• Class Number 7158
  • Term Code 3060
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In Person
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 27/07/2020
  • Class End Date 30/10/2020
  • Census Date 31/08/2020
  • Last Date to Enrol 03/08/2020
SELT Survey Results

This course is designed for advanced intermediate students and is aimed at further developing students’ writing skills and linguistic competence. Students will gain extensive practice in reading, composition and comprehension. Vocabulary skills are further consolidated by students learning to recognise and use a broad vocabulary encompassing terms encountered in literary, political, and historical texts, with limited use of a dictionary. Building upon grammar covered in earlier courses students in Korean 6 will learn to express ideas using grammatically and stylistically appropriate language to the situation to give explanations, make academic presentations, evaluate others’ opinions, and confidently engage in debates. In this course emphasis is placed upon students learning to develop the skills needed to read and comprehend information relating to Korea in a variety of genres and topics such as culture, history, social issues and current political developments.  

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Recognise and use a broad vocabulary encompassing terms encountered in literary, political, and historical texts, with limited use of a dictionary.
  2. Express ideas using grammatically and stylistically appropriate language to the situation to give explanations, make academic presentations, evaluate others opinions, and confidently engage in debates.
  3. Comprehend and evaluate information relating to Korea in a variety of topics: culture, history, social issues, and politics; with a focus on oral, aural and written skills.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural practices such as banking, writing letters and common municipal functions; cultural and linguistic regional differences in Korea; intimate speech; haggling and requesting a favour.

Required Resources

Students are required to purchase the following three materials (one set consists of three books):

  • Ewha Korean 3-1(with audio CD)

Author: Ewha Language Center

Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press

ISBN: 9788973009084

Will be available at Harry Hartog Booksellers, ANU

  • Ewha Korean 3-1 Workbook

Author: Ewha Language Center

Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press

ISBN: 9788973009312

Will be available at Harry Hartog Booksellers, ANU

  • Ewha Korean 3-1 Study Guide

Author: Ewha Language Center

Publisher: Ewha Womans University Press

ISBN: 9791158901448

Will be available at Harry Hartog Booksellers, ANU

Staff Feedback

Students will be given feedback in the following forms in this course:

  • Written comments
  • Verbal comments
  • Feedback to the whole class, to groups, to individuals, focus groups

Students are required to act on comments and feedback received both in class and on written work.

Student Feedback

ANU is committed to the demonstration of educational excellence and regularly seeks feedback from students. Students are encouraged to offer feedback directly to their Course Convener or through their College and Course representatives (if applicable). The feedback given in these surveys is anonymous and provides the Colleges, University Education Committee and Academic Board with opportunities to recognise excellent teaching, and opportunities for improvement. The Surveys and Evaluation website provides more information on student surveys at ANU and reports on the feedback provided on ANU courses.

Class Schedule

Week/Session Summary of Activities Assessment
1 Introduction; Lesson 3 – Leisure ???? Diagnostic writing
2 Lesson 3 – Leisure ????
3 Lesson 3 – Leisure ???? Form a video project group.
4 Lesson 4 – ??? ?? Health & Life Submission: Assignment 1
5 Lesson 4 – ??? ?? Health & Life Submission: Group video project proposal
6 Lesson 5 – ?? City
7 Lesson 5 – ?? City Submission: Group video project script Submission: Assignment 2
8 Lesson 6 – ??? ?? News & Information
9 Lesson 6 – ??? ?? News & Information
10 Lesson 7 – ??? ?? Men & Women Submission: Assignment 3
11 Lesson 7 – ??? ?? Men & Women Submission: Group video project (final work)
12 A group project viewing day and wrap-up Submission: Feature article

Tutorial Registration

Tutorial registration is mandatory. Students will be asked to sign up for a tutorial group on Wattle in the first week of the semester.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Learning Outcomes
Class Participation 5% 5 % * 1,2,3,4
Homework Assignments and Class Preparation 5% 5 % * 1,2,3,4
Three Take-home Assignments 15% 15 % * 1,2,3,4
Group video project 15% 15 % 24/10/2020 1,2,3,4
Vocabulary and grammar quizzes 25% 25 % * 1,2,4
In-class mini presentation 5% 10 % * 1,2,3
Final Exam (written and oral tests) 25% 25 % * 1,2,3,4

* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details


ANU has educational policies, procedures and guidelines, which are designed to ensure that staff and students are aware of the University’s academic standards, and implement them. Students are expected to have read the Academic Misconduct Rule before the commencement of their course. Other key policies and guidelines include:

Assessment Requirements

The ANU is using Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website Students may choose not to submit assessment items through Turnitin. In this instance you will be required to submit, alongside the assessment item itself, hard copies of all references included in the assessment item.

Moderation of Assessment

Marks that are allocated during Semester are to be considered provisional until formalised by the College examiners meeting at the end of each Semester. If appropriate, some moderation of marks might be applied prior to final results being released.


Final written exam:

Assessment criteria include accuracy and effective use of grammar and vocabulary, structure, coherence, and richness of content, persuasiveness of content and comprehension of the relevant subject/topic, as well as understanding of the related subjects/topics.

The Oral Exam:

Assessment criteria include: listening comprehension, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammatical accuracy, pace, the effective use of grammar and vocabulary, structure, coherence, and originality and persuasiveness of content.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 5 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Class Participation 5%

Classroom participation is a crucial factor in enhancing proficiency in a foreign language. If you cannot be present in class on time, in order to avoid a late penalty, contact your instructor at least 12 hours in advance for the instructor's approval. Therefore, regular attendance is essential in this course. Absence, arriving late or leaving early (more than 10 minutes) without notification is considered tardy. The course is delivered in Korean and students are required to communicate in Korean with their peers and the instructor as much as possible. You won't be assessed based on your level of language proficiency, so don't be afraid of making mistakes! Class participation will be assessed based on the following criteria:

  • 4-5: Active participation in classes (questions, cooperation, exercises, tutorial activities, facilitation of discussions; punctuality)
  • 2-3: Moderate participation in classes
  • 1: Little participation in classes
  • 0: Missed more than 1/3 of lectures and tutorials

Assessment Task 2

Value: 5 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Homework Assignments and Class Preparation 5%

Students are expected to submit their homework assignments and prepare vocabulary, grammar, reading and listening materials, etc, before each class. Homework assignments can be hand-written or typed on a separate sheet of paper, but be sure to double-space all assignments in order to provide enough room for any correction or feedback needed. Full credit will be granted only for assignments turned in on time (submitted electronically on Wattle). Errors or mistakes on homework assignments will not be penalized. However, too short, carelessly done or otherwise incomplete or perfunctory homework will result in the deduction of points.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Three Take-home Assignments 15%

  • Goal: To practice and articulate on a topic convincingly in speaking and writing by using a variety of grammar patterns and vocabulary. Simple grammar and vocabulary, repetition and brevity will be marked down.
  • Content: Speaking or writing assignments on various topics relevant to the course content and students' life. Content should engage themselves with providing details of events or their well-thought ideas and opinions in an organised manner.
  • Format: Approximately 3 minutes in length for a speaking assignment or 300-350 words for a writing assignment. Please be advised that written assignments should be double-spaced in order to leave enough space for the instructor's feedback. More details about each assignment will be provided in classes. No needs to have a cover sheet but include a title and a student's u-number in your assignments.
  • Deadlines for submissions: Three assignments to be submitted on Wattle on Weeks 4, 7 & 10. 

Guidelines for academic integrity:

  • All of your works submitted to this course should be your own GENUINE work. You may ask questions to your Korean family members, friends or your instructor, but you cannot let them write or proofread your assignments. You are encouraged to have Korean language-exchange partners to practice speaking and broaden your vocabulary, grammar and expression. However, extensive assistance from native speakers may be considered academic misconduct as described in ANU policies. If you need any assistance or more information, have a look at the ANU Academic Integrity webpage (https://www.anu.edu.au/students/academic-skills/academic-integrity). You can also find more information below in the section "Related Policies and Other Information."
  • Provide a list of ANY sources used in the completion of your assignment, including on-line dictionary URLs (e.g., bibliography or work cited). Clarify ANY part for which assistance was received from native speakers and underline the relevant section in your notes or bibliography.
  • Late submission: The penalty for late submission without obtaining the instructor's approval for an extension will be 5% deduction of the maximum marks available per 24 hours: i.e., 1 day late 5% deduction, or 2 days late 10% deduction. In order to avoid a penalty, students may submit their assignments one session prior to the due date on Wattle or via an email.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 24/10/2020
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Group video project 15%

All students are expected to participate in creating a video discussion or debate in a small group (3-4 members) throughout the course of the semester. All students must participate in writing a script and speaking in front of a camera. Assigning task roles among group members can be flexible but fair to everybody, depending on the amount of work necessary for per-production and post-production. Please reach out to me early on and I will do what I can do if there is a group having problems with the group members. More details will be provided in the first week of the semester. Students who want to propose an alternative option as a solo project should consult the instructor in advance, and permission will be given only to those who request an academic concession.

  • Goal: To give students an opportunity to apply their Korean language skills in a variety of contexts, to learn how to communicative their ideas effectively, delegate roles and responsibilities, learn teamwork, and (potentially) resolve group conflicts.
  • Content: A appx. 10 minutes debate or discussion on social and/or cultural issues in Korea
  • Format: Flexible (podcast, radio program, talk-show, webminar, parodies of TV dramas or films, or any possible mixed format as long as they are relevant to tasks of students' life. Students are welcome to use multimedia (photos, sound, maps, charts, graphs, etc.). Feel free to use your creativity.
  • Timeline: Form a group --> Discuss with your group members and choose a topic and theme. (Week 3) --> Collect materials to support your discussion/debate. Divide roles. --> Submit a group proposal. (Week 5) --> Write a script and submit it for the instructor's feedback (Week 7). --> Set up a 15-minute group meeting with the instructor to do a script rehearsal and start filming. (Weeks 7 & 8) --> Post-production: editing and subtitling (Week 10) --> Upload the final work on YouTube or an other online platform. Submit the link to the instructor. (Week 11) --> Premier of the group projects. (Week 12)

Assessment Task 5

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,4

Vocabulary and grammar quizzes 25%

Students will have vocabulary and grammar quizzes on a regular basis in order to test their understanding of the course materials. Dates for vocabulary quizzes will be announced in advance, but there might be no advance notice of grammar quizzes. Please make reviewing a regular part of your study and be prepared for informal tests. Grammar quizzes questions will usually be drawn directly from each Lesson of the week in the textbook covered up to the previous lectures. Quizzes may be as often as every class, at the discretion of the instructor. Each quiz will have an equal weight to each other quiz, regardless of differences in number of questions. There will never be an option to make up quizzes for any reason. However, we will discard the one vocab and grammar quiz respectively when you scored the lowest.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 10 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3

In-class mini presentation 5%

Each student is expected to give a 3-minute news headline presentation in Korean followed by two comprehension quizzes (either in Korean or English).

  • Goal: To comprehend and summarize information in your own words on a variety of topics: culture, history, social issues, politics, and more.
  • Content: Any topic of a student's interest (economy, politics, science, cultural events, show-biz entertainment, environment, etc) on Korea or Korea's perception of world issues.
  • When: This presentation will be delivered at the beginning of a session throughout the semester. A sign-up sheet for a presentation date will be available on Wattle in the first week of the semester.
  • How:
  1. Choose and read a news article or watch a news segment of your interest either in English or Korean.
  2. Draft a headline AND a summary for your 3-minute presentation in Korean. Also, prepare two short multiple-choice or short-answer questions about your presentation in Korean/English.
  3. Post up on the following on Wattle by 24 hours prior to your presentation: i) headline of your presentation; ii) a list of key expressions (and images or videos) for your classmates to understand your presentation; iii) the URL of the source material that you used for your presentation. Email your comprehension questions to the instructor.
  4. Deliver your presentation like a news anchor for 3 minutes in a class! (A cool BGM will be played for you :-)
  5. Give two short questions in Korean/English to check to your audience listening comprehension skills.
  • Assessment criteria: Both your script and your presentation will be graded based on: originality of the content and organisation of the summary, language accuracy (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, etc.), as well as your presentation/communication skills.

Assessment Task 7

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4

Final Exam (written and oral tests) 25%

Please make sure you arrive on time for exams. You will not be given more time to finish your exam or test even if you were late. Make-up exams will not be provided for pop-up quizzes.

  1. Written test 15%: covers from L3 to L7, and it is held during the final examination period. The final written test will assess students' proficiency in vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and organization of ideas in writing. Questions will take a variety of formats including but not limited to the following tasks: short and long answer questions, listening and reading comprehension, translation, an essay question, etc. Final exam guidelines will be provided during the last week of regular classes.
  2. Oral test 10%: Students are required to take an oral test on Zoom during the final examination period for 10 minutes. The oral test is taken in the form of an interview and/or a role play. Students are expected to demonstrate their abilities to give detailed explanations and/or to express their opinions on various topics relevant to the course contents and students' life, by utilizing grammar and expressions learned throughout this semester. More details will be introduced in class prior to the test.

Academic Integrity

Academic integrity is a core part of our culture as a community of scholars. At its heart, academic integrity is about behaving ethically. This means that all members of the community commit to honest and responsible scholarly practice and to upholding these values with respect and fairness. The Australian National University commits to embedding the values of academic integrity in our teaching and learning. We ensure that all members of our community understand how to engage in academic work in ways that are consistent with, and actively support academic integrity. The ANU expects staff and students to uphold high standards of academic integrity and act ethically and honestly, to ensure the quality and value of the qualification that you will graduate with. The University has policies and procedures in place to promote academic integrity and manage academic misconduct. Visit the following Academic honesty & plagiarism website for more information about academic integrity and what the ANU considers academic misconduct. The ANU offers a number of services to assist students with their assignments, examinations, and other learning activities. The Academic Skills and Learning Centre offers a number of workshops and seminars that you may find useful for your studies.

Online Submission

The ANU uses Turnitin to enhance student citation and referencing techniques, and to assess assignment submissions as a component of the University's approach to managing Academic Integrity. While the use of Turnitin is not mandatory, the ANU highly recommends Turnitin is used by both teaching staff and students. For additional information regarding Turnitin please visit the ANU Online website.

Hardcopy Submission

Hard copy submission maybe available upon request.

Late Submission

Late submission permitted. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day or part thereof. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or on or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. Late submission is not accepted for take-home examinations.

Referencing Requirements

Accepted academic practice for referencing sources that you use in presentations can be found via the links on the Wattle site, under the file named “ANU and College Policies, Program Information, Student Support Services and Assessment”. Alternatively, you can seek help through the Students Learning Development website.

Returning Assignments

Where feasible, student work will be returned with written comments and feedback within two weeks. Students are required to act on comments and feedback received both in class and on written work.

Extensions and Penalties

Extensions and late submission of assessment pieces are covered by the Student Assessment (Coursework) Policy and Procedure The Course Convener may grant extensions for assessment pieces that are not examinations or take-home examinations. If you need an extension, you must request an extension in writing on or before the due date. If you have documented and appropriate medical evidence that demonstrates you were not able to request an extension on or before the due date, you may be able to request it after the due date.

Resubmission of Assignments

Resubmission of assessments is not permitted unless in exceptional circumstances where relevant supporting documentation is provided.

Privacy Notice

The ANU has made a number of third party, online, databases available for students to use. Use of each online database is conditional on student end users first agreeing to the database licensor’s terms of service and/or privacy policy. Students should read these carefully. In some cases student end users will be required to register an account with the database licensor and submit personal information, including their: first name; last name; ANU email address; and other information. In cases where student end users are asked to submit ‘content’ to a database, such as an assignment or short answers, the database licensor may only use the student’s ‘content’ in accordance with the terms of service — including any (copyright) licence the student grants to the database licensor. Any personal information or content a student submits may be stored by the licensor, potentially offshore, and will be used to process the database service in accordance with the licensors terms of service and/or privacy policy. If any student chooses not to agree to the database licensor’s terms of service or privacy policy, the student will not be able to access and use the database. In these circumstances students should contact their lecturer to enquire about alternative arrangements that are available.

Distribution of grades policy

Academic Quality Assurance Committee monitors the performance of students, including attrition, further study and employment rates and grade distribution, and College reports on quality assurance processes for assessment activities, including alignment with national and international disciplinary and interdisciplinary standards, as well as qualification type learning outcomes. Since first semester 1994, ANU uses a grading scale for all courses. This grading scale is used by all academic areas of the University.

Support for students

The University offers students support through several different services. You may contact the services listed below directly or seek advice from your Course Convener, Student Administrators, or your College and Course representatives (if applicable).
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