KORE1402 Korean 2

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Korean Studies major sequence
  • The area of knowledge for this unit is Society and Culture
  • Category A broadening unit for Bachelor of Arts students where relevant according to the broadening requirements for each student
  • Level 1 elective
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.
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.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicola Fraschini
Unit rules
KORE1401 Korean 1
KORE1101 Korean 1
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; tutorials: 1 x 3 hours per week
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  • Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available via the Booktopia Textbook Finder, which has the functionality to search by course code, course, ISBN and title, and may also be posted or available at the appropriate school's administrative offices. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.