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Hanja and Vocabulary


Admission requirements

BA2 students in Korean Studies who successfully completed Korean 3 (5722KK03) or Korean Language Study in Korea (5722VK07, level 3 or equivalent) can enroll.


Expanding one’s vocabulary is crucial to become fluent in another language. The main aim of this course is to provide students with intensive Korean vocabulary learning opportunity. By learning basic 한자 and formation of words, students will have deeper understanding of a word and develop strategies to learn and use vocabulary in context.

Course objectives

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

  • Gain approximately 800+ new items of vocabulary, commonly used in daily and academic/professional context;

  • Have better understanding of the meaning and the usage of words by learning basic 한자 and word formation;

  • Develop strategies for new vocabulary learning and long-term vocabulary retention.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Assessment and Weighing

Final grades will be determined according to the following formula:

  • Weekly Quiz: 10%

  • Final written exams with closed questions and short open questions: 90%


  • No resit for a missed weekly quiz.

  • A student who fails to receive 5.5 or higher in the final exam should resit.

Inspection and feedback

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

Reading list

Relevant course materials will be provided via Bright Space.

Strongly Recommended but not Required books

  • 강현화 외 (2019). 단어 형성 원리로 배우는 한국어 어휘 1. 소통출판사. ISBN 9791186453711

  • 강현화 외 (2019). 단어 형성 원리로 배우는 한국어 어휘 2. 소통출판사. ISBN 9791186453728


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 results 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.