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DRPS : Course Catalogue : School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures : Asian Studies

Undergraduate Course: Foundation Korean Language 1 (ASST07019)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course is intended for beginners with no previous knowledge of Korean. It is designed to give absolute beginners a basic, working knowledge of spoken and written Korean. The course is not suitable for students with previous knowledge of Korean.

All students take all elements of assessment, including the examination. Auditing (Class Only) is not allowed.

This course is a semester long and normally runs in semester 1 and semester 2. On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Foundation Korean Language 2, which follows on from Foundation Korean Language 1.
Course description The lectures will be taught in larger groups (of approximately 30 students), while separate oral tutorials will entail smaller groups (of around 15 students). In the tutorials, students will be able to practice speaking and writing tutorials. Classes will be conducted in an interactive manner, combining PowerPoint presentations by the instructor and role play among students. Students will learn the Korean script (Hangul) and will acquire a vocabulary of 600/700 Korean words. You will also learn how to comprehend and compose short pages in Korean. Topics covered throughout the course will include daily routines, making plans, means of transportation and shopping.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Students MUST NOT also be taking Foundation Korean Language 2 (ASST07018)
Other requirements This course is designed for absolute beginners to the Korean language. It is encouraged for students to take Foundation Korean Language 2 after completing Foundation Korean Language 1, but the two courses MUST NOT be taken in the same semester/at the same time.
Additional Costs Textbooks.
Information for Visiting Students
Pre-requisitesVisiting students can only take this course as a credit bearing course.
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  80
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 22, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 22, Formative Assessment Hours 2, Summative Assessment Hours 2, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 148 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Course work (100%)

Regular automatically graded online tests including listening comprehension and a composition (typing) (100%)
Feedback Students will be given written feedback on their continuous assessment tasks, including corrections of their mistakes and indications of general areas for improvement. Students will also receive oral feedback in class time, including corrections of their pronunciation and grammar / vocabulary mistakes.
Exam Information
Exam Diet Paper Name Hours & Minutes
Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)Foundation Korean Language 12:00
Resit Exam Diet (August)Foundation Korean Language 12:00
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Read and comprehend short, simple texts written in the Korean script (Hangul)
  2. Comprehend basic audio passages of Korean language being spoken at a natural pace
  3. Communicate at an elementary level of Korean in situations of daily routine, such as introducing oneself and making telephone calls
  4. Observe basic Korean cultural customs, such as how to greet someone, what do before eating meals, etc.
  5. Develop confidence in language learning and to work both independently and in groups as a successful language learner.
Reading List
Text book: New Sogang Korean 1A Student Book, Sogang University Press.
Workbook: New Sogang Korean 1A Student Book, Sogang University Press

Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Studying Korean language will provide you with a competitive edge in the increasingly globalised job market. It will develop your general linguistic skills which will improve your general communicative abilities. Also, through learning about Korean culture, your intercultural awareness will be greatly enhanced, which is a characteristic desired by many employers.
Special Arrangements This course is open to all students as a credit bearing course, or over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course.

LLC students may only take this course if it is over and above their full credit load, as a non credit bearing course. Visiting Students may only take this course for credits.

Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment excluding centrally arranged exam).
KeywordsKorean language; Korean culture; Korean studies; Korea
Course organiserDr Sam Jin
Course secretaryMiss Charlotte McLean
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114
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