Language Modules - Korean

Modules offered under the centre are as follows
Semester I, 2013-2014
Module Code Module Name
LAK1201 Korean 1
LAK2201 Korean 2
LAK3201 Korean 3
LAK4201 Korean 5
Semester II, 2013-2014
Module Code Module Name
LAK1201 Korean 1
LAK2201 Korean 2
LAK3202 Korean 4
LAK3203 Korean for Academic Purposes
LAK4202 Korean 6
There are no pre-requisites or qualifying test for Level 1000 language modules. But these modules are meant only for students without any prior knowledge. Those who have learned the language through formal and informal means (incl. through external courses, self-study or an extended stay in the target language country) must contact CLS to take a placement test.

Students may face disciplinary action by the University for making a false declaration.
Pre-requisites / Preclusions
Module Code Module Name Credit Student Requires
Pre-requisite Preclusion
LAK1201 Korean 1 4 For beginners who do not have any formal and informal education in Korean and have no proficiency in spoken Korean. NIL
LAK2201 Korean 2 4 For students who passed LAK1201 or placement test. NIL
LAK3201 Korean 3 4 LAK2201 or placement test. NIL
LAK3202 Korean 4 4 LAK3201 or placement test. NIL
LAK3203 Korean for Academic Purposes 4 LAK3201 or placement test. NIL
LAK4201 Korean 5 5 LAK3202, LAK3203 or placement test. NIL
LAK4202 Korean 6 5 LAK4201 or placement test. NIL

LAK1201 Korean 1

This module is meant for students with no prior knowledge of the target language. Students with prior knowledge (including spoken proficiency) must contact CLS to take a placement test.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 Nil Nil Nil

LAK2201 Korean 2

Korean 2 is the continuation of Korean 1. This is also an integrated course which will help students gain higher basic proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary. Authentic texts from daily communicative situations (e.g. writing e-mail, ordering stuffs by phone, comparisons, making appointments with friends, planning traveling etc) will serve as the main source of learning materials. The assessment for this module is 100% Continuous Assessment.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 LAK1201 or placement test Nil Nil

LAK3201 Korean 3

Korean 3 is the continuation of Korean 2. It is an integrated module which will help students gain intermediate proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary, for personal interaction and communication in authentic situations.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 LAK2201 or placement test Nil Nil

LAK3202 Korean 4

Korean 4 is the continuation of Korean 3. It is an integrated module which will help students gain higher intermediate proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary, for personal interaction and communication in authentic situations.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 LAK3201 or placement test LAK3203 Nil

LAK3203 Korean for Academic Purposes

The module Korean for Academic Purposes is specially designed for students who are interested in studying in Korea. Its primary focus will be on the preparation of students for essential communicative situations and interactions in a Korean university environment. Students will be taught to comprehend longer listening and reading texts on more complex topics of academic interest.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
4 4-2-0-2-2 LAK3201 or placement test LAK3204 Nil

LAK4201 Korean 5

Korean 5 is a continuation of Korean 4. In this module, a wide variety of interesting, informative, authentic and culturally significant reading materials will be introducedto help students achieve high levels of proficiency not only in interpersonal but also in interpretive and presentational communication. This module aims to equip studnets with adequate skills and strategies to engage in serious discourse with native or other foreign speakers and write argumentative pieces on complex social, political, cultural and environmental topics.
Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 4-2-0-3-3.5 LAK3202, LAK3203 or placement test Nil Nil

LAK4202 Korean 6

Korean 6 is a continuation of Korean 5. It is an integrated module which will help students gain higher proficiency in the four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing), grammar and vocabulary, for personal interaction and communication in authentic situation.This module aims to provide students with further training in skills and strategies to engage in authentic discourse and more complex argumentative writing. Topics of social, historical and cultural interest will be introduced through authentic materials such as selected works of literature, text from newspapers, magazines, audio and video recordings

Modular credits Workload Pre-requisite Preclusion Cross-listing(s)
5 4-2-0-3-3.5 LAK4201 or placement test Nil Nil
* Workload: A-B-C-D-E
The components are as follow:
A: no. of lecture hours per week
B: no. of tutorial hours per week
C: no. of lab hours per week
D: no. of hours for projects, assignments, fieldwork etc per week
E: no. of hours for preparatory work by a student per week