SUPPORTING STUDENT WORK IN SERVICE LEARNING

HOW THE UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI'I CLASSES DID THEIR PROJECTS

Chinese 202 Spring 2002

Chinese 202 is the final course in the two-year sequence typically taken by students fulfilling the foreign language requirement for undergraduates at UH Manoa. It is a four-skills course, meaning that listening, speaking, reading, and writing are all focused on. In the past, students finishing 202 did not have the chance to wrap up their two years of study in a truly meaningful way by using their language to create an informational resource or artistic creation. In Spring 2002, students in one section of 202 got to change all that by participating in this project. Here are the steps carried out in CHN 202 for this project:

Japanese 212 Spring 2002

Japanese 212 is the last of a two-year series of courses that are described in the UH Catalog as "focusing on speaking and listening skills necessary to performing in common situations in Hawai'i and Japan." Usually, there is no way for students to demonstrate to the world at large that at the end of 212 they have acquired these skills. This project gave them to create and publish a project that showed their skills and was useful at the same time.

Although there is a substantial amount of information in Japanese about Hawaii produced for the Japanese-speaking visitor by the tourist industry, the idea of developing an information page generated by students for students had interesting possibilities. JPN 212 students would be providing Japanese students studying at the university with information that they, as their peers, deemed interesting and worth having, fun information about 'local' life and leisure... like the best way to get around the university campus or where you can hear the best live music or eat the best Hawaiian food. Here are the steps carried out in JPN 212 for this project:


Korean 202 Spring 2003

Korean 202 is the final course in the two-year sequence typically taken by students fulfilling the foreign language requirement for undergraduates at UH Manoa. Much as in the Chinese 202 section described above, in Spring 2003 students in one section of 202 were given the chance to provide a useful service for Korean-speaking newcomers to Honolulu by publishing informational pages. Here are the steps the instructor took during the semester to accomplaish this project:

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