Language for Professionals

 

Screenshot of a man in a suit speaking at an office desk with a map on the wall

 

The GW Language Center has created the Language for Professionals program, a series of online tutorial modules that integrate videos and learning activities. The self-learning modules provide a unique opportunity to hear from experts as they talk about various topics in a given language at an advanced level. Each module includes video clips from interviews with native-speaking professionals in various fields.

The current modules are conducted in Korean, accompanied by various exercises in Korean and English to test comprehension and vocabulary. A Chinese self-learning module will be developed in 2021, and a Japanese language module will be added in 2022.

If you have any technical issues or questions, please contact the Language Center at [email protected].

 


About the Program

 

Mission

This project is supported by a grant from the U.S. Department of Education, Title VI Program. One of the Title VI program’s missions is to support foreign language education in U.S. colleges and universities in order to ensure a steady supply of graduates with expertise in less commonly taught languages (LCTLs). The tutorial modules are owned and managed by the GW Language Center.

Target for this program: The Korean tutorial modules will be good self-study tools for learners of Korean who are at intermediate-high to advanced level.

 

Goals

The Self-Learning Module Project aims to support students to develop their advanced level language skills. Students will have an opportunity to hear native speakers discussing various topics, to learn appropriate language usages in a formal setting and to study more advanced vocabularies and expressions. The topics discussed in the clips will enable students to advance their general language skills. More specifically, students will improve their listening skills and increase their understanding of different cultures and perspectives. This project currently aims to provide learners a chance to broaden their horizons in their journey of learning Korean.

 


Faculty Involvement

Self-Learning Modules for Korean are developed by Dr. Yunkyoung Kang, Professorial Lecturer at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures. She has been teaching Korean at GW since 2005. If you have any questions on the Self-Learning Module materials or quizzes, contact Dr. Kang at [email protected].


This project was made possible by the National Resource Center (NRC) program of the U.S. Department of Education.