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Intermediate Korean Reading


Admission requirements

This course is only available for BA Korean Studies students who successfully completed Korean 3 (5722KK03) or Korean Language Study in Korea (5722VK07, level 3 or equivalent).


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.

Course objectives

Students will:

  • 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 materials.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method


Students must pass the final exam and meet the assignment requirement. Thereafter final grades will be determined according to the following formula:

  • Reading quiz (online): 10%

  • Assignment1: Pass/Fail

  • Assignment2: 10%

  • Final exam: 80%


  • No resit for a missed/failed reading quiz, unless due to unavoidable circumstances and arranged in advance.

  • You should resit the final exam if the grade is below 5.5.

  • If you fail the assignment1, you have to submit new assignments and pass

  • If you fail to submit the assignment2 on time, you may submit it in a later date but there is a penalty for late submission.

Inspection and feedback

Within two weeks after an exam, date and time for exam debriefing session will be announced via Brightspace in order for students to view their exam

Reading list

TTMIK. (2015). News In Korean (뉴스로 한국어 공부하기). Longtail Books. Seoul. ISBN: 9791186701102
More readings will be provided via Brightspace


Enrolment through MyStudyMap is mandatory.
General information about course and exam enrolment is available on the website


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: VRIESHOF


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 may result 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.