AU: 3.0
Programme: HSS

Any student who has successfully passed the Level 2 course (or its equivalent) is eligible for this course. This course aims to expand students language skills by introducing more complex sentence structures, colloquial expressions and language use in different cultural contexts. Students are introduced to the more stylistic intricacies of the language as idioms and metaphors are integrated into the syllabus. Classroom tasks in this course naturally demand a higher level of participation and hence incorporate learning through the use of audio-visual materials and class discussion. During the course, students are expected to use little or no English as the course is mainly taught in Korean. By the end of the course, students should be able to read, speak, write and understand written documents on varied topics in different forms. This course gives students practice in the skills required for TOPIK, a standardized Korean language test.


2 2-hr tutorials per week

Quiz + Essay + Listening Comprehension + Oral Exam 50%
Finals 50%

Exam Format:
Oral Exam - Picture Discussion (Context-based) and Conversation (not sure whether it will be the same across different years)
Finals - Format varies, but there will be fill-in-the-blanks, MCQs and comprehension. Some writing will be included, but not essay.


Attend all the tutorials as much as possible. Since it is a language course, content taught are cumulative. Teacher also introduces new vocabulary and exceptions in grammar that are not written in the textbook.

Tutorials mostly involve learning of grammar and in-class conversation with peers. The conversations will be very helpful for oral exam because you get to communicate using the newly-learnt grammars.

The oral exam is one-to-one, and pretty much like the English oral exam in secondary school. You'll get a while to look at the picture first. So for the picture discussion, it quite context-based (like "role-playing"). There will also be a conversation topic which quite pertains to real-life (but no link to the picture).

Textbook, Workbook and a set of tutorial worksheets have to be purchased.
Tutorial worksheet have to be completed after every lesson.

Grammar taught in this course is relatively harder and more complex than the previous levels. But it will be beneficial if you want to travel or go exchange to Korea because the grammars allow you to communicate more effectively. Listening to how the grammars are used in Korean dramas can help you to better understand how they are used in different contexts.