STANDARD 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and
obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.
- Students use multiple modes of
communication, conventional or digital, such as letters, text messaging
and social network websites, about topics of interests with peers and
- Students express and respond to
opinions on personal and social issues, such as body image, fashion,
family relations, peer pressure and multiculturalism.
- Students share opinions,
preferences, and critiques about popular culture, competitive sports,
and arts including Korean TV dramas, K-pop music, and soccer.
- Students develop and propose
solutions to issues and problems that are of concern to members of their
own or Korean communities
- Students gather and compare and
contrast information through a variety of sources on topics of interest
to support their opinions and perspectives.
- Students describe and discuss
with peers their personal and academic lives, such as making friends
with people of different backgrounds, going to college, and choosing
Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret written and
spoken Korean on a variety of topics.
demonstrate comprehension of significant details of spoken and written
Korean such as media postings related to popular culture.
chart information on plots, characters, themes, and underlying
perspectives of cultural texts, such as folktales, songs, proverbs, and
read and outline key elements from accounts of historical events and
biographies of key Korean historical figures.
demonstrate ability to identify main ideas, significant details and
implications of the views presented in live or recorded discussions and
lectures on Korea (e.g., Confucianism in Korea, the Korea-U.S.
relationship, growing ethnic diversity).
Standard 2.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the
relationship between the practices and perspectives of Korean culture.
- Students demonstrate an
understanding of Korean cultural practices related to birthday
milestones and different ways to count age.
show an understanding of traditional and contemporary marriage customs
in Korea, and are able to articulate differences, similarities, and
meanings contained in each set of customs.
obtain information in Korean through various sources (e.g., Internet,
news media, library materials) on topics of other disciplines such as
current events, art and music, and popular culture.
Students exchange information and opinions in Korean orally and/or in
writing about topics being studied in other school subject areas, such
as political, economic, and social issues (e.g., climate change,
government structure, public health).
synthesize and evaluate information gathered in other disciplines in
Korean to enhance theoretical concepts on topics on socio-cultural and
historical issues (e.g., a study of gender roles in a sociology course
through a discussion of changing gender roles in Korea).
Standard 3.2 Students acquire information and recognize the
distinctive viewpoints that are only available through Korean language and
acquire information through authentic materials, such as books,
newspapers, or the Internet, pertaining to Korean practices in politics
and social and environmental issues (e.g., Korean recycling regulations,
compulsory military service, air-raid drill).
expand their understanding of young adulthood by learning about the
characteristics of Korean and Korean-American youths and the issues and
challenges they face.
evaluate and synthesize information from a variety of authentic Korean
sources to identify and analyze distinct Korean perspectives on social
and political issues in relation to other cultural perspectives.
develop and support a point of view on topics of personal interest
Standard 4.1 Students demonstrate an understanding of the nature
of language through the comparisons of the Korean language and their own.
demonstrate awareness of various written styles and degrees of formality
using appropriate speech levels and forms for reporting speeches and
marking speaker stance.
analyze elements of the Korean language, such as time, tense, and
aspects, and comparable linguistic element in English to understand
various representations of events.
demonstrate awareness of the subtle nuances of speech level choices and
its implications for the relationship between speakers in different
social situations (e.g., switching from polite to intimate speech level
or vice versa).
demonstrate the knowledge of the ways in which the Korean language has
been influenced by the historical contact with Chinese, Japanese, and
English (e.g., Sino-Korean vocabulary, loan words)..
Standard 4.2 Students demonstrate understanding of the concepts
of culture through comparisons of Korean culture and their own.
explore and demonstrate how proverbs, sayings, and idiomatic expressions
reflect one‘s culture through examples from the Korean language and
- Students understand Korean
cultural perspectives regarding familial and generational relationships
manifested in respect for elders, importance of birth order, family
responsibilities and duties, parental sacrifice for children and filial
- Students compare and contrast
the importance of national holidays and cultural treasures of Korea with
their own culture.
Standard 5.1 Students use Korean both within the school setting
meet and have discussions with members of the Korean language community
about their intercultural experiences (e.g., student life in the U.S.
vs. in Korea, cultural differences).
interview Korean visitors and members of the local Korean community
about various aspects of family and society (e.g., roles in the family,
youth culture, education).
enroll in summer camps and language programs in Korea or in Korean
investigate the history of the local Korean community.
do internships or volunteer work at U.S-based Korean businesses.
Standard 5.2 Students show evidence of becoming lifelong
learners by using Korean for personal enjoyment and enrichment.
use Korean to obtain information on topics of personal interest and to
advance knowledge of their Korean language, culture, and history.
engage in activities for personal enjoyment and growth (e.g., martial
arts, calligraphy, playing traditional instruments, watching Korean
continue to utilize Korean websites to get news on current events and
information pertaining to their personal interests.
participate in school and community projects which require proficiency