The Use of Asian Symbiotic Devices and the Symbolic System: Teaching Adult Heritage Language Speakers

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Title The Use of Asian Symbiotic Devices and the Symbolic System: Teaching Adult Heritage Language Speakers
Creator Andrew Gibson
Subject Korean as a second language; heritage language learning; word assimilation; singing pictorial symbolization; symbolic symbolization; MEd
Description Language involves understanding symbols and how to interact with them. In this qualitative, teacher action research study the theory of Asian symbiotic devices was employed to create successful interpersonal communication in a heritage language Korean class for adults. The method of symbolic symbolization was used by creating a learning chart system for the visual word association, which is titled the A.S.K. (Andrew's Symbolic Korean). This study found visuals and gestures are beneficial to participants in making meaningful connections to the language. This study had three important findings: 1) Identity and belonging are significant in navigating heritage language learning; 2) making the unfamiliar familiar through word assimilation aides in language acquisition; and 3) Singing Pictorial Symbolization supports comprehensible input and ongoing assessment when phrases in the language are accompanied through voice and movement.
Publisher Westminster College
Date 2015-05
Type Text; Image
Language eng
Rights Management Digital copyright 2015, Westminster College. All rights Reserved.
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Date Created 2015-07-22
Date Modified 2015-07-22
ID 1094124
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6kh3wfp
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