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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Korean Conversation

Course Code:
155900915
Unit value:
0.5
Taught in:
Term 1

Prerequisites

Successful completion of one-year LYA in Korea University or an equivalent knowledge of higher intermediate level of Korean language (course convenor's approval required).

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 demonstrate a detailed knowledge and effective understanding of the structures, registers, etc of Korean
  • the ability to communicate information, ideas and arguments cogently and coherently

Workload

Total of 10 weeks teaching with 2 hour classroom contact per week.

Scope and syllabus

This course aims to develop the students’ oral and aural skills in Korean through small-group conversation classes. The course provides oral practice at an intermediate/advanced level. Topics for discussion (ranging from current events to arts and culture) will be assigned each week, and coursework will include short presentations.

Method of assessment

Oral examination (80%) taken in May/June and two 10-minute presentations in Korean (20%).

Suggested reading

Occasional handouts (articles, essays) related to topics for discussion in class.