Korean 101 Third-Year Korean, First Quarter



Instructor:                             Sunyoung Lee

Office:                                    260-308

E-mail:                                   leesuny@stanford.edu           

Office Hours:                        TBA (or by appointment)

Classroom and Hours:         Tue, Thu. 09:30-10:45 am at 160-B39

Course website:                    http://coursework.stanford.edu

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Prerequisite: Successful completion of Korean 23 or consent of instructor


Course Materials:

1. Textbook:

Seogang Korean 4A: Student Book (2006). Seogang University  (Unit 1~5)

Seogang Korean 4A: Workbook (2006). Seogang University

2. Additional in-class Materials given by the instructor


Course Objectives:

Korean 101 (3-4 units) is the first part of the intermediate course in spoken and written Korean. During the first quarter of the Third-year Korean, students review the second year material briefly and will continue to learn by interacting with members of their class in a variety of contexts with increasing socio-cultural appropriateness in academic and community setting.


Upon the completion of this course, the Korean 101 students will be able to:


1) Demonstrate more basic communicative skills such as:

*        Speaking of experience; Asking for and giving advice;

*        Explaining motive; Describing accidental past event; Explaining activities in a club

*        Expressing concerns; Encouraging troubled friend; Giving a presentation on a topic in an organized and convincing way; Expressing characteristics of Korean culture

*        Expressing troubles and giving proper advice; Writing an persuasive article on future plan; Exchanging tips on disembarrassing oneself of a trouble; Denying a request in a polite way

*        Understanding and giving a direction; Confirming interlocutorŐs saying; Understanding of Hongdae culture; Understanding traffic signs of Korean; Explaining popular tourist attractions of Korea

2) Expand vocabulary and grammatical patterns incorporated in the examples, exercises, dialogues, or communicative activities in and/or outside the textbook.

3) Get a better understanding of cultural aspects such as Korean Buddhism; various clubs; Korean popular song and TV drama; unique culture of Daehak-ro


Grading: Final course grade will be based on the results of:



Attendance & Participation









Oral Tests



Vocab Quizzes







100 %


Percentage score (%)


            99-100    = A+                        93-98.99 =  A                        90-92.99 =  A-

            88-89.99 = B+                        83-87.99 =  B                         80-82.99 =  B-

            78-79.99 = C+                        73-77.99 =  C                         70-72.99 =  C-

            60-69.99 = D                          Below 60 =  F


        * The grading will be standard, and not based on a curve.         

        * To pass this course, your score should higher than 70 /100%.



Note1: Absences and lack of participation in class will critically affect the final grade.

You can miss 1 class without any penalty. However, after that 2.5 % will be deducted from your final grade for any additional absence. More than 4 absences will result in F automatically. Chronic tardiness (three tardies) will be counted as one full absence. Be well prepared for class so that you can make the most of the opportunities in class by working actively and cooperatively with other members and using  Korean creatively and intelligently. Students attending all classes with no absences or tardy will get 4 extra points.


Note2: There are no make-ups or individual re-scheduling for the exams/quizzes/tests except for legitimate reasons. Rescheduling of exams/quizzes is only possible via email (written notice required) in advance and all make-ups should be taken during the office hour within a week from the date. Make-ups cannot exceed two times in a quarter.  Any missing exams/quizzes/tests will be graded as 0 point.


Note3: Please check out updates of the coursework on regular basis (http://coursework.stanford.edu). The instructor updates the online Coursework daily or as frequent as necessary without a prior notice. You are advised to check out at least once a week (at the beginning of each week) to overview the detailed course plan of the week.


Note 4: Homework will be due on the dates specified in class. Late homework will not be accepted unless you have legitimate reasons. It is the responsibility of students to check each homework assignment on the Coursework and turn it in. Homework will be graded on the basis of quality and completeness.


Note 5: Turn off your cell phone before class begins.

No food allowed during the class except for drinks.


Final Exam: TBA


Statement on Outside Assistance

Plagiarism refers to the unattributed, direct copying of language and/or ideas from a source other than yourself. Plagiarism is strictly forbidden as a part of StanfordŐs Fundamental Standard. Assistance on take-home written language assignments may take various forms. We expect you to use dictionaries and grammar books in the composition process. Under no circumstances is another person to compose an essay for you or contribute to its ideas or substantive expression. Your instructor may ask you to declare the amount of assistance you have received on any written assignment. We do not discourage assistance in the preparation of oral language assignments. It is always helpful to have a native speaker or a person more knowledgeable in the language listen to you practice your oral presentations and provide helpful feedback on your manner of expression. Of course, under no circumstances is another person to compose or develop your oral presentation for you or contribute to its ideas of substantive expression. 


* Students who have a disability which may necessitate an academic accommodation or the use of auxiliary aids and services in a class, must initiate the request with the Student Disability Resource Center (SDRC), located within the Office of Accessible Education (OAE).  The SDRC will evaluate the request with required documentation, recommend appropriate accommodations, and prepare a verification letter dated in the current academic term in which the request is being made.  Please contact the SDRC as soon as possible; timely notice is needed to arrange for appropriate accommodations.  The Office of Accessible Education is located at 563 Salvatierra Walk (phone:  723-1066; TDD:  725-1067)