Course Overview

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COURSE OVERVIEW - Part 1   

 

COURSE OVERVIEW - Part 2 (Level Introductions)   

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KECOS Course design reflects a clear understanding of all students’ needs and incorporates varied ways to learn and master the curriculum. The course is organized by units and lessons that fall into a logical sequence. Each unit and lesson includes an overview describing objectives, activities, assignments, assessments and resources to provide multiple learning opportunities for students to master the content aligning to the Common Core State Standards and the Korean National Standards. Listening and speaking practices are forms of real life application and students can apply what they learned to experiences in real life. KECOS Courses consist of four levels of courses according to the ACTFL Language Proficiency:

Level I is designed for those who have no or little fluency to the Korean language. Students will learn how to read Korean writing system and speak Korean on limited basis. They will learn how to use simple Korean expressions and Korean numbering systems as well as the tenses. Each chapter consists of the following: 1) Virtual Lecture explains the lesson you need to learn from the chapter. Most chapters have a multiple Virtual Lectures. 2) Instruction is a written explanation of the lesson of the chapter. 3) Practice is to practice the lesson from the Virtual Lecture and/or Instruction. There are different ways to practice the contents including speaking, reading, writing, and listening. While you need to record your voice using Audacity, you need to print most of Practices and send them back to your assigned teacher once it is finished. 4) Assessment is a Chapter Test. You have to following directions of the Assessment and finish it. It can be graded automatically and the result will be given to you and submitted to your instructor automatically.

Level II is designed for those who have passed Korean Course 1 or for those who have the fluency equivalent to level II. Students will learn how to communicate common daily situations such as introducing themselves, shopping at a store, making a phone conversation, asking for directions, and expressing their emotions. Each chapter contains same as Course 1, except adding a dialogue video in each chapter.

Level III is designed for those who have passed Korean Course 2 or for those who have the fluency equivalent to level III. The study of different Korean literary genres is introduced. This is to refine the language skills of students and to be familiar with different genres of writings such as a diary, a short story, and an expository essay. Each chapter consists of the following: Pre-reading Activity, Body Text, Vocabulary list, Vocabulary Activities, Reading Comprehensions, Writing Activity, Project, Listening Practice, and Chapter Assessment. The Chapter Assessment will be automatically graded and the result will be given to you, and submitted to your instructor.

Level IV is designed for those who have successfully completed Korean Course 3 and/or have greater normal exposure to the Korean language. Study of different Korean literary genres is continued with longer and in-depth materials. This is to refine the language skills of students and to work toward mastery, with the addition of a study of Korean proverbs and 4-letter words. Each chapter consists of the same components as Course 3. The Chapter Assessment will be automatically graded and the result will be given to you, and submitted to your instructor.

Level V is designed for those who complete the Korean LEVEL IV or have equivalent fluency to the Korean language. According to the CA World Language Standards adopted in Jan 2019, LEVEL V covers INTERMEDIATE MID to INTERMEDIATE HIGH. Communication is purposeful, taking place when language users carry-out real-world functions in culturally authentic settings, in three communicative modes. In the Interpretive Mode, learners view, listen to, and read authentic texts, using knowledge of cultural products, practices and perspectives, often with technology to access information. In the Interpersonal Mode, learners listen and speak, view and sign (in American Sign Language, ASL), or read and write, interacting in real-world settings and often using technology to collaborate. In the Presentational Mode, learners speak, sign (ASL), and write for a variety of purposes, listeners, viewers and readers, in culturally appropriate ways, using the most suitable media and technologies to present and publish. Learners performing at Intermediate High, understand and produce many strings of sentences as they attempt to comprehend and use paragraph-level discourse. Technology facilitates this collaboration where and when targetlanguage communities are not available locally or where and when students wish to participate virtually in global settings. As students engage in simulations within the classroom and carry-out age-appropriate, real-world tasks in target-culture communities, they begin to take charge of their learning. This LEVEL V Course emphasizes the preparation of National Examination for World Language (NEWL) Korean. The NEWL Korean PREP Materials are available by accessing NEWL KOREAN PREP designed for those who have successfully completed Korean Course 3 and/or have greater normal exposure to the Korean language. Study of different Korean literary genres is continued with longer and in-depth materials. This is to refine the language skills of students and to work toward mastery, with the addition of a study of Korean proverbs and 4-letter words. Each chapter consists of the same components as Course 3. The Chapter Assessment will be automatically graded and the result will be given to you, and submitted to your instructor.

Level VI is designed for those who complete the Korean LEVEL V or have equivalent fluency to the Korean language. According to the CA World Language Standards adopted in Jan
2019, LEVEL VI covers INTERMEDIATE HIGH to ADVANCED LOW. Communication is purposeful, taking place when language users carry-out real-world functions in culturally authentic settings, in three communicative modes. In the Interpretive Mode, learners view, listen to, and read authentic texts, using knowledge of cultural products, practices and perspectives, often with
technology to access information. In the Interpersonal Mode, learners listen and speak, view and sign (in American Sign Language, ASL), or read and write, interacting in real-world settings
and often using technology to collaborate. In the Presentational Mode, learners speak, sign (ASL), and write for a variety of purposes, listeners, viewers and readers, in culturally
appropriate ways, using the most suitable media and technologies to present and publish. Learners performing at Intermediate High, understand and produce many strings of sentences
as they attempt to comprehend and use paragraph-level discourse. Technology facilitates this collaboration where and when target-language communities are not available locally or where
and when students wish to participate virtually in global settings. As students engage in simulations within the classroom and carry-out age-appropriate, real-world tasks in targetculture communities, they begin to take charge of their learning. This LEVEL VI Course emphasizes the preparation of National Examination for World Language (NEWL) Korean.