3:00 - 3:50 PM
Enhancing the Acquisition of New Academic Skills
Howon University, Korea
The problems encountered by Korean students of English have been discussed
many times by English teachers in Korea. However, the specific needs of
Korean students planning to further their education in the United States
require focused attention. In this paper, I will investigate and analyze
the problems with which Korean students are confronted while studying at
the University of Hawaii, Manoa. A qualitative analysis of the experiences
of Korean students in content domains on one American university campus
suggests that the introduction of content-based language instruction in
Korea will better prepare students for the demands of undergraduate and
graduate education in the United States, as well as for other purposes.
This study is based on observations of Korean students participating in
the University of Hawaii's English, Language Institute and on in-depth
interviews with some of the same students.