphabet


basic consonants and vowels (한글 & pronunciation)


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 1–2 (Click on the appropriate level and lesson; download PDF files for future use.)

notes in class (This will be updated to include our work in class.)

vocabulary list


>UNESCO Treasures in Korea


Week 3


Sep 8 M

Sep 12

The Korean alphabet


letter combinations: double consonants and diphthongsants and vowels


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 3–4


Week 4


Sep 15 M

Sep 19

Reading and writing


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 5–6


Sep 17–19: evening programs at the Maridon Museum, Butler, Pa.

Prof. Na will be deliver the opening lecture. If you can spare the time, please call to get a ride from Prof. Na.


Week 5


Sep 22 M

Sep 26

Sep 26: video on 한글


numbers (helpful overview)

days of the week


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 7–9


Week 6


Sep 29 M

Oct 3

numbers (helpful overview)

days of the week


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 10–11


notes in class

vocabulary list


Week 7


Oct 6 M

Oct 10

Oct 9: 한글날 (National holiday in Korea)


Oct 10: midterm exam


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 12–13


Week 8


Oct 13 M

Oct 17

Oct 13: midterm examnew


course syllabus (including Evaluation link; review requirements, expectations, and criteria for grading—ask Qs, if you have any)


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 14–15


Oct 17: conversation about Korean (and American) culture with 구애리 (Aeri Goo) and 정유진 (Yoojin Jung), our 연세대학 (Yonsei Univ.) exchange students:

• They will talk about similarities and differences in American and Korean life as well as in collegiate life at 연세대학교 and at Westminster.

• Come with written questions about Korea and Korean life (especially about young people and college students) and about Korean language.


Week 9


Oct 20 M

Oct 24


Oct 25–28

(break)


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 16–17


Week 10


Oct 31 F

Nov 4new


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 18–19


notes in class

vocabulary list


Week 11


Nov 7 F

Nov 11new


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 20–21


Nov 11new: skit Korean using vocabulary and grammar lessons from TTMIK and class


Korean culture and language through singing: 학 교종이 땡땡땡


Week 12


Nov 14 F

Nov 18new


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 22–23


Korean culture and language through singing: 머 리 어깨 무릎 발new


Week 13


Nov 21 F

Nov 25new

 

Nov 26–30

(break)

 

Apr 24


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1, Lessons 24–25


Nov 21 & 25: video on 한글

Week 14


Dec 2 Tnew

Dec 5

Review


Talk to Me in Korean curriculum: Level 1 review


Dec 4: Korean restaurant excursion: Chong’s Korean Cuisine (Click here for directions.)


Dec 4: Korean movie night with the Nas 8 PM-ish (after the restaurant excursion)

More information witll be provided in class and through e-mail. For directions click here.



Dec 1: conversation about Korean (and American) culture with 정유진 (Yoojin Jung) and 구애리 (Aeri Goo), our 연세대학 (Yonsei Univ.) exchange students

• similarities and differences in American and Korean life as well as in collegiate life at 연세대학교 and at Westminster

• Come with written questions about Korea and Korean life (especially about young people and college students) and about Korean language.


May 7 W


Dec 10 W

F  i  n  a  l     e  x  a  m: 0800–1030 (regular classroom)


evaluation

resources

Na home



The growing precision of our understanding should enhance, and not diminish our sense of wonder. (Alfred Brendel)


Without education we are in a horrible and deadly danger of taking educated people seriously. (G. K. Chesterton)


In much wisdom is much vexation, and those who increase knowledge increase in sorrow. (Ecclesiastes 1.18)


Health is merely the slowest possible rate at which one can die. (Anonymous)








free lessons (audio & PDF files):

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com



learning Korean:

http://www.learnkorean.com/home/index.asp

http://www.howtostudykorean.com

http://www.linguanaut.com/learn_korean.htm

http://mylanguages.org/korean_vocabulary.php

http://www.zkorean.com/korean-grammar-and-vocabulary-reference

http://www.101languages.net/korean/vocabulary.html

http://www.languageguide.org/korean/vocabulary

e.g: great for numbers: http://www.languageguide.org/korean/numbers



vocabulary:

http://www.koreanclass101.com/korean-word-lists/?page=1

http://www.101languages.net/korean/basics.html

http://mylanguages.org/korean_vocabulary.php

http://www.linguanaut.com/korean_vocabulary.htm

http://quizlet.com/22898617/basic-korean-vocabulary-flash-cards (Make your own flashcards.)

http://www.topikguide.com/2012/08/korean-frequency-list-top-6000-words.html

http://en.wiktionary.org/wiki/Appendix:Basic_Korean_Vocabulary_List


numbers:

http://www.omniglot.com/language/numbers/korean.htm

http://www.koreanfluent.com/cross_cultural/korean_numbers/korean_numbers.htm



vocabulary tips:

http://www.topikguide.com/2012/07/how-to-improve-your-korean-vocabulary.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ah9qTZ-hiBo











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