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Korean 3 Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Korean 1 Beginners and Korean 2 Pre-Intermediate.


The course Korean 3 (Upper-) Intermediate builds on the essential linguistic knowledge and practical skills gained during the previous courses Korean 1 & 2, to further develop an intermediate level in speaking, listening, reading and writing competence in Korean. At this advanced level students will deal with more grammar and linguistic proficiency than before. Students will at the same time learn how to apply gained theoretical knowledge to actual and correct usage of the language through interactive and communicative activities during the classes, next to the assignments of writing and grammar exercises.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve an overall level B1 of the Common European Frame (CEF).
This course is the last 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 [language], 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.

Skill CEFR Level
(Audio)visual reception (Reading) B1
Written production (writing/translation) B1
Listening B1
Oral productions (speaking) B1/B2


The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction


Two 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 two (2) times.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 5 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 140 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes (4 hours per week over 12 weeks): 48 hours

  • Preparing for classes, exams, assignments and extra activities: 86 hours

  • Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours

Assessment method

Assessment and Weighing

  • Vocabulary quizzes: 10%

  • Assignments: 20% 1) Workbook 10% 2) Extra Grammar / Reading / Writing assignment: 10%

  • Two Midterm exams: 40% (= 2 x 20%) 1) Two oral exams for Speaking / Conversation:10% (= 2 x 5%) 2) Two written exams for Grammar / Listening / Reading / Writing: 30% (= 2 x 15%)

  • Final Exam: 30%
    1) Oral skit / Free dialogue: 10 % 2) Written Exam for Grammar / Listening / Reading / Writing: 20%

End Grade

  • 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 written exams.

  • The End Grade needs to be a 6.0 or higher to pass the course.


If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 70% 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 2018 – 2019.

Exam review

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.


Blackboard will be used for this course. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Song-Hee Kim 2008. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 2B. Hawoo. (ISBN: 978-89-92491-32-7)

  • Song-Hee Kim 2008. Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 2B, Grammar and Vocabulary Supplementary Book. Hawoo. (ISBN: 978-89-92491-33-4)

  • Song-Hee Kim 2008. Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 2B. Hawoo. (ISBN: 978-89-92491-36-5)


  • Enrolment through uSis for Tutorials is mandatory.

  • Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


Dr. J.H. Park

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.


This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.