English Lounge Series

Josephine's English Lounge Series: 3rd Class

English Lounge Series
An opportunity to speak in English with a U.S. speaker on a variety of topics while practicing English in different settings and situations.

Josephine's English Lounge Series: 7th Class

Date: January 10, 2019
Speaker: Ms. Josephine Wie, American Instructor
Topic: Native Americans
Venue: American Center Korea

American Center Korea (ACK) invited Josephine Wie, English-language instructor at U.S. Embassy Seoul, to give a presentation called “Native Americans” with students and young professionals who are interested in U.S. history and culture. Ms. Wie started with history and Native American culture areas. Participants also watched short video clip on the “Why the Sioux are refusing $ 1.3 billion” from PBS news to help them understand about Native Americans. After presentation, they also talked about cultural contributions including art, music, ecology, sign language and so on.

Josephine's English Lounge Series: 6th Class

Date: December 6, 2018
Speaker: Ms. Josephine Wie, American Instructor
Topic: English Writing
Venue: American Center Korea

Josephine Wie, English-language instructor at U.S. Embassy Seoul, conducted American Center Korea’s English Lounge Series on “English Writing” with a group of university students and young professionals interested in learning the English language.  Ms. Wie covered the basics in English writing, the five-paragraph essay, thesis-driven essays, and common writing errors in Korean student writing.

 

Josephine's English Lounge Series: 5th Class

Date: December 6, 2018
Speaker: Ms. Josephine Wie, American Instructor
Topic: English Writing
Venue: American Center Korea

Josephine Wie, English-language instructor at U.S. Embassy Seoul, conducted American Center Korea’s English Lounge Series on “English Writing” with a group of university students and young professionals interested in learning the English language.  Ms. Wie covered the basics in English writing, the five-paragraph essay, thesis-driven essays, and common writing errors in Korean student writing.

 

Josephine's English Lounge Series: 4th Class

Date: November 15, 2018
Speaker: Ms. Josephine Wie, American Instructor
Topic: The Role of Sports in American Culture
Venue: American Center Korea

American Center Korea (ACK) invited Josephine Wie, English-language instructor at U.S. Embassy Seoul, to give a presentation called “The Role of Sports in American Culture” to a group of university students and young professionals interested in U.S. culture and society.  Ms. Wie discussed some popular American sports and their influence on today’s society, after which participants shared their own thoughts on how sports and sports figures have shaped the U.S. culture.

Josephine's English Lounge Series: 3rd Class

Date: November 8, 2018
Speaker: Ms. Josephine Wie, American Instructor
Topic: American Democracy
Venue: American Center Korea

Josephine Wie, English-language instructor at U.S. Embassy Seoul, conducted American Center Korea’s English Lounge Series on the topic of “American Democracy,” reaching out to university students and young professionals interested in U.S. politics and society.  The program included a presentation on the key elements of a democratic system, as well as the current issues and conflicts in American democracy.

 

Josephine's English Lounge Series: 2nd Class

Date: October 25, 2018
Speaker: Ms. Josephine Wie, American Instructor
Topic: Regional Cultures in America
Venue: American Center Korea

American Center Korea (ACK) conducted English Lounge Series on the topic of “Regional Cultures in America” with Josephine Wie, English-language instructor at U.S. Embassy Seoul. Ms. Wie addressed cultural differences among different regions within the U.S.  Participants had a chance to explore the cultures of the American South, the West/Southwest, the East, New England, and the Midwest.

 

Josephine's English Lounge Series

Date: October 11, 2018
Speaker: Ms. Josephine Wie, American Instructor
Topic: The English Language in America
Venue: American Center Korea

American Center Korea (ACK) invited Josephine Wie, English-language instructor at U.S. Embassy Seoul, to give a presentation called “The English Language in America.”  Ms. Wie started with a history of American English, from its colonial beginnings to the reformation of American English and the contribution of the Founding Fathers. Ms. Wie also touched on language diversity in the U.S., where different accents come from, and the most commonly spoken languages other than English used in the U.S.