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  • incognito84
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    • September 01, 2008, 01:51:25 pm
    • Suwon, South Korea
High School - Being Polite
« on: December 08, 2008, 02:21:41 pm »
Another lesson. Thought I'd upload a few at once.

This one is on being polite. It worked pretty well for me. I was only using this on advanced classes (my co-teachers had taken over my beginner classes for prep work that week), so you might want to scale down the worksheet if you plan to use this with beginner classes or middle school classes.

Happy teaching.

Politeness lesson
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2009, 12:31:02 pm »
got the idea to do this from another poster but i made my own powerpoint.

in this lesson you teach about differences in politeness in korea and your own country and then the students do skits demonstrating what is polite and impolite.

i used open office to make this document and presentation because i don't have word on my home computer. you can download open office on the internet for free.

Simple manners/etiquette lesson
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 01:43:07 pm »
Hi everyone,

First post for lesson plans, but I thought its time to give back!

I have a very low level high school, so my lessons have to be quite basic. These can be of course adapted to any level you require...

  • Prometheus
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    • August 19, 2011, 09:00:36 pm
    • 한국, 합덕
Re: High School - Being Polite
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2011, 07:40:32 am »
I was really tired this week, so having all the kids get active during this lesson was a chore. I think many of these lessons in the index you don't need to be super interactive, but this one it is a must. I was trying to be less...there, but my kids would get super bored quickly. If you do this lesson, be sure to be there and be active the whole time.


  • bigboy
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    • March 02, 2011, 09:40:37 am
    • South Korea
Re: High School - Being Polite
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2011, 03:09:48 pm »
Thanks so much for posting this.       We just finished mid-terms at my school and I've had a really hard time getting students motivated.    I hope this will help for my next weeks class!

  • aspadget
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    • October 10, 2011, 07:56:15 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: High School - Being Polite
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2011, 03:27:51 pm »
I've been wanted to incorporate some cultural issues into my class, but I'm always nervous about being offensive or off target. Has anyone ever run into those kinds of issues?

  • sfairlie
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    • March 03, 2012, 06:33:13 pm
    • South Korea, Daejeon
Re: High School - Being Polite
« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2012, 06:56:44 pm »
Hey, this is a lesson plan I made during EPIK orientation. It is a polite/impolite lesson plan for High school. The topic was persuasion and correction - but I adapted it to be polite while persuading or correcting someone.

Hope this helps!

  • matthewjfalk
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    • August 29, 2011, 11:58:41 am
    • Seoul, South Korea
Re: High School - Being Polite
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2012, 10:25:43 am »
Thank you for the great lesson plan idea!

I'm gonna try this out next week with my all boys high school. I think they will enjoy something like this. One thing I might add is to get them to creatively apply their newly gained "politeness" knowledge and make a comic strip (or fill in an existing comic strip) using one of the events from the lesson and have the characters say polite things. If there is time, I wanna let them do an impolite version as well....but I think we all know that can become a little out of hand with Korean boys.  ;)

Re: High School - Being Polite
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2012, 07:53:56 am »

Great lesson plan. Im going to incorporate it into my cultural differences class. Am also a bit worried about being offensive though? also do you guys ask your students to be westernized in your classroom?

Re: High School - Being Polite
« Reply #9 on: April 06, 2012, 08:18:02 am »
thanks this is awesome!

I teach at a co-ed high school and i have found that the boys are quite clever and often sarcastic which is great, but i think they need to be taught about what is appropriate for westerners. Some of their comments are quite offensive! The girls are a dream with this though!