Prerequisite Students must be able to speak Korean at the elementary level and take a placement test to enroll. The test takes about 30 minutes and can be taken online any time at http://collt.lrc.cornell.edu .
Course Objectives Course Description: KOREA 1109 and 1110 are designed for the Korean heritage students to enhance 4 language skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing) in a fast pace and to be familiarized to the culture. Basic knowledge of Korean grammar, vocabulary, expressions and cultural difference between Korea and America will be given. Besides the grammar textbook, reading textbook is used to enhance heritage students' reading comprehension and broaden their knowledge of Korean culture. Students will be able to minimize their spelling errors through frequent writing compositions. In addition, students will learn the selected idiomatic expressions to be familiarized to Korean culture. This course will focus on the balance of heritage studentís accuracy and fluency.
Course Objectives: Students will acquire concrete knowledge of grammar and be able to minimize their spelling errors in writing, after a frequent practice of writing. They will be confident in reading multiple paragraph-long contents in Korean, and will be able to compose various types of writing, such as a diary, a letter, a summary and reflection after seeing a movie, etc.
Course Audience This course is designed to meet the need of the heritage students who have had no or very little prior knowledge of reading and writing in Korean.