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Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Basic Korean 2 (PG)

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Objectives and learning outcomes of the course

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

  • knowledge and understanding of lower intermediate Korean grammar
  • knowledge and understanding of essential 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 lower intermediate level of passages in written Korean on everyday topics
  • the ability to produce lower intermediate level of passages in written Korean on everyday topics
  • the ability to understand spoken Korean and to engage in lower intermediate level of spoken discourse on everyday topics
  • knowledge and understanding of the role of language in general, and Korean in particular, in language-based scholarship and research (specific learning outcome for PG students)


This course will be taught over 22 weeks with 4 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.  10 research seminars to be taken within SOAS.  Attendance to be proven by signature from chair and to be submitted to the Associate Dean for Masters by the last day of term 2.

Scope and syllabus

Communicative practice is established through learning language around dialogues dealing with a range of everyday situations.

The course provides students with a lower Intermediate knowledge of Korean and practice of using Korean in a variety of everyday situations. It allows students to interact with Korean speakers in Korea and to use original Korean language sources within the level covered in the course.

A series of special PG lectures with associated seminars will be delivered to students on this course.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (50%); a 3,000 word (or equivalent) translation to be submitted on day 1, term 3 (30%); one oral examination of 15 minutes taken in May/June (5%); continuous assessment (15%).