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Korean 1 Beginners

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2020-2021

Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme.

Description

Korean 1 Beginners is an intensive language course for novice learners, which begins with the Korean character Hangeul, a phonetic writing system same to the Roman alphabet. In this course, students will acquire a beginning level of Korean and develop communication skills through various class activities, e.g. role-playing, interviewing, and group activities.

Course objectives

This course enables the student to achieve a good level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
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.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A1
Writing A1
Listening A1
Speaking A1

Timetable

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Mode of instruction

Tutorials

Three two-hour tutorials every week, with the exception of the midterm exam week. Attending all tutorial sessions is compulsory. With online education, it is more important than ever to maintain communication and stay in touch with your study groups. For this reason, if you are unable to attend a session, it is required that you inform your tutor in advance. Please note that being absent at any tutorial session may have a negative impact on the grade of the assignment due for that particular tutorial session. This is at the discretion of the tutor.

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written / oral exam and quiz

  • In-class speaking / listening / fluent reading / dictation test

  • Home assignment and attendance

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Midterm written / oral exam 30%
Final written / oral exam 40%
Vocabulary Quiz 5%
In-class speaking / listening / fluent reading / dictation test 15%
Home assignment and attendance 10%

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.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 70% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.

Exam review and feedback

How and when an exam review will take place will be disclosed together with the publication of the exam results at the latest. If a student requests a review within 30 days after publication of the exam results, an exam review will have to be organized.

Reading list

  • Choe et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 1A: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.

    ISBN: 9788976995728

  • Choe et al. (2009). New Sogang Korean 1A: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul.

    ISBN: 9788976995735

  • Choe et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 1B: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.

    ISBN: 9788976995773

  • Choe et al. (2009). New Sogang Korean 1B: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul.

    ISBN: 9788976995780

Registration

  • 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.

Contact

Dr. J.H. Park

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.

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