Postgraduate Course: Korean Language Beginner 1 (ASST11120)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The course will be taught in larger groups for introduction of language skills and grammars while separate oral tutorials will entail smaller groups. 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.
This course is a semester long and runs in semester 1. On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Korean Language Beginner 2 in the semester 2, which follows on from Korean Language Beginner 1 in the semester 1.
The course will be taught in larger groups while separate oral tutorials will entail smaller groups. 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. Students will also learn how to comprehend and compose short pages in Korean. Topics covered throughout the course will include location, number, daily routines, making plans, means of transportation, formal style and shopping.
Korean Language Beginner 1 is taught through a series of classes focused on different aspects of language learning. These classes are expected to be supplemented by individual study. The teaching activities will follow this pattern on a weekly basis:
- Conversation and Grammar class covers the Conversation and Grammar section of the textbooks.
- Reading and Writing class covers the Reading and Writing section of the textbooks.
- Workbook tutorial covers the Workbooks of the textbooks.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|Prohibited Combinations|| Students MUST NOT also be taking
Korean Language Beginner 2 (ASST11119)
||Other requirements|| This course is a semester long and designed for absolute beginners to the Korean language. On successful completion of the course students will have the option of taking Korean Language Beginner 2. However, these two course MUST NOT be taken in the same semester/at the same time.
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Class Test (includes listening and dictation) 30 %«br /»
Participation (attendance 10% and homework 10%) 20%«br /»
Final exam 50 % - One 2-hour written paper
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Korean Language Beginner 1 (S2)||2:00|
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Read and comprehend short, simple texts written in the Korean script (Hangul)
- Comprehend basic audio passages of Korean language being spoken at a natural pace
- Communicate at an elementary level of Korean in situations of daily routine, such as introducing oneself and making telephone calls
- Observe basic Korean cultural customs, such as how to greet someone, what to say before eating meals, etc.
|Textbooks. Seogang Korean 1A and 1B|
Work book: Seogang Korean 1a, 1b
Text book: New Sogang Korean 1A Student Book. Korean Language Education Centre, Sogang University Press. ISBN 978-89-7699-578-8, New Sogang Korean 1B Student Book. Korean Language Education Centre, Sogang University Press. ISBN 978-89-7699-577-3.
Workbook: New Sogang Korean 1a Student Book. Korean Language Education Centre, Sogang University Press. ISBN 978-89-7699-573-5, New Sogang Korean 1b Student Book. Korean Language Education Centre, Sogang University Press. ISBN 978-89-7699-578-0
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Sam Jin
|Course secretary||Miss Charlotte McLean
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114