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Korean Language in Use


Admission requirements

BA2 students in Korean Studies who successfully completed Korean 3 (5722KK03) or Korean Language Study in Korea (5722VK07, level 3 or equivalent) can enroll.


This course is designed to consolidate communication skills of Korean language obtained through Korean 1 ~ 3 courses. There is a particular focus on getting familiar with colloquial language and developing practical language skills. Different media resources such as TV drama, variety shows, movies, documentaries, and webcomic will be used to learn vocabulary from, look into grammar usage, and to choose discussion topics from. By the end of the semester, students are expected to have wider exposure to different colloquial styles of the language and certain cultural themes that might surface more than others in Korean mass media.

Course objectives

  • Recognize and reproduce grammatical features, vocabulary, and expressions learned through Korean 1 to Korean 3;

  • Identify new grammar and vocabulary from learning materials and use them correctly;

  • Explain or describe a given topic related to learning materials;

  • Present a video incorporating new language skills and background knowledge acquired throughout the course.


The timetables are avalable through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Assessment and weighing

  • Quizzes: 30%

  • Assignments: 25%

  • Group Project: 20%

  • Final Written Exam: 25%


  • If a student fails to meet the attendance requirement (see Remarks), the student will fail the course. No resit or make-up for attendance.

  • There is no resit for missing Brightspace quizzes on time.

  • There is no resit for any in-class tasks and the group project.

  • A student must receive 55% or higher on all quizzes combined in order to pass the course.

  • A student who fails to receive 5.5 or higher in the final exam should resit.

Inspection 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

List of media contents to be used for the course materials: (* The list is subject to change without notice due to the accessibility of the resources.)

  • TV drama: ‘나의 아저씨’, ‘사이코지만 괜찮아’

  • TV show: ‘비정상회담’, ‘별다리 시리즈’, ‘유퀴즈온더블락’

  • Docuseries : ‘김영철의 동네 한 바퀴’

  • Movie: ‘82년생 김지영 (Kim Ji-young: Born 1982)’

  • Webcomic: ‘아홉수 우리들’ (NAVER Webtoon)


Enrolment through MyStudyMap is mandatory. General information about course and exam enrolment is available on the website


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Vrieshof


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 students do not attend more than three classes (per 5EC), they will not be able to continue attending the classes and their exam and/or assignments may not be graded by the instructor(s). If the students have a valid reason for absence, they may get dispensation from this rule, but this requires that they consult the coordinator of studies.

  • Dispensation from the attendance policy for extenuating circumstances can only be granted by the Board of Examiners.