This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme who have passed Korean 1 Beginners.
This course is designed to enhance communication skills acquired in Korean 1 Beginners with heavy focus on oral and aural competence. Students will attain A1.5 level of proficiency in 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.
This course enables the student to achieve a good level A1.5 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
This course is the second 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.
The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.
Mode of instruction
Three 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 tutor 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 three (3) times.
Total course load for this course is 10 EC (1 EC = 28 hours), which equals 280 hours, broken down by:
Attending classes (6 hours per week over 12 weeks): 72 hours
Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities: 202 hours
Assessment hours (exams and other assessment): 6 hours
Written/oral exam and quiz
In-class listening/reading/fluent reading/writing test
Home assignment and attendance
|Midterm written/oral exam
|Final written/oral exam
|In-class listening/reading/fluent reading/writing test
|Home assignment and attendance
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 (reading, writing, speaking, and listening). No resit for the tutorial (participation) is possible.
Retaking a passing grade
Please consult the Course and Examination Regulations 2018 – 2019.
How and when an exam review takes place will be determined by the examiner. This review will be within 30 days after official publication of exam results.
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 for Tutorials is mandatory.
Students will be enrolled for Exams by the Administration Office, as long as they have a valid Tutorial enrolment.
Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs
When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.