Author:
Daum Jung, Amber Hoye, Mimi Fahnstrom
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Etiquette
  • Permission
  • Requests
  • Rules
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English

    Can I sit here?, Korean, Novice High

    Can I sit here?, Korean, Novice High

    Overview

    Students will practice asking permissions and making requests. With this activity students will be able to identify some of cultural etiquettes and values in South Korea. Students will also discuss different etiquettes from different cultures.

    Can I sit here?, Korean, Novice High

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    Can I sit here?

    Description:

    Students will practice asking permissions and making requests. With this activity students will be able to identify some of cultural etiquettes and values in South Korea. Students will also discuss different etiquettes from different cultures.

    Keywords:

    Permission, requests, etiquette, rules

    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.

    • Standard: 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices and perspectives of Korean culture.

    Idaho State World Language Standards:

    • COMM 1.1: Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.

    • COMM 2.1: Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

    • CLTR 1.2: Explain the relationship between cultural practices/behaviors and the perspectives that represent the target culture’s view of the world.

    • CLTR 1.3: Function appropriately in diverse contexts within the target culture.

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can exchange messages with my host family to learn about each other’s daily routines, chores and house rules.

    • I can exchange messages with my teacher to request an extension due to an unforeseen personal matter.

    Materials Needed:

    Google Slideshow

    Warm-up

    1. First ask the students:

    Do you have rules with your roommate or family?

    Examples:

    We clean together every Sunday.

    We wash dishes individually.

    We keep the noise down after 10 pm.

    Main Activity

    1. Open up the Google Slideshow.

    2. Students will review phrases used to ask for permission.

    3. Have each student formulate a question based on the picture presented on Google Slideshow.   

    Can I go to the bathroom?

    4. In response, other students will either accept or reject the request. They will explain why they accepted or rejected.

    Yes, you can go to the bathroom.

    5. Do steps 3-4 yourself to show the students what they will be doing.

    6. Once students have worked through each slide, they will discuss Korean etiquettes and etiquettes from their own culture.

    Wrap-up

    Wrap-up Questions

    Come back together as a group and ask the students the following question:

    What behaviors are allowed in the United States but not in Korea?

    End of Lab:

    Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence.

    (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or have them rate 1-5 on how they feel after the activity.)

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can exchange messages with my host family to learn about each other’s daily routines, chores and house rules.

    • I can exchange messages with my teacher to request an extension due to an unforeseen personal matter.