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Unit Overview


This is a full-semester unit which enables students to undertake intensive Korean language study at a university in Korea to develop their oral and written skills to an upper intermediate or lower advanced level (depending on entry level). It is offered as an alternative to four Korean language units of any level in Korean Studies. The details of the program depend on which academic units students choose to take at the host university. A semester abroad is highly recommended but not compulsory for Korean Studies major students.

6 points
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) converse with an increased level of fluency and confidence in spoken Korean and understand Korean used in everyday situations; (2) identify register and local variations and the ability to mediate between English and the target language; (3) identify and describe every day practices that relate to Korean culture, history and cultural practices; (4) benefit from personal development and increased intercultural competence resulting from full immersion in a Korean-language environment; and (5) conduct a self-directed, enquiry-based field research project, through using Korean language materials (both audio and written), conducting interviews and critically evaluating material from a variety of sources (written, oral or audiovisual) and producing a research portfolio on their in-country findings.


Assessment arrangements are managed by the host university in Korea. Students receive grades for each of the units they enrol in, and an official transcript of these grades is provided to UWA. If successful, students are awarded an ungraded pass by UWA. An enquiry-based research portfolio/project topic is graded on a pass/fail basis on the student's return to UWA.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

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

Unit Coordinator(s)
Associate Professor Joanna Elfving-Hwang
Unit rules
KORE1402 Korean 2 or equivalent
Advisable prior study
KORE2811 Readings in Korean Language and Culture
  • 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.