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KOREAN 111-1,2,3 – Korean I

Overview of class
This is a year-long first-year course designed for beginning learners without previous knowledge in Korean language. The course aims to build students' all-around communicative ability in speaking, reading, listening and writing with a great emphasis on developing the conversational skill.  Students will learn various aspects of Korean culture and society throughout the course.

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

Learning Objectives

This course is designed to have students reach their oral proficiency at the Intermediate Low level of the ACTFL guideline by the end of year as well as to achieve the competency in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive communication and culture in conjunction with the National Standards. 

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 (3rd edition): Beginning 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press)
 978-0-8248-7619-7 & 978-0-8248-8331-7

 Workbook (3rd edition): Beginning 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-7650-0 & 978-0-8248-8336-2


KOREAN 121-1,2,3 – Korean II

Overview of class
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' four skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing to the intermediate level and also to bring up the competency of Communication, Comparisons and 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

Learning Objectives
This course is designed to have students reach their oral proficiency at the Intermediate Mid level of the ACTFL guideline by the end of year as well as to achieve the competency in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive communication and culture in conjunction with the National Standards. 


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 (3rd  edition):  Intermediate 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-8677-6  & 978-0-8248-8682-0
 
Workbook (3rd edition)  : Intermediate 1 & (University of Hawaii Press)
978-0-8248-8676-9 & 978-0-8248-8683-7


KOREAN 125-1,2 – Korean II - Accelerated

Overview of class
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 and spelling - - and to enhance their reading and writing skills so that they can develop a more balanced proficiency in four language areas.

Registration Requirements
A departmental placement test for Fall Quarter

Completion of 125-1 or a departmental placement test for Winter Quarter


Learning Objectives

This course is designed to have students reach their oral proficiency at the Intermediate High level of the ACTFL guideline by the end of year as well as to achieve the competency in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive communication and culture in conjunction with the National Standards. 

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:  Accelerated 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press, 2020)
978-0-8248-8277-8 & 978-0-8248-8278-5

Integrated Korean Workbook: Accelerated 1 & 2 (University of Hawaii Press, 2020)
978-0-8248-8629-5 & 978-0-8248-8630-1


KOREAN 211-1,2,3 – Korean III

Overview of class
This is a year-long third-year course designed to further develop students’ linguistic and cultural ability, particularly to enhance the overall communicative skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing to the Intermediate-Advanced level.  The vocabulary, contents, tasks, and topics covered in class are to address a wide spectrum of linguistic and socio-cultural aspects and students will gain in-depth knowledge and understanding of Korean culture and society.


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

Learning Objectives
This course is designed to have students reach their oral proficiency at the Advanced Low level of the ACTFL guideline by the end of year as well as to develop the competency in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive communication and culture in conjunction with the National Standards. 

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

Overview of class
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 by exposed to various genres of Korean literature such as short stories, essays, poetry and to enhance their knowledge in Korean history, culture and society.

Registration Requirements
Completion of 211-3 or the departmental placement

Learning Objectives
This course is designed to have students reach their oral proficiency at the Intermediate High level of the ACTFL guideline by the end of year as well as to develop the competency in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive communication and culture in conjunction with the National Standards.   

Teaching Method 
Students will read and understand various genres of contemporary Korean literature. Using these authentic sources, students will expand vocabulary and advance reading proficiency.  Also, students will work on to express their thoughts and opinions through discussions and write interpretive and analytical essays.

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)
Instructor’s handout

 

KOREAN 311-2 – Korean IV: Korean through Movies

Overview of class
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 authentic Korean films. 

Registration Requirements
Completion of 211-3 or the departmental placement

Learning Objectives
This course is designed to have students reach their oral proficiency at the Intermediate High level of the ACTFL guideline by the end of year as well as to develop the competency in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive communication and culture in conjunction with the National Standards. 

Teaching Method
Students will be watching authentic Korean movies; describing topics, plots, and details of films; 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)
Instructor’s 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’ comprehension skill for authentic news articles and building discourse skill to deliver an opinion and to engage in a discussion on current social issues.

Registration Requirements
Completion of 211-3 or departmental placement

Learning Objectives
This course is designed to have students reach their oral proficiency at the Intermediate High level of the ACTFL guideline by the end of year as well as to develop the competency in interpersonal, presentational and interpretive communication and culture in conjunction with the National Standards. 

Teaching Method
Students will read news articles from major Korean online newspapers prior to class.  After individual report, 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
Class handout and online news

 

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