SOAS University of London

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

Intensive Korean Speaking and Writing (PG)

Module Code:
30 Credits
Year of study:
Year 2


Intensive Korean 2 15PJKC026

Objectives and learning outcomes of the module

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

  1. knowledge and understanding of the appropriateness of a wide range of Korean structures and expressions in a given context
  2. the ability to understand/translate/summarize/extract information/draw inferences from Korean texts drawn from a range of sources
  3. the ability to use acquired strategies for working independently on Korean written texts
  4. communicate fluently and appropriately in Korean
  5. a broad knowledge and, using appropriate methodologies, a critical understanding of the cultures and societies of Korea. 

 Also as generic skills, the student should be able to:

  1. communicate information, ideas and arguments cogently and coherently in writing;
  2. gather, process and evaluate critically information from a variety of paper, audio-visual and electronic sources;
  3. be an effective and self-aware independent learner.

This module further develops and consolidates the language skills which the students have acquired in Intensive Korean 1 and 2.


Total of 20 weeks teaching with 2 hours classroom contact per week in language classes.

Method of assessment

One three-hour written examination taken in May/June (30%); an essay of 1500 - 1800 words in Korean - submission date on Moodle - (10%); 2 oral presentations - 10 minutes each (10%); a 20 minute oral examination (30%); a language learning portfolio to be submitted on day 5, week 1, term 3 (20%).


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