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FLTU1009 Beginners Korean 10 Credits Semester 2

10 creditsClass Size: 17

Module manager: Cuie Xu

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2023/24

This module is mutually exclusive with

FLTU1002Beginners Korean
FLTU1003Beginners Korean
FLTU1005Beginners Korean 10 Credits Semester 1

This module is approved as a discovery module

This module is approved as a skills discovery module

Module summary

Beginners Korean 10 credits Semester 2 is for students who have not previously studied Korean. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in speaking, listening, reading and writing and an introduction to Korean culture. You may want to learn a new language or you may already have an interest in Korea – whatever your reason, this module will equip you with some practical language skills and intercultural awareness.


This module introduces students to Korean and develops their ability to communicate at a beginner's 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 this 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 in the situations covered by the module.

Learning outcomes
On completion of the module students should be able to:
- demonstrate an understanding of, and the ability to use, commonly used vocabulary and everyday expressions in the topics covered
- extract accurately the key information from audio and/or video material
- understand, and make themselves understood by, a sympathetic native speaker in specific contexts
- demonstrate a basic awareness of grammar
- demonstrate a basic awareness of cultural and linguistic differences between the use of Korean and English


The module covers general topics such as:
- exchanging personal information about themselves and their family
- understanding and expressing numbers, the time, days and dates
- basic shopping
- likes and dislikes
- daily routine
- cultural awareness
- eating out

Teaching methods

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Language Class102.0020.00
Private study hours80.00
Total Contact hours20.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

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

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Weekly homework, peer and tutor feedback; mock tasks in preparation for the summative assessment

Methods of assessment

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Practical Exam / OSCE0 hr 10 mins50.00
Online Time-Limited assessment2 hr 30 mins50.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

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: 22/08/2023


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