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2020/21 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

FLTU1123 Lower Intermediate Korean

20 creditsClass Size: 2

Module manager: Jaeuk Park

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

Year running 2020/21

Pre-requisite qualifications

Successful completion of FLTU1013, GCSE in Korean or equivalent

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Lower intermediate Korean is for students who have already studied Korean for about 2 years/about 90 hours and have reached GCSE, CEFR A2 or equivalent. The emphasis is on achieving a good level of communication and accuracy in speaking, listening, reading and writing and a deeper understanding of Korean culture. You will develop your presentation skills, your research skills using resources in Korean and your reporting skills. Not many students can offer this level of Korean and cultural awareness so this will help differentiate your CV and enhance your employability.


To consolidate knowledge of Korean at elementary level and develop skills and competence to GCSE level/CEFR A2. On completion of the module students should be able to identify main points and opinions in a familiar context, reporting these with accuracy, and hold longer conversations in Korean, exchanging ideas and opinions on a range of topics.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- Make themselves understood by a native speaker over a range of everyday topics
- Read texts of a reasonable length
- Understand the main points of clear, standard speech on familiar matters regularly encountered in work and at university, and be able to understand the main points of audio-visual material when the delivery is at a reasonable pace
- Demonstrate proficiency in listening through accurately extracting key information from audio sources
- Describe experiences and impressions orally and in writing
- Write short independent texts using Korean script
- Demonstrate greater understanding of key grammar points with appropriate usage
- Demonstrate awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Korean and English


- Review of key areas and grammar covered in the elementary module
- Applying for a job and attending an interview
- Giving and asking for opinions
- Evaluating opinions and drawing conclusions; agreement or disagreement
- Colloquial and casual forms of speech
- Situations in the workplace and at university
- Making recommendations; giving instructions; reporting
- Talking about culture and society and cultural differences
- Current affairs: covering areas relating to the environment, the arts, culture, entertainment and/or the media

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 independent study each week, review of the lesson and preparation for the weekly classes and for the assessment/speaking exam.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Guided independent study each week, attendance and participation in class, feedback on homework and the assessed coursework and preparation for the final speaking exam.

Methods of assessment

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral PresentationSpeaking Task35.00
ProjectOne written task35.00
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
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins30.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)30.00

The resit is electronic submission of a new project focusing on a new topic and based on reading and writing only.

Reading list

There is no reading list for this module

Last updated: 13/10/2020 14:14:47


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