KORE5001 Korean for Professionals 1

6 points
Not available in 2020UWA (Perth)Face to face
This beginner's level postgraduate level language unit provides students with the knowledge and understanding of basic Korean grammar and vocabulary used in everyday and limited professional contexts. Focusing on developing communication skills required in professional settings, the unit develops confidence in listening, speaking, reading and written Korean. Through a number of contextual seminars in addition to language seminars, the unit provides knowledge and understanding of the role of language in scholarship and research, with the focus on enhancing language learner autonomy in students to prepare them for further independent language study. The unit 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 also includes contextualised practical cultural training relevant to the target language.
Students are able to (1) communicate in written and spoken Korean on everyday topics in limited every day and professional situations; (2) apply appropriate beginner-level Korean language to selected cultural social situations; (3) have an understanding of the Korean culture and society inform basic sociolinguistic conventions in contemporary Korean language use; (4) achieve a comparative understanding of language and language use, in both Korean and English and how these differ in every day and limited professional contexts; and (5) achieve a basis to approach research topics relating to Korean language and the histories, societies and cultures associated with the Korean language.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) tests; (2) continuous assessment (including contextual seminars); and (3) oral presentation. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicola Fraschini
Unit rules
Korean 1
Contact hours
language seminars: 4 hours per week over 6 weeks; online learning; Saturday block seminar (refer to the unit outline for further details)
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