Korean Beginners 2
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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- Apply their learning to simple conversations in Korean in every day social and work contexts with an extended range of vocabulary and level of proficiency
- Read and write Korean in all language registers required to negotiate successfully in the Korean workplace and educational contexts
- Demonstrate at a higher level of proficiency to Korean Beginners 1 how language practice relates to a wide range of cultural and social contexts in Korea
- Contrast between further techniques of foreign language learning, and research and problem-solving skills using Korean resource materials (such as dictionaries and online tools)
- Evaluate how intercultural self-awareness and an openness to new ideas affects verbal and non-verbal communication practices in global contexts
- -Weather; Expressing politeness, descriptive verbs, making conjectures
- -University life; Expressing obligation, ability, and possibility
- -Housing and living in Korea; Suggesting, asking for and expressing intention/prohibition
- -Shopping; Making suggestions, talking about personal experience
- -Workplace; Expressing formal politeness
- -Family; Making comparisons
- -Transportation; Giving direction
- -Health; Expressing feelings
- -Cooking; Expressing ability and intention
- -Public services; Asking and giving permission
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Students with Korean language proficiency equivalent to Korean Beginners 1 may enrol in this unit upon successful placement test. Please contact Unit Coordinator for more information.
No additional requirements
This subject builds on the learning outcomes of Korean Beginners 1. Focusing on a supportive and scaffolded approach to language learning, this subject will build on the basic written and spoken Korean communication skills achieved through the successful completion of Korean Beginners 1. On successful completion of this unit students will be able to extend their knowledge of the basic communication skills required when travelling or working in Korea.
Through readings and classroom exercises, students will also be introduced to polite formal language registers required in the Korean workplace and learn further key grammatical structures while learning about Korean education system, workplace cultures food cultures to contextualise their language 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.
The study of Korean language and culture is highly recommended for students planning on a career in engineering, science, commerce, international relations, creative arts or teaching. Competence in an Asian language gives a competitive advantage in the labour market.
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- 3 IRIS Invigilated tests (50%)
- Spoken (oral) demonstration (25%)
- Reflective Journal (25%)
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