SOAS University of London

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

Korean 2 (PG)

Module Code:
FHEQ Level:
Taught in:
Full Year

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

At the end of the module, a student should be able to demonstrate . . .

  1. knowledge and understanding of lower intermediate Korean grammar
  2. knowledge and understanding of essential 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 lower intermediate level of passages in written Korean on everyday topics
  5. the ability to produce lower intermediate level of passages in written Korean on everyday topics
  6. the ability to understand spoken Korean and to engage in lower intermediate level of spoken discourse on everyday topics
  7. the ability to learn Korean autonomously through independent language-based activities (specific learning outcome for PG students)


This module will be taught over 20 weeks with 4 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.

Scope and syllabus

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

The module 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 module.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (50%); a language learning portfolio to be submitted on day 1, week 10, term 2 (20%); a 20 minute oral examination taken in May/June (10%); two listening tests (10%); continuous assessment (10%).

Suggested reading

The module will be based on Continuing Korean. King & Yeon. Tuttle Publishing Co. 
Also additional materials which will be made available throughout the module.


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