Course level



Humanities and Social Sciences


Languages & Cultures School




One Semester

Class contact

3 Contact hours


TOPIK (Korean Proficiency Test) level must not be over 4 to enter this course. Placement test is essential.

Assessment methods

In-class quiz, essay, video oral project, midsemester exam, final exam

Course coordinator

Mr Chong-Woon Kim

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

This course provides students functional communicative ability that is linguistically competent and culturally appropriate in a given context pursuing towards the TOPIK level 4. For this purpose, this course aims to build the structural foundation of Korean grammar and the use of honorifics and different speech styles will be also taught to enhance students' sociolinguistic and pragmatic competence. While this course will cover four language skills, more emphasis will be given on reading and writing skills, which need to be worked on by these students. Upon completion of the course, students should be able to talk and write about a variety of topics such as mood and personalities, clothing, weather, illness, Korean food, etc. with reasonable accuracy and in a sociolinguistically appropriate manner. Before enrolling in this course, students must take a placement test.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile