[Air-l] Korean students

Alan Sondheim sondheim at panix.com
Tue Jun 13 12:42:02 PDT 2006

Actually, I disagree; the problem was that the students didn't seem to be 
aware of the list discussion. There are lists that would welcome students 
of course - I can suggest some - for general talk and welcoming.

- Alan

On Tue, 13 Jun 2006, Julie Cohen wrote:

> Perhaps we should have a more general discussion about appropriate
> pedagogical uses of the listserv.  My initial reaction is that assigning
> undergraduates of any linguistic background to post en masse to share
> their thoughts is inappropriate, as is instructing them to request help
> in finishing their assignments.  Since this sort of thing doesn't happen
> all that much, I suspect that lots of people agree, but perhaps someone
> wants to deconstruct my status-ism.
> Julie
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> Han Woo PARK (Dr) wrote:
>> Dear AoIR members
>> Regarding the Korean students, I feel sorry that you started to recognize them as spammers. As a matter of fact, I asked them to post in order to gain some experience about an internationally-running scholarly mailing list on the Internet. Although I have taught them the way in which email should be written when sending to the mailing list, I have also noticed that they did not communicate with you properly. Since students do not have a high level of language skills in English, they hardly shared their ideas, information, and/or thoughts with international audience.
>> But please understand that they are undergraduate kids and this is a valuable learning process. Further, I think that they will be a good component of online AoIR community in the future. Arguably, native English speakers tend to dominate the majority of conversations being made on the list. Asian people who are mostly lurking have also a right to speak out their words. Once students are afraid of dropping email just because their English is not good enough, they might never express themselves.
>> Lastly, spring semester in Korea is approaching to the end and my students will thank all of you for helping finish their assignments. However, it should be noted that my sincere apology goes to those who had wasted their time in reading some awkward emails of my students.
>> Best wishes,
>> Han..
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