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Advanced Korean Language Training: Reading


This is a temporary course description.
The final description follows.

Admission requirements

MA Asia Studies students: Korea Studies (120 credits); East Asian Studies (60 credits) – Korea track; and others with sufficient Korean language skills.


This course aims to develop advanced level of reading competence in Korean. The course material covers various text-types from cartoons on current affairs, news articles, literary works and academic articles. Students will also have the chance to read some primary and secondary source materials written in Korean on the subject of the seminar “The Politics of Culture in North Korea”.

Course objectives

  • Improving reading skills and strategies – Retaining a broad lexical repertoire – Understanding a wide range of long and complex texts likely to be encountered in social, professional, or academic life


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Mode of instruction


Course Load

Total Workload: 140 hours
Contact hours (2h/week for 13 weeks): 26 h
Preparing lessons and assignments (7 h/week for 13 weeks): 90 h
Preparing exams: 24 h

Assessment method

Individual and Group Assignment and Presentation (60%)
Written examinations (40%)


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Reading list

To be announced on blackboard.


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