Terms 3 & 4 2006


안녕하세요                                    2
COGs in Languages workshop               3
▪ website for Languages samples
HSC support, HSC Online                  4
The Board of Studies                     5
Quality Teaching in Languages            6
New Curriculum Support website           7
Video conferencing PD for beginning      7
Korean fonts set up                      8-10
Aust-Kor sister school exchange          10
‘Go Korea!’ website resource and         11-12
workshop report
School visits: Menai PS &                12-13
St Andrews PS
Scholarships for teachers and students   14-15
▪2007 Full scholarship for teachers
▪2006 Successful applicants
2006 Awards and grants to apply          16
Useful URLs                              17
2006 Contests                            18-19
▪Essay contest on ‘Dynamic Korea’
▪Test of proficiency in Korea
▪Korean language performance
                                                     Wollumbin HS Cultural classes
2006 Access Asia study tour to Korea     20
Wollumbin HS cultural classes            20-22
Work experience opportunity for Y10      22          Korean Language Consultant
Korean resource request form             23          Curriculum K-12 Directorate

       Curriculum K-12 Directorate               Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06       1
Notes for your special attention:

안녕하세요, 선생님

In Terms 3 and 4, the Languages Unit is prioritising generic support for Languages teachers:
▪ Stages 3 & 4 teachers: Quality Teaching in Languages workshops
▪ K-6 teachers: COGs and Languages workshops (for more info refer to page 3).

- New tasks will be added to the HSC online Continuers in term 4 following on from the HSC
  online BS course material which was updated last year. (refer to page 4)

- The language proficiency of six new teachers is vastly improved using video conferencing
  facilities and face-to-face sessions. These teachers participated in last year’s ‘Intensive Korean
  language and technology workshop’.

 If you know any teachers wishing to learn the Korean language please let me know so I can
 provide information on next year’s workshop. (refer to page 7)

- Please apply for school grants, book vouchers and Consul-General of the Republic of Korea’s
  certificate. (refer to page 16)

- The 2007 Korean Photo Diary can be downloaded from the Korean Overseas Information
  Service website. (refer to page 17) It can be a wonderful classroom resource.

- The Korean Education Centre home page is also a useful resource. (website: Please join as a member for free and borrow items for your classroom.

- Please encourage all school students to enter the Annual Essay Contest on ‘Dynamic Korea’. It
  is open to any student, not limited to Korean language students.

- The Korean language performance contest is a new event for non-background speakers.

- The Korean Education Centre is generously providing Korean resources. Please fax back the
  resource request form to the Korean Education Centre. (refer to page 23)

Wishing you a successful term and pleasant holiday at term’s end.

                                                 Sook Hee McRoberts
                                                 Korean Language Consultant K-12
                                                 3A Smalls Rd Ryde NSW 2112
                                                 Tel: 9886 7173, Fax: 9886 7514,

                             A copy of this bulletin is available online at:

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                         COGs in Languages workshop
COGs in Languages

Connected Outcomes Groups (COGs) are a planning framework to assist primary teachers in
managing the programming and assessing outcomes across a range of KLAs. COGs are an
integrated curriculum approach which make clear connections between syllabus outcomes from:
     Human Society and Its Environment
     Science and Technology
     Creative Arts and Personal Development
     Health and Physical Education

2006 Workshop schedule

The Languages Unit will conduct workshops in Term 3 and Term 4 2006 to support teachers in
integrating Languages programs and the Connected Outcomes Groups (COGs). Language
consultants have been working with K-6 teachers from a range of Languages to develop units of
work to support COGs. The workshops will be held throughout the state, with opportunities for
discussion and the development of a language-specific unit of work.

The workshops are for DET teachers only and will cost $77 includes GST. DET teachers can
register for the workshops online at:

The regional dates for the workshops are as follows:

 Region                       Location           Date              Venue
 South Western Sydney         Auburn             11 August         Auburn RSL Club
 Sydney                       Ashfield           14 August         Western Suburbs
                                                                   Leagues Club
 Western                      Bathurst           29 August         Country Comfort
 New England                  Tamworth           1 September       Sanctuary Inn
 Illawarra and South East     Wollongong         4 September       Steelers Club
 Riverina                     Griffith           12 September      Ex-Servicemen's Club
 Hunter/ Central Coast        Newcastle          24 October        Travel Lodge
 South Western Sydney         Fairfield          30 October        Fairfield RSL
 Northern Sydney              Ryde               1 November        The Blaxland
 North Coast                  Coffs Harbour      3 November        Pelican Resort

COGs Languages unit of works are available at:

Fiona Pereira, St Andrews PS together with myself developed a Korean COG (B) unit of
work “Identity” Stage 3. Please refer to the above website.

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                                        HSC support

                           Please encourage students to visit
                           for practice sample tasks.

Continuers course 와 Background course 로 HSC 를 보는 학생과 학부형을 돕기 위해
주정부 교육부, 한국어 부에서는 HSC online 부교재를 위의 웹사이트에 개발,
수록하고 매년 새로운 연습문제를 첨가시키고 있습니다.

각 토픽 마다 듣기, 말하기, 쓰기, 읽기 등 다양한 연습문제가 들어 있고 작년에는
HSC Korean Background Speakers online 에 있는 모든 연습문제를 새로운 문제로
대체한데 이어 금년에는 Continuers course online 에 아래와 같은 부분이 첨가됩니다.
시험을 잘 보는 요령, 그 준비, 채점관이 보는 관점 등이 자세히 수록되어 있으니
HSC 를 준비하는 학생과 교사, 학부형에게 많은 도움이 되었으면 합니다.

이 프로젝트는 대한민국 교육인적자원부와 NSW 주정부 교육부가 공동 후원하고

During 2006 there will be supplementary material added to the current HSC online Continuers
course. HSC online Background Speakers course was replaced with new material last year.

Additional HSC online Continuers course tasks below will be added to the site next term.

    1. Sample listening and responding tasks, sample answers and listening scripts for
    2. Sample reading and responding tasks and answers for ‘Education’
    3. Sample reading and responding tasks and answers for ‘Everyday life and activities’
    4. Sample listening and responding tasks, sample answers and listening scripts for ‘Special
    5. Sample listening and responding tasks, sample answers and listening scripts for ‘Korea as
       a tourist destination’
    6. Sample speaking tasks and speaking scripts for ‘Daily life in Korea’
    7. Sample writing tasks for ‘Migrant experiences in Australia’
    8. Sample speaking tasks and speaking scripts for ‘Family life’
    9. Sample speaking tasks and speaking scripts for ‘The world of work’

NB      To the best of my knowledge, the websites and books listed on the following pages
contain no controversial materials or links. However, it is always best to check these for yourself
before recommending them to students.

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                                    The Board of Studies

HSC 2006
Korean HSC Oral examination

Saturday, 26 August             9:00 am-4:00 pm           Korean Continuers
                                                          Conversation and Discussion

Korean HSC Listening Skills and Written examination

Thursday 19 October                 9.30am to 10.15am*     Korean Beginners
                                                           Listening Skills

                                    10.25am to 12.30pm     Korean Beginners
                                                           Written examination

Thursday 19 October                 9.30am to 12.30pm      Korean Continuers

Thursday 19 October                 9.30am to 12.30pm      Korean Background Speakers

          Student work samples in the Assessment Resource Centre will assist
          teachers in reporting student achievement using grades A to E. Samples that
          illustrate the standards at each grade are available for Stages 1 to 5.
          New samples have recently been added.

            Advice to students, parents and teachers – HSC Assessments and Submitted Works –
            View copies of pamphlets that will assist students in completing their assessment
            tasks and independent research projects honestly and with confidence. Also available
            are copies of an HSC Student Declaration form, HSC Confirmation of Entry form
            and the booklet Rules and Procedures for 2006 HSC.

           HSC and SC students and teachers - There are multiple choice components in 29
           HSC examinations and the four School Certificate tests. The Online Multiple Choice
           database established in 2003 has been upgraded with new features to enable you to
           test yourself as a continuing research trial.

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                        Quality Teaching in Languages program

    Incorporating Quality Teaching into your Languages program
    The following table was developed by the German team for Stage 4. I hope Korean teachers will
    be able to utilise this in their programs, modifying it to suit their own context and needs.

                                      INTELLECTUAL QUALITY
Deep knowledge          Each lesson is focused on a small number of key concepts and the link/s between
Deep understanding      Students are given ample opportunity to practise and internalise the key concepts and
                        the links between them, demonstrating their understanding in a variety of ways.
Problematic             Different perspectives are explored and questioned, both culturally and linguistically.
Higher order thinking   Students will apply and synthesise learned vocabulary and structures in new contexts.
Metalanguage            Students develop an understanding of the language used to talk about language itself.
                        Students will also explore text types and writing for a specific target audience.
Substantive             Activities are designed to encourage students to share their ideas and compare
communication           findings both with each other and the teacher (as facilitator).
                                QUALITY LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
Explicit quality        Students will be notified of the quality of work expected. They will be able to check
criteria                their work against a pre-determined set of criteria.
Engagement              A variety of teaching strategies will involve students in the course, arousing their
                        curiosity and sustaining their interest.
High expectations       Students will be encouraged to do their best and be rewarded for risk-taking with
                        their learning. Activities targeting Higher order thinking provide a serious
                        intellectual challenge to all students.
Social support          The classroom is a place of mutual respect and each student is positively supported in
                        their learning.
Students’               Students will be expected to take responsibility for their own learning and behaviour.
Student direction       Students will be given some opportunity to choose how they want to complete a task,
                        the types of task they will complete and the time required to complete them.

Background              Students’ prior knowledge is examined when introducing new concepts, by building
knowledge               the field and drawing on students’ knowledge gained in their personal lives.
Cultural knowledge      Lessons and activities are linked to a variety of social groups and all groups are
                        valued equally.
Knowledge integration   Links are made between and within topics, subjects and key learning areas for
                        transference of knowledge.
Inclusivity             All students’ participation is valued, and a variety of teaching strategies and
                        groupings ensure all students are included in the learning process.
Connectedness           Knowledge can be applied in real life contexts, by the use of realia, and with clear
                        links to literacy, numeracy and ICT skills.
Narrative               Students and teacher use stories and anecdotes to communicate information and bring
                        the learning to life.

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                        New Curriculum Support website
Curriculum K-12 Directorate website has migrated to a new website. Please bookmark the new
address on your computer: then go to
Kindergarten-Year 6 or Years 7-12, then Languages.

Current Korean site:
    Teaching and learning resources
           o HSC Online Continuers and Background Speakers course
           o Hot Potatoes Activities
           o Korean and numeracy
           o Korean language websites
    Hangugeo, past newsletters
    Professional learning
    2006 Essay Contest on Dynamic Korea

There will be updated resources available so check the site regularly. I would appreciate any
contributions to share with your colleagues.

       Video conferencing (VC) for professional development

Video conferencing (VC) for professional development, Korean language at
Murwillumbah, Wollongong and Ryde State Office

A video conference link has been established between Murwillumbah, Wollongong and Ryde.
The conference was recorded on a streaming server. The conference can be viewed live and/or as
a recorded event.

The participants using video conferencing could see and hear each other. A participant also took
part by telephone and interacted in the conference by voice. The voice was included as part of the
recording on the streaming server.

This recording can be viewed by anyone with access to the internet and a copy of QuickTime
player installed on the computer. If viewing from home, it is advisable to have broadband internet
access as dial-up would be too slow to view the video.

Two groups of three new Korean language teachers in regional areas are currently receiving
professional development support for their language skills through a Departmental video
conferencing facility and face-to-face sessions. If any of your teachers and/or students are
interested in using this facility please advise me so I can organise the session.

Cleo Hiscocks, Belinda Dawson, Michelle McPhillips from St Andrews PS, Linda Meyers from
Glenbrook PS, Corey Topper and Isabel Power from Wollumbin HS are involved in VC and face-
to-face professional development. Due to the tremendous effort by the above teachers involved
and the presenters, Kyoungna Kim and Haekyoung An, their language proficiency is vastly

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                                     Korean fonts set up

An IME is a Input Method Editor. It allows you to input characters from other languages.

Note: Although these instructions are about IME for Microsoft Office, IME can be used without

Windows XP

1. Click the "Start Menu" and choose the "Control Panel".

2. Click "Date, Time, Language and Regional Options" icon.

3. Select "Add other languages"

4. You should see the "Regional and Language options" dialog box appear. Click the languages
   TAB from the top.

5. Click on the "Install files for East Asian Languages" check box. You should also see the
   "Text services and input languages" dialog box.

6. In "Text Services and Input Languages" dialog box you need to add the Korean IME and the
   Korean Keyboard components.

7. Click the "Add..." button. You should now see the "Add Input Language" dialog box.

8. Choose "Korean" in the "Input language" dialog box.

9. While still in the "Add Input Language" dialog box, check the "Keyboard layout/IME" check
   box and choose "Korean Input System (IME 2002)" in the drop down dialog box.

10. Click the "OK" button. You should end up with a "Korean" entry under "Installed Services".

11. Be sure that there is also a keyboard entry under "Korean" and that it is the "Korean Input
    System (IME 2002)" and NOT just "Korean".

12. Finally click the "OK" button.

13. You may be asked to put your Windows XP CD-ROM in the CD drive so that the relevant
    files can be copied across to your hard drive.

14. After rebooting you should now see the IME icon in your task bar. Using the Korean IME in
    Windows XP is exactly the same as with Window 95/98/ME, except that the IME icons in the
    task bar look a little different.

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Windows 2000

1. Choose Start → Settings → Control Panel → Regional Options → General → Language
   Settings for the System → Korean

2. Click on the Set Default button.

3. Under the same General tab → System Locale → Korean

4. Click on the Apply and OK buttons.

5. Restart the system.

6. Choose Start → Settings → Control Panel → Regional Options → Input Locales → Korean

7. Click on the Set Default button.

Windows 95 / 98 / ME

1. Go to the Windows IME page.

2. Choose the option Microsoft Global IME 5.02 for Korean - With Language Pack.

3. After installation, if you are asked to "insert a CD", use your Microsoft Office CD.

How to type Korean on your computer

1. After installation, go somewhere you can type in Korean. For example: Microsoft Word.

2. An icon        will show up at the bottom right hand corner of your screen.

3. Click on the icon, and this will pop up

4. Click on       and then the    icon will change to

5. Click on the      and this will show up:

6. Click on the       and it should change to      like this:

7. Then all you need to do is type.

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                         Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06   9
Here is the layout of a Korean Keyboard:

                  Australian-Korean sister school exchange
Campbelltown High, Goulburn High, Moss Vale High, Wollumbin High and Wollongong
High School Sister School Exchange

                                             Congratulations to the principals, staff, and 50
                                             students from Campbelltown High, Goulburn High,
                                             Moss Vale High, Wollumbin High and Wollongong
                                             High who participated in a highly successful 8-day
                                             exchange with middle schools in the cities of Suwon
                                             and Cheongju, South Korea. The NSW students
                                             hosted students from their respective Korean middle
                                             schools in February and August 2005, and then
                                             travelled to Korea in the September/October
                                             vacation in 2005.

                                              This is the second year of the sister school exchange
program, which provides NSW students with opportunities to learn about the history, traditional
culture, school and family life of Korea. As well as enhancing their cultural understanding, the
exchange promotes interest in language learning, and not least, it fosters international life-long

The sister schools program, pioneered in 2004 by principals Marian Grant (Wollongong) and Jim
McAlpine (Moss Vale), grew to encompass five schools in 2005 and is continuing to expand with
the proposed addition of another five schools in 2006. As well as increasing the number of
participating schools, we are endeavouring to give greater depth to the program by enabling
selected students from Korea and NSW to immerse themselves in the culture and language for
one month. Last October, two students from Moss Vale were pioneers and "stayed on". In 2006,
schools, such as Wollongong, are planning a tandum exchange of one month for five students.
Exciting future goals also include investigating the feasibility of teacher exchanges.

This success is attributable to the commitment of the principals and English teachers in Korea as
well as their counterparts in NSW. A great deal of credit must also be given to the acumen of Mr
Kim and Mr Lee, the co-ordinators of KATEC (Korea Australia Trade and Education Centre),
who liaise between the sister schools in both countries, and manage the travel and tour programs.

By Geraldine Jenkins, teacher, Wollongong HS

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                                ‘Go Korea!’ workshop
A fabulous new resource is now available to support teaching about Korea –
the ‘Go Korea!’ Website!

Funded by the Government of the Republic of Korea and developed by the Asia Education
Foundation, the ‘Go Korea!’ website supports secondary teachers and students (years 7-10) to
learn about contemporary Korea. With a focus on popular culture, tradition and change and the
environment, ‘Go Korea!’ is an excellent starting point for exploring one of Asia's most vibrant
and rapidly changing countries. A country that has close economic, historic, social and cultural
links with Australia.

The website is organised around 18 key stimulating images that are accompanied by extensive
background and factual information, advice for teachers and students, and links to other Korea-
related websites.

Four key themes are addressed in the website:
* Ideas and Influences
* Twenty-first century snapshots
* The environment: manufactured and natural
* Then and now

  부               트
교육 'Go Korea!' 웹사이 오픈
"호주       에
   학교 수업 적극 활용 기대"

Go Korea! 의 구성을 보면 여        가
                     타의 홈페이지 공통 으로 가지고 있 사
                                         는 이트맵/사이트 , 저자/저작 사용 안 링
                                                  설명      권    내, 크
등을 제외                로      는   한
         하면 3개의 주 메뉴 나눌 수 있 간단 구조   인데, 어 내용으 들어
                                         떤   로   가든지 해당 내     이
                                                         용과 관련 있는
한국의 다    양한 공 공기관 민간 의 영어사
                 ,    단체                 도     켜
                             이트로 접속이 가능하 록 링크시 호주 인이 한국의 웹사이트를 쉽게 찾아
들어가 영              련   를
         어로 된 한국관 정보 탐색하    기에 편리하도 디자 된 점이 눈 띈다
                                   록    인      에  .

3개의 주 메뉴 [주제별 내용/학   생용 활용방법/교  사용 활 용방법 로 이루어 있는 그 중 본 웹
                                                 져    데,
                                          ]으                    사이트의 가장 핵  심이
                  보면 선 의
되는 [주제별 내용]을 살펴 , 우 4개 주제              의
                               별로 4-5개 하위 주제로 들   어갈 수 있고 각 하위주  제에는
[이미지/설명  /수업 방법 예 등 선택단추 있다 제 1주제 [현 한국인 생각 그 영
                 시] 의      가     .      는 대      의    과    향]으로 의상 패션 민주 ,
                                                                        ,  주의
     션, 티미디 아트 첨
애니메이 멀         어          술
                   , 단전자 기 등을 제 2주제 [21세기 한국
                                ,       는       인의 단 면]으로 스 포츠, 식단, 종교와
여가활동 몸과 마음의 건강에 대 관심 등 제 3주
     ,                      을,            의
                                    제는 [한국 산업과 자 연환경 로 서울 젖 한강, 거대한
                                                     ]으     의 줄
산업단지 고층 현대건 , 장승
     ,               문화 등을 제 4주제 [한국의 과
                          ,        는       거와 현재 팔만대
                                                ]로     장경, 추석과 조상숭배 혼례,   에
깃든 의미 한국 , 고대
       ,         지도를 통한 과거 이해 등 하위 을   주제로 두고 있다 .

이번 교사 연수담 당자 연수는 이 Go Korea! 웹사이트를 어떻게 효율 적으로 학          에  할   가
                                                  교수업 활용 것인 를 호주 전      역에서
모인 약 30명의 주정부교 육부 교사연수담    당자들  에게 연수하여 이들이 각 주 돌아 연수
                                                  로      가   지도자로서 관련과목 교 사와
워크숍을 할 수 있 도록 도와주는 프로그램     으로 국 정홍보 제작 ‘Dynamic Korea’ 동
                                     처                   영상을 시청하는 것으로 시작되어
                로 임새 있게 진행됐
이틀간에 걸쳐 5개의 과정으 짜                다.

시드니한국교육 원은 Go Korea! 웹         여
                       사이트를 활용하 Korean Project를 실시하 학교 교사 추천
                                                   는  는  가   하는 우수학생에 게
상장과 기        고, 업계
     념품을 제공하 수 획서를 제        출하는 교사 중 우수자      에게 자료   를
                                                   구입비 시상    신 수
                                                         하는 대 우
수업활동        가       로
    계획을 타교사 다운 드 받아 용       이하게 수업할 수 있도 탑재하 등 본 웹사이 활용 활성화
                                              록    는      트   을    하기 위한
여러 가지 방안을 계획하 있다 또한 온라
                     .      인과 병             인
                                행하여 오프라 용 자료 역 수업   시  에서는 필수적임을 감안하여

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공관을 통 각 학  해         공    한
                 교에 제 가능 책자, 포스터 DVD, CD 등 한국관련 자료 15종의 목
                                  ,                       록표를 준비하여 참여자 들의
자료요청 받아 이미 송 중에 있음은 물부        론이고 각 주 워크 시에 학교 나누 줄 자
                                    ,   의   숍      에   어    료요청 목록표도 함께
배부함으      로써 주          교
                정부 별 아시아 육 담당자 및 자료   신청 학교와의 차후 네트워크 구성을 통         의
                                                           하여 본 웹사이트 환류
(feed back), 한         사참     에
              국관련 각종 행 여 유도 등 도움 될 것  이   으로 보인다.

Go Korea! 웹사이트 연결식 행사      훈
                     에는 조상 대사 빅토
                              ,  리아주 한 인회장, 호한재 이사 등 관 인사들과 저자,
                                               단    장   계
제작자, 연수참        이   했다
            여자 들 참석 , 조상훈 대사는 양국의 경제적 교
                                      , 육적, 역     류   에
                                             사적 교 규모 비해 호  주에서의 한국에
대한 인식 낮은 것을 지              한
                  적하고 한국에 대 인식 제고를 위하여 본 웹사이 트가 큰 몫을 담당할 것으로 기대한다고
역설하고 교육자 및 교사    들의 적극적인 역할을 당부했다.

이 웹사이     지    을
      트는 단 한국 모국   으로 하지 않는 호   주인 만 위하 있는 것 아닐 것이다 동포 생과 학부
                                     을          여           은              .   학     모들도
모국에 대     생
      하여 학 본인  이나 자      는
                   녀가 다니 학교     에서 자                     나
                                    신있게 발표하거 소개 적이 몇 번이 있었는 생각   한             나    지   해
보자. 영어로 어떻게 표현할지 몰      는
                   라서, 또 마땅 사진 한             영
                                   이나 동 상자료가 없어서 못했다 우선 시드니한              면         국교육 원으로
도움을 청     다. 니면 올 에는 Go Korea! 웹사
      하면 된 아      해                                                            이      된
                                  이트 ( 의 오픈 이에 링크 한국  의
현란한 웹 사이트 들을 방문하여 자      에
                    신의 모국 대하 더 공 여     부하고 조사한 다 지          음, 도상으            무
                                                                          로는 너 작은 나라 이지만
주변국의 침탈과 전쟁, 독재의 아 픔을 이겨 내고 아   시아의 등불로 다시 일어                      는
                                                          서고 있 조국 대한민          국을 자랑스럽게
발표하기 결심   하는 계    었
              기가 되 으면 한다 Go Korea! Go Koreans!

박인순, 시드니한국교육원 홈페이지 이메일 전화 02-9210-0228

                                       School visits
Menai Public School

36 Korean children and two tour
leaders from South Korea were
welcomed at Menai PS. Most of the
children were from Gwang ju and
the rest were from Masan and Taegu.
The children were from 8-14 years
and most of them had not been
overseas before. One of the groups
was also in last year's group. The
children had three weeks at Menai PS and home stayed at homes in the St George and Sutherland
area. All day lessons were held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays and morning lessons on
Tuesdays and Thursdays. In the afternoon on Tuesdays and Thursdays the children were taken on
trips to Symbio Wildlife Park, Jamberoo Fun Park, ice skating, the Royal National Park, Stanwell
Park and Stanwell Tops. On Saturdays there were major trips to Nelson Bay to see the dolphins
                                 and to the City (Harbour Bridge, Opera House, Bondi Beach, the
                                 Gap, Watson's Bay) and a sheep station near Wiseman's Ferry.
                                 The children were taught by staff at Menai PS and were placed in
                                 three ability groups after testing by the teachers on reading,
                                 writing, talking and listening, spelling and comprehension. At the
                                 end of 3 weeks they performed songs and plays with the English
                                 they learned.

                                                          Roger Caines, Assistant Principal

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                       Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06         12
St Andrews PS, Anzac Day

On 3rd May St Andrews PS (Principal: Kerry
Sweeney) near Campbelltown, south west of Sydney,
held a special ceremony. The whole school assembled
in front of the Australian flag to remember Australia’s
participation in the Korean War of 1950.

Mr Michael Kohlhoff, President of the NSW Korean
War Veterans Association and fellow member, Mr
Arthur N Holland, attended the ceremony and shared
their experiences with the students. The ceremony was to remember the meaning and spirit of
Anzac. Following a flower presentation, a minute’s silence and the national anthem, the two
veterans enjoyed a snack before heading to the classes where students are participating in learning
the Korean language. Students were given an account of the veterans experiences during the
Korean War.

The students greeted the veterans and other guests with “Annyoung haseyo?” Mr Kohlhoff and
Mr Holland reminded those present of the horrors of war and the severity of winter in Korea
explaining that “you can’t imagine how cold it is in the open. We always wore a very heavy
parker and carried a weapon all the time. We couldn’t shower for months”. For the young
students the war story sounded almost unimaginable.

Ms Susan Park, Education Director at the Korean Consulate who was invited to attend the
ceremony said “It was due to the alliance between the ROK, UN allies including Australia, that
Korean democracy was maintained in the Republic of Korea. On that democratic foundation
Korea has developed into the world’s 11th highest economic success story. I hope you will have
an opportunity to visit Korea and experience the dynamic energy there one day.”

St Andrews PS held an Anzac Day ceremony last year and invited other Korean War Veterans to
the school. The Korean classes especially enjoyed the questions and answer sessions with the
veterans. These occasions were solely due to the interest and enthusiastic support from the school
principal, Ms Kerry Sweeney and Korean language teacher Ms Fiona Pereira.

The session was concluded reaffirming the importance of Korea’s growth for the students who
                                          are learning Korean language and culture. Ms
                                          Sweeney paid regard to the interest and enthusiasm
                                          shown by the students and parents since the Korean
                                          language program has been introduced at the school.
                                          She said it had been a very satisfying teaching

                                            St Andrews PS’s Korean program which is taught
                                            mainly to non-Korean background students is a most
                                            successful language program. There are 190 Y5 and 6
students learning Korean with only two Korean background students at the school. Due to the
school’s involvement with Korea and its language, three other teachers at the school expressed an
interest in learning the language. With Ms Sweeney’s agreement, three teachers attended the
Korean language and technology workshop last year and are continuing
to learn the Korean language through video conferencing and school visits by Kyoungna Kim.

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                       Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06         13
                   Scholarships for teachers and students

♦ 2007 Full fee Scholarships for Korean language teachers
The Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea, Sydney will give two teachers of Korean
language, the opportunity to attend a three week language course at Kyung Hee University, Korea.
The Languages Unit, NSW Department of Education and Training will provide support towards
airfares. An advertisement with details of how to apply for this scholarship will be posted on the
Curriculum Directorate website: The scholarship
aims to provide participants with an opportunity to develop Korean language skills and contribute
to a better understanding of Korea and its culture.

When:                   8 Jan to 26 Jan 2007 (3 weeks)
Placement test:         5 Jan 2007
Benefits:               Tuition, four weeks accommodation and airfares

- Korean language teachers in NSW who are currently teaching Korean language with any
    level of proficiency
- Willing to introduce Korean in the near future (required Principal’s signature of agreement)
- Applicants must be intending to continue their employment with DET for five years and be in
    good health
- Applicants may not have previously received an award for overseas study or visit in the past
    three years.

Participants are responsible for relevant travel insurance and personal expenses.

For application form and further information contact: Sook Hee McRoberts, Korean language
consultant, ph: (02) 9886 7173,,
Susan Park, Education Director, Consulate General of Rep. of Korea, ph: (02) 9210 0228/0216,
fax: (02) 9235 1642,

Closing date: 21 September 2006

♦ Successful applicants for 2006 Full fee Scholarships for Korean
language teachers
                                         2006 Full fee Scholarships for Korean language teachers
                                         won by Ms Suzanne Lofts, Wollumbin HS and Ms Ann
                                         Lim, Abbotsleigh College.

                                         Photo from left: Mr Changsoo Kim, Consul-General of
                                         the Republic of Korea, Suzanne Lofts, Ann Lim and
                                         Susan Park, Education Director.

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                       Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06       14
♦ Successful applicant for 2006 Korean Consulate scholarship for
beginning teachers of Korean, graduate certificate course in UNSW

Ms Linda Meyers, Glenbrook PS won the scholarship
and is currently undertaking the course, Applied
Linguistics in Korean language. She successfully
completed the semester 1 course, Insight into the
Korean language and has commenced the semester 2
course, Workshop for Teachers of Korean as a foreign

♦ Successful 2006 Full scholarship to Korea for student
Underwood International College (UIC), at Yonsei University in Seoul offered a place to an
Australian student for four years full scholarship. Mindi Newell, student of Korean language from
Wollumbin HS who won the scholarship, has given an account of her stay in Korea. She tells of
her fears, expectations, experiences, opportunities and particular friendships.

Please read it at: then
go to Scholarships section on the left.

Abbotsleigh College’s Asian Day

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                      Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06        15
                               2006 Awards and grants
The Korean Education Centre, Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea again generously
donated grants to support the Korean language program at schools. The funds were distributed by
the Languages Unit, Curriculum K-12 Directorate on behalf of the Korean Education Centre.

Schools receiving $500 grants are:
Carlingford West PS, Chatswood PS, Harcourt PS, Campsie PS, Killarney Vale PS, St Andrews
PS, Tyalgum PS, Canobolas HS, Temora HS, Wollumbin HS, Wollongong HS

Schools receiving a $50 Dymocks gift card and Consul-General’s certificate for a classroom
project winner are:
Tyalgum PS, Chatswood PS, Temora HS, Wollumbin HS, Wollongong HS

As previously a $50 book award will be provided to the student you nominate as most deserving
from the Korean class to be awarded at the school’s presentation ceremony please complete the
attached application form 1.

For schools choosing to undertake any Korean project, contest or competition in terms 3 please
complete the attached application form 2.


Fax to: 02 9886 7160
Sook Hee McRoberts, Korean Language Consultant

Application 1                                                  RSVP by 31 October
Book award for school presentation

Student name:_______________________             School year:_________________________

Reason for the award:______________________________________________________

Principal’s name: ______________________Principal’s signature___________________

School name:_______________________

Application 2
Book award for any Korean project, contest or competition

Student name: ________________________ School year:_________________________

Name of the project, contest or competition: ___________________________________

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                     Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06            16
                                         Useful URLs

♦ 2007 Korean Photo Diary is downloadable in PDF form at:

This desktop calendar features photo images of Korea's scenic landscapes, artistic and musical
tradition, various cultural activities as well as sporting events, along with the recent advances the
nation has made in Information Technology (IT). Available in English, Chinese, Japanese, French,
Spanish, Russian, Arabic
One-Stop Multimedia Service. The site is managed by the Korean Overseas Information Service.

♦ Korean Education Centre, Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea
           총영사관의 한국교육원 website 에는 한국어 교사를 위해 다양한 재료와
           정보가 준비되어 있고 자료대여사업으로는 도서, 국악기, 지도 퍼즐, culture
           DVD, Video-CD, 혼례복, 궁중예복, 부채 또한 문화영역이 있음.

The Korean Education Centre in Sydney has established this website for the use of all teachers
and students of Korean language and culture throughout Australia. Some sections are written in
English which will be useful for non-Korean speakers. Resources in Korean Language and
culture are available. Resource borrowing section items available are: Korean musical
instruments, culture DVDs, wedding costume, Royal costume, fans for fan dance, animation
Video CDs, English subtitled recent Korean movies etc.

♦ Overseas satellite television channels received
Korean: PAS 2: YTN (Yonhap Television News)
Optus B1: TVK, Optus B1: MBC

♦ Zkorean site

ZKorean is all about learning Korean and the Korean culture and history. It offers the Korean
alphabet, a dictionary, Korean fonts, grammar reference, forum and all about Korea sections.

 the dictionary has: English to Korean and Korean to English
 the reference page has: grammar lessons, vocabulary lists, phrases, verb endings and particles.
 grammar lessons have : subjects and objects, verbs, dative particle, direction, honorific speech,
  honorific rules, strange combinations, formal declarative ending, random but useful grammar
  and lots more
 All about Korea page has geography, history, the Korean War, the arts, the culture, Korean
  food, youth culture, news from Korea sections.

♦ Student web forum, Department of Education, Tasmania;f=107

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                       Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06          17
                   2006 Essay contest on ‘Dynamic Korea’
Division classification
Division A: Primary students (Years 3 - 6), Division B: Secondary students (Years 7 - 12)
Division C: Tertiary students and the general public
Essay topics
Division A: Primary students
1. Dynamic and beautiful image of Korea 2. Traditional children’s games in Korea
3. What is the significance of the first 100 days in the life of a baby?
Division B: Secondary students
1. Dynamic image of Korea 2. Famous Korean artist
3. Development Korean brands in the Australian market
Division C: Tertiary students and the general public
1. Dynamic image of Korea 2. Korean commodities in the global market
3. Importance of Dokdo to Koreans
Prizes and awards
Range from fully sponsored invitations to Korea to a TV set. Every winner will be awarded a
merit certificate.
How to Apply
Detailed topic information, guidelines and application forms are available at:
▫ (The Consulate General of the Republic of Korea)
▫ (The Korea-Australia Research Centre of the UNSW)
▫ (The
NSW Department of Education and Training)

The closing date for essay submissions: 31 August 2006

Enquiries: Consulate General of the Republic of Korea on: Tel: (02)9210-0229, Fax: (02)9210-
0202, Email: or

                    Test of proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)
1. 시험일: 2006. 9. 23(토)
2. 시험장소
UNSW, U of Sydney, 호주한국학교, 린필드한국학교, 시드니순복음교회 블랙타운한글학교,
시드니순복음교회 그린에이커한글학교, 시드니한인성당한글학교, 주정부토요학교
채스우드센터, 주정부토요학교 스트라스필드센터, U of Griffith, 골드코스트한글학교, ANU,

The Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) 2006 will be held on 23 September. Eligible
applicants for the test are either those whose first language is not Korean, or background
speakers who have not completed their formal education in Korea.
Susan Park, Education Director, ph: (02) 9210-0228/0216, fax:m(02) 9235-1642
Homepage: email:

Teachers of Korean language ie, non-Korean background teachers are encouraged to try
the test in an informal setting. The test paper and listening tape is available on request.
Please contact Sook Hee McRoberts 02 9886 7173, email:

       Curriculum K-12 Directorate                     Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06          18
              The first Korean language performance contest

1. Eligibility
- The contestant’s or their parents’ first language is not Korean.
- The contestant has not spent more than two years in Korea or been educated in regular Korean
  schools after 6 years of age.
- The contestant has not been the first or special prize winner of a previous or similar contest.

3. Divisions and contest format
A. Primary and Secondary division
a. Contest format
-   Any form of presentation using Korean language (spoken or written) such as speeches,
    reciting poetry or performing a skit, dramatic performance, PowerPoint presentation, writing
    calligraphy, pictures, handcrafts.
-   Korean language must be used in all aspects of performance.
-   The subject, content and form of the performance are open.
-   Props may be used.
-   Students may participate as individuals or as a group
-   Length of performance 3 min (5 min for a group presentation or performance)
-   Size of the art work: not larger than A3 size

b. How to apply
-   Participants may apply through their school, teachers, or individually.
-   A video tape/file/CD/DVD showing his/her performance or artworks should be sent with the
    application form.

c. Prizes
- All participants will receive a Certificate of Participation and a small gift.
- Special prizes may be awarded to the most outstanding participants. The prizes include a
  Samsung 3G ultra slim mobile phone, five MP3 players etc.
- Some of the special prize winners may be invited to the final contest.
- Transport and one night’s accommodation will be provided for those invited students and their
  guardian (for students under Year 11) who reside more than 300 km from Sydney.

B. Tertiary and General division
Please enquire to Susan Park below.

4. Application closing date and enquiries
   Closing date: 2nd October 2006

Send to:         Korean Education Centre, Consulate-General of the Republic of Korea, Level 13,
                 111 Elizabeth St, Sydney NSW 2000, ph: (02) 9210-0228/0216, Joseph/Susan
                 Homepage:       email:

5. Final contest
Participants selected for the final contest will be individually advised by 9th October
Final Contest: 15:00, Tuesday, 24th October 2006, University of New South Wales

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                       Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06       19
                     2006 Access Asia Study Tour to Korea

Subsidised places for Aust-Korea Teacher Exchange Programme
The Australia-Korea Foundation is offering subsidised places on the
Australia-Korea Teacher Exchange Programme (Korea Study Tour). This
programme will occur from 1-13 October 2006.

Each state/territory will be offering a $1250 subsidy for the Korea Study Tour (thus land costs
will be reduced to $1150).

If you are interested in this opportunity, please visit
for the study tour itinerary and flight details.

All enquiries for applications are to be directed to the AEF State Advisors. Please email the
relevant contact below for an application:

ACT - Kratai Visityuthasart
NSW – Jennifer Curtis
NT - Jennifer Ure
QLD - Marcia Rouen
SA - Lee Grafton
TAS - Jan Kiernan
VIC- Allan Goedecke (VIC contact at present)
WA - Pamela Stewart

REGISTRATIONS CLOSE: Friday 26 August 2006
ACCESS ASIA STUDY TOURS may be tax deductible

                          Wollumbin HS’s cultural classes
‘My Wollumbin High School Stay report’ was written by Miss Nayoung Jung, Year 1, Ewha
Womens University in Korea who participated in ‘a visit to the Korean culture class’ program
which was organised by the Korean Education Centre. The aim of the program is to support the
schools which are offering Korean language where there is no opportunity to interact with the
                                                     Korean culture.

                                                        My Wollumbin High School Stay report
                                                                Nayoung Jung

                                                        I was met and made welcome by Ms
                                                        Suzanne Lofts, Wollumbin HS Korean
                                                        language teacher, at Gold Coast airport.
                                                        On the way to Ms Lofts’ home where I
                                                        stayed for 2 months, beautiful weather and
                                                        scenery also welcomed me.

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                       Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06           20
I wondered whether the students would enjoy the Korean culture sessions and related programs
which I had prepared. Also I was wondering how I was going to cope with the lack of public

I was again made welcome at the school at the beginning of term 2, this time by the principal and
all of the staff. Students greeted me in Korean and posed many questions and showed an
enthusiastic interest in me as a university student from Korea.

I gave language assistance to the two Y11 students who are studying the Korean HSC Continuers
course through the Open High School and also two beginner teachers who are studying Korean
language through video conferencing with Ms An and Mrs McRoberts at the Languages Unit,
Curriculum K-12 Directorate. The
majority of my time was spent
assisting Ms Lofts’ Korean language
classes with Korean language and
culture lessons.

The first traditional game I introduced
was ‘Yut’. Students were excited to be
shown ‘Yut’ and ‘Mo’ so they could
learn the rules and participate in the

The next demonstration was Taekwondo. I taught a few fundamental moves wearing the
Taekwondo outfit. They competed fiercely to gain a rating for a belt. Taekwondo was known to
the students, however, not many were aware that its origin is Korean, so I had the opportunity to
explain its history.

The most favoured session was the wearing of the Korean costume and learning the traditional
drum dance ‘Samulnori’. Fortunately there were enough Korean costumes for the whole class due
to donations made from the Korean community in Sydney, which were collected and mailed to
the school by the Korean language consultant. Also the Korean Education Centre lent the school
some new costumes. Students learned about the costumes, how to wear them, the traditional
greeting bow and traditional etiquette, e.g. using both hands to pass items to seniors, a low bow
for seniors etc. Students were uneasy at first, however they soon mastered it after hearing that
how gracefully a bow was performed, determined how much pocket money was given by seniors.
Classroom teachers were pleased to see how well behaved the students were.

In the ‘Samulnori’ session using four different drums sent by the Korean Education Centre,
students learned different traditional beats and surprised me as they picked up the beats very well.

FIFA World Cup excitement was high at the time so I taught the Korean cheer ‘Oh, Pilsung
Korea’. Students sang, drummed and danced. It was a very enjoyable session for all.

For the fan dance I demonstrated how to open the fan smoothly, however, this action took a long
time to master even though it is very natural for Korean children. Some students asked me to
explain in detail the special technique used to open the fan and how to play jacks in the Korean
way. I am afraid I didn’t explain it very well.

For the research project regarding the Korean War, after watching the DVD ‘Welcome to
Dongmakgol’, many students and teachers asked whether I came from North or South Korea

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                       Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06          21
which made me sad. Some students seemed to have difficulty understanding the ideology
regarding the cold war, however, they enjoyed observing the Korean customs, culture and life
style, e.g. the traditional village, taking shoes off to enter a house, sleeping on the floor, warming
of homes in winter by ‘ondol’ under floor heating, etc.
                                                                    Students were very interested in
                                                                    the Youth magazines and
                                                                    stationary from Korea as Korean
                                                                    students are. In recess times we
                                                                    listened to Korean pop songs and
                                                                    shared and exchanged comments.

                                                                  On the weekends we went to the
                                                                  amusement parks. At the school
                                                                  Halloween party in June, they
                                                                  dressed me as a vampire and we
                                                                  danced together.

On the last day teachers delighted in decorating their mobile phones and sunglasses with the
lucky charms I gave them. I recall the students who received postcards from me saying that they
would come to Korea on an excursion in December and asked me to show them around my
university and buy them ‘ddokbokki’ the rice cakes in my postcards.

It was a wonderful two months which allowed me to experience Australian home life, school and
variety of the Australian culture. It was also a most precious time in which I could introduce the
Korean culture and be able to assist in teaching the Korean language to all those who wanted to
learn. Also it was a most valuable time which allowed me to practise my English skills in an
everyday context.

Because of my enthusiasm for learning English, and knowledge of Taekwondo, Samulnori,
Korean Fan dance etc and interest in Korean traditional culture, I was given this valuable

Instead of spending time learning English in an Australian Language Institute where lots of
Korean students are, I think participating in a program like this, which provides a practical
English learning opportunity as well as introducing Korean culture is an ideal situation.

               Work experience opportunity for Y10 students

For information below please contact Susan Park, Education Director, Consulate General
of the Republic of Korea, ph: 9210 0216, fax: 9235 1642,

A work experience opportunity for Y10 students is available at:
- The Korean National Tourism Organisation (KNTO)
- The Korea Trade - Investment Promotion Agency (KOTRA)
- Asiana Air

        Curriculum K-12 Directorate                         Languages Unit Term 3 & 4 /06           22
address    :Level 13, 111 Elizabeth St., Sydney, NSW 2000m
homepage              email :
phone      :02) 9210-0228, 0216 fax : 02) 9235-1642
Visit Go Korea! Website for online resources :

                                                    Request Form
                                            Please tick appropriate box(es)
Note: Please send this form to us via fax/email .

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  No                      Title                                Publisher                          How many           Note
                                                                                     This Package more do you
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   1        Korea through the Ages 1-Ancient                                                                       Secondary
                                                           Korean Culture
                                                    The Centre for Information on
   2        Korea through the Ages 2-Modern                                                                        Secondary
                                                           Korean Culture
                                                   Korean Educational Development
   3      KOREA The Land of Morning Calm                                                                           Secondary
                                                   Korean Educational Development
   4                Modern KOREA
                                                   Korean Educational Development
   5         Korean Kids Tell Their Stories                                                                         Primary
                                                       Korean National Tourism
   6             KOREA Travel GUIDE

   7             HELLO from KOREA                     Korean Information Service

                                                       Korean National Tourism
   8         KOREA Travel Planner’s Guide
                                                  Korean Overseas
   9                Facts about Korea
                                                Information Services
                                              Korean National Tourism
  10                  Posters
                Korea on the Move                 Korean Overseas
          A window on Korea 2005(CD)            Information Services
                The Glory of Korea                Korean Overseas
          The Glory of the World(DVD)           Information Services
                                                 Ministry of Culture
  13          Images of Korea(DVD)
                                                    and Tourism
                                                  Korean Overseas
  14          Dynamic Korea(DVD)
                                                Information Services
                                           Korean Educational Development
  15   Explore Korea I-Korean Children(CD)                                                                          Primary
         Explore Korea II-Korean National  Korean Educational Development
                  Holidays(CD)                        Institute
                                              Korean National Tourism
  17         Korean Cultural Insights
                                              Korean National Tourism                                              10 pages
  18      KOREA Where Old Meets NEW
                                                    Organisation                                                   brochure
                                              Korean National Tourism                                              40 pages
  19    The Wonderful World of Korean Food
                                                    Organisation                                                   brochure

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 Address (Delivery address):                                         Phone:
 Email:
 Signature:

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