Korean 2 Pre-Intermediate

Course description Korean 2 Pre-Intermediate
Year: 2017-2018
Catalog number: 5182KL03A
Teacher(s):
  • Dr. J.H. Park
Language: English
Blackboard: Yes
EC: 10
Level: 200
Period: Semester 1, Block I, II
  • 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 who have passed Korean 1 (Beginners).

Description

This course is designed to enhance communication skills acquired in Korean 1 with heavy focus on oral and aural competence. Students will attain pre-intermediate level Korean through near-authentic materials, various class activities, and action-oriented learning tasks. In addition, students will develop further knowledge of the Korean language for everyday communication, such as grammar and vocabulary, expressions and sentence structures.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a good level A2 of the Common European Frame (CEF).
This course is the second 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.

  • (Audio-) visual reception (reading): A1/A2
  • Written production (writing): A1/A2
  • Listening: A1/A2
  • Oral productions (speaking): A1/A2

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 lower 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 / reading / fluent reading test.
  • Video project.
  • Home assignment and attendance.

Weighing

Partial Grade Weighing
Midterm written / oral exam 20%
Final written / oral exam 30%
Vocabulary quiz 10%
In-class speaking / listening / reading / fluent reading test 10%
Video project 10%
Participation 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.

Reading list

  • 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
  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2A: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 9788992491266
  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2A: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 9788992491303

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.

General information about uSis can be found here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Dr. J.H. Park

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number and tutorial group number.

Remarks

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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