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Unit Overview


This is a continuing unit in the Korean language at an upper intermediate level, preceded by KORE1403 Korean 3. The unit aims to develop students' understanding of Korean culture and society to a level that enables effective use of Korean in everyday situations. It provides further consolidation and improvement of students' skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking in Korean on a range of topics involving increased grammar and vocabulary. Learning and teaching methods involve the use of interactive classroom exercises, engaging with audiovisual materials and authentic materials. The unit enhances students' translingual and transcultural competence.

Successful completion of this unit aims to bring students to the equivalent of intermediate Level 2 of the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK).

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) converse in Korean on everyday topics and express own views with an intermediate understanding of Korean grammar and phonology; (2) apply written Korean language skills to compose upper intermediate-level passages on social and abstract themes; (3) apply appropriate intermediate-level Korean language to selected cultural and social situations with ability to apply various relevant sociolinguistic registers; (4) plan, execute, and present research projects in Korean on current affairs using appropriate conventions; and (5) use resource materials such as dictionaries and online resources to solve problems of language form.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessments; (2) tutorial participation; and (3) oral assessment. 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 Sunyoung Oh
Unit rules
Successful completion of
KORE1403 Korean 3
KORE2404 Korean 4
Advisable prior study
ASIA1001 Exploring Asian Identities, ASIA1002 Creating Asian Modernities
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week
tutorials: 1 x 2 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.