Second Year Korean 2

Required Texts:

  • Integrated Korean Intermediate 2. KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language. University of Hawaii Press.
  • Integrated Korean WORKBOOK Intermediate 2. KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language.

This course is offered during the spring term.


Combined with KOREAN 1004, Second Year Korean 2 is the second half of an intermediate course on spoken and written Korean. It is catered for learners who have taken First Year Korean 1, First Year Korean 2, and Second Year Korean 1 or have equal level of Korean language proficiency of Korean and knowledge of Korean culture. The objective of the course is to equip students with communicative skills in speaking, reading, and writing with more complex structures in Korean such as various kinds of speakers' stances, evaluation, assessment, judgment and attitudes on the events encountered, and more complex relations between two events such as cause, reason, purpose, concession, intention, background, condition, etc.

Second Year Korean 2 classes are divided into two parts. Lecture classes will include explanations of those conversational patterns in grammatical and pragmatic terms. The course also provides socio linguistics and socio cultural information especially when language is intimately linked with culture. Recitation classes will provide the students opportunity to practice strictly in Korean with various tasks and activities in most essential daily life situation. This means that students are expected to use the target language as much as they can throughout the course. Students will often be asked to make a pair or a small group in which they may interact with each other verbally.

Students are expected to memorize the frame dialogues, vocabularies and expressions assigned by lesson with the help of CD-ROM in the Language Media Center (G17 CL) or online web site of the textbook and the workbook.



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Course prerequisites

C- Korean 0001/1001 or equivalent.

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