Survey of Interest: Elementary Korean Language Class, Volunteers and Event Suggestions

From: Daniel
Sent on: Monday, March 8, 2010 2:02 PM
Survey of Interest: Classes

It is time to plan and develop courses. While there are no assurances, please reply with what you need (beginning, intermediate, conversational, advanced, specialized, etc) - English and Korean - so resources can be effectively employed.

"I need a beginning class in ________," or "I need to practice conversation," is more than sufficient. Some background on goals and what has worked best for you in the past would be great but not necessary.


Best Days and Times for Our Next Elementary Korean Language Class

Finally! We are back "on track" with some of the classes. We need your help with finalizing this one:

Elementary Korean Language 101

For those members looking to build a solid foundation for future studies, this class is an excellent option.

Summary:

Number of Weeks: 10

Class Days: I need your assistance with this... Either Saturdays at 5:00 pm or a weeknight, beginning at 7 pm.

Meeting Time: 1 1/2 hour - sometimes more.

Class Location: Near State & Jackson


Description
This course reviews the fundamental components of the Korean language: grammar, vocabulary, listening, speaking and writing. Common expressions used in daily conversations will be taught and participants will learn to make different types of sentences by applying acquired vocabulary and grammatical principles. Aspects of contemporary Korean culture will also be discussed.


Prerequisites: None

COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon the completion of the course, students will:
- Read and write HanGul (the Korean script) proficiently.
- Become familiar with pronunciation techniques and master initial consonants and vowels.
- Acquire basic vocabulary and sentence structure for daily interactions.
- Master essential greetings, self-introduction terms, how to order food, purchase goods and ask for directions.
- Understand some of the underpinnings of Korean culture.

Some activities with Korean students studying in the area, guest speakers and field trips are scheduled.

We need to know:
- Would Saturday or a weekday be better?
- If we expanded this class to 12 weeks, could you make around 10 of the sessions?
This class will begin on March 27 or during that week, depending on member input.

More information on the class and teacher is available on request. Please reply to this message with your schedule preferences if interested.


English Speaking Language Exchange Partners

There are so many new members with a variety of interests and goals. If you are looking for a language exchange partner or would like to volunteer your talent and time, please reply with:

- Preferred days and times.
- Ideal locations to meet.
- Subjects you'd like to review/things you would like to learn.
- What you feel comfortable teaching.

A list of suitable candidates will then be provided. Volunteer tutors (whether for English or Korean) would be appreciated.


Event Organizers/Other Volunteers

As we move into a new phase of development for the group with new classes and activities there will be less time for other events, unfortunately. While there should still be some opportunities every month, anything to get people together, meet new members and discuss goals would be welcome.

If you would like to organize an event (whether once or recurring) or become an assistant organizer, please reply to this message. Anything from an hour meeting at a coffee shop, trip to a restaurant or other outings, to something more elaborate would be invaluable. There is a tremendous amount of talent in this group... the only challenge is getting members together.


Event Suggestions

If you have any ideas for events, language exchange
sessions, venues to visit or other Meetup options that
haven't been pursued please send replies to an
organizer. As warmer weather arrives and studies
resume we'll attempt to have more language exchange
activities and additional classes. More cultural events
will also be available for members to choose from in
the next few months.


Regards,

Daniel

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