Rationale 

The radical transformation from a traditional face-to-face classroom setting to an exclusive online learning environment substantially affected the educational systems of many countries during the past two years. The inherent challenges brought by the pandemic necessitate the implementation of efficient and effective methods of delivering online distance learning to preserve classroom equilibrium, resulting in the acceptance of this form of instruction as a proven and effective alternative. As most universities and students are now accustomed to some form of online instruction, e-learning can be utilized among ACUCA member institutions. 

The ACUCA micro degree program (MDP) enables member institutions to pool their respective resources and individual specializations to benefit all member institutions and their students. Various micro degrees can be developed and offered by any ACUCA faculty member or team of faculty members. The courses can also be taught by a team of faculty members from different universities. The MDP is ultimately intended to provide supplementary education and credentials to students as well as encourage faculty research and collaborations by creating a consortium among its member institutions. 

Objectives 

Since its inception, ACUCA has endeavored to fulfill its three main objectives outlined in the Constitution and By-Laws: to develop and maintain Christian character; to enrich the quality of their educational programs and those of the other institutions of learning; and to re-examine the relevance of their objectives and programs in relation to the needs of a changing society. 

The ACUCA, through its Secretariat, facilitates student and faculty exchanges as well as hosting the management conferences, biennial conferences, and the General Assembly. It has also acted as a clearinghouse for the sharing and exchange of information and publications regarding Christian higher education. Hence, it has the potential for far greater collaborative work and projects utilizing all sixty-five member institutions and their resources in nine countries. Specifically, it envisions to fulfill its objectives: 

  1. by adapting to the needs of a changing society in Asia through creating an online platform where ACUCA member institutions offer courses available to all students of member institutions leading to the completion of a micro degree and/or certificate in a specific area, skill, or concentration. 
  2. promoting collaborations and exchange among ACUCA member institutions, actualizing the Christian witness in academic pursuits, and providing opportunities and credentials for students and faculty by offering a Micro Degree Program which will be awarded by ACUCA and the respective institutions offering the courses. In any case where students will be able to complete only one or two of the required three courses for the micro degree will instead be awarded a Certificate of Completion for each course. 

ACUCA CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COURSE
KOREAN LANGUAGE 1A

1. Instructors

Sejeong Kim

Sejeong Kim is a Korean language instructor at the Korean Language Education Center of Hannam University. Instructor Kim received her BA from Hannam University and her Master of Education degree in the Korean Language as a Foreign Language from Pai Chai University, South Korea. She received a Level One qualification as a Korean language teacher from the National Institute of the Korean Language. She currently serves as the chief instructor at the Cyber Korean Language Institute of Hannam University’s Korean Language Institute.


Unyoung Shin

Unyoung Shin is a Korean language instructor at the Korean Language Education Center of Hannam University. Instructor Shin received her BA from Hannam University and Master of Theology from the United Graduate School of Theology, Yonsei University. She completed her PhD program in Korean Language and Culture at Hannam University, South Korea. She received a Level One qualification as a Korean language teacher from the National Institute of the Korean Language. She currently teaches Korean in several programs including CAMPUS Asia-AIMS.


2. Date

July 25, 2022 ~ August 12, 2022 (Monday to Friday, 3 hours class a day for 3 weeks)


3. Textbook

Sejong Korean 1 (Free for all registered students)


4. Course Description:

This course is designed for beginner students of the Korean language. The course will provide a basic introduction to Korean vocabulary, grammar, and listening skills. Students will also learn Hangul, the Korean alphabet, as well as the ability to communicate in daily life in Korean.

Course Schedule

Week Day Topics and Objectives Textbook
1 Mon Introductory Lecture
Korean alphabet Hangul: Korean consonants and vowels sounds and pronunciation (1)
Korean Vowels: ㅏ, ㅓ, ㅗ, ㅜ, ㅡ, ㅣ , ㅔ, ㅐ
Korean Consonants: ㄱ, ㄴ, ㄷ, ㄹ, ㅁ, ㅂ, ㅅ, ㅇ, ㅈ, ㅎ
PPT & PDF
Tues Korean alphabet Hangul: Korean consonants and vowels sounds and pronunciation (2)
Korean Vowels: ㅑ, ㅕ, ㅛ, ㅠ, ㅒ, ㅖ, ㅘ, ㅙ, ㅚ, ㅝ, ㅞ, ㅟ, ㅢ
Korean Consonants: ㅋ, ㅌ, ㅍ, ㅊ, ㄲ, ㄸ, ㅃ, ㅆ, ㅉ
PPT & PDF
 Wed Korean alphabet Hangul: Korean Final consonants and syllables
Pronunciation and writing of Korean words
Korean greetings and classroom expressions
PPT & PDF
Thurs Introduce yourself in Korean
1) Vocabulary: Country, Occupation
2) Grammar: 은/는, 이에요/예요
Lesson 1
Fri Talking about Daily Activities
Ask and answer what you are doing
1) Vocabulary: Korean Verb (1), Place (1)
2) Grammar: -아요/어요/여요, -에 가다
Lesson 2
2 Mon Describing location and positions of objects
1) Vocabulary: Objects, locations
2) Grammar: 이/가, 에 있다/없다
Lesson 3
Tues Reading Korean numbers (Sino-Korean numbers)
Shopping and Asking about price or quantity
1) Vocabulary: Food, Sino-Korean numbers
2) Grammar: 을/를, –(으)세요
Lesson 4
Wed Counting the number
Buying goods at the shop
1) Vocabulary: Native Korean numbers, Counting Unit Nouns
2) Grammar: 을/를, –(으)세요
Lesson 5
Thurs Yesterday’s Activities
Asking and answering what you did in past
1) Vocabulary: Korean Verb (2), places (2)
2) Grammar: -았/었-, 에서
Lesson 6
Fri Describing season and weather
1) Vocabulary: Seasons, Weather
2) Grammar: 그리고, 안
Lesson 7
3 Mon Time and Dates, Time Expressions
Asking and answering about the time
1) Vocabulary: Dates and day of week
2) Grammar: 에, Time Expressions
Lesson 8
Tue Suggesting
Making plans with a friend
1) Vocabulary: Korean Words for Contents of plans with someone
2) Grammar: -(으)ㄹ까요, -아요/어요
Lesson 9
Wed Talking about weekend activities
1) Vocabulary: Korean words for Weekend activities
2) Grammar: 그래서, -(으)ㄹ 거예요
Lesson 10
Thurs Talking about learning Korean
Describing my plans
Lesson 11
Fri Final Test

ACUCA CERTIFICATE PROGRAM COURSE
CHINESE LANGUAGE 1A

1. Instructors

Lin, Qian-Yu

Teacher Lin currently serves as a Chinese language teacher in Mandarin Learning Center of Chung Yuan Christian University. She is an experienced and skilled teacher with 7 years’ teaching experience at all age levels in Taiwan and abroad. Especially focus on pronunciation and speaking. She received a qualification as a Mandarin language teacher from the Ministry of Education in Taiwan.


Huang, Li-Qing

Teacher Huang is a qualified native Mandarin teacher with three years of experience in education in Taiwan and abroad. Currently, she is completing a Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese As a Second Language in Chung Yuan Christian University.

Over the past three years, she has taught all age levels and specialize in teaching college-age students and adult professionals. She developed different methods of teaching Mandarin Chinese and provided a fun, and inspiring classroom using task-based teaching and thematic instruction.


2. Date

July 25, 2022 ~ August 12, 2022 (Monday to Friday, 3 hours class a day for 3 weeks)


3. Textbook

Thematic course edited by teacher (Free for all registered students)


4. Course Description

This course is designed for beginner students of the Mandarin language. The course will provide a basic introduction to Mandarin vocabulary, grammar, and listening skills. Students will also learn pinyin and Chinese character, as well as the ability to communicate in daily life in Taiwan.

Course Schedule

Week Day Topics and Objectives Textbook
1 Mon Introductory Lecture
Hanyu Pinyin: Mandarin consonants and vowels sounds and pronunciation (1)
Basic Self-introduction in Chinese
Basic classroom language
Vowels: a, o, e, i u, ü
Consonants: b, p, m, f, d, t, n, l, g, k, h
Four tones in Mandarin: -, ˊ, v, ˋ
PPT & PDF
Tues Hanyu Pinyin: Mandarin consonants and vowels sounds and pronunciation (2)
Consonants: j, q, x, zh, ch, sh, r, z, c, s, y, w
Pronunciation practice ─ combination of tones, vowels and consonants.
Finals: ai, ei, ui, ao, ou, iu, ie, üe, er, an
Basic vocabulary in Hanyu pinyin
PPT & PDF
 Wed Hanyu Pinyin: Mandarin consonants and vowels sounds and pronunciation (3)
Pronunciation practice ─ combination of tones, vowels and consonants.
Finals: en, in, un, ün, ang, eng, ing ,ong
Basic rules for Hanyu pinyin
Simple greetings and conversation
PPT & PDF
Thurs Review Hanyu Pinyin
Topic─food & drinks
1) Learning common food and drinks
2) sentence pattern:
我喜歡吃+N (I like to eat+N)
我不喜歡吃+N (I don’t like to eat+N)
我喜歡喝+N (I like to drink+N)
我不喜歡喝+N (I don’t like to drink+N)
PPT & PDF
Fri 【Food & Drinks】

1) review food and drinks
2) Learning more food and drinks
3) sentence pattern: 你呢?(and you?)

PPT & PDF
2 Mon 【Numbers & Family】
Number culture in Taiwan
1) Vocabulary: Counting the number, family members
2) Numbers in Chinese characters
3) sentence pattern:
A:你家有幾個人?
B:我家有_____個人
PPT & PDF
Tues 【Months and Dates】
Asking and answering about Months and Dates
Tell your birthday
1) Vocabulary: Dates and day of week, today, yesterday, tomorrow
2) sentence pattern:
我的生日是___月_____號 (my birthday is ________)
PPT & PDF
Wed 【Time and location Expressions 】
Asking and answering about the time
1) Vocabulary: locations, time, morning, noon, afternoon, night
2) sentence pattern:
A:幾點幾分?
B:____點______分
PPT & PDF
Thurs 【Shopping and asking about price or quantity】
Buying goods at the shop
1) Vocabulary: numbers, clothes, shoes, pants, Counting Unit Nouns
2) sentence pattern:_______多少錢?
PPT & PDF
Fri 【Directions】
Landscapes in Taiwan
1) Vocabulary: north, east, south, west, all of directions
2) sentence pattern: A在B+ direction
PPT & PDF
3 Mon 【Night market in Taiwan】
Street foods in Taiwan
Games in night market
1) Vocabulary: night market, foods and drinks in night market, buy, sell
2) sentence pattern:
A:你在夜市買了什麼?
B:我買了_____________
PPT & PDF
Tue 【Order food】
Measure word
1) Vocabulary: bowl, plate, to order, for here or to go
2) sentence pattern:
A:你好,你要點什麼?
B:我要___________
A:你要內用還是外帶?
B:我要____________
PPT & PDF
Wed 【Order food (2)】
Measure word
1) Vocabulary: cup, hot, ice, large, medium, small
2) sentence pattern:
A:你好,你要點什麼?
B:我要___________
A:你要大杯,中杯還是小杯?
B:我要____________
PPT & PDF
Thurs 【Talking about weekend activities】
1) Vocabulary: activities, common verbs
2) sentence pattern:
A:你週末喜歡做什麼?
B:我喜歡___________
PPT & PDF
Fri Final Test/ presentation PPT & PDF

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