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Korean 2 Pre-Intermediate

Course
2019-2020

Admission requirements

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

Description

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 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

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.

Skill CEFR Level
Reading A1.5
Writing A1.5
Listening A1.5
Speaking A1.5

Timetable

The timetable is available on the BA International Studies website.

Mode of instruction

Tutorials

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 five (5) times.

Course Load

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

Component Estimated time
Attending classes 72 hours
Assessment hours (exams) 6 hours
Preparing for classes, exams and extra activities 202 hours

Assessment method

Assessment

  • Written / oral exam and quiz

  • In-class speaking / listening / fluent reading / writing test

  • Video project

  • Home assignment and attendance

Weighing

Partial grade Weighing
Midterm written/oral exam 30%
Final written/oral exam 30%
Vocabulary quiz 10%
In-class listening/reading/fluent reading/writing test 10%
Video project 10%
Home assignment and attendance 10%

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.

Resit

If the End Grade is insufficient (lower than a 6.0), there is a possibility of retaking the full 70% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.

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.

Blackboard

Blackboard will be used for this course. Students are requested to enroll on Blackboard, but only after correct enrolment in uSis.

Reading list

  • Choe et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 1B: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.

    ISBN: 9788976995773

  • Choe et al. (2009). New Sogang Korean 1B: Workbook. Sogang University 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

Registration

  • 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.

  • General information about uSis is available here.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.

Contact

Dr. J.H. Park

When contacting lecturers or tutors, please include your full name, student number, and tutorial group number.
Please use your University email-address (uMail) when communicating with any person or department within Leiden University.

Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies

Remarks

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