The Beginning Korean 1 textbook is designed for elementary Korean learners to practice and learn how to communicate in Korean. It provides basic grammar, vocabulary, and discourse information that are essential to beginning level students.
The Korean Activity Book 1 is designed to provide various useful materials for practicing Korean. This book is ideal for learners at the Novice Low to Novice High levels who want to practice writing and pronouncing hangeul, communicate in Korean by creating sentences using basic grammar and vocabulary, and understand and create simple conversations that are useful in everyday conversations. The Korean Activity Book 1 is not a textbook, so it does not include lengthy explanations on grammar or vocabulary. However, it includes a lot of resources of natural conversations and useful vocabularies that are commonly used in contemporary Korean. It also includes useful tips to clarify confusing structures and words & expressions to novice level learners.
This is a collection of downloadable video clips on the theme of Economic Systems, with guiding questions for students. Clips are drawn from the following PBS WIDE ANGLE documentaries: "To Have and Have Not" (2002), "A State of Mind" (2003), "Ladies First" (2004), "1-800-INDIA" (2005), "Border Jumpers" (2005).
Hangul is the official alphabet of the Korean language and it’s used in both South and North Korea. The alphabet was created in the year 1443 in the Joseon Dynasty.The Korean alphabet is made up of 19 consonant letters and 21 vowel characters for a total of 40 main letters. There are some obsolete characters and combination characters as well but the main alphabet is 40 letters. The name of the Korean alphabet, Hangul (한글) means great script in Korean. Han (한) means great and Geul (글) means script.Credits to Seemile KoreanJoshua ChoKorean Class 101In this lesson, you will learn the basics of Korean Language in short span of time. Just try and enjoy the process.
Here is a list of fun resources that you can share with your students! They include things like study abroad guides, to different language learning applications.
The post-Renaissance world saw the nation-state mature and confront the issue of how to control the lives of its citizens. Two models of political organization, democratic and authoritarian, gradually developed. During the twentieth century, as some nations granted individuals and groups more and more rights, ideology and modern technology enabled authoritarian governments to gain ever more control, until community interest dominated the individual and totalitarianism was born. Although Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union have passed into history and there are cracks in the total control of the People's Republic of China, North Korea still retains all of the characteristics of totalitarianism. Still technically at war with the United Nations Forces, it poses a threat to the world at large with its developing nuclear program. At the same time it continues to threaten its perceived enemies. Very few foreigners have been able to visit and record life in the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (the official name of North Korea), and the nation remains largely unknown to outsiders. This lesson will begin with an introductory activity that draws on students' prior knowledge to discuss, 'How does a society create social and political order?' After brainstorming the characteristics of totalitarianism, the class will be divided into groups to locate historical examples and create a Document Based Question to share with their classmates. Students will next examine excerpts from the WIDE ANGLE film 'A State of Mind' (2003) to see how the characteristics of totalitarian societies still operate today in North Korea. As a culminating activity, students will analyze editorials on North Korea's nuclear program from newspapers around the world, formulate their own opinions, and write a Letter to the Editor of their local newspaper.
In this lab, students will learn how to read and distinguish different sounds in Korean. They will be able to answer simple yes or no questions.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can identify memorized or familiar words when they are supported by gestures or visuals in informational texts.I can express basic preferences or feelings, using practiced or memorized words and phrases, with the help of gestures or visuals.In my own and other cultures I can identify some typical practices related to familiar everyday life.
In this lab, students will practice introducing themselves. They will be able to say their names, nationality, interests, and their jobs.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can introduce myself using practiced or memorized words and phrases, with the help of gestures or visuals.I can answer questions about my favorite weekend activities.I can fill in a chat box by answering who, what, where, and or when questions.
In this lab, students will be practicing asking and answering questions by participating in lost and found activity. They will also practice numbers by learning how to provide their phone numbers in Korean.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:In my own and other cultures, I can identify some typical products related to familiar everyday life.I can name very familiar people, places, and objects using practiced or memorized words and phrases, with the help of gestures or visuals.I can provide information by answering a few simple questions on very familiar topics, using practiced or memorized words and phrases, with the help of gestures or visuals.
In this lab, students will be describing the locations of items. They will be arranging their bedroom, and they will have a friend who is helping them to move furniture. They will converse with their friend to place the furniture in the correct location. NCSSFL-ACTFL World-Readiness Standards:Standard 1.1: Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.Standard 1.2: Students understand and interpret written and spoken Korean on a variety of topics.
In this lab, students will be providing the locations of different states in the United States. They will be looking at various pictures to identify the placements of different objects. Lastly, they will describe the locations of campus buildings with the expressions they have learned. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can describe where Idaho is located based on the map of the United States.I can find an object with a description. I can navigate to the correct campus building with the description that I was given.
In this lab, students will learn how to shop in Korea. Students will discuss the phrases used for shopping, and they will practice using the phrases by pretending to be a customer and a salesperson. They will also compare and contrast popular products from Korea and from their own culture.NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can ask and respond to simple questions about popular products.I can pay for products I am trying to buy.I can use rehearsed behaviors when shopping in a familiar type of store
Students will discuss their food preferences and choose a restaurant and a menu based on their preferences. They will learn how to make a Korean dish and which ingredients are needed. They will be able explain it to the classmates at the end. NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:I can state multi-step instructions for completing a process, such as preparing a recipe.I can work with a partner to determine what to order at a restaurant.I can interact with others to ask for restaurant recommendations.
4-6 weeks of distance (remote) learning content provided for middle through high school-level Korean programs. These units were adapted from existing Unit & Pacing guides created by teachers from Tacoma Public Schools in Washington State.
Let’s Chat! Korean features a collection of over 55 classroom-ready interpersonal speaking activities for novice and intermediate learners. Touching on a range of thematic topics such as greetings, travel, daily routines, health, and so much more, Korean teachers are sure to find an activity to use in their courses. These activities may be used as is or can easily be revised and remixed to fit the unique needs of individual classrooms.
4-6 weeks of distance (remote) learning content provided for middle through high school-level world language programs: Chinese, French, Japanese, Korean & Spanish courses. These units were adapted from existing Unit & Pacing guides created by teachers from Tacoma Public Schools in Washington State.