Free Korean Pronunciation Lessons

Lan­guage researcher Jami Kim is look­ing for native speak­ers of Amer­i­can Eng­lish to par­tic­i­pate in a study of pro­nun­ci­a­tion train­ing in Kore­an. Five free pro­nun­ci­a­tion class­es will be offered for one hour per week every Mon­day, 3:30 – 4:30 p.m., from Octo­ber 25 to Novem­ber 22, 2010, in the Cen­ter for Kore­an Stud­ies con­fer­ence room. Par­tic­i­pants will receive a text­book and accom­pa­ny­ing CD for the class.

Par­tic­i­pants will take a pre-test and a post-test for about an hour per per­son (there is some flex­i­bil­i­ty in test time). The test results will be used to help devel­op effec­tive edu­ca­tion­al meth­ods for sec­ond lan­guage learn­ers of Kore­an. Upon suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion, par­tic­i­pants will receive a $20 gift cer­tifi­cate to either Yogurt­land or Starbucks. 

To par­tic­i­pate, con­tact Jami Kim (kimjm7@hawaii.edu) by e-mail or tele­phone (808) 753‑1250.

Jong-mi (Jami) Kim is a pro­fes­sor of Eng­lish lan­guage and lit­er­a­ture at Kang­won Nation­al Uni­ver­si­ty in Korea. She is cur­rent­ly a vis­it­ing schol­ar at the Cen­ter for Kore­an Studies.