[KS] multiracialism/some random statistics
jrpking at interchange.ubc.ca
Sat Apr 29 12:08:31 EDT 2006
> Conversely, in our first-year Korean course at my university here in
> Wellington, New Zealand we have 41 students, of whom 31 are Chinese
At UBC for the past 3-4 years now, Korean 102 (the intro-level Korean class for non-heritage learners) has filled up at 30 students (plus a waiting list) of whom approximately 25 are ethnically Chinese. Korean 104, the entry-level Korean class for heritage learners, is usually lucky to attract 10 Korean Canadian students.
(In the days before we instituted heritage vs. non-heritage first-year Korean, Korean 102 -- the only intro course -- attracted 30 students, of whom all but 2 or 3 were Korean Canadian).
And the motivation reported by the Chinese students is definitely pop culture, not business/IR, etc.
Associate Professor of Korean, University of British Columbia
Dean, Korean Language Village, Concordia Language Villages
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