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Bachelor 2018/2019

Korean Language: Basic Course

Category 'Best Course for Career Development'
Category 'Best Course for Broadening Horizons and Diversity of Knowledge and Skills'
Category 'Best Course for New Knowledge and Skills'
Area of studies: Foreign Regional Studies
When: 1 year, 1-4 module
Mode of studies: Full time
Language: English
ECTS credits: 23

Course Syllabus

Abstract

This course is catered for students with no prior experience in the language. We will start the course by introducing pronunciation, reading, typing, and writing. Great emphasis will be placed upon standard pronunciation, listening comprehension, and everyday “survival” language. Various supplementary listening materials will be used from the beginning of this course to give students an authentic, practical way to learn correct pronunciation and reinforce class lessons. Students will also be exposed to the language and culture via movies and cultural information. After taking this course, learners will have a basic understanding of the Asian language and will be able to conduct basic conversations of daily living such as exchanging personal information, talking about daily arrangements and food, asking about price, introducing the city, talking about hobbies etc. Selected topics and situations come from real life scenarios and can be used for everyday communications. In addition to the dialogues, the selection of reading materials and practice activities will make the content as rich and varied as possible, in order to stimulate the learners’ interests.
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • The course aims at developing language competence – learning new language units (orthographic, phonetic, lexical, grammar) related to communicative scenarios and topics of the course; learning about language phenomena in the foreign language, about various ways of expressing ideas using the native and foreign languages;
  • The course aims at developing communicative competence – developing communicative skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing in communicative scenarios and topics chosen for the course.
  • The course aims at developing • socio-cultural competence – introducing students to the culture, traditions and realia of the country whose language they are learning; developing skills of presenting their country and its culture when communicating with foreigners.
  • The course aims at developing cognitive competence – developing general and special academic skills; familiarizing students with available ways of autonomous learning of a foreign language and culture, ICT included.
Expected Learning Outcomes

Expected Learning Outcomes

  • Use the Korean alphabet and pronunciation rules; 2. Can write down correctly words dictated.
  • Use properly vocabulary: basic greetings, countries' name, professions. Know grammar: - 는/은; -이다: 입니다 / 입니까; -이에요 / 예요; -도; -이/-가; 이것 / 그것 / 저것; 있다 / 없다; -의; 누구. Speaking skills Can: 1. Introduce orally himself (name, nationality, profession); ask someone`s nationality. profession; 2. Understand written self-introduction; 3. Write a short self-introduction.
  • Use properly vocabulary: 1. Family; 2. Korean numerals; Can: 1. Describe family, ask questions about someone’s family, their occupation; 2. Tell your age, ask someone’s age; 3. Ask question “Who is it?”; 4. Can write an introduction of his family.
  • Use properly vocabulary: 1. telephone call related words; 2. daily routine of university professor. Use properly grammar: -고 있다; -ㄹ게요; -면; -면 어때요?; -면 되다 / 안 되다. Can: 1.Make a phone call; 2. Ask to speak to someone on the phone; 3. Ask for and giving advice;4. Understand written text write about professor’s daily routines.
  • Use properly vocabulary: 1. places, facilities, public organizations; 2. times of the day. Know grammar: 여기 / 저기 / 거기; -이 / 가 아니다; -에; -하고; location words. Can: 1. Ask for and describing the location of the place / object; 2. Make an appointment; 3. write and understand written text about location on the street, about neighborhood
  • Use properly vocabulary: 1. Korean national holidays; 2. types of colleges in Russia and Korea, college life (holidays, classes schedule, etc.). Use properly grammar: Grammar: dates; past tense; -에게 / 한테 / 께; ㅂ-stem irregular verbs. Can: 1. Ask about dates of national holidays, date of birthday, etc.; 2. Tell about past activities; 3. Ask and tell about college life; 4. Write and read about one's college
  • Use properly vocabulary: 1. sino-korean numerals; 2. transportation; 3. verbs used for direction; 4. honorific nouns. Use properly grammar: -에서 – 까지; -부터 – 까지; -로 / 으로; honorific speech: -시-, -께서; verb ending -고. Can: 1. Ask and tell time; 2. asking for the way to… ; 3. Describe route to the college / office, etc.; 4. Read and write about routes.
  • Use properly vocabulary: 1/ 아직, 벌써 adverbs; 2. Gifts, presents related words. Use properly grammar: -아서 / 어서 / 여서; negation 안 / 못; exclamative verb ending -네요; -지만; Can: 1. give excuses, refusing the invitation; 2. explain the subway route; 3.give complement, express surprise; 4. tell about eating habits; 5. read and write about visiting friend’s house and giving presents
  • Use properly vocabulary: 1. Korean cuisine; 2. Names of dishes; 3. Taste; 4. Phrasal expressions with dishes names. Use properly grammar: Descriptive verbs ending –ㄴ / 은; -으러 / 러 verb ending; -ㄹ래요; - 고 싶다; -이 / 가 되다. Can: 1. Describe favorite food, it’s taste; 2. Make an order in restaurant / café; 3. Talk about cuisine preferences; 4. Tell about one's dreams; 4. Read and write about dreams
  • Use properly vocabulary: 1. hobbies; 2. Movie, music, literature genres, sports related lexis; 3. Korea sightseeings. Use properly grammar: -는 verb ending; 동안; -씩; -는데; -ㄹ 것이다; -등. Can: 1. Ask and tell about hobbies and favorite movies, books, sports, etc.; 2. Make a polite refuse; 3. Tell about future plans; 4. Tell about plans on travel; 5. understand written text about Korea and Korean peninsula and write about hobby and future plans.
  • Know vocabulary: 1. daily routines; 2. plans for weekend; 3. week days; 4. Frequency adverbs. Know grammar: -에서; 하다 verbs; -을 / 를; informal verb endings –아요 / 어요 / 여요. Can: 1. Talk about one's daily activities; 2. Ask people how they spend the weekend, about their daily routines; 3. Tell and ask about one's schedule; 4. Understand written text and write about schedule and daily routines.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • Korean Alphabet & Pronunciation
    Korean Alphabet & Pronunciation. Korean consonants and vowel pronunciation/ Number of letter, reading rules. Patchim reading rules. Basic greetings.
  • Greetings
    Vocabulary - Greetings, countries name, professions, major; objects, room facilities. Grammar - 는/은; -이다: 입니다 / 입니까; -이에요 / 예요; -도; -이/-가; 이것 / 그것 / 저것; 있다 / 없다; -의; 누구 Speaking skills - Introducing yourself (name, nationality, profession. college major); expressing pleasure at meeting someone; - Asking someone`s nationality, college major; asking questions “What is it?” “What is it in Korean / Russian?”; - Asking about someone’s major, introducing your major; - Telling what you have or have not. Writing and reading skills - Reading and writing self-introduction.
  • My family
    Vocabulary - Family - Korean numerals Grammar - 습니다 / ㅂ니다; 습니까 / ㅂ니까 verb endings; pronouns; age quantifiers Speaking skills - Describing your family, asking questions about someone’s family, their occupation - Telling your age, asking someone’s age; - Asking question “Who is it?”; Writing and reading skills - Describing of someone’s family;
  • Neighborhood
    Vocabulary - Places, facilities, public organizations - Times of the day Grammar - 여기 / 저기 / 거기 - 이 / 가 아니다 - 에 - -하고 - Location words Speaking skills - Asking for and describing the location of the place / object - Making appointment Writing and reading skills - Reading and writing about location on the street, about neighborhood
  • Daily routines
    Vocabulary - Daily routines - Plans for weekend - Week days - Frequency adverbs Grammar - 에서 - 하다 - -을 / 를 - Informal verb endings –아요 / 어요 / 여요 Speaking skills - Talking about daily activities - Asking people how they spend the weekend, about their daily routines - Telling and asking about schedule Writing and reading - Reading and write about schedule and daily routines
  • First day of first-year student
    Vocabulary - Sino-korean numerals - Transportation - Verbs used for direction - Honorific nouns Grammar - -에서 – 까지 - -부터 – 까지 - -로 / 으로 - Honorific speech: -시-, -께서 - Verb ending -고 Speaking skills - Asking and saying time - Asking for the way to… - Describing route to the college / office, etc. Writing Reading skills - Reading and writing about routes
  • College life and Korean department
    Vocabulary - Korean national holidays - Types of colleges in Russia and Korea, college life (holidays, classes schedule, etc.) Grammar - Dates - Past tense - -에게 / 한테 / 께 - ㅂ-stem irregular verbs Speaking skills - Asking about dates of national holidays, date of birthday, etc. - Telling about past activities - Asking and telling about college life Writing and reading skills - Writing and reading about your college
  • Present for a friend
    Vocabulary - 아직, 벌써 adverbs - Gifts, presents related words Grammar - -아서 / 어서 / 여서 - Negation 안 / 못 - Exclamative verb ending -네요 - -지만 Speaking skills - Giving excuses, refusing the invitation - Giving complement, expressing surprise - Telling about eating habits Writing and reading skills - Reading and writing about visiting friend’s house
  • Korean cuisine
    Vocabulary - Korean cuisine - Names of dishes - Taste - Phrasal expressions with dishes names Grammar - Descriptive verbs ending –ㄴ / 은 - -으러 / 러 verb ending - -ㄹ래요 - 고 싶다 - -이 / 가 되다 Speaking - Describing favorite food, it’s taste - Making an order in restaurant / café - Talking about cuisine preferences - Telling about dreams Writing and reading skills - Reading and writing about dreams
  • Hobbies and travelling in Korea
    Vocabulary - Hobbies - Movie, music, literature genres, sports Grammar - -는 verb ending - 동안 - -씩 - -는데 - Future tense -ㄹ 것이다 - -등 Speaking - Asking and telling about hobbies and favorite movies, books, sports, etc. - Making a polite refuse - Telling about future plans - Telling about plans on travel Writing and Reading skills - Reading and writing about hobby and future plans, texts about Korea and Korean peninsula
  • Telephone call
    Vocabulary - Telephone call related words - Daily routine of university professor Grammar - -고 있다 - -ㄹ게요 - -면 - -면 어때요? - -면 되다 / 안 되다 Speaking - Making a phone call - Asking to speak to someone on the phone - Asking for and giving advice Writing Reading skills - Reading and writing about your professor’s daily routines
  • Review
    Review of the course material (vocabulary, grammar)
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class assignment
  • non-blocking Mid-term exam
  • non-blocking Homework
  • non-blocking Unit test
  • non-blocking Final exam
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • Interim assessment (2 module)
    0.12 * Homework + 0.12 * In-class assignment + 0.4 * Mid-term exam + 0.36 * Unit test
  • Interim assessment (4 module)
    0.4 * Final exam + 0.12 * Homework + 0.12 * In-class assignment + 0.36 * Unit test
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Yeon, J., & Brown, L. (2019). Korean : A Comprehensive Grammar (Vol. Second edition). Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=2092301

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Kim, S., Curtis, E., & Cho, H. (2017). Korean Grammar : The Complete Guide to Speaking Korean Naturally. Rutland, Vermont: Tuttle Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1942424