Course Summary
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4 weeks (160 hours)
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Upper-Division Baccalaureate 4 Korean Language, Culture, and Society


The course objective is to enhance and strengthen the ILR level 2+ student's functional use of the language and move towards level 3 proficiency by stressing active language production and accuracy to cultivate a language analyst capable of excelling at more than passive tasks. The primary focus of the course include: listening and reading comprehension, grammar concepts, and cultural expertise. Speaking and writing are used to reinforce the proper use of lexical and grammatical forms and serve as an ongoing assessment/feedback tool for the instructor.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Demonstrate comprehension of essential elements of information by performing one or more of the following: answering content questions, summarizing, completing a chart
  • Deduce the meaning of new words and idioms, using situational and background knowledge
  • Determine writer/speaker's intent and tone and provide supporting details for their answer
  • Interpret areas of text where it is necessary to read 'between/beyond the lines' to understand the full ramifications of the text in its wider cultural, political or social environment and follow unpredictable turns of thought
  • Select different styles of speech, complex grammar patterns, and sociolinguistic and cultural references that contribute to the meaning and tone with at least 70% accuracy.
  • Analyze the passage and assess the main idea of the text
  • Detect challenging grammatical, syntactic, and discourse features (such as complex sentences and colloquial syntactic structures) and explain their function
  • Distinguish fact from opinion, providing justification from text
  • Explain the meaning of idiomatic expressions, figurative usages, and accompanying nuances

General Course Topics:

  • Culture
  • Society
  • Women's Issues
  • Economy
  • Politics
  • Education
  • Military
  • Security
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

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

Methods of Assessment:

  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Presentations
  • Written Papers

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Supplemental Materials