GSI - First/Second Year Korean (Fall 2022)

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How to Apply

In addition to applying via the University of Michigan Careers website, applicants are required to fill out the departmental application: webapps.lsa.umich.edu/Apply/1553.  In order to be considered for this position, both applications must be completed by the deadline. The departmental application includes:

  • Basic academic and professional information
  • A resume/CV
  • An unofficial transcript

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Course Description

Students who apply to this posting will be for one of the following positions:

One 50% GSI positions in for ASIANLAN 135: First-Year Korean I and one 50% GSI position in ASIANLAN 135: First-Year Korean I and ASIANLAN 235: Second Year Korean I (each appointment per course will consist of two 25% appointments that equal one 50% appointment)
 

ASIANLAN 135

The goals of ASIANLAN 135 and ASIANLAN 235 are to help students:

ASIANLAN 135 is the first half of an introductory course for beginners with little or no previous knowledge of the Korean language. Through grammar lessons combined with Korean-only recitation sections, the course builds strong foundations in core skills of speaking, listening, reading, and writing. The curriculum places a special emphasis on oral communication and incorporates authentic material designed to help students develop cultural literacy in tandem with linguistic competency.

  1. Read and write all the Korean characters
  2. Understand and appropriately use the most basic grammar patterns (e.g., polite speech style, formal speech style, location words, counting systems, etc.)
  3. Command vocabulary of approximately 400 words and expressions
  4. Conduct simple conversations on topics including greetings, location of objects, daily activities, family, past and future events, etc.

 

ASIANLAN 235

ASIANLAN 235 is the first half of Second Year Korean for those students who have successfully completed First-Year Korean or who command the equivalent level of proficiency. The course combines a functional-situational approach and content-based instruction to enable students to further develop key competencies in speaking, reading, writing, and listening. Students learn to converse with native Korean speakers about general topics in a socially appropriate and culturally informed manner and to read and write material consisting of both simple and connected sentences.

  1. Conduct conversations on a variety of familiar topics, including weather, seasons, clothing, travel and transportation
  2. Use Korean to handle tasks related to their personal needs, such as making reservations and arranging for transportation
  3. Write about familiar topics using a series of simple sentences and some connected sentences
  4. Understand the main idea in oral and written messages on a variety of topics related to everyday life and personal interests

ADDITIONAL COURSE INFORMATION MAY BE FOUND ON THE LSA COURSE GUIDE (lsa.umich.edu/cg).

Responsibilities*

One 50% GSI positions in for ASIANLAN 135: First-Year Korean I and one 50% GSI position in ASIANLAN 135: First-Year Korean I and ASIANLAN 235: Second Year Korean I (each appointment per course will consist of two 25% appointments that equal one 50% appointment)

ASIANLAN 135

Lead up to three to six hours of recitation sections a week; grade homework, quizzes, and tests; attend lecture twice each week; create and implement teaching plans made in consultation with the lead instructor of the course; attend regular Korean Language Program meetings; hold at least two office hours a week in the South Thayer Building.

ASIANLAN 235

Lead up to three hours of recitation sections a week; grade homework, quizzes, and tests; attend lecture twice each week; create and implement teaching plans made in consultation with the lead instructor of the course; attend regular Korean Language Program meetings; hold at least two office hours a week in the South Thayer Building.

Required Qualifications*

Students who have not previously been a GSI for the College of LSA will be required to complete the online CRLT GSI Teaching Orientation before August 28.

High level of proficiency in Korean language.  A serious career interest in teaching language.

Desired Qualifications*

Undergraduate degree in Korean Studies, Korean language, Education, or Linguistics. Native or near-native competence in both Korean and English. Good pronunciation of Standard Korean. Previous experience in language instruction.  

Contact Information

Contact alc-gradservices@umich.edu with any questions related to your application.

Decision Making Process

All applications will be forwarded to the Director of the Korean Language Program and the primary instructor of ASIANLAN 135 and ASIANLAN 235. The Director will make hiring recommendations to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.

Selection Process

All applications will be forwarded to the Director of the Korean Language Program and the primary instructor of ASIANLAN 135 and ASIANLAN 235. The Director will make hiring recommendations to the department. Once the recommendation is reviewed, an offer letter will be authorized.

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