News & Homework!

Hi everyone,

The videos will be available soon, but technical problems are holding up the progress. One group’s video was TOO HUGE to upload, and the other wasn’t on the DVD they gave me.

In the meantime, here is your new homework assignment. You have a week (from today, Oct. 28th) to complete it. So this interview is due on Nov.4th.

Interview a Non-Korean.

In this task, your job is to interview a non-Korean.Your interview can be personal, about issues, about their home country, or about anything else, as long as it does not violate the rules below:


  1. You will interview a non-Korean. For this assignment, non-Korean means anyone who is not of Korean heritage. That means that foreign-born Koreans don’t count. (This is not a permanent definition, just the definition for this assignment.)
  2. Do the project alone. You can bring a partner if you like, but each person will perform his or her own interview with a different individual.
  3. Speak only in English during the interview.
  4. Prepare questions on several subjects (ie. 5-6 topics) and let the interviewee choose which one he or she would like to discuss with you.
  5. For each topic you prepare, you must get some information BEFORE visiting the person and getting the interview. If you are interviewing someone from Bangladesh, you should know at least a little about Bangladesh.
  6. You should audio-record the interview.Keep a copy of the recording, in case your professor asks for it at a later time.
  7. You must perform the interview OUTSIDE of campus, with someone who is NOT a university employee.
  8. Make the interview interesting and fun for yourself and the interviewee.
  9. Transcribe the interview in the interview format (ie. using the name of each person speaking, followed by what they said, as used in Interview Magazine) and submit it on the due date.


  1. Don’t speak Korean among your group members during the interview.
  2. Don’t ask rude or impolite question, such as personal questions or culturally inappropriate questions. Use the cultural norms of English-language conversation when deciding what is culturally inappropriate.

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