One of the key objectives of the Korea Research Centre is to support local primary and secondary schools' Cross Curriculum Priority Area materials, as well as Korean language education activities in Western Australia. We work closely with local high schools to create opportunities for students to learn both the Korean language and culture while still at school. If you are interested in exploring opportunities for support in the form of visiting talks by our area specialist on topics such as Australia-Korea relations, Korean Popular Culture, Career Opportunities with Language Studies, please don't hesitate to get in touch with us. See below for specific resources and opportunities for your school and students to get involved!
Free After School Korean Language and Culture classes - new intake in Semester 2, 2023!
With the support of the Curtin Humanities Outreach team, we run 1 semester long free after-school language classes for high school students. These classes run on Monday afternoons 4pm-5.15pm on Curtin campus (except for school holidays and bank holidays), and focus on developing practical and interactive communication skills in relaxed and fun setting. The course content includes not just language lessons but also fun Korean games, some Korean cooking classes and opportunities to hear from people who have lived and worked in Korea! The classes are run by experienced Korean language teachers at Curtin University.
This course is open for any Y10-12 students in WA, and at the completion of the program, students will be awarded a course completion certificate which can be included in a portfolio entry application to University.
Please contact the Humanities Outreach Team for enrolments and enquiries:
KF-UWA Korean Studies Workshop for HASS and Language Teachers
August 27, 2021
The Workshop provided opportunities for educators to reflect on how to introduce Asia-related content into the HASS curriculum. It also outlined opportunities for funding and support to establish Korean-language courses in schools. The participants were provided with talks on Korean society, culture, history, inter-Korean relations and Australia-Korea relations, as well as an overview of challenges relating to Asia Curriculum. A recording of the event is available on YouTube.
Ready-to-use hand-outs and classroom materials to use in teaching activities in Western Australian classrooms, based on the presentations, are available on request (Joanna.Elfving-Hwang@curtin.edu.au).
See details of the full event here: https://www.koreanstudiesworkshop.net/