Prerequisite None for KOREA 1101. Korean 1101 is for the students who have had no or very little knowledge of Korean.
For the students who speak Korean but do not know how to read or write, take a placement test for Korean 1109 (Elementary Reading). To be placed into KOREA 1102 without taking KOREA 1101, placement test is required.
Course Objectives Course Description: KOREA 1101 and 1102 are designed to acquire 4 skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) of the Korean language and to be familiarized to the culture. Basic knowledge of Korean grammar, vocabulary, expressions and cultural points of each lesson from the textbook will be given during the lecture. Then, students will have an opportunity to practice the learned knowledge from the lecture in either one of the sections. During the section, authentic materials will be given for fun and effective activities, in pairs or in small groups. I focus on small group/pair activities to better improve studentsí communication in Korean, by giving an equal amount of time and a chance to practice Korean to each student in an intimate environment. Students are encouraged to use only Korean in section for improvement in Korean. All lectures will be presented in powerpoint, and the files can be accessible from the blackboard for previewing or reviewing. Most of the section materials can also be found from the blackboard for your practice outside of the classroom.
Course Objectives: The goal of this course is to master survival skills in Korean. By the end of the year, you will be able to exchange a simple conversation with native Koreans about the subjects that are familiar to you, for example, school life, family and friends, traffic and transportation, vacation plans, food and restaurant, hobbies, etc.
Course Audience Korean 1101 is to introduce a balance of four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening) for the students who have had no or very little knowledge of Korean.