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Study abroad in Korea: Intensive language learning

Vak 2018-2019

Admission requirements

This course is only available for Korean studies students who obtained the propaedeutic diploma and successfully completed all courses of the first semester of BA2.

Description

Students attend an intensive Korean language program at Sogang University in Seoul where they complete levels three and four (or higher). During five days a week, students have speaking, listening, reading and writing classes. Through this study abroad program, students make substantial and fast progress in linguistic competence (overall proficiency, grammar, lexis, oral-aural skills and fluency), in sociolinguistic competence (sensitivity to social conventions), and in pragmatic competence (functional use of linguistic resources).

Course objectives

The course objectives are as follows:
• [Level 3] To be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.
• [Level 3] To be able to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions and briefly given reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.
• [Level 4] To be able to understand, with ease and confidence, 1) simple sentence-length speech in basic personal and social contexts and 2) the main ideas of complex text on both concrete and abstract topics.
• [Level 4] To be able to handle successfully uncomplicated tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of basic information related to work, school, recreation, particular interests, and areas of competence.

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Seminar

Course Load

• Total course load: 700 hours

  • Attending classes: 400 hours (20 hours per week over 20 weeks)
  • Preparing for tutorials, review and home assignment: 200 hours
  • Preparing for exams: 100 hours

Assessment method

  • Grade conversion
    In order to pass this course, students should obtain level 4 or higher proficiency certificate from Sogang University or its equivalent. (The final grade will be processed only when passing level 4 or higher)
    The final grade is the average of level 3 (or higher) Korean course and level 4 (or higher) course marks.

  • Resit
    A level 4 resit (grammar and vocabulary, speaking, listening, reading, and writing) is organized in September in Leiden. Students take a resit for those parts that were insufficient. (The sufficient parts cannot be re-taken.)

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for all relevant information including grade conversion

Reading list

The course books are as follows:
1. Song-Hee Kim et.al. 2008. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 3A. Sogang University Korean language education center. (ISBN: 9788992491396)
2. Song-Hee Kim et.al. 2008. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 3A. Sogang University Korean language education center.
(ISBN: 9788992491433)
3. Song-Hee Kim et.al. 2008. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 3B. Sogang University Korean language education center.
(ISBN: 9788992491464)
4. Song-Hee Kim et.al. 2008. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 3B. Sogang University Korean language education center.
(ISBN: 9788992491501)
5. Song-Hee Kim et.al. 2015. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 4A. Sogang University Korean language education center.
(ISBN: 9788992491846)
6. Song-Hee Kim et.al. 2015. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 4A. Sogang University Korean language education center.
(ISBN: 9788992491914)
7. Song-Hee Kim et.al. 2015. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 4B. Sogang University Korean language education center.
(ISBN: 9788992491884)
8. Song-Hee Kim et.al. 2015. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 4B. Sogang University Korean language education center.
(ISBN: 9788992491921)

Registration

Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Contact

Contact information: Mw. Dr. Jin Hee Park

Remarks

For those whom passed level 5 at the host University, the level of this course will be adjusted to 300.
For those whom passed level 6 at the host University, the level of this course will be adjusted to 400.