Korean Language Courses

KOREAN 111-1,2,3 Korean I

This is a year-long first-year course designed for beginning learners without previous knowledge in Korean language. The course aims to develop students' all-around communicative ability in speaking, reading, listening and writing with slightly more emphasis on speaking. The goal of this course is to achieve oral proficiency at the Novice High level of the ACTFFL guideline as well as to achieve the competency in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive communication and culture in conjunction with the National Standards.

Registration Requirements
None for Fall Quarter; Completion of 111-1 or a departmental placement test for Winter Quarter; Completion of 111-2 or a departmental placement test for Spring Quarter

Teaching Method
Students will learn the basic elements of Korean language such as pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and sentence structure. In this student-centered class, students will actively participate in speaking, reading, writing and listening activities. Related supplemental materials such as video clips and reading texts will be incorporated to enhance students' listening and reading skills as well as the cultural understanding.

Evaluation Method
Grade will be based on attendance and participation, vocabulary quizzes and lesson tests, assignments, oral tests and performance, and final examination.

Class Materials (Required)
Integrated Korean (Second Edition): Beginning 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-3440-1 &978-0-8248-3515-6
Integrated Korean Workbook (Second Edition): 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-3450-0 &978-0-8248-3516-3

KOREAN 121-1,2,3 Korean II

This is a year-long second-year Korean course for continuing students who finished Korean I or who have the equivalent proficiency. The course aims to further develop students' all-around communicative ability in speaking, reading, listening and writing to the Intermediate Mid levelby the ACTFFL guideline and to have students achieve the competency in the skills of Communication, Comparisonsand Cultures in conjunction with the National Standards.

Registration Requirements
Completion of 111-3 or the departmental placement test for Fall Quarter; Completion of 121-1 or a departmental placement test for Winter Quarter; Completion of 121-2 or a departmental placement test for Spring Quarter

Teaching Method
Various communicative activities will be employed to develop the interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational skills. Also, authentic reading, writing, and visual materials that cover a wide spectrum of socio-cultural and academic themes will be provided to enhance student’s overall competency and cultural understanding.

Evaluation Method
Grades will be given based on attendance and class participation, vocabulary quizzes, lesson tests, assignments, oral test and performance, and final examination.

Class Materials (Required)
Integrated Korean (2nd edition): Intermediate 1 &2 (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-3650-4 & 978-0-8248-3813-3
Integrated Korean Workbook (2nd edition): Intermediate 1 &2 (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-3651-1 & 978-0-8248-3867-6

KOREAN 125-1,2 Korean II - Accelerated

This is a two-quarter-long second-year Accelerated Korean course designed for Korean heritage students with basic oral proficiency and literacy skills. The objectives of this class are to reinforce the aspects that heritage students are usually weak - - vocabulary, common grammatical and spelling errors - - and to enhance their reading and writing skills so that they could develop a more balanced proficiency in four language areas. It also aims to have students achieve the competency in the skills of Communication, Comparisonsand Cultures in conjunction with the National Standards.

Registration Requirements
A departmental placement test for Fall Quarter; Completion of 125-1 or a departmental placement test for Winter Quarter

Teaching Method
This class is conducted exclusively in Korean with minimal grammar instruction. Students will be doing extensive writing practice, reading authentic materials, class discussion, and learning various cultural aspects of Korea.

Evaluation Method
Grades will be given based on attendance and performance, vocabulary quizzes and lesson tests, assignments, written assignments, oral presentations, and final examination.

Class Materials (Required)
Integrated Korean (2nd edition): Intermediate 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-3650-4 & 978-0-8248-3813-3
Integrated Korean Workbook (2nd edition): Intermediate 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-3651-1 & 978-0-8248-3867-6

KOREAN 211-1,2,3 Korean III

This is a year-long third-year course designed to further develop students’ linguistic and cultural ability. The vocabulary, contents, tasks, and topics covered in class are to address a wide spectrum of linguistic, socio-cultural aspects. By developing the competency in the skills of Communication, Comparisons and Cultures in conjunction with the National Standards, this course aims to achieve oral proficiency in Intermediate High level of the ACTFL guideline.

Registration Requirements
Completion of 121-3, 125-2 or the departmental placement test for Fall Quarter; Completion of 211-1 or a departmental placement test for Winter Quarter; Completion of 211-2 or a departmental placement test for Spring Quarter

Teaching Method
Various communicative activities will be employed with the emphasis on developing three modes of communication in advanced proficiency: Interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational communication. Related authentic and cultural materials will be incorporated to enhance comparison and intercultural competence.

Evaluation Method
Grades will be given based on attendance and class participation, vocabulary quizzes, lesson tests, assignments, essays, oral presentations, and final project.

Class Materials (Required)
Sogang Korean 4A & 4B Students’ Book (2015) Sogang University
978-89-92491-84-6 18710 and 978-89-92491-88-4 18710
Sogang Korean 4A & 4B Workbook (2015) Sogang University
978-89-92491-92-1 13710 and 978-89-92491-91-4 13710

KOREAN 311-1 Korean IV: Readings in Korean Literature

This advanced Korean language course is designed to challenge students to further develop their language proficiency by engaging with Korean literary sources in the text. Students will work on to improve their literacy skill and to enhance their knowledge in Korean history, culture and society.

Registration Requirements
Completion of 211-3 or the departmental placement

Teaching Method
Students will read and analyze various genres of Korean literature: modern version of late Yi Dynasty novel, early modern fiction, and contemporary short novels. Using these authentic sources, students will expand their vocabulary, improve their reading and writing skills, and advance their verbal skills to express their thoughts and opinions through discussions.

Evaluation Method
Grades will be given based on attendance and class participation, vocabulary quizzes, discussion papers, reflection papers, oral presentation, and final project.

Class Materials (Required)
Reading packet

KOREAN 311-2 Korean IV: Korean through Movies

This advanced Korean language course is designed to challenge students to further develop their language proficiency through movies. Students will work on to improve their linguistic ability in both spoken and written discourse and to enhance their knowledge in Korean history, culture and society through the authentic Korean films.

Registration Requirements
Completion of 211-3 or the departmental placement

Teaching Method
Students will be watching authentic Korean movies; describing and narrating the topic, plot, and details of films verbally; interpreting the cultural and historical context of films; writing interpretive and analytical essays

Evaluation Method
Grades will be given based on attendance and class participation, vocabulary quizzes, discussion papers, reflection papers, oral presentations, and final project.

Class Materials (Required)
class handout

KOREAN 311-3 Korean IV: Topics in the News

Overview of class
In this advanced Korean language course, students will further develop their language proficiency through studying news articles. The goals of this course include improving students' reading skill for comprehension of authentic news articles and building discourse skill necessary to provide overview and personal opinion on current social issues.

Registration Requirements
Completion of 211-3 or departmental placement test

Teaching Method
Students will read news articles from major Korean newspapers prior to class. After individual report and a group discussion will follow.

Evaluation Method
Grades will be given based on attendance and class participation, vocabulary quiz, news report, opinion essay, and final presentation and report.

Class Materials (Required)
Class handout