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Korean 2


Admission requirements

This course is only available for BA students in Korean Studies. Only those who have successfully completed Korean 1 or equivalent can enroll.


This intensive language course builds on the knowledge and skills gained during the first semester. 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 writing assignments.

Course objectives

By the end of the course, students are expected to (or will be able to):

  • Gain 720+ items of new vocabulary (approximately 1500 accumulatively);

  • Understand and produce more complex sentences with a firm grasp of relevant grammar;

  • Understand and produce cohesive narration/discourse both in spoken and written forms;

  • Hold conversation comfortably about familiar topics and personal interests;

  • Attain better understanding of different registers and use them more appropriately according to context and situation;

  • Improve pronunciation and accent;

  • Gain insights into Korean language and culture.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction

Seminar & Lecture

Assessment method

Assessment and Weighing

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

  • Weekly in-class vocabulary quizzes: 5%;

  • Midterm written exam: 40%;

  • Final written exam: 40%;

  • Final Oral exam: 15%.


Prerequisite for midterm written exam:

  • No more than two missing workbook units in 2A

  • Average 90% or higher in 2A Remindo pre-unit tests

Prerequisite for final written exam:

  • No more than two missing workbook units in 2B

  • Average 90% or higher in 2B Remindo pre-unit tests


  • Students who fail to meet the attendance requirement will fail the course. No resit or make-up.

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

  • Upon request, students are allowed to resit Remindo pre-unit tests twice for 2A and twice for 2B. It is recommended that the resit be completed within 2 weeks of the original closing date, and at the latest, 2 working days prior to the midterm or the final exam.

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

  • If the weighted average grade of midterm and final for (1) listening, (2) reading, and (3) grammar, vocabulary, and dialogue respectively is below 6.0, students need to 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.

  • Students who received a grade below 5.0 in either the midterm or the final exam are required to resit, even if their average grade is 6.0 or higher.

  • The final oral consists of two exams. Students should receive an overall grade of 6.0 or higher to pass. Students, who fail to receive 5.5 or higher in any of the two exams (even if the average of the two is over 6.0), need to resit the failed portion. Students who receive 5.5 from both oral exams need to resit at least one portion of choice to raise the overall average grade above 6.0.

Inspection and feedback

Within two weeks after an exam, date and time for exam debriefing session will be announced via Brightspace in order for students to view their exam.

Reading list

  • 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;

  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2B: Student Book. Sogang University Press. Seoul. ISBN: 9788992491327;

  • Kim et al. (2008). New Sogang Korean 2B: Workbook. Sogang University Press. Seoul. ISBN: 9788992491365.


Enrolment through MyStudyMap is mandatory.
General information about course and exam enrolment is available on the website


  • 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.