KORLANG 21: Second-Year Korean, First Quarter


Instructor:                             TBA

Office:                                    Building 250, Rm. 210

E-mail:                                   TBA               

Office Hours:                        TBA (or by appointment)

Classroom and Hours:         Mon, Wed, Fri. 09:30-10:45 am at 160-B39

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

Prerequisite:                         Successful completion of Korean 3 or consent of instructor

Course Materials

-Integrated Korean: Intermediate Level 1 Textbook (2001). University of Hawaii Press (Lesson 1~Lesson5)

-Integrated Korean: Intermediate Level 1 Workbook (2001). University of Hawaii Press

-Audio files are linked to Coursework. (http://www.kleartextbook.com)


Course Objectives:

Korean 21 (4-5 units) is the first part of the intermediate course in spoken and written Korean. During the first quarter of the second-year Korean, students review the first 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 completion of this course, the Korean 21 students will be able to:


(1) Interpersonal Communication:

      Carry out all communicative tasks learned in First-Year Korean with greater sophistication, confidence and ease.

      Exchange information with peers and younger people using the intimate speech form, on a variety of familiar topics.  

      Describe people, events, activities related to their immediate environment such as

-  appearance and clothing

-  emotions and desires/wishes

-  travel plans, time schedules, and past events

-  information on classes, part time jobs, vacation plans

-  weather and seasons

-  houses and interiors

      Make requests, and grant and deny permission in a socio-culturally appropriate manner.

      Initiate, sustain minimally and close conversations related to uncomplicated basic tasks, e.g.

-  greet, take leave and ask about well-being

-  make inquiries and purchase items at service establishments (post office, department store, apartment rental office, etc.)

-  make and cancel appointments  and hotel reservations

      Share personal stories and memorable experiences (e.g., shopping, summer vacation)

      Begin to negotiate simple exchanges and ask for clarification and restate information when they did not understand or succeed in delivering the intended message.

      Make simple comparisons between Korean and their own cultures (e.g., taking off shoes in the house, heating system, appropriate hand gestures, etc.).


(2) Interpretive Communication:

     Carry out all interpretive tasks of the First-Year Korean with greater competence and ease.

     Identify main ideas and significant details of oral and written texts created for intermediate-level language learners, on concrete topics (e.g. appearances, weather, itineraries).

     Answer factual questions about the text based on their comprehension.

     Restate the key points and main ideas of oral and written texts, using loosely connected sentences.

     Identify genres and different types of simple authentic texts (e.g. informative reports, maps, online product reviews, train or flight schedules).

     Understand the concept and practice of formality and speech levels, presented in the polite, deferential and intimate forms of speech. 

     Begin to recognize unique features of Korean culture manifested in oral and written texts (e.g. songs, simple short stories, video excerpts from cartoons, movies, etc).

     Identify and interpret gestures, intonation, and other cultural practices to understand texts related to personal and academic experiences.


(3) Presentational Communication:

      Carry out all presentational tasks of the First-Year Korean with greater confidence and ease.

      Give rehearsed oral skits with a classmate (5-7 minutes) or individual presentations (3 minutes), using short notes and visual aids (e.g., personal experience, work, and school). 

      Prepare content questions on presentation topics (their own and those of their peers) for purposes of class discussion.

      Write compositions or reports (approximately 200 words) about topics studied in the course material (e.g. brief synopsis, summary of biographical data, detailed description of people and places).

      Use online dictionaries to begin to expand their word choices.

      Post short reports or ads on the class coursework discussion board or blogs, and leave questions on peers work.

      Begin to restate information when discussing oral and written presentations, for the purposes of clarification. 

      Begin to show evidence of good control of tense, inflectional morphology, and conjugation of verbs.

      Become aware of and begin to employ appropriate (oral and written) presentational language. 

      Begin to monitor their own speech and compositions for high-frequency errors.


Korean Proficiency Objectives and Curricular documents are available at https://www.stanford.edu/dept/lc/language/requirement/curriculum.html


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 hour without any penalty. However, after that 2% will be deducted from your final grade for any additional absence. More than 6 absences will result in F automatically. Three tardies and/or early leave will be taken as one absence. Any tardy of more than 15 minutes are counted as one absence.


* No laptop, cell phone is allowed during class.


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 in advance and all make-ups should be taken within a week from the date. Make-ups may not 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 frequently.


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.


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 Stanfords 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).