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Generation Gap and Other Essays (e-book)

Generation Gap and Other Essays (e-book)

Readings in Korean Culture Series
by Hye-Sook Wang
ISBN:
9780887275364OTB
$37.99
Description

The Generation Gap e-book is an identical, digital alternative to the print edition. This subscription is valid for 12 months, starting from the date of activation. Please note that this title is not available for download and an Internet connection is required to access it.

Generation Gap is a flexible, fascinating, and relevant resource for non-native and heritage students of Korean alike. As students advance to the intermediate level, they look beyond grammar mechanics and seek intellectual engagement in Korean language and culture. Hye-Sook Wang’s original essays introduce provocative and stimulating topics ranging from college life in Korea and America, Korea-Japan relations, Korea's gender divide, dating and marriage customs, folk traditions, family systems, and globalization and the "Korean Wave."

Generation Gap is the perfect supplement to a primary Korean textbook, or an exciting primary textbook for a third- or fourth-year course at the high school or college level. When used as a primary textbook, Generation Gap can be completed over the course of two semesters. Comprised of both task- and content-based language learning material, each of the twenty units starts with background (in Korean and English) and warm-up questions. Comprehension, vocabulary, discussion, and composition exercises follow to help students improve their reading comprehension, practice language skills, and make cultural comparisons in Korean. A vocabulary list accompanies each unit, and a comprehensive vocabulary index and exercise answer keys are included for quick reference.

Generation Gap is the first book to be released in the Cheng & Tsui Readings in Korean Culture Series, which offers supplemental readings for students with different levels of Korean language proficiency.

Specs

Publisher: 
Cheng & Tsui
Publication Date: 
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Format: 
Online Textbook Subscription
Table of Contents
  • Preface
  • 1: 한국과 미국의 대학생활 College Life in Korea and America
  • 2: 여가시간과 영화 Leisure Time and Movies
  • 3: 내 인생에 좋은 영향을 미친 사람들 My Heroes, My Role Models
  • 4: 한국사회와 예절 Korean Society and Etiquette
  • 5: 한국의 가족제도 Family Systems and Life
  • 6: 한국과 미국의 데이트와 결혼풍습 Dating and Marriage Customs in Korea and America
  • 7: 아름다움과의 전쟁 Fighting with Beauty
  • 8: 한국사람과 흡연 Koreans and Smoking
  • 9: 한국인의 남아선호사상 Koreans’ Preference for Boys
  • 10: 해외에서의 한국인의 인상 Koreans’ Image Abroad
  • 11: 세계화와 외국어 학습 Globalization, Korea, and Learning Foreign Languages
  • 12: 변화하는 사회와 한국여성 Changing Society, Changing Women: Women in Korea
  • 13: 세대차이 Generation Gap
  • 14: 스포츠와 한국사회 Sports and Korean Society
  • 15: 미신을 믿는 한국사람들 Korea’s Folk Traditions and Superstitions
  • 16: 한국 대중문화와 한류 Korean Pop Culture and the “Korean Wave”
  • 17: 한국인과 음주 Koreans and Drinking
  • 18: 한일관계 Korea-Japan Relationship
  • 19: 은퇴와 노인문제 Life after Retirement
  • 20: 한국의 종교 Religion in Korea
  • Glossary
  • Answer Key to Exercises
About the Series

 Generation Gap is a flexible, fascinating, and relevant resource for non-native and heritage students of Korean alike.

As students advance to the intermediate level, they look beyond grammar mechanics and seek intellectual engagement in Korean language and culture. Hye-Sook Wang’s original essays introduce provocative and stimulating topics ranging from college life in Korea and America, Korea-Japan relations, Korea's gender divide, dating and marriage customs, folk traditions, family systems, and globalization and the "Korean Wave."

Generation Gap is the perfect supplement to a primary Korean textbook, or an exciting primary textbook for a third- or fourth-year course at the high school or college level. When used as a primary textbook, Generation Gap can be completed over the course of two semesters. Comprised of both task- and content-based language learning material, each of the twenty units starts with background (in Korean and English) and warm-up questions. Comprehension, vocabulary, discussion, and composition exercises follow to help students improve their reading comprehension, practice language skills, and make cultural comparisons in Korean. A vocabulary list accompanies each unit, and a comprehensive vocabulary index and exercise answer keys are included for quick reference.

Generation Gap is the first book to be released in the Cheng & Tsui Readings in Korean Culture Series, which offers supplemental readings for students with different levels of Korean language proficiency.

About the Author(s)

Hye-Sook Wang is an associate professor of East Asian Studies at Brown University. She received her Ph.D. in English Language and Linguistics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and has taught all levels of Korean language and culture courses. Professor Wang is a co-author of Integrated Korean: High Advanced (University of Hawaii Press, 2005) and a member of the editorial board of The Korean Language in America. She served as the president of the American Association of Teachers of Korean (AATK) from 2003 to 2006.