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Study on Building Educational Mobile Application Contents Focusing on Korean Loanwords for North Korean Refugees


  • Department of Korean Language and Literature, Paichai University, Daejeon, Korea


Objectives: Due to the advance in mobile computing technologies, mobile assisted language learning is being developed. In this study, build a mobile education application regarding loanwords for North Korean Refugees. Methods/Statistical Analysis: This study covers the necessity and practical cases of loanword selection and building application contents in advance to forming educational application contents regarding loanwords for North Korean refugees. For this, this study has extracted vocabulary based on the living environments, which refugees will encounter in their processes of adapting to life in South Korea. The vocabularies are presented in different categories, divided by situations and places. Findings: An effective and practical approach to vocabulary teaching is needed for North Korean refugees whose ultimate goal is to settle down in Korean society. It would help them adjust to their Korean lives to link their daily lives closely to loan words that pose a challenge to communication. Presenting loanwords through mobile devices that are relatively more accessible and easier to prepare will be helpful for the refugees to search, understand, and utilize the necessary vocabularies. This kind of information provision makes full use of the expandability of mobile devices, and further enables more diverse and bountiful materials for vocabulary learning. Improvements/Applications: Compiling a list of useful loan words in the future based on this study would serve as a more practical help for North Korean refugees.


Application, Educational Contents, Loanword, Mobile Environment, North Korean Refugees.

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