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Admission requirements

Successful completion of BA2 program (level 4 Korean language courses at SKKU or its equivalent).


The aim of this course is to enable students to read advanced level texts in Korean for academic and daily purposes. At the end of the course, students will be prepared linguistically to conduct review of literature written in Korean for their own research.

Course objectives

Students will:

  • Familiarize themselves with the styles and the linguistic conventions of advanced level Korean texts including academic texts and news articles.

  • Develope reading fluency and strategies.

  • Increase vocabulary.



Mode of instruction

  • Seminar

Course Load

  • Total workload 140 hours;

  • Contact hours: 2 hours per week X 13 weeks = 26 hours

  • Preparation and home assignment: 4 hours per week X 13 weeks = 52 hours

  • Preparation for exam: 62 hours

Assessment method

  • Attendance and active participation: 10%

  • Assignments: 30%

  • Quizzes: 30%

  • Final written exam: 30%


Blackboard will be used for delivery of relevant reading materials and submission of assignments.

Reading list

*Required textbooks

  • Kim et al. 2012. Academic Korean Reading Intermediate II (대학 강의 수강을 위한 한국어 읽기 중급 II). Seoul: Yonsei University Press.

  • Hwang et al. 2012. Academic Korean Reading Advanced Level (대학 강의 수강을 위한 한국어 읽기 고급). Seoul: Yonsei University Press.

Other relevant reading materials will be delivered through Blackboard.


Students are required to register for this course via uSis, the course registration system of Leiden University. General information about the Registration procedure


The Coordinator/Teacher: Mw. Dr. A. R. Nam, Room 017 in the Arsenaal.


Compulsory attendance.
Co-ordinator of Studies Mw. S. Kraakman