Undergraduate | CUR-KOR100 | 2024
Korean Beginners 1
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Get ready to speak Korean at a basic level. You’ll build a vocabulary of common words and get to know elementary grammar. Write short and simple sentences in Hangul (the Korean script). Enjoy light conversations. Touch on Korean culture and society.
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- Study method
- 100% online
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- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 26 Aug 2024,
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- Entry requirements
- No ATAR needed,
- No prior study
- 13 weeks
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Korean Beginners 1
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Participate in simple conversations in Korean in social and work contexts required in daily life, travel and work contexts in Korea
- Read and write simple Korean, including text messages and emails
- Demonstrate how language conventions and use relate to Korean society and culture
- Demonstrate key techniques of foreign language learning, preparing students for further study, including other languages
- Comprehend basic Korean vocabulary and grammatical structures required for basic communication in Korean
- -Introduction to Korean language, hangeul (the Korean script)
- -Greetings and introducing yourself
- -Everyday life (1), common phrases and basic sentence structure
- -Places, exchanging information
- -Everyday life (2), making an appointment; agreeing; excusing onself
- -Positions and directions, giving instructions
- -Days and time, past tense
- -Everyday life (3), making suggestions
- -Free time and vacation, future tense
This subject is suitable for students with no or very limited experience in foreign language learning and is designed to support the learning needs of a university student with no or very limited knowledge of the Korean language. With a focus on supportive and scaffolded approach to language learning, this unit will introduce students to basic written and spoken Korean communication skills needed in daily life in Korea. On successful completion of this subject students will be able to master basic communication skills required when travelling or working in Korea, such as greetings, introductions, talking about past events, asking and giving permission as well as asking and giving directions. Students will also be introduced to the Korean writing system hangeul, and learn skills in writing basic emails, text messages and SMS messages in Korean while learning about Korean society, culture and history to contextualise their learning.
On successful completion of Korean Beginners 1 and 2, students will reach a level of competency equivalent to the National Institute of Korean Language’s Standard Curriculum for Korean Language TOPIK-I Level 2 lower level proficiency.
Korean language study is highly recommended for students planning a career in engineering, science, commerce, international relations, creative arts or teaching. Competence in an Asian language gives a competitive advantage in the careers market.
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- Spoken (oral) demonstration (25%)
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