Elementary Korean 2 - 1st year

Provides intermediate Korean language skill training in listening, speaking, reading, writing and basic grammar. Students will learn both Korean language and culture through content-based teaching materials and task-oriented social functions. By the end of the course, students will be able to comprehend and engage in basic conversations; read simple authentic materials; and write sentences and paragraphs.


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

1. Demonstrate understanding of sentence-length utterances that consist of recombination of learned words, phrases, and grammatical structures in functional areas such as daily activities, transportation, shopping, eating out, visiting friends, etc;

2. Produce words and sentences appropriate for simple task-oriented and social functions pertaining to topics mentioned above;

3. Ask and answer questions;

4. Initiate and respond to simple statements and maintain conversations;

5. Organize and deliver an oral presentation;

6. Read simple dialogues, narratives, and texts in Korean characters;

7. Write simple/complex sentences, questions, and short paragraphs in formats such as letters, notes, messages, postcards, or journals.


Course topics will include the following:

1. Pronunciation and intonation;

2. Characters, basic grammar;

3. Conversation skills for various social situations such as small talk (e.g., about vacations) and interactions between a teacher and a student, on the telephone, and in simple business transactions;

4. A repertoire of common phrases and vocabulary appropriate for the advanced beginner level.

Method of Instruction:

1. Lectures;

2. Group and pair work;

3. Role play;

4. Real-life problem solving;

5. Viewing korean language videos;

6. Audio-visual assisted exercises.

Types of Assignments:

1. Audio-visual assisted drills and exercises (drills and exercises);

2. Homework assignments from the reading and writing workbook;

3. Class work;

4. Oral presentation;

5. Occasional supplemental exercises using the interactive cd-rom program and/or other computer software or material from the internet;

6. Journal writing.