Author:
Daum Jung, Amber Hoye, Mimi Fahnstrom
Subject:
Languages
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School, Community College / Lower Division, College / Upper Division
Tags:
  • Bed
  • Behind
  • Chair
  • Desk
  • In Front of
  • Location
  • Under
  • License:
    Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
    Language:
    English, Korean

    Where is the desk?, Korean, Novice Low, Online

    Overview

    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 the furniture. They will converse with their friend to place the furniture into a correct location.

    Where is the desk? 책상은 어디에 있어요?

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    Where is your desk? 책상은 어디에 있어요?

    Description:

    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 the furniture. They will converse with their friend to place the furniture into a correct location. 

    Proficiency Level:

    Novice low

    Keywords:

    Bed, desk, chair, in front of, behind, location, under

    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.

    Idaho State World Readiness Standards

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

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

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can describe locations accurately.

    • I can give some simple information about my bedroom.

    • I can work with a target language peer and rearrange the bedroom together.

    Materials Needed:

    Warm-up

    1. Begin by introducing the Can-Dos for today’s activity.

    2. Students will read a short paragraph that describes the structure of a studio room. Students will answer the following questions based on their reading. 

    1) What is next to this studio? 원룸 옆에 뭐가 있어요?

    2) Where is the desk? 책상은 어디에 있어요?

    3) What are on the desk? 책상 위에 뭐가 있어요?

    4) What is/are not there in the room? 원룸에 뭐가 있어요? 원룸에 뭐가 없나요?


     

    Main Activity

    1. First, students will be divided into partners. 

    2. Students will be instructed to draw a new layout of their bedroom, including bed, desk, chair, pictures, and closet.

    3. Based on the drawing, students will answer the questions that their partner asks. Student B represents the student asking the question, and Student A represents the student answering the question. 

      • (B): 책상이 어디에 있어요? Where is the desk?

      • (A):  의자 뒤에 있어요. 그리고 침대 옆에 있어요. It’s behind the chair, and it’s next to the bed. 

      • (B): 의자가 어디에 있어요? Where is the chair?

      • (A): 책상 앞에 있어요. It’s in front of the desk. 

      • (B): 침대가 어디에 있어요? Where is the bed?

      • (A): 책상 옆에 있어요. It’s next to the desk. 

    4. Once they have finished conversing, students will take different roles of asking and answering the questions. 

    Wrap-up

    Wrap-up questions (Pick the a few you’d like to ask):

    1. "Do you want to change your placement of furniture? If so, how would you like to change it?"

    가구 위치를 바꾸고 싶나요? 바꾸고 싶다면 어떻게 바꾸고 싶나요?

    End of lab:

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

    (Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.) 

    • Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.

    • Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

    NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

    • I can describe locations accurately.

    • I can give some simple information about my bedroom.

    • I can work with a target language peer and rearrange the bedroom together.