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 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 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 listening / reading / writing / dictation / conjugation test
Home assignment and attendance
|Midterm written/oral exam||30%|
|Final written/oral exam||40%|
|In-class listening/reading/writing/dictation/conjugation test||10%|
|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 the full 70% of the exam material (tests, quizzes, Midterm Exam and Final Exam). No resit for the tutorial (participation, homework and video project) 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 1B: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
Choe et al. (2009). New Sogang Korean 1B: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2A: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul.
Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2A: 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
This course uses an integrated communicative language learning method. Therefore active participation in the classroom activities is essential for successful learning outcomes.