Last time our Pegasus Skype classes were cancelled. But as what they have promised, classes has now resumed. And I’m happy about it. Because I actually am going crazy right now thinking where should I put Korean studying on my equally crazy schedule… Or maybe I should say, whether I’ll have the discipline to follow my schedule once I plot it. But now that the Skype classes are back, then I have no choice but to follow a schedule. This also gives me more hope in the upcoming TOPIK exam.
Here are the details:
Intensive Summer Skype Series
July 1st~August 27th
Hello! 안녕하세요! The Pegasus Society for Korean Studies invites you to join our Intensive Summer Skype Series, running from the beginning of July to the end of August. This is your chance to learn Korean intensively, free of charge in an interactive classroom via the popular online calling programme ‘Skype’. Classes will be taught by both degree students of Korean and also native Korean speakers.
Students will participate in a ten-class series where they will be able to attain and properly use their Korean language skills through fun, integrated activities, as well as being challenged by our study materials, homework, special assignments and examinations.
Pegasus has already successfully conducted the Skype series in the past and returns to welcome new and returning students to enjoy the language of the Korean people.
To apply or to be eligible for any of our three offered class levels (beginners, intermediate, and advanced), you must first meet ALL of the requirements below as a mandatory preliminary stage of your application. Please read these requisites carefully before applying.
The applicant must have Skype installed and provide us with an I.D. to be added to the relevant class;
The applicant must at least be able to listen to the teachers’ and other students’ voices during class, though it is not compulsory to speak (however it is encouraged for speaking practice);
The applicant must have an acceptable level of English, as it is the lingua franca in all of the beginners – and parts of the intermediate – classes. English is also occasionally used in the advanced class for cases of difficult translation;
The applicant must be able to attend at least eight of the ten classes of their desired series (hence two absences are allowed). If more than two absences occur, a warning will be given on the third, and if absence persists the student will be removed from the course (students are expected to revise content they have missed due to absence in their own time);
The applicant must complete all homework, assignments and take all examinations.
Please take some time to select the class appropriate for you and then submit your application to firstname.lastname@example.org
Please ensure that before applying you are able to understand and accept the aforementioned requisites, and that you have checked the timetable in detail to prevent any clashes with your other schedules and appointments.
DESIRED CLASS (GOGO, PUSH IT!, WANG – Please select one):
LEVEL OF KOREAN:
LEVEL OF ENGLISH:
OTHER LANGUAGE(S) SPOKEN:
If necessary, please add any other information, queries or comments here which you feel may aid your application.
Once satisfied with your application, please submit it to email@example.com before the starting date of your chosen class.
CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES
- Gogo Class (Beginner’s Level) [READ GOGO LESSON TOPICS]
This is conducted entirely in English with Korean used in exercises. The class will assume that the student has no knowledge of Korean (i.e. bona fide level) and thus will teach from the alphabet onwards. Basic conversational topics, grammar structures, general vocabulary and composition exercises will be the main focus of this class. Ten class Papers will be used to teach various topics in a progressive and interactive way.
The level of pace is moderate.
5 Homework tasks (100 points in total, 20 points each)
Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Examinations (each 50 points)
1 Writing Assignment (one A4 page of written Korean) on a chosen topic (100 points)
Regular vocabulary tests (lessons 2-9 worth 10 points each, lesson 10 worth 20 points [total: 100])
Gogo Class Schedule (5:00-7:00PM Seoul Time):
4th: Gogo Lesson One
6th: Gogo 2
8th: Gogo 3
11th: Gogo 4th
13th: Gogo 5 + Gogo Writing Assignment Submission
15th: Gogo 6
18th: Gogo 7
20th: Gogo 8
22nd: Gogo 9
25th: Gogo 10
1st: Gogo Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening Examinations
- Push It! (Intermediate Level) [READ PUSH IT! LESSON TOPICS]
This class will be conducted either in English or Korean (depending on the levels of the students) however Korean will be used predominantly. The content of this course consists of specific topics and will place heavy importance on conversation, translation, grammar comprehension and writing in a variety of styles and on various topics. Papers and homework is lengthy and demanding, needing the student to be focused, well-paced and prepared for classes.
The level of pace is high.
8 Homework tasks (400 points in total, 50 points each)
Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Examinations (each worth 100 points)
1 Writing Assignment on a chosen topic (100 points)
1 speech on a chosen topic (100 points)
Push It! Class Schedule (4:00pm – 6:00pm Seoul Time):
1st: Push It! Lesson One
5th: Push It! 2
7th: Push It! 3
12th: Push It! 4
14th: Push It! 5
19th: Push It! 6 + Push It! Speech Day
21st: Push It! 7
26th: Push It! 8 + Push It! Writing Assignment Submission
28th: Push It! 9
2nd: Push It! 10
9th: Push It! Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking Examinations
- Wang (Advanced Level) [READ WANG LESSON TOPICS]
This is the highest and most demanding level of the series that Pegasus currently offers. Class numbers are small, and the workload is particularly challenging. Detailed and in-depth topics on a range of global and complex topics and issues will be explored – both through the usual series of ten Papers but also through a variety of other resources too. The entire series is taught in Korean, and English will only be used when, for example, a translation is too difficult to achieve without knowing a word’s meaning etc. As well as the areas of study covered in Gogo and Push It! (grammar, vocabulary, conversation etc), Wang also introduces to the student advanced reading comprehension, dictation, advanced translation, debating, presentation, report compiling and other skills for the advanced learner.
The level of pace is very intense. Absence is strongly discouraged.
2 pieces of homework (100 points each)
Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Examinations (100 points each)
1 report on a chosen topic (250 points)
One of the following examinations must also be chosen:-
1. Korean Literature Examination (100 points)
2. Essay Writing Examination (100 points)
3. Debating Examination (100 points)
4. Dictation Examination (100 points)
Wang Class Schedule:
27th: Wang 1 (5-7pm)
29th: Wang 2 (5-7pm)
3th: Wang 3 (5-7pm)
5th: Wang 4 + Report Briefing (5-7pm)
8th: Wang 5 (5-7pm)
10th: Wang 6 (4-6pm)
12th: Wang 7 (5-7pm)
15th: Wang 8 (4-6pm)
17th: Wang 9 (5-7pm)
19th: Wang 10 + Report Submission (4-6pm)
22nd: Wang Literature Examination
23rd: Wang Dictation Examination
24th: Wang Debate Examination
25th: Wang Essay Writing Examination
26th: Wang Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking
SPECIAL LECTURE SCHEDULE
3rd: Special Lecture: ‘Flying Pegasus’
10th: Special Lecture: The K-Wave
17th: Special Lecture: Religion in Korea
24th: Special Lecture: English/Korean Translation
31st: Special Lecture: 사투리
4th: Special Lecture: Korean Politics
7th: Special Lecture: Art in Korea
16th: Special Lecture: Japanese Occupation
21st: Special Lecture: Education in Korea
Charley Jang – Pegasus Skype Project Head and native Korean speaker; also runs his own Korean teaching project via Skype and produces Korean language learning materials
Victoria Caudle – Pegasus Society Examiner; 2nd year student of the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), studying BA Korean and experienced in linguistics; currently living in Seoul and studying as part of an exchange at 고려대학교 (Korea University); has experience in language research, advertising, Pegasus assessment, and has worked at a Korea Camp in the United States
Allan Christopher Simpson – Director of Pegasus Society; 2nd year student of the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London), studying BA Korean; currently living in Seoul since September 2010, as part of an exchange to 고려대학교 (Korea University); has Pegasus teaching experience, has taught Korean as part of a ten-week project at Newcastle College (Tyne and Wear, England); teaches English in Korean to Koreans living in Seoul
Others: (assistants and special guests) Amelie Kolb, Claudia Anderson, David Johnson, Naomi Ainsworth, Marieline Bader, Marula Richter, Sangho Joo, Schulamit Loewe, Soyun Park, Yin Liu, and more.
NOTE: I just integrated the information from their 2 blog entries:
Summer Intensive Korean Series (Please disregard the dates on this post)
Some schedules doesn’t have time yet. You can e-mail them if you have questions or clarification.
I’m taking their Push It! Class and I wish to attend all of their special lectures.