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Elementary Korean 1 - 1st year


Introduction to spoken and written Korean, providing practice in listening, speaking, reading, writing and grammar. This course will include extensive utilization of cultural material and information.



Objectives:

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

1. Speak words, phrases, and sentences in Korean with the proper pronunciation and intonation;

2. Demonstrate understanding of basic expressions for use in everyday situations including classroom interaction;

3. Use appropriate words and phrases in various social situations;

4. Write grammatically correct sentences and paragraphs in Korean characters;

5. Read elementary texts written in Korean.

Topics:

Course topics will include the following:

1. Pronunciation and intonation;

2. Characters, basic grammar and writing system;

3. Useful expressions for everyday situations (e.g. Greeting people, initiating and maintaining conversations, asking for directions, etc.) As well as useful expressions for academic settings;

4. An introductory repertoire of vocabulary and basic phrases.

Method of Instruction:

1. Partial immersion: after the first day of class, the instructor will gradually increase use of Korean as the language of instruction;

2. Role play;

3. Pair work;

4. Group work;

5. Audio/video assisted exercises;

Types of Assignments:

1. Audio-visual assisted exercises;

2. Homework assignments from the reading and writing workbook;

3. Class preparation;

4. Occasional supplemental exercises using the interactive cd-rom program and/or other computer software or material from the internet