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Korean for Academic Purposes (KAP): Reading


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.


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.


The timetables are available through My Timetable.

Mode of instruction


Assessment method

Assessment and weighing

Students must pass the final exam and meet the assignment requirement. Thereafter final grades will be determined according to the following formula:

  • Reading quiz: 50%

  • Final exam: 35%

  • Assignment: 15%


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

  • You should not miss more than 4 reading quizzes to pass the course.

  • You should resit the final exam if the grade is below 6.0.

  • If you receive 5.4 or lower for an assignment, you should resit.

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

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


Enrolment through My Studymap is mandatory.

General information about uSis 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 may result 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.