The School of Foundation Studies coordinated the university’s first “Korean Language Short Course” from 12 April to 7 May.
Approved by the university’s Executive Group, the four-week eight-hour beginner level course was designed for those with little to no experience in the language. It was facilitated by Mr Jho, a native Korean with years of experience in teaching his mother tongue. Participants practiced fundamentals in listening, speaking, reading, writing and application in everyday situations while learning resources served as a guide for practicing the language.
Known for his passionate and lively engagement with students, Mr Jho received positive feedback from the participants. “Very interactive, lively and fun classes”, “Such an amazing experience”, and “Detailed explanation, easy to understand”, were some of the comments.
Open to the Swinburne community and members of the public, it was capped at 20 per class for one-to-one coaching and interaction. Head of School Su Sueh Ing said that “the short course aims to create a bridge between Swinburne and the community, and to offer a value added activity for students which may be beneficial to their employment”.