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The College of Education

Department of Korean Language Education

Introduction

The educational objective for this department is to prepare creative and capable Korean language teachers who can teach secondary school students diligently and be innovators in their field.

Students develop the professional attributes of a teacher and learn a wide range of general knowledge while specializing in their major field of study so that they can put theory into practice at educational institutes.

History

The Department of Korean Language Education was established in 1983 with the goal of preparing secondary school Korean Language teachers. As of February 2014, it has had a total of 940 graduates.

Job Prospects

In step with the objectives of our department, the main career path for our students after graduation is becoming teachers at secondary schools. Approximately 30 students graduate every year making a total of 634 students who have graduated over the past 30 years, of which approximately 45% have gone on to become teachers (a high percentage for this occupation which consists of over 80% women). In addition, there are many others who work in fields related to education.

Upon completion of their studies, which provide them with systemized knowledge and a broad understanding, our graduates can enter various fields such as academia, the public service sector, publishing, the press, and business.

Faculty

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Department Of Korean Language Education

Curriculum
1-1
PRACTICAL CHINESE(I)
This course is for students just beginning to learn Chinese. The most difficult aspect of learning Chinese is pronunciation. So, first of all, in this course students will learn how to pronounce Chinese correctly. Then, through topics of daily life conversation, students will learn the basic communication skills Chinese as well as basic grammar.
1-1
PROFESSIONAL ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students develop basic English verbal skills in real life situations. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with basic English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to practice speaking English utilizing basic English structures. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-1
SEMINAR FOR ACADEMIC LIFE
1. Summary of the course This course is to assist university freshmen in CRM designing to adapt university life well through the instruction and counselling of supervising professor. (This course is composed of self analysis, personality type test, career research, instruction for the success of university life, career plan and direction setting, CRM designing method and CRM designing. The course should be teaching in classes of the students by supervising professor.) 2. Course objectives This course is to motivate the students before the mid term exam and provide students with self analysis, personality type test (MBTI or TCI) and career research (YAT test). Also, this course shall has a plan to instruct the students to enhance the efficiency of university life through career and time management. In addition, this course is to make a chance for the students to have practical assistance to university life by providing study method, report designing strategy and the information on academic system and various kinds of internal programs of the university. After the mid term exam, the students will be instructed to set the direction of career designing through continuous counselling of supervising professor and the students will be able to establish CRM designing and execution plan.
1-1
UNDERSTANDING OF LITERATURE
The object of this course is to teach the practical methods for the understanding ofliterary works(the poetry, the novel, and the drama). Students will first acquire the basic knowledge of the literature. While reading many of literary works in class, students will improve their ability of appreciation and analysis of the literary works in general.
1-1
INTRODUCTION TO EDUCATION
This course is an introductory course in Education for prospective teachers, regardless of their major and/or special subjects. This is one of the necessary requirements for teacher candidates being educated in colleges other than the college of education in Korea. The course is to study the various paradigms and concepts of education, representing different views on aim, content and method of education. A particular emphasis is given to identifying theoretical questions of education in order to grasp the problems of Korean education and find out their solutions.
1-1
INTRODUCTION TO KOREAN LITERATURE
To overview the properties of the fields, genres and major phenomena in Korean Classic Literature, and to search for the studying methods of it.
1-1
UNDERSTANDING LANGUAGE AND KOREAN
This course provides a systematic approach to the study of Linguistics. In this course, Students study a relation of language and society, language and culture, and acquire basic and general knowledge of the sub-division of linguistics, for example phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics.
1-2
ACADEMIC ENGLISH
The aim of the course is to help students increase their fluency and accuracy in English. The course will be co-taught by Korean and Native English instructors. Korean instructors will provide students with an opportunity to practice English structure, vocabulary, and expressions, and students will be encouraged to enhance their verbal skills by actively participating in classroom activities. Students will further practice expressing themselves in English with native English instructors.
1-2
CONVERGENCE- AND INTEGRATION-BASED THINKING AND WRITING
The ability of analyzing and solving problems is emphasized as one of the conditions for survival in the 21st century and one of the core elements of creative capabilities. This course was designed to cultivate convergence- and integration-based creative capabilities, which are integrated problem-solving capabilities to collect, analyze and process knowledge and information by reinforcing the ability of analyzing and solving problems, recreate it in a synthetic fashion, and express it effectively through speech and writing. The course will help the students cultivate their synesthesia thinking and communication skills based on sympathy with other human beings, understanding of the community, and positivity or Gongseong that is sought after by Yeungnam University. Its ultimate goals are to promote the students' creative knowledge development and reinforce their writing capabilities consistently through "convergence- and integration-based thinking and writing as a problem-solving approach."
1-2
PRACTICAL CHINESE(II)
This course is for students who successfully completed Practical Chinese(I). Students should be aware of basic Chines grammar and can speak a little Chinese. This course will focus on a little more advanced grammar and expressions. Utilizing a variety of common everyday situations, students will practice what they have learned in Practical Chinese (I)
1-2
READINGS IN MODERN KOREAN NOVEL
By close-reading Modern Korean novels, students of this class are supposed to learn about the main stream of Modern Korean novels as well as grasp the concrete features of individual novels.
1-2
READINGS IN MODERN KOREAN POETRY
This course covers reading major works by modern Korean poets and understanding the meaning of the works in the history of Korean modern poetry. The format of the course will be mixture of lecture and discussion, writing and presentation.
1-2
INTRODUCTION TO KOREAN LINGUISTICS
This course provides a systematic approach to the study of Korean language by means of which students acquire basic and general knowledge of the sub-division of Korean linguistics, for example phonology, morphology, syntax, semantics, pragmatics.

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