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Korean 2


Admission requirements

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 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.


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Mode of instruction


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%;

  • Weekly participation and assignment: 20%;

  • Midterm written exam: 30%;

  • Final written exam: 30%;

  • Final Oral exam: 15%.


  • If you fail to meet the attendance requirement, you will fail the course. No resit or make-up.

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

  • If you complete none of the assignment by choice, 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, conversations, and a composition 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

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 uSis is mandatory.
General information about uSis is available on the website.

Registration Studeren à la carte and Contractonderwijs

Not applicable.


Contact the coordinator: Dr. A.R. Nam


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.