Only those who successfully completed Korean 1.1 or equivalent can enroll.
This 6 hours/week intensive language course builds on the knowledge and skills gained during the first semester and aims to further the essential linguistic knowledge and practical language use. Students will have ample chances to apply gained linguistic knowledge to actual usage of the language through: interactive and communicative activities; reading and listening activities; and assignments and a project emphasizing self-expression.
Gain 600+ new vocabulary (1200+ accumulatively)
Understand and produce more complex sentences with firm grasp of grammar
Begin to understand and produce cohesive narration/discourse both in spoken and written forms
Hold conversation to perform simple daily functions as well as on familiar topics and personal interest
Improve pronunciation and accent
Gain insight into Korean language and culture
Mode of instruction
Total course load: 280 hours
Contact hours: 78 hours (6hrs x 13 weeks)
Preparation for each class including quizzes and assignments: 130 hours (10 hrs x 13 weeks)
Preparation for midterm exam: 24 hours
Preparation for final exam: 32 hours
Video project: 16 hours
Only when you pass the exams, your final grade will be determined in combination of the following items:
Weekly vocab quiz: 6%
Assignment: 24% (Workbook 6%, weekly recordings 6%, Composition12%: 3% x 4 compositions)
Midterm: 25% (Vocabulary, Grammar, Expressions and Conversations 10%, Listening and Reading 10%, Oral (skit) 5%)
Final: 35% (Vocabulary, Grammar, Expressions and Conversations 10%, Listening and Reading 10%, Oral (Fluent reading, Skit, and Free conversation) 15%)
Video Project 5%
Your assignment grade should be 6,0 or higher to pass the course. In other words, if you fail to submit high-quality assignments in a timely manner, you may fail the course even if your overall course grade is 6.0 or higher. Your diligent and sincere effort is highly valued.
Assignments submitted two or more weeks late will not be graded: i.e. if you submit many assignments at the end of the semester all at once, they will not be counted toward your assignment grade. If you have a valid reason to submit your assignment late, you may get dispensation from this rule, but you have to consult the course coordinator, Mw. Dr. A.R. Nam.
If you fail to meet the attendance requirement, you will fail the course with no resit chance.
If you fail to receive 6.0 or higher from assignment grade, you will fail the course with no resit chance. You can prevent this by punctual submission of your assignments.
You have 2 resit chances for vocab quiz upon request, within 2 weeks of the original quiz date.
There is no resit after the midterm written exams even if your grade is lower than 6.0.
If your average grade of midterm and final for “Vocab, Grammar, Expressions, and Conversation” is below 6.0, you need to resit only for this portion. This resit covers the entire material of the relevant area of the course and the mark will replace both midterm and final (thus, 20% of the final grade).
If your average grade of midterm and final for “Listening and Reading” is below 6.0, you need to resit only for this portion. This resit covers the entire material of the relevant area of the course and the mark will replace both midterm and final (thus, 20% of the final grade).
Even if your average grades of written exams are 6.0 or higher, you are to resit if your final written exam is below 5.0.
There is no resits after the midterm oral skits. Regardless of your grade, you perform your skit only once and the grade is final even if you receive a grade below 6.0 (no fail as long as you perform a skit). Unless absolutely necessary (e.g. serious health issues such as a scheduled surgery, family emergency such as attending funeral), you cannot postpone your skit. If you postpone your skit, your grade will be lowered.
Final oral exam consists of three components. You should receive overall 6.0 or higher to pass the oral exam. If you fail to receive 5.5 or higher in any of the three components (even if the average of the three is over 6.0), you need to resit the failed component(s).
As is the case for all Korean Studies courses, a strict attendance policy will be enforced. Attendance for all seminars is expected.
Failure to attend results in a lower grade (no penalty for the first absences, but you will lose 1% each of your final grade from the second absence and on).
If you are late for class three times, it will be considered as one absence.
If you do not attend more than 6 classes (i.e. 7th absence and on), you will not be able to continue attending the classes and your exam and/or assignments may not be graded by the instructor(s). If you have a valid reason not to attend, you may get dispensation from this rule, but you have to consult the coordinator of studies, Ms. Kraakman, on this.
To pass the course and advance to Korean 2.1, you need to accomplish:
Decent attendance record (no more than 6 absences)
Assignment grade of 6.0 or higher
Performance of a midterm oral skit
Completion of a video project
Exam grade of 6.0 or higher from all three components of the exams: 1) Vocabulary, Grammar, Expressions, Conversation, and Writing; 2) Listening and Reading; and 3) Oral (6.0 or higher for overall oral grade and minimum grade of 5.5 for individual components of oral exam)
If you fail to fulfil any single one requirement mentioned above, you cannot continue your study.
Debriefing exam: Within two weeks after exam, date and time for exam debriefing session will be announced via Blackboard in order for students to view their exam.
Yes. Blackboard will supplment the off-line class (e.g. extra course materials/self-study materials, announcement, grade check, etc.).
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
Students are required to register for this course via uSis, the course registration system of Leiden University. General information about the Registration procedure
Contact the coordinator: Mw. Dr. A.R. Nam