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2022/23 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1013 Elementary Korean

20 creditsClass Size: 11

Module manager: Cuie Xu

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2022/23

Pre-requisite qualifications

Previous knowledge equivalent to A1


FLTU1002Beginners Korean
FLTU1003Beginners Korean

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

This module is for students who already have a basic knowledge of the language and wish to take their Korean to the next level. The emphasis is on achieving a practical level of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) while developing greater confidence and 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.


Students taking this module will be able to build on their existing knowledge of the language and develop and extend their ability to communicate and function in Korean. They should also further develop their understanding of Korean culture and know how to avoid major social, cultural and linguistic faux pas when speaking Korean and/or when in Korea.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module, students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of commonly used instructions, commands and expressions in the topics covered;
- read short texts in Korean;
- extract accurately the key information from audio and/or video material;
- handle short conversations in a familiar context;
- understand, and make themselves understood by, a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts;
- demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Korean and English;
- produce short pieces of independent writing in Korean script


The module covers tppics such as:
1. Describing the characteristics of a person, place or thing
2. Giving opinions, making comparisons and asking preferences
3. Talking about routines, habits and interests
4. Understanding and giving common instructions and commands
5. Understanding and putting into practice the rules of writing
6. Health and illnesses
7. Changes and developments regarding places and people
8. Making a detailed self-introduction
9. Feelings and emotions
10. Arranging to meet, accepting and declining invitations
11. Making phone calls
12. Talking about problems and explaining solutions

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class212.0042.00
Private study hours158.00
Total Contact hours42.00
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 in Semester 1 and the final speaking exam in Semester 2.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

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

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
PortfolioEvidence of independent study - 1 reading and 1 writing task50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)50.00

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)50.00

Resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 19/10/2022


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