Course Description

Course Name

Beginning Korean II

Session: VSOU1722

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

High Beginning

  • Prior to enrolling in courses at this language level, students must have completed or tested out of a minimum of one semester (or two quarters) at the college level.

Overview

Course Description and Objectives: 

This course is intended for students who have BASIC knowledge of the Korean language. It aims to give students an understanding of the Korean language and to help acquire a beginning level of communicative competency in modern Korean. Students will learn the necessary themes and useful functions in the daily lives – hobbies, shopping, directions and emotions. Through the practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing, students will learn how to carry out basic conversation on topics of everyday daily life, to comprehend basic structure of Korean texts and to write about their own everyday life at a beginning level.

Textbook (both are required):

Fun! Fun! Korean Vol. 2 Textbook  재미있는 한국어 2

Fun! Fun! Korean Vol.2 Workbook 재미있는 한국어 워크북 2

Author:     Korean Language and Culture Center, Korea University

Publisher:  Kyobo (January 30, 2009)

The ISC office do not sell the textbooks and it is your responsibility to obtain both copies of the books before the first day of class.

Course Schedule:

This schedule is tentative and is subject to change. Any changes will be announced in class.

Week

Date

Key Structures & Grammar

Topic

Function

Vocabulary

Culture

1

27/06

28/06

29/06

30/06

Placement Test

Self-Introduction, (-고 있다)

(-네요), Major Expressions

(-이/가 아니다), Job Expressions

 

Self-introduction

 

►Introducing yourself in formal and informal settings

 

►Majors

►Jobs

 

 

►How to call a Korean by name

2

04/07

05/07

06/07

07/07

(-이/가 되다), Activity of Chap. 1

(-을 때), (-이나), Hobbies Expressions

(-을 수 있다), Frequency Expressions

Numbers Expressions, (-기 때문에)

 

Chap. 2 Hobby

 

 

►Talking about hobbies

►Introducing your hobbies

 

►Hobbies

►Frequency

►Numbers

 

►Internet community

 

3

11/07

12/07

13/07

14/07

Activity of Chap. 2, Fruits Expressions

(-짜리), (-어치), Clothes Expressions

Color Expressions, (-은 것 같다)

(-으니까), Activity of Chap. 4

 

Chap. 4 Shopping

 

►Buying fruits at a store

►Buying clothes that you want at a store

►Explaining one’s taste in clothes

►Fruits

►Clothes

►Color

 

 

►Famous markets in Korea

 

4

18/07

 

19/07

20/07

21/07

QUIZ +

Movement/ Traffic signals Expressions

(-아/어서), (-으면)

(-지만), Activity of Chap. 5

Appearance Expressions, (은 편이다)

Chap. 5 Directions

 

►Asking for directions

►Explaining how to get to the place

►Movement

►Traffic signals

►Talking to a stranger

 

5

25/07

26/07

27/07

28/07

(-처럼), Expressions related to

putting on & taking off,

Past tense modifier(-은)

Activity of Chap. 7

Chap. 7 Appearance and clothes

►Describing appearance  and clothes

►Describing what one wears

► Appearance

►Expressions related to

putting on & taking off

►Koreans who attach importance to appearance

6

01/08

02/08

03/08

04/08

Feelings and emotions Expressions

(-으면서), (-겠)

FINAL EXAM

Review

Chap. 9 Talking about feelings and emotions

 

►Feelings and emotions

 

►Feelings and emotions

 

 

*Course content subject to change