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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 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. Students will deal with more grammar and linguistic proficiency than before. Students will at the same time learn how to apply gained 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 A2 of the Common European Framework of Regerence (CEFR).

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 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 A2
Writing A2
Listening A2
Speaking A2


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

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 Tutorial-lecturer 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 four (4) times.

Assessment method


  • Written / oral exam and quiz

  • Home assignment and attendance


Partial grade Weighing
Vocabulary quiz 5%
Home assignment and attendance 15%
Midterm written/oral exam 35%
Final written/oral exam 45%

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 80% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.

The BA International Studies program does not allow students to resit passed (constituent) examination(s) within the language courses. Language acquisition is, primarily, accomplished through in-class acquisition activities and practical assignments which contribute to the (final) examination. The diverse structure of the language courses and characteristics of language acquisition therefore withhold the possibility to resit a passed examination.

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

  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2B: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 8992491328

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


  • Enrolment for the workgroup through My Studymap is mandatory.

  • No enrolment needed for the language exams.



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