Language Teaching and Learning Materials

Jiyun Kim, Miso Kim, James P. Lantolf, Penn State
Publication Type: PDF

Metaphors in Korean is part of the units developed in the project 'Metaphoric Competence in the Foreign Language Classroom."

The unit contains guided activities that help students first study metaphorical associations and explore how associations may differ cross-culturally. The students are introduced to some expressions connected with the respective metaphors and they learn about their meanings... Read more

Xuehua Xiang
Publication Type: Online (Website)

Speech Acts in Films is a site where students of Mandarin Chinese learn to examine, understand, and practice social language through the medium of film. The primary audience of the materials are low-advanced and advanced learners who completed approximately two years of language instruction. The materials have been... Read more

CALPER Korean News Discourse
Susan Strauss and Jongoh Eun
Publication Type: PDF

Korean News Discourse is a new CALPER project. Instructional materials for high-intermediate and advanced learners of Korean will be developed that focus on typical and critical features of the news genre. The basis for the materials is comprised of a large set of authentic texts, such as traditional newspapers, magazines, TV news broadcasts and online news outlets.  

If you are... Read more

The Korean Wave. CALPER 2016
Susan Strauss, The Pennsylvania State University
Publication Type: PDF

Audiences around the world are now enjoying media products of The Korean Wave, including the wide variety of K-Drama, movies, and K-Pop. K-Dramas are broadcast not only in South Korea, but also in Japan, China, Indonesia, the Philippines, Iran, Kuwait, UAE, all throughout North and South America, and parts of Africa, including Zimbabwe and Ghana.  K-Pop music has fan followers from small, rural villages to ultra... Read more