ABSTRACT

The main goals of this paper are to reflect upon the current practices of the advanced level Korean language teaching in American colleges and universities and to propose a curricular model for fourth and fifth year courses. Following a review of relevant literature and the status quo of advanced level teaching, a course proposal was made with a brief description of theoretical framework. The proposed course is built upon the Content-based Instruction (commonly known as CBI or CBLT) model as a main principle and genre-based approach. It was made based on the mega-theme of 'conflict' as a keyword or important concept to comprehend various aspects of Korean culture and society. This year-long course is designed to ensure coherence of themes covered and in-depth understanding of core issues of Korean culture and society. Advantages of this model as well as challenges and practical tips associated with implementing this model are also discussed.

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