SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Elementary Korean

Module Code:
155900842
Unit value:
2
Year of study:
Year 1
Taught in:
Full Year
This first year course is an intensive introduction to modern Korean language.  At the end of this course, students should have a good basic knowledge of spoken and written Korean language skills including phonetics, morphology, comprehension and translation from and into the language, reading of easy prose texts, elementary conversation.

Prerequisites

None

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the course, a student should be able to demonstrate…

  1. knowledge and understanding of basic Korean grammar
  2. knowledge and understanding of essential Korean vocabulary
  3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic Korean structures and expressions in a given context
  4. the ability to understand short passages in written Korean on everyday topics
  5. the ability to produce short passages in written Korean on everyday topics
  6. the ability to understand spoken Korean and to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday topics

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 10 hours classroom contact per week.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (50%); one oral test (10%) 2 presentations (10%) and four listening tests (20%); continuous assessment consisting of regular assignments and quizzes (10%).

Suggested reading

  • Elementary Korean. King & Yeon. Tuttle Publishing Co. Continuing Korean. King & Yeon. Tuttle Publishing Co.

Disclaimer

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