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2013/14 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1002 Beginners Korean

20 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Dr Yoonjoung Choi

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2013/14

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1003Beginners Korean

This module is approved as an Elective

This module is approved as a Skills Elective

Module summary

This module is for students who have no previous knowledge of Korean. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing confidence and a degree of accuracy when using the language in a limited range of situations. The module also aims to stimulate students' interest in Korea and deepen their knowledge and understanding of Korean society and some of the major cultural and linguistic differences.


This module aims to introduce students to Korean and develop their ability to function at beginners' level. Students should develop a basic understanding of everyday vocabulary, understand the rules of pronunciation and have a basic grasp of the relevant grammar for that level. They should also develop an awareness of Korean culture and be able to advise a friend on how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic faux pas when speaking Korean and/or when in South Korea in the situations covered by the module.


- Exchange personal information about themselves and their family
- Understand and use numbers, the time, dates
- Basic shopping including food, clothes, colours, asking about prices, sizes
- Understand and give simple descriptions
- Talk about likes and dislikes
- Talk about daily routine
- Cultural awareness
- Eating out
- Understanding and giving simple directions

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class222.0044.00
Private study hours156.00
Total Contact hours44.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)200.00

Private study

Guided private study each week including review of the lesson, consolidation and homework tasks; additional private study tasks which will be submitted for the portfolio; preparation and practice for the core tasks and the speaking exam

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study, participation in class, feedback on the core tasks, feedback on the portfolio and preparation for the speaking exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Written Work3 Core Tasks - Listening, Reading and Writing30.00
PortfolioEvidence of Independant Study - 2 reading tasks and 2 writing tasks40.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)70.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Exam with advance information on questions0 hr 10 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)30.00

Resit - submission of a new portfolio

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 11/05/2015


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