This course is only available for BA students in Korean Studies and in some cases also for students in MA Asian Studies.
No partial EC is given – students should attend all classes (8hrs/week) to obtain the course grade.
Prerequisite: Students should know how to read and write Korean alphabet, Hangeul, prior to joining the course. The online lessons in the following link may help.
In this intensive language course, students will learn Korean in an interactive small-group setting. Through various speaking, listening, reading, writing, and grammar exercises and activities, both online and offline, students will gain fundamental linguistic knowledge and learn how to use the Korean language for practical purposes.
Foreign language learning is an accumulative process. Students are expected to attend all classes and study for a MINIMUM of 2 hours daily to make successful progress in this course.
By the end of the course, students are expected to (or will be able to):
Read and write Korean alphabet fluently;
Acquire reasonably good pronunciation and accent;
Grasp fundamental knowledge of Korean grammar;
Gain 720+ new items of vocabulary;
Understand simple spoken and written Korean on familiar topics, mostly related to self and direct surroundings;
Maintain simple daily conversation and write sentences and paragraphs on personal matters;
Gain insight into Korean language and culture.
Mode of instruction
Assessment and Weighing
Students must pass the exams (midterm & final written exams and final oral exams). Thereafter final grades will be determined according to the following formula:
Weekly in-class vocabulary quizzes: 5%;
Weekly participation and assignments: 20%;
Midterm written exam: 20%;
Final written exam: 40%;
Final Oral exam: 15%.
If you fail to meet the attendance requirement, you will fail the course. No resit or make-up.
You can do two vocabulary resits upon request, as long as it is within two weeks of the original quiz date.
If you fail to meet the requirements for workbook submission, you will fail the course. No resit or make-up.
If you fail to meet the requirements for the free choice assignment, you will fail the course. No resit or make-up.
You can resit Remindo pre-unit quizzes twice upon request, as long as it is within 2 weeks of the original closing date.
If you fail to meet the requirements for in-class homework, you will fail the course. No resit or make-up.
There is no resit after the midterm written exam even if your grade is lower than 6.0.
If your weighted average grade of midterm and final for (1) listening, (2) reading, and (3) grammar, vocabulary, conversations, and a composition respectively is below 6.0, you need resit only the failed portion. The resit covers all material of the relevant area of the course and the resit grade will replace both the midterm and final.
Even if your weighted average grade of the written exams is 6.0 or higher, you will have to resit if you receive below 5.5 in your final exam.
The final oral consists of three exams. You should receive overall 6.0 or higher to pass. If you fail to receive 5.5 or higher in any of the three exams (even if the average of the three is over 6.0), you need to resit the failed portion(s). If you receive 5.5 from all three oral exams, you need to resit at least one or two portion(s) of your choice to make the overall average grade over 6.0.
Inspection and feedback
Within two weeks after an exam, date and time for exam debriefing session will be announced via Brightspace in order for students to view their exam.
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.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
Contact the coordinator Mw. H. Bae MA
As is the case for all Korean Studies courses, a strict attendance policy will be enforced. Attendance in all lectures and seminars is expected. Failure to attend results in a lower grade. If you do not attend more than three classes (per 5 EC), 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 for absence, you may get dispensation from this rule, but this requires that you consult the coordinator of studies.