Undergraduate Course: Foundation Korean Language 1 (ASST07019)
|School||School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 7 (Year 1 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
|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-requisites||Visiting students can only take this course as a credit bearing course.
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Available to all students (SV1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
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
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Course work (100%)
Regular automatically graded online tests including listening comprehension and a composition (typing) (100%)
||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.
||Hours & Minutes
|Main Exam Diet S2 (April/May)||Foundation Korean Language 1||2:00|
|Resit Exam Diet (August)||Foundation Korean Language 1||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 do before eating meals, etc.
- Develop confidence in language learning and to work both independently and in groups as a successful language learner.
|Text book: New Sogang Korean 1A Student Book, Sogang University Press.|
Workbook: New Sogang Korean 1A Student Book, Sogang University Press
|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.
||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).
|Keywords||Korean language; Korean culture; Korean studies; Korea
|Course organiser||Dr Sam Jin
|Course secretary||Miss Charlotte McLean
Tel: (0131 6)50 4114