Pedagogy Workshop for Korean Language Teachers in Philadelphia

Innovative Approaches to Korean Language Education:

Empowering Students with Generative AI and Immersive VR 

Friday, April 12th, 1:30 PM-5 PM

Williams 844, University of Pennsylvania


Featured Workshops:

From Traditional to Trailblazing: Integrating VR into Korean Language Education

Dr. Ho Jung Choi, Senior Lecturer/Director of the Korean Language Program, Princeton University

This workshop showcases the transformative power of Virtual Reality (VR) in Korean language education, designed for educators aiming to blend pedagogical innovation with cultural immersion. It offers an insightful overview of how to integrate VR into curricula, transforming education into dynamic, culturally-rich experiences. Participants will engage in interactive sessions to understand how VR enhances language skills and cultural understanding, covering everything from content creation to deployment for all learning levels. Emphasizing intercultural competence, this session equips educators to enrich their teaching, making the learning environment more engaging and interactive. This session aims to embark Korean language educators on a journey from traditional to trailblazing and discover the untapped potential of VR in reshaping Korean language education.

Use of Generative AI in Advanced Korean Courses

Dr. Hyesun Jang & Dr. Hyobin Won, Lecturer in Korean, University of Pennsylvania

This presentation explores the integration of AI tools, such as ChatGPT, into advanced Korean language courses, with a focus on writing assignments and vocabulary analysis. It assesses the impact of AI on providing immediate feedback for error correction and in-depth vocabulary analysis aiming to capture each word’s precise meaning. Integrating AI seeks to enhance educational outcomes by providing accurate and instant support for language learning and reducing the workload of instructors. This approach promotes a transition to a learner-centered educational model, empowering students to take ownership of their own learning journeys with the support of AI-driven tools.

Registration: Registration is now closed (Registration closed at 11:59 PM on Monday, April 1st, 2024. Seats are limited and the registration may close early once it reaches the capacity).

For any inquiries, please contact Ms. Haewon Cho at

Note: The workshops will be conducted in Korean.


1:30 PM-1:40 PM Registration & Check-in
1:40 PM-2 PM Opening & Introduction
2 PM-3 PM Workshop 1: From Traditional to Trailblazing: Integrating VR into Korean Language Education

Ho Jung Choi, Princeton University

3 PM-3:15 PM Break
3:15 PM-4:15 PM Workshop 2: Use of Generative AI in Advanced Korean Courses

Hyesun Jang & Hyobin Won, University of Pennsylvania

4:15 PM-4:30 Break
4:30 PM-5 PM Follow-up Discussion
5:30 PM- 7 PM Dinner

Organized by: Korean Language Program

Sponsored by: Department of East Asian Languages and Civilizations & Center for East Asian Studies