SOAS University of London

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

K100: Accelerated Elementary Korean

Module Code:
155901435
Credits:
45
Year of study:
Year 1
Taught in:
Full Year

This module is an intensive introduction to modern Korean language and aims to provide a solid foundation for a good elementary level of knowledge and language skills. At the end of this module, students should be able to demonstrate the knowledge and perform the skills in a real-life context.

Prerequisites

Students will take a placement test to ensure that they are at the correct level before being accepted onto this module.

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

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

  1. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of basic Korean grammar
  2. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of essential Korean vocabulary
  3. demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of basic Korean structures and expressions in a real-life context
  4. understand short passages in written Korean on everyday topics
  5. produce short passages in written Korean on everyday topics
  6. understand spoken Korean and to engage in short spoken discourse on everyday topics

Workload

Total of 22 weeks teaching with 8 hours language classes per week.

Scope and syllabus

Lesson 10 to Lesson 26 in the textbook 'Elementary Korean' will be covered on this module. 

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (50%); an oral examination (10%); two presentations (10% averaged); four listening tests (20% averaged); continuous assessment (10%).

Suggested reading

Core Reading

  • Elementary Korean. King & Yeon. Tuttle Publishing Co.
  • Continuing Korean. King & Yeon. Tuttle Publishing Co.

Additional Reading

  • Integrated Korean: Beginning Level 2 . Yong-mee Cho. University of Hawai’i  Press
  • Integrated Korean: Intermediate  Level 1 . Yong-mee Cho. University of Hawai’i  Press
  • Korean for Intermediate Learners 1.The National Institute of the Korean Language. Hollym
  • The Sounds of Korean: A Pronunciation Guide. Miho Choo. University of Hawai’i Press
  • Sejong Korean series. National Institute of Korean Language. Hawoo
  • The Korean Language. Iksop Lee, State University of New York Press
  • The Korean language : structure, use and context . Jae Jung Song.  Routledge
  • Korean language in culture and society .  University of Hawaii Press
  • Frontiers of Korean language acquisition . Jae Jung Song. Saffron
  • Korean :A Comprehensive Grammar. Yeon and Brown.  Routledge

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