SOAS University of London

Japan & Korea Section, Department of East Asian Languages & Culture

K200: Intermediate Korean

Module Code:
155900843
Credits:
30
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 module

On successful completion of this module a student will be able to demonstrate:

  1. knowledge and understanding of intermediate Korean grammar
  2. knowledge and understanding of a wide range of Korean vocabulary
  3. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Korean structures and expressions in a given context
  4. the ability to understand passages written in Korean of medium length on everyday and some specialised topics
  5. the ability to produce passages written in Korean on everyday and some specialised topics
  6. 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 taken in May/June  (70%); a ten-minute oral exam (10%); continuous assessment (20%).

Suggested reading

  • Ross King and Jaehoon Yeon. Continuing Korean. Boston, Mass: Tuttle Pub; 2002.
  • Korean Language & Culture Education Center at the Korea University.  Fun fun Korean 3 . Seoul: Kyobo, 2010.

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