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Bachelor 2021/2022

Korean Language (Professional Level)

Area of studies: Foreign Regional Studies
When: 4 year, 3 module
Mode of studies: offline
Open to: students of one campus
Language: English
ECTS credits: 6

Course Syllabus

Abstract

Course Description Targeting Level B2-C1 (Upper-Intermediate and Advanced level) objectives of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), the course’s main objective is to provide a communicative learning environment through activities based in real-world, everyday contexts. In a dynamic and communicative way the course develops all four language skills (i.e. speaking, listening, reading, and writing) in comprehension as well as in producing Korean speech through individual and group work, topical discussions. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication that advance students’ language competence, transferable skills, and cultural awareness. Pre-requisites Course is taught in Russian, so the knowledge of Russian language (Upper) is a formal pre-requisite for HSE students wishing to enroll the course. “Korean Language for Professional Communication” continues “Korean Language Advanced Course (Kyunghee University)” so HSE students wishing to enroll the course are required to pass the final exam on Korean Language Advanced Course (Kyunghee University).
Learning Objectives

Learning Objectives

  • Communicative competence – developing communicative skills through speaking, listening, reading and writing in communicative scenarios and topics chosen for the course;
  • 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;
  • 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;
  • 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

  • Comprehension skills: • Understand main ideas of clear standard input on matters encountered in business communication (Upper-intermediate and Advanced (C-1) levels) both in written and oral speech; • Fully understand texts (both oral and written) of Upper-Intermediate and Advanced (C-1) level on topics covered during the course without a dictionary.
  • Producing skills: • Make proper word and grammar choices (Upper-Intermediate level) and adjust speech and writing register to express intended meaning within topics covered during the course; • Express themselves with fluency and accuracy, both orally and in writing, on matters encountered in business communcation and covered during the course; • Engage in meaningful conversations on a variety of topics covered during the course.
  • Socio-cultural competence: • Demonstrate knowledge of Korean business culture and etiquette within topics covered during the course.
Course Contents

Course Contents

  • CV
  • Job Interview
  • Business Email
  • Office Life
  • Business Negotiation
  • Contract
  • Revision
  • Final Assignment
Assessment Elements

Assessment Elements

  • non-blocking In-class assignment
    In-class assignment includes quizzes, dialogue practice, conversations, group discussions etc. Quizzes can be given during the first 15 minutes of a class. If you miss a class, you will have a chance to take the quiz you missed. Student who missed a class on a reason will automatically receive zero points for any quizzes and exams that were taken during the class. The student then can change this grade by taking a quiz/test after consulting with the instructor (on the date decided by the instructor) on this matter within a month. If the student does not make up for the missed class within a month, the score “zero” will be transferred into the log sheet and there will be no possibility to change it later.
  • non-blocking Homework
    After every class, you will receive a homework assignment to practice new grammar and vocabulary. It can include the following: 1. Grammar exercises; 2. Online activities for vocabulary practice (www.quizzlet.com); 3. Dialogue: You are required to listen to the dialogue and learn it by heart or repeat after audio not looking in the text. 4. Text: You are required to retell a text using the phrases from the text. 5. Writing text using given vocabulary and grammar.
  • non-blocking Unit test
    Unit Test will be given after completion of one unit. It will generally consist of two parts: 1) Writing test (lexico-grammatical test; sentences and texts for translation from Russian into Korean; listening tasks); 2) Oral test (talk with partner or instructor). The format and the topics of the oral test are subject to change at the discretion of the instructor.
  • non-blocking Final assignment
    Final assignment will be given during the last class in a form of writing (duration – 60 minutes) and oral task (1h 40 min) during the last class of the semester. Writing task (60 minutes) is an essay based on personal experience or opinion in response to a writing topic. Task includes using grammar and vocabulary units in writing. It is designed to measure ability to write in Korean in an academic setting, and student is expected to be able to present his ideas in a clear, well-organized manner. Oral task (total 1h 40 min, 10-15 min per 1 student) is a talk with the examiner on one of the topics covered during the course. Student has to demonstrate consistent facility in the use of language, demonstrating syntactic variety, appropriate word choice and idiomaticity. Evaluation of the oral task will be based upon the following components: content, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar. Platforms: Zoom, MS-Teams
Interim Assessment

Interim Assessment

  • 2021/2022 3rd module
    0.15 * In-class assignment + 0.4 * Unit test + 0.3 * Final assignment + 0.15 * Homework
Bibliography

Bibliography

Recommended Core Bibliography

  • Jaemin Roh, & Mijeong Mimi Kim. (2021). Advanced Korean. Routledge.

Recommended Additional Bibliography

  • Boye Lafayette De Mente. (2011). Korean Business Etiquette : The Cultural Values and Attitudes That Make Up the Korean Business Personality. [N.p.]: Tuttle Publishing. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1568246