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Korean 2.1

Vak 2018-2019

Admission requirements

Only those who successfully completed Korean 1.2 and Korean for Academic Purposes 1 or equivalent can enroll.

Description

This 6 hours/week intensive language course builds on the knowledge and skills gained during the first year and aims to further the linguistic knowledge and practical language use. By the end of the semester, students are expected to have a strong linguistic and pragmatic foundation to continue to mid- to high-intermediate level courses in study abroad context. During class, students will have various opportunities to apply gained linguistic knowledge to actual usage of the language through: interactive and communicative activities; reading and listening activities; and assignments.

Course objectives

• Gain 600+ new vocabulary (1800+ accumulatively)
• Understand and produce more complex sentences with firm grasp of grammar
• Understand and produce cohesive narration/discourse both in spoken and written forms
• Hold conversation comfortably about familiar topics and personal interest
• Hold conversation to deal with more complicated daily situations
• Attain better understanding of different registers and use them more appropriately according to the context and situation
• Improve pronunciation and accent
• Gain insight into Korean language and culture

Timetable

For more information, see Timetable

Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

Total course load: 280 hours
• Contact hours: 78 hours (6hrs x 13 weeks)
• Preparation for each class including quizzes and assignments: 130 hours (10 hrs x 13 weeks)
• Preparation for midterm exam: 16 hours
• Preparation for final exam: 30 hours
• Project: 26 hours

Assessment method

Final Grade
Only when you pass the exams, your final grade will be determined in combination of the following items:
• Attendance: 5%
• Weekly vocab quiz: 6%
• Assignment: 24%
1) Workbook 6%
2) Weekly recording 6%
3) Composition 12% (3% x 4 compositions)
• Midterm: 20%
1) Vocabulary, Grammar, Expressions, and Conversations 10 %
2) Listening and Reading 10%
• Final: 35%
1) Vocabulary, Grammar, Expressions, and Conversations 10%
2) Listening and Reading 10%
3) Oral (Skit and Free conversation) 15%
• Project 10%

Assignment Policy
• Your assignment grade should be 6.0 or higher to pass the course. In other words, if you fail to submit high-quality assignments in a timely manner, you may fail the course even if your overall course grade is 6.0 or higher. Your diligent and sincere effort is highly valued.
• Assignments submitted two or more weeks late will not be graded: i.e. if you submit many assignments at the end of the semester all at once, they will not be counted toward your assignment grade. If you have a valid reason to submit your assignment late, you may get dispensation from this rule, but you have to consult the course coordinator, Mw. Dr. A.R. Nam.

Resit Policy
• If you fail to meet the attendance requirement, you will fail the course with no resit chance.
• If you fail to receive 6.0 or higher from assignment grade, you will fail the course with no resit chance. You can prevent this by punctual submission of your assignments.
• You have 2 resit chances for vocab quiz upon request, within 2 weeks of the original quiz date.
• There is no resit after the midterm written exams even if your grade is lower than 6.0.
• If your average grade of midterm and final for “Vocab, Grammar, Expressions, and Conversation” is below 6.0, you need to resit only for this portion. This resit covers the entire material of the relevant area of the course and the mark will replace both midterm and final (thus, 20% of the final grade).
• If your average grade of midterm and final for “Listening and Reading” is below 6.0, you need to resit only for this portion. This resit covers the entire material of the relevant area of the course and the mark will replace both midterm and final (thus, 20% of the final grade).
• Even if your average grades of written exams are 6.0 or higher, you are to resit if your final written exam is below 5.0.
• Final oral exam consists of two components. You should receive overall 6.0 or higher to pass the oral exam. If you fail to receive 5.5 or higher in any component(s) (even if the average of the two is over 6.0), you need to resit the failed component(s).

Attendance Policy
• As is the case for all Korean Studies courses, a strict attendance policy will be enforced. Attendance for all seminars is expected.
• Failure to attend results in a lower grade (no penalty for the first absences, but you will lose 1% each of your final grade from the second absence and on).
• If you are late for class three times, it will be considered as one absence.
• If you do not attend more than 6 classes (i.e. 7th absence and on), you will not be able to continue attending the classes and your exam and/or assignments may not be graded by the instructor(s). If you have a valid reason not to attend, you may get dispensation from this rule, but you have to consult the coordinator of studies, Ms. Kraakman, on this.

To pass the course and leave for study abroad, you need to accomplish:
• Decent attendance record (no more than 6 absences)
• Assignment grade of 6.0 or higher
•Completion of a project
• Exam grade of 6.0 or higher from all three components of the exams: 1) Vocabulary, Grammar, Expressions, and Conversation; 2) Listening and Reading; and 3) Oral (6.0 or higher for overall oral grade and minimum grade of 5.5 for individual components of oral exam)
• If you fail to fulfil any single one requirement mentioned above, you cannot continue your study.

Debriefing exam: Within two weeks after exam, date and time for exam debriefing session will be announced via Blackboard in order for students to view their exam.

Blackboard

Blackboard will supplement the off-line class (e.g. extra course materials/self-study materials, announcement, grade check, etc.).

Reading list

  • 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
  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2B: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul. ISBN: 9788992491327
  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2B: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul. ISBN: 9788992491365

Registration

Students are required to register for this course via uSis, the course registration system of Leiden University. General information about the Registration procedure

Contact

Contact the coordinator: Mw. Dr. A.R. Nam

Remarks

As is the case for all Korean Studies courses, a strict attendance policy will be enforced. Attendance to all lectures and seminars is expected. Failure to attend results in a lower grade. If you do not attend more than three classes 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 not to attend, you may get dispensation from this rule, but you have to consult the coordinator of studies on this.