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Korean for Academic Purposes: Reading


Admission requirements

BA2 students in Koreastudies who successfully completed Korean2 or equivalent can enroll.


This is an intermediate Korean reading course. By reading short and semi-authentic news articles in Korean on various topics, students will learn vocabulary, grammar, and expressions that are frequently used in professional and academic texts.

Course objectives

Students will:

  • Read Korean texts regularly.

  • Familiarize themselves with the styles and the linguistic conventions of professional/academic texts.

  • Learn vocabulary and grammar in context.

  • Gain confidence in dealing with authentic Korean texts.


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Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Assessment and Weighing

Final grades will be determined according to the following formula:

  • Weekly participation and in-class assignments: 7%

  • Daily reading test (closed questions and short open questions): 75%

  • Weekly individual reading assignments: 18%


  • No resit for a missed reading test, unless due to uncontrollable circumstances and arranged in advance. This resit should take place within 2 weeks from the original test date in principle.

  • No grade given for the late submission of a weekly individual reading assignment, unless due to uncontrollable circumstances and arranged in advance.

Inspection and feedback

Within two weeks after a test or an assignment, students can review their test or receive feedback

Reading list

TTMIK. (2015). News In Korean (뉴스로 한국어 공부하기). Longtail Books. Seoul. ISBN: 9791186701102


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


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.