Applied Linguistics Spring Colloquium

Event Date: 

Thursday, June 3, 2021 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • Zoom meeting

Event Price: 


Event Contact: 

Laura Marqués-Pascual,

  • Talk

Please join us for our Applied Linguistics Spring Colloquium with our two fellowship awardees Samantha Harris (School of Education) and Simon Peters (Dept. of Linguistics)

Co-sponsored by the Chicano Studies Institute (CSI)

Simon Peters, Linguistics, UCSB
Applied Linguistics Fellowship Honorable Mention
Applied linguistics and language documentation: An integrated approach to Peras Tù'un Ntá'vi (Mixtec) language maintenance
Samantha Harris, Education, UCSB
Applied Linguistics Fellowship Awardee
BTS! (Best Teaching Strategies): Teacher and Student Stances Towards Hallyu in Korean Language Instruction
This study examines teacher and student stances towards Hallyu content in Korean language instruction through interviews with Korean language instructors as well as surveys and focus groups with their students. Hallyu, also known as the Korean Wave or K-wave is a term that refers to the global boom of Korean popular culture especially K-pop music and Korean dramas; it has been connected to the increased enrollment in Korean language courses at higher education institutions in the past several years despite an overall decline in foreign language course enrollment. However, few studies have addressed how Korean language instructors have responded to this Hallyu-driven demand for Korean language education and fewer still have examined where heritage learners fit into this trend. Preliminary findings from the interviews include teachers’ stances towards Hallyu as both an asset and a challenge for their teaching practices. Some interviewees were unsure of how their students might be responding to this content and expressed particular uncertainty regarding heritage learners’ stances towards Hallyu. This study will also explore students’ perspectives and discuss implications for Korean language instruction.