School of English for Interpretation and Translation
Course Descriptions

Basic English Writing Practice
This course enables students to develop basic skills required to use written English for various purposes with confidence. By providing students with an opportunity to engage in various sentence-writing practices, based on sentences, before taking the “Introduction to Writing in English” course in the second semester, students can enhance their skills in communicating through written English. Students will improve their ability to express thoughts in written English through bi-directional classes between students and the teacher. By working with grammar, vocabulary, etc. in context throughout the lectures, students can enhance understanding and increase the scope of their use.

Listening English Media (1)
For focused improvement of students’ listening skills, a weak point in many students' English skills, this course presents students with an opportunity to listen to various forms of media data, such as the news, interviews, documentaries, and debates, based on “detailed listening tips.” In addition, students increase their level of accuracy in listening through listening comprehension quizzes. By working with various forms of media data, such as the news, interviews, and debates, in various fields, such as the economy, social issues, and culture, students will expand their understanding of the corresponding fields and learn frequently-used terminologies.

Grammar for Writing in English
This is a preparation course for the English writing course in the second semester of the freshman year, and the Korean-English translation courses that begin in the sophomore year. It systematically organizes important English grammar and allows students to become fully aware of matters required for English writing through actual practice accomplished by comparing Korean and English in terms of customs in using punctuation marks, using various conjunctions, etc.

Intensive Reading in English
This course is aimed at helping students increase their ability to quickly and accurately read and understand English written text. It deals with various subjects, ranging from introduction to new and various vocabularies to effective reading skill development methods. It introduces a wide variety of reading strategies and guides students to apply the reading strategy that they have chosen to actually read text on various themes. Students are guided to understand the writer’s opinions and views in the text, and not simply the information in the text. Reading materials are designated beforehand, or are distributed on the day of the class so that students can be trained on reading without prior preparation. There are also quizzes to check the level of accuracy of reading.

Public Speaking in English
With the purpose of providing training and opportunities so that students can actually use spoken English in various aspects of daily life, this course guides students to amass a command of spoken English through the use of appropriate terminologies and accurate pronunciation. In detail, students are presented with an opportunity to develop skills needed to accurately express their thoughts in English. This course also covers such concepts as talking in the form appropriate to the audience; ability in terms of non-language communication; voice and attitude management; and speech planning and composition. Through impromptu speeches or prepared speeches, students practice effectively introducing themselves, presenting their opinions on various current affairs, etc.

Basic Interpretation Practice
Before embarking on inter-lingual interpretation in the sophomore year, this course aims to enhance students' ability to make full use of English, the B language, in which students lack comparative command. The goal is to simultaneously improve students' listening and speaking skills. A specific theme is designated each week, and students listen to texts related to the theme and summarize the texts, recompose/reexpress the texts, and explain the overall content of the texts. By doing so, the students also enhance their level of confidence towards speaking.

Listening English Media (2)
As a succeeding lecture to “Listening English Media 1” taken in the first semester, this course is aimed at focused enhancement of listening skills, which is generally a weak point among English skills. Students are presented with an opportunity to listen to various forms of media data, such as the news, interviews, documentaries, and debates, based on “detailed listening tips.” In addition, students can increase their level of accuracy in listening through listening comprehension quizzes, etc. By working with various forms of media data, such as the news, interviews, and debates, in various fields, such as the economy, social issues, and culture, students will expand their understanding of the corresponding fields and learn frequently-used terminologies.

Introduction to Writing in English
By adopting writing as a course, the aim is to help students develop more effective English writing skills, without trepidation. By having students read and come across various samples, students are led to familiarize themselves with English writing. In addition, students will better understand the structural differences between English and Korean writing and become familiar with the characteristics of English-style writing. By explaining grammar, vocabularies, etc. in context throughout the lectures, effective learning is enabled.

Reading and Discussion in English
Students will increase their ability to read written English text, and refine their ability to form opinions and take part in relevant discussions. In detail, students read designated written texts and engage in relevant research activities to obtain background knowledge before class. During class, they participate in the discussion process that is in various forms, through which they present and defend their opinions as well as agree or argue against the points of views of other students. Through this process, students enhance their conversational communication skills. Overall, students develop skills related to reading English text, engaging in research activities, and speaking and discussing in English.

Presentation in English
The purpose of this course is to enable students to improve their ability to communicate, in spoken English, their thoughts according to a given format. Students choose themes that are personally meaningful, such as their university life, future course, and competitiveness. Based on the theme, a mock meeting or business situation is set. Students are then presented with an opportunity to practice and are provided with guidance needed to develop the skills needed to plan, prepare, and deliver official presentations for the set situation. Students plan presentations through group workshops, etc. and give presentations during class. Presentations are video-recorded, after which the teacher evaluates the students' strengths and weaknesses in terms of the composition and style of the presentation, appropriate use of language, pronunciation, and ability in delivering the presentation.

English for Science and Technology
By learning literary styles, sentence structures, cultures, and professional terminologies needed in the field of science and technology, students will develop the English skills needed for interpretation and translation in this field.

Business English
This course is aimed at familiarizing students with English that is used in relation to business. The goal is to develop English skills needed to write resumes and letters for employment as well as to engage in international trade after employment.

Current English
The goal is to have students engage in debates and write down their thoughts in English in relation to key current social issues, thereby increasing their English skills as well as skills related to criticizing current affairs.

Legal English
Students learn legal terminologies through legal documents about pending issues of the international community and engage in debates about legal matters. By doing so, students develop English skills needed for interpretation and translation in this field.

Screen English
After selecting films that introduce the cultures or deal with key issues of English-speaking nations, the script is translated. This enables the students to familiarize themselves with practical English expressions, understand the cultures of English-speaking nations, and develop English skills required for interpretation and translation in this field.

Practical English Grammar
The purpose of this course is the same as Practical English Grammar 1 but covers more in-depth content.

Approaches and Methods in English Language Teaching
The purpose of this course is to analyze and criticize English language teaching methods and approaches. Students take a look at both traditional and innovative approaches and have opportunities to actually practice teaching.

English and American Prose Reading
This course focuses on improving advanced English textual exposition skills, based on literary works. The goal is to have students develop a good command of advanced English by understanding and appreciating literary works in their original text.

Theoretical Foundation of Teaching English as a Subject Matter
This course studies the historical background of English education, focusing on factors that impact English learning. It also introduces English curriculums at Korean secondary schools and increases students' level of understanding of pragmatic field education.

Practice for Official English Tests (1)
The purpose of this course is to evaluate students' English skills and enable them to practice for various English tests that are essential for their careers. Through lectures that prepare for TOEFL, which is needed to enter a graduate school, as well as FLEX, TOEIC, and TEPS, which are needed for employment at various companies, students will be assisted with improving their practical English skills and their daily life.

Intensive English Writing
This course for students with outstanding English skills taps into the categorizations of academic writing, such as writing reports or summaries, and practical writing, such as writing letters of query, cover letters, recommendations, and proposals. Students are presented with opportunities to practice and are given guidance on writing in the style appropriate to detailed objectives and situations.

Materials Development and Teaching Methods in ELT
This course researches and analyzes recent developments in English teaching materials and teaching methods. Students create and evaluate teaching materials, review various types of materials, including those that use multimedia, and create a syllabus.


Practice for Official English Tests (2)
This course has the same goal as the “Practice for Official English Tests 1,” but covers more in-depth content.

Speaking English, by Situation
Students with outstanding English skills are presented with opportunities to receive training and learn tips related to effectively speaking in English based on an appropriate method for various purposes and situations, such as self-introductions, interviews, presentations, and debates.

Logical Thinking and Writing in English
The goal of this course is to help students develop their thought processes and efficiently express their thoughts. This lecture introduces various types of essays. Focus is especially placed on expositions and argumentations.

Practical English for Career Development (1)
Students practice practical English that is required for employment, with focus on document writing. They practice writing English documents that are required to land a job, including cover letters and resumes, and also practice creating various English documents that they will write after finding employment.

Practical English for Career Development (2)
Students practice practical English that is needed for employment, with focus on gaining a good command of spoken English. They practice interview and group discussion skills, as well as problem-resolving English discussions needed after finding employment.