BA2 students in Koreastudies who successfully completed Korean2 or equivalent can enroll.
This is an intermediate Korean reading course. By reading short and semi-authentic news articles in Korean on various topics, students will learn vocabulary, grammar, and expressions that are frequently used in professional and academic texts.
Read Korean texts regularly.
Familiarize themselves with the styles and the linguistic conventions of professional/academic texts.
Learn vocabulary and grammar in context.
Gain confidence in dealing with authentic Korean texts.
Mode of instruction
Assessment and Weighing
Final grades will be determined according to the following formula:
Weekly participation and in-class assignments: 7%
Daily reading test (closed questions and short open questions): 75%
Weekly individual reading assignments: 18%
No resit for a missed reading test, unless due to uncontrollable circumstances and arranged in advance. This resit should take place within 2 weeks from the original test date in principle.
No grade given for the late submission of a weekly individual reading assignment, unless due to uncontrollable circumstances and arranged in advance.
Inspection and feedback
Within two weeks after a test or an assignment, students can review their test or receive feedback
TTMIK. (2015). News In Korean (뉴스로 한국어 공부하기). Longtail Books. Seoul. ISBN: 9791186701102
As is the case for all Korean Studies courses, a strict attendance policy will be enforced. Attendance in all lectures and seminars is expected. Failure to attend results in a lower grade. If you do not attend more than three classes (per 5EC), you will not be able to continue attending the classes and your exam and/or paper may not be graded by the instructor(s). If you have a valid reason for absence, you may get dispensation from this rule, but this requires that you consult the coordinator of studies.