Faculty of Arts


KOREAN 110

Korean for Beginners 1


Description

Learning Korean as a foreign or second language is becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand as well as overseas.

This course aims to introduce beginners to basic spoken and written skills in modern Korean. By the end of the course, successful students will be able to carry out a conversation on simple topics of daily life, to comprehend simple Korean texts and to write about their own everyday life at a basic level. Students must attend the lecture plus the streamed classes. This entails four class hours per week.

Topics covered

  • Reading and writing the Korean alphabet –consonants, vowels and syllable blocks
  • Greetings and introducing yourself and your friends
  • Asking questions
  • Comparing items
  • Negative expressions
  • Changing topics
  • Asking alternative questions
  • Talking about your daily routine
  • Making requests
  • Talking about your family and others’ families
  • Asking about locations - in and around the house, university and town
  • Expressing possessive relations
  • Talking about activities on days of a week
  • Expressing the purpose of your action
     

Important information

KOREAN 110 is for students who have never studied Korean before or whose study of Korean is very limited, normally not higher than NCEA 1. Enrolment is limited with admission based on a Language Ability Declaration and offered on a first applied, first admitted basis. It is not offered to native speakers of Korean. Students must complete the Language Ability Declarationand may be called for an interview and a placement test. The prescribed textbook and workbook can be purchased from ubiq, the University bookshop.

Provisional class limits information for 2018: Enrolment in KOREAN 110G for Summer School  is limited to 105 students. Selection is based on Language Ability Declaration indicating no previous formal or informal study in Korean or has achieved only Level 1 NCEA Korean, or has some other beginner-level prior study of Korean. Not offered to native speakers of Korean. First in, first admitted.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2018

Summer School, repeated Semester 1

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Dr Inshil Yoon

Reading/Texts

Integrated Korean: Beginning 1 (2nd Edition)

Recommended Reading

Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning 1 (2nd Edition)

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

KOREAN 110: 15.0 points

Corequisites


Restrictions

KOREAN 100, 250. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed


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