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Unit Overview


This unit is aimed at students assessed as being near native speakers of Korean in a placement test. The unit develops students' competency and linguistic skills by focusing on complex linguistic structures and expressions used in both spoken and written Korean and it further creates awareness of different forms and styles of written language. It fosters a deeper understanding of Korean culture and society through reading authentic Korean language materials contextualised within the students' social setting and connecting it to the students' background. Students are also required to reflect upon Korean contemporary social issues in written essays in Korean.

Students are expected to achieve a high level of skill in writing in a range of different text typology using specific expressions and style. They are also expected to give formal presentations in Korean about issues related to Korean culture and society. By doing so, students reach not only a high level of proficiency in formal speech, and formal writing, but also a detailed knowledge of contemporary achievements and problems in present day Korea.

Students enrolled in KORE1405 will be asked to complete tasks at a more advanced level compared to those enrol in KORE3405, to reflect their actual language proficiency.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) read and comprehend different mediums of Korean texts and demonstrate writing and speaking skills needed in research and their selected field; (2) identify and adopt appropriate language use in various social settings and situations; (3) conduct self-directed study and research using Korean sources, critically evaluating material and by writing a research essay in Korean; (4) apply an advanced range of vocabulary and complex grammar patterns as required for the Test of Proficiency in Korean Level 5; (5) apply selected translation skills in the context of an enquiry-based research project, as well as problem-solving skills in the context of conducting research in Korean at an advanced level of proficiency as required for postgraduate research; and (6) demonstrate research skills by selecting, organising and critically evaluating materials in the Korean language, as well as summarising them, and drawing conclusions.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) written assessment; (2) oral assessment; and (3) 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
Students can enrol in this unit after being assessed as near-native speakers by the unit coordinator.
KORE3405 Korean 5
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.