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Semester 1

Foundation Korean Language 1 (ASST07019)


Asian Studies





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Entry is subject to a language proficiency test within the relevant subject area during the first lecture and at the discretion of the Course Organiser. Students can only take language courses suited to their language proficiency and may not take two courses in the same language at different levels in the same semester Please note that this course may incur additional costs for academic materials. Visiting students can only take this course as a credit bearing course.

Course Summary

This course is intended for beginners with no previous knowledge of Korean. It is designed to give absolute beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Korean. The course is not suitable for students with previous knowledge of Korean. All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed. This course is a semester long and normally runs in semester 1 and semester 2. On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Foundation Korean Language 2 in semester 2, which follows on from Foundation Korean Language 1.

Course Description

The lectures will be taught in larger groups (of approximately 30 students), while separate oral tutorials will entail smaller groups (of around 15 students). In the tutorials, students will be able to practice speaking and writing tutorials. Classes will be conducted in an interactive manner, combining PowerPoint presentations by the instructor and role play among students. Students will learn the Korean script (Hangul) and will acquire a vocabulary of 600/700 Korean words. You will also learn how to comprehend and compose short pages in Korean. Topics covered throughout the course will include daily routines, making plans, means of transportation and shopping.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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