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Korean 3


Admission requirements

This course is only available for Korean studies students who have successfully completed the BA1 course Korean 2.


This intensive language course builds on the knowledge and skills gained during BA 1. It aims to further the acquisition of essential linguistic knowledge and practical language use. During class, students will have various opportunities to apply their linguistic knowledge to actual usage of the language through: interactive and communicative activities; reading and listening activities; and assignments.

Course objectives

The course objectives are as follows:

  • To be able to understand the main points of clear standard input on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, school, leisure, etc.; and

  • To be able to describe experiences and events, dreams, hopes and ambitions, an briefly given reasons and explanations for opinions and plans.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Students must pass the exams (midterm & final written exams and final oral exams). Thereafter final grades will be determined according to the following formula:

  • Vocabulary quizzes: 10%;

  • Workbook submissions: 5%;

  • Assignments: 10%;

  • Midterm written exam: 30%;

  • Final written exam: 30%;

  • Final oral exam: 15%.


  • If you fail to meet the attendance requirement (*see Remarks), you will fail the course. No resit or make-up.

  • If you fail to meet the requirements for workbook submissions, you will fail the course. No resit or make-up.

  • You can do two vocabulary resits upon request, as long as it is within two weeks of the original quiz date.

  • There is no resit after the midterm written exam even if your grade is lower than 6.0.

  • If your average grade of midterm and final for (1) listening, (2) reading, and (3) grammar, vocabulary, and conversations, respectively is below 6.0, you need resit only the failed portion. The resit covers all material of the relevant area of the course and the resit grade will replace both the midterm and final.

  • Even if your average grade of the written exams is 6.0 or higher, you will have to resit if you receive below 5.5 in your final exam.

  • The final oral consists of two exams. You should receive overall 6.0 or higher to pass. If you fail to receive 5.5 or higher in any of the two exams (even if the average of the two is over 6.0), you need to resit the failed portion(s). If you receive 5.5 from both oral exams, you need to resit at least one portion of your choice to make the overall average grade over 6.0.

Inspection 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.

Reading list

The course books are as follows:

  • Song-Hee Kim Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 3A. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2008. (ISBN: 9788992491396);

  • Song-Hee Kim Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 3A. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2008. (ISBN: 9788992491433);

  • Song-Hee Kim Sogang Korean New Series Student’s book 3B. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2008. (ISBN: 9788992491464); and

  • Song-Hee Kim Sogang Korean New Series Workbook 3B. Sogang University Korean language education center, 2008. (ISBN: 9788992491501)Men


Enrolment through My Studymap is mandatory.


  • For substantive questions, contact the lecturer listed in the right information bar.

  • For questions about enrolment, admission, etc, contact the Education Administration Office: Vrieshof


As is the case for all Korean Studies courses, a strict attendance policy will be enforced. Attendance in all lectures and seminars is expected. Failure to attend may result in a lower grade. If you do not attend more than three classes (per 5EC), you will not be able to continue attending the classes and your exam and/or paper may not be graded by the instructor(s). If you have a valid reason for absence, you may get dispensation from this rule, but this requires that you consult the coordinator of studies.

  • Dispensation from the attendance policy for extenuating circumstances can only be granted by the Board of Examiners.