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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Intermediate Korean

Course Code:
155900843
Unit value:
1
Year of study:
Year 2
Taught in:
Full Year
Develops further the range of language skills attained in the first year, with emphasis on reading and comprehension. A wide variety of Korean texts is read and discussed in class, along with closely co-ordinated grammar practice.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Elementary Korean

Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

  • knowledge and understanding of intermediate Korean grammar
  • 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 passages written in Korean of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
  • the ability to produce passages written in Korean on everyday and some specialised topics
  • the ability to understand spoken Korean and to engage in spoken discourse of medium complexity on everyday and some specialised topics

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 4 hours classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

Develops further the range of language skills attained in the first year, with emphasis on reading and comprehension. A wide variety of Korean texts is read and discussed in class, along with closely co-ordinated grammar practice.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination (70%) taken in May/June. One ten-minute oral exam (10%). Continuous assessment (20%).

Suggested reading

  • Ross King and Jaehoon Yeon. Continuing Korean. Boston, Mass: Tuttle Pub; 2002.
  • Korean Education Research Centre. Beautiful Korean 3-2 . Seoul: Beautiful Korean School Co., Ltd, 2009.