Course Summary
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80 hours (40 hours per week for 2 weeks; 16 hours per week for 5 weeks)
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Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Korean Language


The course objective is to help students improve their Korean linguistic ability by learning intermediate/advanced Chinese four-letter idioms and Chinese words that used for higher level texts. The primary goal for this course is for students to learn most commonly used traditional Chinese idiomatic expressions, individual Chinese characters (Hanja) that comprise the idioms, and additional Chinese character-based words. By studying these idioms and Chinese words, students will improve their structural, lexical, and socio-cultural competences to include: knowledge and control of higher level vocabulary, idioms, and socio-cultural references. Students will learn 300-350 Chinese words used in Korean reading and listening commonly found in intermediate/advanced Chinese character examination (Hanja Level 8-7).

Learning Outcomes:

  • Read/recognize Chinese idioms/characters/words written in Chinese and deduce the meaning including homonym and polysemy
  • Articulate in meaningful discourse using critical thinking skills
  • Author stories or opinions, based on personal experiences, using the Chinese idioms/characters/words and present to the class
  • Analyze aural and written texts and evaluate and discuss contextual and implied meaning of Chinese idioms/characters/words in relevance to FLO topic areas as well as literature and history
  • Synthesize information, messages, implications, and significance of Chinese Idioms/characters/words in texts

General Course Topics:

  • Chinese Idioms
  • Chinese characters
  • Reading in mixed scripts
  • Listening using Chinese idioms/characters/words
  • Writing using Chinese idioms/characters/words
  • Speaking using Chinese idioms/characters/words
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Classroom Exercise
  • Discussion
  • Learner Presentations
  • Lectures
  • Practical Exercises

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

Supplemental Materials