Studying online

There are now 2 possible online modes for units:

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

Click on an offering mode for more details.

Unit Overview


This is a continuing upper-beginner level unit following on from KORE1401 Korean 1 (or equivalent). It aims at further development of listening, speaking, reading and writing skills with increased vocabulary, language functions and a good basic grammar in everyday communicative situations. 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.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Korean Studies major sequence
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) communicate at upper beginner level in written and oral Korean on everyday topics; (2) apply appropriate upper 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 broader understanding of the Korean culture and society and how they inform everyday sociolinguistic conventions in contemporary Korean language; (5) achieve increased 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) further 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 language proficiency equivalent to Level 1 on the TOPIK (Test of Proficiency in Korean) scale of proficiency.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written tests and assignements; (2) an 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 Arum Kim
Unit rules
Successful completion of
KORE1401 Korean 1 or equivalent
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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.