KOREA231-22B (NET)

Korean Language 2

15 Points

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Paper Description

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Korean231-22B is a core Korean language paper for beginners who have a basic knowledge of Korean.

The main goals of this paper are:

  • To establish foundations for the practical application of grammar, vocabulary, and idioms as well as to introduce beginners to basic communicative skills in Korean with equal emphasis on speaking, listening, writing and reading
  • To provide the necessary self-study skills and knowledge for further language learning and cultural competence development related to Korean contexts.
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Paper Structure

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You will have two hours of lectures and two hours of tutorials per week. You will be expected to acquire key grammar and vocabulary knowledge through lectures and to actively participate in tutorial activities to enhance your Korean language skills.

This paper will cover Chapters 10-16 of Learn Korean with BTS Book 2 and 3. You will be able to borrow the textbook from the lecturer during the trimester. Additional materials and workbook assignments will be provided by the lecturers.

You will be expected to submit the workbook assignment corresponding to each lesson electronically every two or three weeks.

In order to progress to the expected level in the language, it is crucial that you attend and participate in scheduled classes, whether in person or via zoom. Each lesson will cover content that will help you do workbook assignments and prepare for exams. All the lectures and tutorials will be recorded and available on Moodle.

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Learning Outcomes

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Students who successfully complete the paper should be able to:

  • Write straightforward, basic texts relating to a range of everyday topics

    The Learning Outcomes are in accordance with the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) of the beginner level 1 (source: Korean National Institute for International Education. Level Descriptions available at: https://www.topikguide.com/topik-overview/)

    By the end of the course, successful students will be able to:

    • Write straightforward, basic texts relating to a range of everyday topics
    • Relate a straightforward narrative or description
    • Understand the main points of clear speech and writing used in everyday situations
    • Reflect appropriately on their language development
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  • Relate a straightforward narrative or description
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  • Understand the main points of clear speech and writing used in everyday situations
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  • Reflect appropriately on their language development
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Assessment

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Attendance and use of camera (10%)

Students are highly encouraged to attend classes and use their camera on Zoom. Attendance and use of camera on Zoom accounts for 0.5% of the total mark per class. The percentage of the mark for attendance and use of camera is capped at 10%. To get the maximum score, attendance and use of camera should be over 20 times.

Workbook assignment 1 (5%)
Chapters 1-9 (Due on Friday 22 July. Submit online via Moodle)

Workbook assignment 2 (5%)
Chapter 10 & Chapter 11 ­ (Due on Friday 12 August. Submit online via Moodle)

Mid-semester Test (20%)
The Mid-Semester Test covers the contents of Chapters 10, 11, and 12. The test is composed of 3 sections - advanced vocabulary, grammar and reading comprehension. The Mid-Semester Test will be invigilated and given from 3 pm to 4 pm during the lecture of Wednesday, 24 August. Details of the Test sections will be announced during the lecture on Wednesday 10 August.

Workbook assignment 3 (10%)
Chapter 10, Chapter 11 & Chapter 12­ (Due on Friday 9 September. Submit online via Moodle)

Workbook assignment 4 (10%)
Chapter 13 & Chapter 14 ­ (Due on Friday 30 September. Submit online via Moodle)

Workbook assignment 5 (10%)
Chapter 15 & Chapter 16 ­ (Due on Friday 21 October. Submit online via Moodle)

Individual oral presentation (30%): script (15%) and video recording (15%)
This assignment will test your writing and speaking skills in Korean and be based on the contents of Chapter 10 to Chapter 16. You should upload your script and video recording file (MP4 file format) to Moodle by Friday, 4 November. The topics will be announced during the lecture on Wednesday 12 Oct.

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Assessment Components

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The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0. There is no final exam. The final exam makes up 0% of the overall mark.

The internal assessment/exam ratio (as stated in the University Calendar) is 100:0 or 0:0, whichever is more favourable for the student. The final exam makes up either 0% or 0% of the overall mark.

Component DescriptionDue Date TimePercentage of overall markSubmission MethodCompulsory
1. Attendance and use of camera
22 Oct 2022
5:00 AM
10
2. Workbook assignment 1
30 Jul 2022
4:00 AM
5
3. Workbook assignment 2
13 Aug 2022
4:00 AM
5
4. Mid-semester test
20
  • In Class: In Lecture
5. Workbook assignment 3
10 Sep 2022
4:00 AM
10
6. Workbook assignment 4
1 Oct 2022
5:00 AM
10
7. Workbook assignment 5
22 Oct 2022
5:00 AM
10
8. Individual oral presentation: script and video recording
5 Nov 2022
6:00 AM
30
Assessment Total:     100    
Failing to complete a compulsory assessment component of a paper will result in an IC grade
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Required and Recommended Readings

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Required Readings

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Lee, SI., Jang, HS., Kim, JH., Jang, M., & Kang, YH. (2020). Learn! Korean with BTS: Book 1; Big Hit Edu.

Lee, SI., Jang, HS., Kim, JH., Jang, M., & Kang, YH. (2020). Learn! Korean with BTS: Book 2; Big Hit Edu.

Lee, SI., Jang, HS., Kim, JH., Jang, M., & Kang, YH. (2020). Learn! Korean with BTS: Book 3; Big Hit Edu.

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Online Support

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Please make sure that you thoroughly read every section on Moodle, which contain all the essential information about the paper.

Important announcements will also be posted through Moodle. Office hours will be available via Zoom.

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Workload

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This course is a standard 15-point course. You are expected to spend 10 hours per week on each 15-point course you are enrolled in, including class time, individual study and assignment preparation.

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