SOAS University of London

Department of the Languages and Cultures of Japan and Korea

Elementary Korean 2

Module Code:
Module Not Running 2016/2017
Unit value:
Year of study:
Year 1
Taught in:
Full Year
This course is designed to supplement Elementary Korean for ab initio learners, focusing on developing oral and aural skills. The main objective is to help students with their acquisition of basic Korean through attention to the spoken forms, i.e., to provide a thorough grounding in the language through constant practice in the spoken language, which would reinforce the student’s knowledge of vocabulary and the grammar covered in Elementary Korean. 


  • Co-requisite: Elementary Korean

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 written in Korean on everyday topics
  5. the ability to produce short passages written in Korean on everyday topics
  6. the ability to understand spoken Korean and converse on everyday topics


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

Method of assessment

One oral examination taken in May/June of 15-20 minutes duration (40%); three presentations of 15 minutes each taken throughout the year (30%); four listening test taken throughout the year (20%); continuous coursework (10%).

Suggested reading

  • Ross King and Jaehoon Yeon, Elementary Korean, Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2000. 
  • Ross King and Jaehoon Yeon, Continuing Korean, Boston: Tuttle Publishing, 2002.

Occasional handouts and/or course study pack prepared by the teacher(s)


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