This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
This course teaches students Korean for everyday communication through the study of 1) grammar and vocabulary, 2) speaking and listening, and 3) reading and writing skills. Specific attention will be given to pronunciation and spelling of the Korean alphabet. Furthermore, characteristic aspects of the Korean language such as politeness and register will be dealt with.
The course objectives for this course are as follows:
Gaining knowledge of basic (A1 level) Korean grammar, phonetic structure, and spelling.
Being able to apply the above knowledge to produce basic Korean sentences in written and spoken form, and being able to read basic texts and listen to simple conversations.
Creating an awareness of the cultural characteristics of the Korean language as compared to the student’s native language
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website
Mode of instruction
Three two hour tutorials every week.
Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.
Students in this course will be assessed through the following methods.
In-class participation 20% (ongoing)
Reading/vocabulary/grammar/creative writing 40% (written exam, week 8/16)
Listening 20% (comprehension exam, Week 7/15)
Speaking 20% (oral exam, week 7/15)
Blackboard will be used. Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.
The course books are as follows:
Y.M. Cho, H.S. Lee et.al., Integrated Korean Textbook, Beginning 1. Second edition (University of Hawai’i Press, 2010).
M.J. Park, J.W. Suh et.al., Integrated Korean Workbook, Beginning 1. Second edition (University of Hawai’i Press, 2010).
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs