At a Sup sogŭi Hosu Virtual Village session, villagers may visit a Korean museum, cook traditional food like hotteok or play traditional Korean games. Activities are based in the Korean culture and utilized to further villagers’ language acquisition.
In order to best take advantage of this interactive experience, you will need the resources necessary for e-learning (reliable internet access, a device per villager with a webcam and microphone) and any individual adaptive devices needed; headphones are recommended but not required. Use of Chromebooks is not recommended as villagers cannot access all the features of the Virtual Village platform. As a program of Concordia College, we are coordinating our efforts with the college so that all virtual platforms will have the necessary and appropriate security features to protect the privacy of users, including compliance with FERPA and COPPA.
Our one-week facilitator Minji Kim (민지) is beyond excited for another summer at Sup Sogŭi Hosu. Minji received her B.A. as a double major in Linguistics and Asian Studies, her B.Ed in Elementary Education with a specialization in Problem-Based Learning, and a TESL certificate all from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. On staff since 2010, Minji has played a number of key roles in the Village, including mentor counselor, credit teacher and two-week facilitator over the years. Her favorite part about Sup Sogŭi Hosu is meeting villagers who are passionate about the Korean language and culture and helping them take ownership of their own learning. Even though Minji will for sure miss the time spent on-site with villagers face-to-face, she is still excited for this virtual SupHo Experience!