Learning Korean as a Foreign Language The Case of a Teacher Education Institution in the Philippines

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Inero V. Ancho


Students’ learning style in foreign language classes plays a significant role in designing and developing instructional approaches. Using a sample of 30 graduate students in a teacher education institution in Manila, Philippines, the study focused on the teaching and learning of Korean language as a foreign language. The results show that while the majority of respondents preferred group activities, along with a positive attitude towards doing homework, listening and speaking were also the two main skills seen favorable to acquiring the language. Vocabulary learning is also believed to be effective when done by writing or saying new words repeatedly. The findings of the study give significant input into the development of instructional materials, overall classroom management strategies, and efficient and effective approaches towards foreign language learning of graduate students. The popularity of Korean culture could also be tapped because learning Korean culture, history, and society can also contribute to the success in learning Korean language.

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