The info session will be held at 4 pm TODAY (Sept. 8) in G 17, FLB. During the session, students and volunteers will be guided step-by-step with registration, notification settings, and how to participate in LTK
Do you want to but never have a chance to practice your pronunciation/speaking on a regular basis outside of class? If you answered yes, then come join “Let’s Talk in Korean!" “Let’s Talk in Korean” is a new online community to practice pronunciation/speaking online, with feedbacks from native speakers. On “Let’s Talk in Korean”, you can:
* Encourage one another to come back each week
* Listen to your own speech over and over, and compare yours with those of other learners and native speakers
* Listen to many different speakers
* Isolate problematic phoneme(s), identify intonation problem(s) and work on pacing
* Respond to a discussion question (for more advanced members)
All you need to do is
o Listen to a prompt for your level on “Let’s Talk in Korean (Elementary, Intermediate or Advanced).” A new prompt will be given every two weeks.
o Turn on their microphones or application and practice speaking!
o Record your speech and upload it.
o Listen to/read feedbacks (audio and typed comments) from native speakers.
o Practice more and upload the latest version one more time.
“Let’s Talk in Korean” will be housed on Canvas (www.illinois.instructure.com), and has an app so you can conveniently access the site and post your speech from your phone.
Participation is completely voluntary and if you participate and complete 5 out of 6 prompts throughout the semester, including posting practiced versions based on feedbacks, 1% extra-credit will be given to your final KOR course grade. The first prompt will be posted on Friday, September 15th.
For more information on how to sign up and participate in “Let’s Talk in Korean,” please send an email to your instructor in KOR courses or Jeeyoung Ahn Ha (email@example.com).