Tuesday, December 31, 2019

Welcome to GSIT 2019

ITB 1003

Falll 2019

Instructor: Jeff Lebow Office: D571  Email: pufslebow@gmail.com 
Office HoursWednesday 4-5pm,  Fridays 3~5pm or by appointment  

 Group Note

Class Bands

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GSIT2019 Writing Folder

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

The Next 50 Years of English

Slide Presentation

Discussion Questions

  1. Which variations of English are the most challenging for you to understand?
  2. What makes them challenging - pronunciation, vocabulary, structure/usage?
  3. How do you think English will evolve vis a vis simplification vs. diversification?
  4. Do you think English will become a ‘2nd language’ in Korea?
  5. How do you think English learning and teaching will evolve?
  6. Do you know of or use any resources that have broadened your understanding of World Englishes?
YouTube Channels
International YouTubers
Language Learning
Podcasts with Transcripts
Selected Faves
Language Podcasts
Instagram Accounts  (EnglishwithJeff is following)
Vocabulary Level Tests

Learning Tools

Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Midterm Experience - Fall 2019

Korean Article Discussion

Choose a Korean language article about a Korea-related topic.

By Oct. 22, write a 200+ word English summary and post it to the Band, along with a link to the original article.

In class, present a 1-2 minute overview of the topic. Your classmates and Jeff will then ask you content and opinion questions about the topic.

Assessment Criteria:
  • Clarity of written overview
  • Quality of spoken overview
  • Deftness in responding to questions
Level of difficulty will be taken into consideration.

Monday, October 14, 2019

iGen and Generation Differences


​According to the research of psychology professor Jean Twenge, Ph.D., those who were born between 1995 and 2012 are far different from any other generation before them, namely because they grew up fully immersed in a high-tech, smartphone-driven world from the day they were born.

Dr. Twenge's just-released book, "iGen: Why Today's Super-Connected Kids Are Growing Up Less Rebellious, More Tolerant, Less Happy — and Completely Unprepared for Adulthood — and What That Means for the Rest of Us," follows up her earlier book, "Generation Me," published in 2006.

We sat down to ask Twenge what we should know about the iGen children, teens, and young adults who are coming up now -- how they're different, what they care about, and how they'll make their mark on the world.

Discussion Questions

  1. In what ways do you think your generation is different from earlier and later generations?
  2. What are the key national and global events that have shaped your generation?
  3. What don’t older and younger generations understand about your generation?
  4. What bothers, confuses, and/or frustrates you about older and younger generations?
  5. How do attitudes differ about: work, play, love, money?
  6. In what ways do you envy other generations? In what ways do you feel bad for them?
  7. What message of gratitude and/or scolding would you give to other generations?
  8. What are your earliest memories of using a computer, smartphone, and other tech?
  9. On average, how much time do you spend on your phone in a day? a year?
  10. How many texts did you send yesterday?
  11. How many ❤and 👍 did you give and receive last week?
  12. How much do you check and care about the sns feedback you get?
  13. How does screen time affect your mood or health?
  14. How, if at all, do you think men and women use their phones differently?
  15. What, if anything, is different about Millenials and iGens in Korea compared to other countries?