This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
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.
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
Oral productions (speaking): A1
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.
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
Written/oral exam and quiz
In-class speaking/listening/fluent reading/dictation test
Home assignment and attendance
|Midterm written/oral exam||20%|
|Final written/oral exam||30%|
|In-class speaking/listening/fluent reading/dictation test||15%|
|Home assignment and attendance||20%|
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.
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.
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.
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
Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis can be found here.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
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.