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Korean Intermediate One

Module titleKorean Intermediate One
Module codeFLK2230
Academic year2024/5
Module staff

Dr Sun Yang (Convenor)

Duration: Term123
Duration: Weeks



Number students taking module (anticipated)


Module description

Korean Intermediate One is intended for students who have successfully completed FLK1130 Beginners or who have a level broadly of GCSE A*-B grade (or equivalent). The module provides a systematic approach to building on essential grammar structures in a communicative context.

Module aims - intentions of the module

The module is appropriate for students who either already have or may quickly regain a level of proficiency in Korean broadly equivalent to that of GCSE Grade A-B (or equivalent). This module is between A2 Basic User and B1 Independent User of the Common European Framework and aims to:

  • Consolidate the essential structures of the target language, developing both vocabulary and range of language structures thus equipping you with the linguistic tools to enable you to communicate effectively in everyday situations
  • Further develop active and passive language skills, including comprehension skills in listening, productive skills in speaking, reading and writing
  • Deepen your understanding and appreciation of the customs, culture and society of the regions/countries in which the languages are spoken and to develop your awareness of the general social and cultural background of the language

Korean Intermediate One can be taken towards achieving ‘With Proficiency in Korean”, see

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

ILO: Module-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 1. Demonstrate competence in the use of basic grammatical structures of the target language
  • 2. Read and comprehend straightforward written and aural texts on familiar matters regularly encountered in work, study, leisure etc in the target language
  • 3. Communicate effectively on a broad range of general topics which are familiar or of personal interest, both orally and in writing, and produce short descriptive and narrative texts, formal and informal letters

ILO: Discipline-specific skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 4. Understand the principles of learning a foreign language intensively and organise your learning with guidance from the tutor
  • 5. Use available learning aids in a variety of media, such as a reference grammar and bilingual dictionary, to consolidate your learning

ILO: Personal and key skills

On successfully completing the module you will be able to...

  • 6. Make a presentation on a topic pertinent to everyday occurrences in your field and hold a conversation in the target language which may involve expressing opinions and making value judgement
  • 7. Make progress through developing skills of self-study and application and develop an awareness of and sensitivity to a foreign culture

Syllabus plan

The module provides a systematic approach to acquiring essential grammar structures in a communicative context and in accordance with the skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing. Whilst the content may vary from year to year, it is envisioned that it will cover some or all of the following grammar:

Main Grammar:

  • Noun modifying form: -(eu)n/neun
  • Formal speech: -(seu)p nida
  • Expressing how long an action or situation has been occurring: -(eu)n ji
  • Expressing two actions or states occurring at the same time: -(eu)myonseo
  • Talking about a fact being fairly true, rather committing to it being fully true: -(eu)n pyeonida
  • Decision or promise using -giro hada
  • Expressing a situation occurring as soon as another situation has happened: -jamaja
  • Stating a condition: -(eu)myeon
  • Giving background information: -(eu)n/neun de
  • Making an indirect question with the question words: -(eu)n ji 
  • Expressing one’s experience: -(eu)n jeogi itta
  • Resultant states using -a/eo itta
  • Expressing the reason for an event or situation: -gi ttaemune
  • Emphasizing a reason: -geo deunyo
  • Expressing an action or stage occurring concurrently with another action or state: -neun dongan(e)
  • Expressing a change of state: -a/eo jida
  • A resultant state coming about by external factors: -ge doeda
  • Expressing an action occurring immediately after another action or situation occurs: -neun daero

Main Topics

  • Meeting someone for the first time: speaking about age differences
  • Everyday life: talking about the frequency of doing hobbies
  • Appointment / Plans: proposing ideas
  • Asking directions and describing surroundings
  • Food and recommending restaurants
  • Public rules: speaking about appropriate behaviour in company culture
  • In the house: explaining household problem
  • Shopping: asking product exchange

Learning activities and teaching methods (given in hours of study time)

Scheduled Learning and Teaching ActivitiesGuided independent studyPlacement / study abroad

Details of learning activities and teaching methods

CategoryHours of study timeDescription
Scheduled Learning and Teaching66Language classes
Guided Independent Study234Consolidate class work by learning vocabulary and structures, and by reading, watching or listening to material in Korean. Prepare exercises and activities for class, write short assignments and generally begin to acquire a repertoire of effective language learning strategies. Learning activities are supported by various media, including audio, video / DVD, and, where appropriate, computer software.

Formative assessment

Form of assessmentSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
4 formative tasks covering some or all of the following areas: grammar, writing, listening, reading, speaking.Variable1-7Written and oral

Summative assessment (% of credit)

CourseworkWritten examsPractical exams

Details of summative assessment

Form of assessment% of creditSize of the assessment (eg length / duration)ILOs assessedFeedback method
Portfolio50As described on the ELE page1-7Written and oral
Written Exam 251.5 hours1-5,7Written and oral
Oral Exam 2510-12 minutes1, 3, 6, 7Written and oral

Details of re-assessment (where required by referral or deferral)

Original form of assessmentForm of re-assessmentILOs re-assessedTimescale for re-assessment
Portfolio Portfolio1-7Ref/Def period
Written Exam Written Exam 1-5,7Ref/Def period
Oral ExamOral Exam1, 3, 6, 7Ref/Def period

Re-assessment notes

Deferral – if you miss an assessment for certificated reasons judged acceptable by the Mitigation Committee, you will normally be either deferred in the assessment or an extension may be granted. The mark given for a re-assessment taken as a result of deferral will not be capped and will be treated as it would be if it were your first attempt at the assessment.

Referral – if you have failed the module overall (i.e. a final overall module mark of less than 40%) you will be required to submit a further assessment as necessary. If you are successful on referral, your overall module mark will be capped at 40%.

You will only be required to retake any failed assessments. Marks for any passed assessments will be carried forward. If you have failed any assessments but managed to pass the module overall, you will not be allowed to retake the failed assessments.

Indicative learning resources - Basic reading

  • Korean made easy Intermediate (2nd edition) by Seung-Eun OhDarakwon, 2022

Indicative learning resources - Web based and electronic resources

Key words search

Korean, Intermediate

Credit value30
Module ECTS


Module pre-requisites

Completion of FLK1130 or equivalent

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