KORLANG 23: Second-Year Korean, Third 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 22 or consent of instructor

Course Materials

-Integrated Korean: Intermediate Level 1 Textbook (2001). University of Hawaii Press (Lesson 11~Lesson15)

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

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


Course Objectives:

Korean 23 (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 23 students will be able to:


(1) Interpersonal Communication:

      Carry out all communicative tasks learned in the previous quarter with greater sophistication, confidence and ease.

      Carry out all communicative tasks learned in the previous quarter with greater sophistication, complexity and accuracy.

      Practice and gain greater control over all speech forms used in communicative tasks according to the interpersonal relationship and specific social situation.

      Describe and exchange information on personal, academic and social issues such as

-  majors and careers

-   physical conditions or illnesses

-   personality and impressions about others

-  accidents and injuries

-  dating/wedding culture

-  holiday customs

-  Korean popular culture (K-pop, films, sports)

      Ask for and give advice, and react to suggestions in a socio-culturally appropriate manner.

      Initiate, sustain and close more elaborate conversations related to uncomplicated and some complicated situations, e.g.

-  arrange or reschedule appointments

-  describe accidents, illnesses, injuries

-  discuss majors, occupations, and career plans

-  participate in a simplified mock job interview

      Narrate simple stories about unexpected events using the passive and causative verb constructions (e.g. a car accident, illness, robbery, etc.)

      Exchange information and opinions, and negotiate some complex situations with peers from the Korean language community, either face-to-face or online, using various communicative strategies.

      Make more detailed comparisons and share opinions about Korean culture and practices (e.g. marriage customs, holiday celebrations, housewarmings, superstitions, K-pop).


(2) Interpretive Communication:


        Carry out all interpretive tasks of the previous quarter with greater sophistication, depth, and complexity.

        Develop a more complete understanding of oral and written texts beyond main ideas and supporting details, and recognize differences in content organization, authors perspective presented in some authentic materials (e.g. excerpts on current events, art, folklore, traditions, popular culture).

        Answer all factual questions and develop critical thinking questions about the text.

        Summarize more fully oral and written texts as well as authentic materials, using short paragraphs, occasionally with follow-up commentary and opinion.

        Demonstrate increasing understanding of tone and nuance and begin to analyze key details in a wider variety of authentic texts (e.g, comparative essays, commercials, prescriptions, statistics).

        Strengthen awareness of subtle nuances of speech level/forms and its implications for the relationship between speakers in specific social and professional settings.

        Connect oral and written texts reflecting cultural knowledge and traditions (e.g. Korean folklore or superstitions) with their own.

        Cultivate a deeper understanding of cultural products and practices and compare the lives and beliefs of Korean people to their own.  


(3) Presentational Communication:

      Carry out all presentational tasks of the previous quarter with greater sophistication, depth, and complexity

      Present jointly with a classmate well-structured and less rehearsed skits (10-12 minutes), or individually prepared descriptions or stories with greater elaboration (7 minutes), using notes and audiovisual aids (e.g. cultural differences, Korean superstitions, holiday customs).

      Ask and respond to more detailed questions on their presentation topics, and begin to participate in more spontaneous commentary and discussion with peers.

      Write expository compositions or reports (approximately 300 words) about personal and academic interests, incorporating appropriate cohesive and rhetorical devices (e.g. a comparison of cultural differences, a simple personal statement as part of an internship application).

      Begin to research online resources related to personal and academic areas of interest. in preparation for writing.

      Make a simple website or wiki page with peers and edit for each others errors and content.

      Use circumlocution strategies in the course of presenting material orally or in writing.

      Show a more complete control of tense, aspect, and inflectional morphology and conjugation.

      Demonstrate greater control of presentational language with increasing accuracy and sophistication. 

      Monitor speech and compositions (their own and that of others) for content and structure.


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).