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Postgraduate Course: Korean Language Beginner 2 (ASST11119)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Literatures, Languages and Cultures CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThe course will be taught in larger groups for introduction of language skills and grammar while separate oral tutorials will entail smaller groups. In the tutorials, students will be able to practise speaking and writing tutorials. Classes will be conducted in an interactive manner, combining PowerPoint presentations by the instructor and role play among students.
Students should pass Korean Language Beginner 1 in the first semester to take this course or have equivalent Korean language ability.
Course description Students will acquire an additional vocabulary of 1800-2000 Korean words. Students will also learn how to comprehend and compose short essays in Korean. Topics covered throughout the course will include travel plans, honorific marker,daily habits, weather, leisure activities, ordering food, and conversation with family members. 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. There will be class test and quizzes throughout the year.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed Korean Language Beginner 1 (ASST11120)
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Students should pass Korean Language Beginner 1 before taking this course OR have equivalent Korean language ability. Students cannot take Korean Language Beginner 1 and Korean Language Beginner 2 in the same semester/at the same time.
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2023/24, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  10
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 196 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Regular automatically graded online tests including listening comprehension and a composition, as well as a final written test at the end of the semester. (100%)
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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), on a range of topics.
  2. Comprehend basic audio passages of dialogues between native Korean speakers.
  3. Communicate at an elementary level of Korean in situations of daily routine, such as ordering food in a restaurant, discussing the weather, etc.
  4. Observe basic Korean cultural customs, such as using honorific/non-honorific language.
Reading List
Essential textbooks:
Text book-
New Sogang Korean 1B Student Book. Korean Language Education Centre, Sogang University Press. ISBN 978-89-7699-577-3
New Sogang Korean 2A Student Book. Korean Language Education Centre, Sogang University Press. ISBN 978-89-92491-26-6
New Sogang Korean 1b Student Book. Korean Language Education Centre, Sogang University
Press. ISBN 978-89-7699-578-0
New Sogang Korean 2a Student Book. Korean Language Education Centre, Sogang University Press. ISBN 978-89-92491-30-3
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
Special Arrangements Please note that auditing this course is not allowed. You must be enrolled as CE (Class and Assessment excluding centrally arranged exam).
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Course organiserDr Robert Winstanley-Chesters
Course secretaryMiss Hope Hamilton
Tel: (0131 6)50 4167
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