Service-Learning in Language for Specific Purposes: A Case of Korean Language Practicum
While service-learning has been greatly acknowledged as an effective instructional tool in education for the past two decades, it has not been extensively applied to the Korean classroom and Language for Specific Purposes (LSP) settings as of yet. The practical challenges of community-involved service-learning for the less commonly taught language (LCTL) programs such as Korean are discussed. Moreover, community engagement through the campus community combined with the language teaching practicum is suggested for service-learning as an alternative to address the challenges. This study explores the curriculum design of a service-learning for a small language group and offers practical ideas on how to expose the students to campus communities, thereby providing them with cross-cultural insights and language practicum competence that extend beyond classroom language learning. The outcome supports that the campus community engagement effectively provides a hands-on opportunity for the students to practice not only their academics but also their leadership skills through the experience of designing their own service details in collaboration with their campus community partners.
Chang, Seung-Eun; Lee, Jong Hyun; and Oh, Lee
"Service-Learning in Language for Specific Purposes: A Case of Korean Language Practicum,"
Global Advances in Business Communication:
2, Article 4.
Available at: https://commons.emich.edu/gabc/vol10/iss2/4