Studying online

There are now 3 possible online modes for units:

Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

Units available in Online Restricted mode have been adapted for online study only for those students who require the unit to complete their studies and who are unable to attend campus owing to exceptional circumstances beyond their control. To be enrolled in a unit in Online Restricted mode, students should contact their Student Advising Office through askUWA

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Unit Overview

Description

This unit provides an introduction to Korean grammar and vocabulary, giving students the confidence to communicate with Koreans on basic everyday language topics both orally and in writing. No previous knowledge of Korea or Korean language is required. The unit develops intercultural communication skills as well as confidence in listening, speaking, reading and writing Korean. It provides a good basis for an intercultural understanding of Korean culture and society through situating the use of Korean language in relevant social and cultural contexts. The unit is useful for broadening students' international outlook, and for developing independent learning skills.

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1OnlineOnline timetabled
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Korean Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective
Outcomes

Students are able to (1) communicate at beginner level in written and oral Korean on everyday topics; (2) apply appropriate beginner-level Korean language to selected cultural social situations; (3) apply a variety of learning strategies relevant to the areas of syntax, semantics and phonetics; (4) have an understanding of the Korean culture and society and how they inform basic sociolinguistic conventions in contemporary Korean language use; (5) achieve a comparative understanding of language and language use, in both Korean and English; (6) apply basic methods of linguistic and cultural analysis, particularly in relation to contrastive modes in language learning; and (7) develop basic methods of analysis relevant to language learning, as well as research and problem-solving skills through analysis of language structures and through use of resource materials (such as dictionaries) to solve problems of language form. Upon successful completion of this unit, students achieve basic language skills in preparation to achieve proficiency equivalent to Level 1 on the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) scale upon successful completion of KORE1402 in Semester 2.

Assessment

Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written tests and assignments; (2) oral presentation; and (3) class participation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicola Fraschini
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week
tutorials: 1 x 3 hours per week
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.