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The College of Education

Department of English Language Education

Introduction

The Department of English Language Education prepares highly capable middle school and high school teachers. Our aim is to develop students into:

  1. 1. Qualified English teachers by enhancing proficiency in English conversation and writing, and through the acquisition of basic theoretical knowledge required for English teachers
  2. 2. English educators who can conduct professional research based on their in-depth understanding of the theoretical knowledge they have learnt
  3. 3. Professionals who can work in other fields outside of teaching but related to education.

History

The Department of English Language Education was established in 1980, and the current maximum yearly enrollment is limited to 40. Its faculty consists of Korean professors who majored in English Linguistics, English Education, and English and American Literature, as well as foreign professors who are in charge of English conversation, writing, and listening comprehension courses. We cooperate closely with foreign language training centers, and we provide an optimal educational environment with multi-media lecture halls, language labs, and linguistic data processing centers.

In addition, the department's resource center contains various multi-media materials including textbooks which are used overseas in English-speaking secondary schools. These materials can provide students with substantial assistance not only for teacher qualification examinations but also for their future professional needs.

Job Prospects

The predominant careers that graduates pursue involve teaching at middle schools and high schools while some prominent positions in fields related to education are also available. In addition, many graduates go on to graduate schools to enter academia while others join the public sector.

In particular, with our society’s ever increasing emphasis on foreign language education focused on communication and language abilities, graduates are not only able to pursue careers at research centers for private organizations and government institutions but can also become research specialists. Last but not least, English Education majors can find positions as education consultants or social education specialists.

Faculty

※ sorted by the position and Korean name

Curriculum

Department Of English Education

Curriculum
1-1
ENGLISH READING
This course is aimed at improving students' ability to read and understand various English articles written by native speakers of English. In order to accomplish this goal, students will (1) read English passages from various cultural backgrounds and genres, (2) learn English vocabularies and expressions, and (3) improve their comprehension ability in terms of cultures and contexts. This will help students deepen their understanding of human cultures and lives as well as their knowledge of English.
1-1
KOREAN HISTORY
This lecture treats total Korean history internationally and help Koreans to have necessary knowledge and to establish their own identity in order to play in a global socity. This lecture is formed to assist people who study history for entering various government's organizations and large companies or Korean history cerification test.
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
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
ENGLISH LISTENING I
This course is intended to introduce first year students to a range of listening skills. Even though the focus of the course is on listening, we take an integrated skills approach in which all skills are practiced. English Listening 1 lays down the foundation for the sophomore English Speaking courses.
1-1
TEACHING ENGLISH GRAMMAR
This is an introductory course of modern English grammar. Students will be aware of a variety of grammatical patterns of modern English such as verb tenses, basic part of speech, clause and sentence structure, and main aspects of the syntactic structure throughout the course. The grammar to be taught in this course is designed ultimately to help students acquire abilities to speak and write better sentences in English and methods for grammar teaching.
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
ADVANCED ENGLISH READING
This course aims to improve students’ ability in understanding English up to the highest level, focusing on reading, grammar, and vocabulary. This course will provide students with a good opportunity to enhance their capability to understand English, with their practice of advanced reading. Besides, diverse topics of students’ reading would help deepen their understanding of society, culture, etc.
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
HISTORY OF WORLD CIVILIZATION
General Survey of World History (Western and Asian) from the Ancient and to the Contemporary Times with the Emphasis on the Basic Structure, Historical Terms and Main Trends the History including the Development of Democracy of Ancient Greek and Rome, Medieval Feudalism, Modern Civil Revolutions, World Wars and Communist Revolution in the West. And The Course also covers The Ancient Chinese School of Political Ideas, major Social and Cultural Development of Chinese Dynasties and the Modernization and Nationalist Movement of Asian Countries.
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
ENGLISH LISTENING Ⅱ
As in English Listening 1, this course is intended to introduce first year students to a range of listening skills. Even though the focus of the course is on listening, we take an integrated skills approach in which all skills are practiced. English Listening 2 lays down the foundation for the sophomore English Speaking courses. In addition, students will build on the skills developed in English Listening 1, and they will be encouraged to reflect upon the learning process.
1-2
INTRODUCTION TO ENGLISH LINGUISTICS
The goal of this course is to understand the human mind through the study of language, one of its most complex systems. In this course, the conditions under which language is learned and the process of language acquisition will be investigated. The central question of the logical problem of language acquisition, which asks how one knows so much about language given one’s limited experience, will be answered through an examination of the theory of Universal Grammar. The core components of English Linguistics (Phonetics, Phonology, Morphology, Syntax, and Semantics) will also be discussed.

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