Korean 1 Beginners

Course description Korean 1 Beginners
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5181KFL03
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. J.H. Park
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 100
Period: Semester 2, Block III, IV
Hours of study: 76:00 hrs
  • No Elective choice
  • No Contractonderwijs
  • No Exchange
  • No Study Abroad
  • No Evening course
  • No A la Carte
  • No Honours Class

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.

Description

Korean 1 is an intensive language course for novice learners, which begins with the Korean character Hangeul, a phonetic writing system as Roman alphabet. In this course, students will acquire beginning level of Korean and develop communication skills through various class activities, e.g. role-playing, interviewing, and group activities.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a good level A1 of the Common European Frame (CEF).
This course is the first course in a series of three language acquisition courses within the International Studies program. The final objective of this course series is to obtain an intermediate level of proficiency in Korean, aimed at communication with people in the region in everyday social situations and enabling students to follow current affairs in the region via various media.

  • Visual reception (reading): A1
  • Written production (writing): A1
  • Listening(Audio): A1
  • Oral productions (speaking): A1

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. If you are unable to attend a session, please inform your tutor in advance, providing a valid reason for your absence. Being absent will result in a lowering of the participation grade with 0.5 for every absence after the first three (3) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: (6 hours per week over 12 weeks) 72 hours
  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities : 202 hours
  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written/oral exam and quiz
  • In-class speaking/listening/fluent reading/dictation test
  • Home assignment and attendance

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Midterm written/oral exam 20%
Final written/oral exam 30%
Vocabulary quiz 15%
In-class speaking/listening/fluent reading/dictation test 15%
Home assignment and attendance 20%

End grade

To successfully complete the course, please take note that the end grade of the course is established by determining the weighted average of the in-class oral and listening performance and exams.

Resit

If the end grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is a possibility of retaking the full 80% of the exam material (reading, writing, speaking and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.

Retaking a passing grade

Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2017 – 2018.

Exam review

How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for tutorial groups. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard for this course, but only after correct enrolment in [uSis] (https://usis.leidenuniv.nl).

Reading list

  • Choe et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 1A: Student Book. Sogang Unviersity Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 9788976995728
  • Choe et al. (2009). New Sogang Korean 1A: Workbook. Sogang Unviersity Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 9788976995735
  • Choe et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 1B: Student Book. Sogang Unviersity Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 9788976995773
  • Choe et al. (2009). New Sogang Korean 1B: Workbook. Sogang Unviersity Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 9788976995780

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable

Contact

Ms. Dr. J.H. Park

Remarks

This course uses the textbook and workbook from the first day. Prepare the books in advance.

Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.

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