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Korean 2 Pre-Intermediate


Admission requirements

This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies.
This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies who have passed Korean 1 Beginners.


This course is designed to enhance communication skills acquired in Korean 1 with heavy focus on oral and aural competence. Students will attain pre-intermediate level Korean through near-authentic materials, various class activities, and action-oriented learning tasks. In addition, students will develop further knowledge of the Korean language for everyday communication, such as grammar and vocabulary, expressions and sentence structures.

Course objectives

The course objectives (A2 level) are as follows:

  • To be able to communicate in simple and routine tasks requiring a simple and direct exchange of information on familiar and routine matters.

  • To be able to describe in simple terms aspects of his/her background, immediate environment and matters in areas of immediate need.

  • To be able to understand sentences and frequently used expressions related to areas of most immediate relevance, e.g. basic personal and family information, local geography.


The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website

Mode of instruction

Three two hour tutorials every week

Attending lectures and tutorials is compulsory. If you are not able to attend a lecture or a tutorial, please inform the tutor of the course. Being absent without notification can result in a lower grade or exclusion from the final exam or essay.

Course Load

Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), this equals 280 hours, broken down by:

  • Attending classes: 72 hours (6 hrs per week over 12 weeks)

  • Preparing classes, exams and extra activities: 205 hours

  • Assessment hours (midterms and final exam): 3 hours

Assessment method

  • There is no re-sit test during the course.


  • Learning aim: Use of vocabulary/expressions and grammar; proficiency in listening, reading, writing and speaking
    Assessment: Written/oral exam and quiz
    Percentage: 60%

  • Learning aim: Aquisition of good pronunciation and accent, speaking, listening and reading skills
    Assessment: In-class speaking/listening/reading/fluent reading test
    Percentage: 15%

  • Learning aim: Active participation in class
    Assessment: Home assignment and attendance
    Percentage 15%

  • Learning aim: development of self-directed learning skills
    Assessment: Video project
    Percentage 10%


Assessment: Written/oral exam and quiz: 60%
Assessment: In-class oral/listening/fluent reading/dictation test: 15%
Assessment: Home assignment and attendance: 15%
Assessment: Video project: 10%

To complete the final mark, please take notice of the following: the final mark for the course is established by determining the weighted average.
To pass the course, the average has to be 5.5 at least.


If the final grade is insufficient (lower than a 6), there is the possibility of a resit.
The resit will be a written exam of two hours, and will test if the students have reached the end level of this semester. This exam consists of the following components:

  • Reading and writing;

  • Written dialogue;

  • Vocabulary and grammar.


Blackboard will be used. For tutorial groups: please enroll in blackboard after your enrolment in uSis
Students are requested to register on Blackboard for this course.

Reading list

  • 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

  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2A: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 9788992491266

  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2A: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
    ISBN: 9788992491303


Enrolment through uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available in English and Dutch

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable


Dr. J.H. Park


For this course attendance and participation is essential. Classes missed for a good reason have to be discussed with the language instructor BEFORE the class takes place. Frequent absence will inevitably lead to lower participation grades, or denied access to the final exam.
This course uses Integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.