From January 20th to February 2nd, 2021, 5 students from the College of Humanities, School of Archaeology, College of Food Science and Engineering, College of Electronic Science and Engineering, and College of Animal Science of Jilin University participated in the “CAMPUS ASIA” 2021 Winter Vacation Program: ROK Language and Culture, which was organized online by Sungkyunkwan University in ROK. The students earned the opportunity to participate in the program through high performance on a selective test. The program was the implementation of the annual work plan of the “ELITE ASIA” cultivation program of “CAMPUS ASIA”, jointly conducted by Jilin University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Okayama University in Japan. A total of 12 students from Jilin University, Tsinghua University, Renmin University of China, Shanghai Jiaotong University, and Nagoya University participated in this program.
Via an online platform, the program created an immersive Korean language learning environment through the small-class teaching model. The lecturer combined basic grammar and oral practice by simulating various life scenarios in class. Through the 30-hour intensive practice, students at the beginner’s level of the Korean language were able to master nearly 400 Korean words as well as the basic grammar. As their Korean proficiency was improved, students also became increasingly interested in ROK culture and inspired to think and explore the history and culture of China, Japan, and ROK.
“CAMPUS ASIA”, which is short for the “Collective Action of Mobility Program of University Students in Asia”, is led by the governments of China, Japan, and ROK, and jointly organized by the Ministry of Education of China; Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan; Ministry of Education of ROK; and ROK Council for University Education, aiming at promoting academic exchanges among students from the three countries. Jilin University, Sungkyunkwan University, and Okayama University were approved to implement the pilot project of “CAMPUS ASIA” in 2012, and the official program began in 2016. Up to now, more than 1,000 students from China, Japan, and ROK have participated in and benefited from this project.