This course is only available for students in the BA International Studies programme.
Korean 1 Beginners is an intensive language course for novice learners, which begins with the Korean character Hangeul, a phonetic writing system same to the Roman alphabet. In this course, students will acquire a beginning level of Korean and develop communication skills through various class activities, e.g. role-playing, interviewing, and group activities.
This course enables the student to achieve a good level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR).
This course is the first 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 timetables are available through My Timetable.
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 five (5) times.
Written / oral exam and quiz
In-class speaking / listening / reading / dictation test
Home assignment and attendance
|Midterm written / oral exam||30%|
|Final written / oral exam||40%|
|In-class speaking / listening / reading / dictation test||15%|
|Home assignment and attendance||10%|
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 70% of the exam material (exams, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation and homework) is possible.
The BA International Studies program does not allow students to resit passed (constituent) examination(s) within the language courses. Language acquisition is, primarily, accomplished through in-class acquisition activities and practical assignments which contribute to the (final) examination. The diverse structure of the language courses and characteristics of language acquisition therefore withhold the possibility to resit a passed examination.
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.
Choe et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 1A: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
Choe et al. (2009). New Sogang Korean 1A: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
Choe et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 1B: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
Choe et al. (2009). New Sogang Korean 1B: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
Enrolment for the workgroup through My Studymap is mandatory.
No enrolment needed for the language exams.
For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.
For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Student Affairs Office for BA International Studies
Passing this course is an additional requirement for a positive Study Recommendation at the end of the year.
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.