When considering the importance of mother tongue in the study and acquisition of foreign language, those who speak language that does not provide with clear range of causative constructions as mother tongue, while studying Korean, may relatively find much difficulty.
Causative constructions of Chinese language are realized in various combined forms mainly of prepositions and verbs. Among them, the majority is causative constructions in the various combined forms of verbs, however such causative constructions do not have clear grammatical mechanisms and their forms are very diverse. In addition, Chinese language does not have clear range of causative constructions. For such reason, to Chinese learners, the acquisition of Korean causative constructions may not be easily attained. Therefore, in teaching Korean causative constructions to Chinese learners, there need be steps to explain the characteristics of Chinese causative constructions by comparing with those of Korean. This article aims at looking into the similarities and differences of Chinese causative constructions and Korea counterpart by analyzing and comparing them in view of the education of Korean language as foreign language, and proposing methods of teaching Korean causative constructions for special groups of learners on such basis. (Kyung Hee University)