SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Advanced Composition In Korean

Course Code:
Course Not Running 2016/2017
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 3, Year 3 of 4 or Year 4 of 4
Taught in:
Term 1

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

  • knowledge and understanding of Korean grammar at an appropriate level for an advanced learner who has spent a year studying the language in Korea
  • knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Korean vocabulary
  • knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Korean structures and expressions in a given context
  • the ability to understand and to produce passages written in Korean in a variety of styles on everyday and some specialised topics
  • the ability to write essays in Korean on a variety of subjects


Total of 10 weeks teaching with 2 hours classroom per week.

Scope and syllabus

The aim of this course is to enhance the skill of essay-writing in Korean. The course will cover various composition topics and students are required to write a composition as an assignment after each lesson.

Method of assessment

One two-hour written examination (80%) taken in May/June and coursework (20%).

Suggested reading

Materials will be distributed as handouts.


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