E2 Final

English Conversation 2


You must compare Yi Soon-shin and Erwin Rommel. Your comparisons should include the following information:

  1. Compare Yi Soon-shin and Erwin Rommel’s similarities. You can discuss their strategies, their personalities and their actions.
  1. Compare Seonjo and Hitler.
  2. Explain why Yi Soon-shin decided to stay loyal and why Rommel decided to betray Hitler.
  3. Use your moral reasoning and devil’s advocate skills to support both Yi Soon-shin and Erwin Rommel.
  4. Explain your real opinion.

You can use information from other books and articles. In fact, using outside information will probably improve your score.

Written Reflection

In 200 words or less, explain how you can use dilemmas in your own classes.



  1. Sounds like this was an interesting assignment? Were you teaching in Korea?

    1. Thank you, sir.

      Yes, this is for my sophomore English Education students in Korea. I teach English conversation 1-4 and I’m trying to make it an integrated process.

      I’m teaching them the psychology of empathy and how easy it is to change morality because I think a good teacher needs to understand, not judge students. That’s Convo 1.

      Convo 2 includes this project, where I’m asking students to critically consider the actions of their cultural heroes (Yi Soonshin is a huge Korean hero) and teaching them how to use dilemma in a language class.

      Convo 3 is about learning informal logic and playing devil’s advocate. Basically, how to keep students talking and thinking by avoiding cheap consensus. We also do narrative structure.

      Convo 4 is about how different genres of Western pop culture work and how to integrate them into a narrative lesson.

      Thanks for the comments. I really appreciate the engagement. 🙂

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