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Korean Beginners Accelerated (LL2C4)_21-22



This module is offered to students with no or little prior knowledge of Korean. Students will learn the basics of the Korean language and this will offer an opportunity for students to develop their communicative competence in Korean by learning vocabulary and expressions, grammar, listening, speaking, reading and writing. For those students intending to understand Korean literacy, either for staying in Korea for travel, study or on work placements, this fast-paced module can promote confidence-building for communicating with native speakers abroad.

Main Objectives:
  • to understand and communicate in familiar and routine situations, using frequently used expressions;
  • to develop strategies for language learning; and
  • to achieve A2.1 of the Common European Framework of Reference

This is a 24 or 30 CREDIT module.


Two weekly sessions for 21 weeks.

  • 2 hour, twice a week online synchronous (live) teaching in Teams
  • Independent study & homework

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore the minimum expected amount of study over the course of this module is 240 hours. 10 hours of study a week on average will be required including independent study.


Term 1 - interim test (10%) scheduled on Saturday 11 December 2021

Term 3 - one reading/writing test (50%) + one speaking test (40%)

Please note that the Term 1 interim test is scheduled to take place on Saturday 11 December 2021



Course Texts

Term 1

  • Sejong Korean Vol. 1 by King Sejong Institute
  • The textbook online source will be provided by the tutor.
  • If you want to buy the textbook, you can find the book with the ISBN: 880854716650

Term 2

  • Sejong Korean Vol. 2 by King Sejong Institute
  • The textbook online source will be provided by the tutor
  • If you want to buy the textbook, you can find the book with ISNB: 9788996994718

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the module, students should be able to:

  • Use vocabulary and expression appropriately
  • Communicate on familiar topics and activities
  • Write simple texts, messages, and emails., using correct language
  • Understand spoken language in the area of immediate personal relevance.
  • Understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings.
  • Apply basic knowledge of grammar


The syllabus will include the followings:

Communicative situations:

The Korean scripts (Hangeul) & introductions, languages & nationalities, family, professions & future career aspirations, describing places and people, daily routine & telling the time, food: national cuisine & healthy lifestyle, expressing opinions, talking about the past, sports and leisure activities, travel & holidays, hometown and a capital city.

This module, aimed at beginners, will provide an introduction to fundamental features of Korean grammar and essential basic structures, making it possible to function in a range of everyday situations.

Grammatical content:

The students are going to form simple sentences with an understanding of basic grammar.

He/she will be capable of understanding and forming practical sentences and simple sentences used in everyday life.

Communicative functions and grammar contents based on the textbooks used.