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Korean Journal of General Education 2021;15(5):283-295.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.46392/kjge.2021.15.5.283    Published online October 31, 2021.
Foreign Language Course for General Education on the Basis of Learner’s Knowledge -Focusing on the case of a 〈Basic German course〉 at the H. University
Hyeryun Jeong
Lecturer, Hanyang University
학습자 지식 기반 교양 외국어 수업 -H 대학교 <초급독일어> 강의 운영 사례를 중심으로
한양대학교 인문과학대학 독어독문학과 강사
Correspondence:  Hyeryun Jeong,
Email: heirin@hanyang.ac.kr
Received: 20 September 2021   • Revised: 20 October 2021   • Accepted: 25 October 2021
Foreign language courses for General Education generally suffer from poor conditions when it comes to the promotion of the communicative competence of learners. This is due to the predominance of frontal teaching, an insufficient number of lessons, different learner language portfolios, etc. However, learners present many advantages for language acquisition, e.g., the linguistic foundation provided by their mother tongue, their world knowledge, and their English learning experience. Therefore, the limits of the foreign language course for General Education may be overcome by the learners themselves. Thus, such courses should not focus on communicative competence, but rather should serve to strengthen the characteristics of General Education. Above all, motivating learners and promoting autonomous learning are the most important tasks that foreign language courses for General Education should strive to achieve.
Key Words: Foreign Language Course for General Education, German, Adult Learner, Vocabulary, Andragogy


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