- Class Number 4022
- Term Code 3130
- Class Info
- Unit Value 6 units
- Mode of Delivery In Person
- Dr EUNSEON KIM
- Class Dates
- Class Start Date 22/02/2021
- Class End Date 28/05/2021
- Census Date 31/03/2021
- Last Date to Enrol 01/03/2021
The course uses Korean film to enhance students’ ability to listen, speak, read and write Korean with nuance and sophistication. Films provide excellent learning tools for developing advanced level language skills and also for gaining historical and sociocultural understanding. Students will view a variety of films that touch on Korean history, culture and society. The films will serve as a resource for modeling grammar and discourse patterns that are common in conversational Korean. The lecture is largely designed to guide and facilitate students’ active learning to gain advanced level Korean in both oral and written forms.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Demonstrate a sophisticated command of the spoken and written vocabulary, sentence structures, and styles appropriate to a wide range of topics on Korean film and society, using honorifics as the situation demands.
- Independently gather and appraise Korean source materials; summarise and evaluate the main ideas of complex Korean texts.
- Appreciate the linguistic and visual styles used in different film genres with an appropriate mode of critical discourse.
- Read, discuss, and analyse a range of cultural and socio-political phenomena.
No required textbooks
- Cine21 (??21) www.cine21.com
- Korean Film Archive (???????) https://www.koreafilm.or.kr/main
- For pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, sentence structure, and more: Naver English Korean Dictionary App
Korean Dictionary for foreigners, Today’s Korean Conversation, and etc. Apps for both Apple and android available
- Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK) Website: https://talktomeinkorean.com/
Youtube Chanel: https://www.youtube.com/user/talktomeinkorean
- Watch Korean TV programs for free:
- SBS VOD: Apps for both Apple and android available
- VIKI Rakuten TV: Stream Korean Dramas and TV Shows with English subtitles for free (https://www.viki.com/) Apps for both Apple and android available
- Netflix & Language Learning with Netflix (extension): Some Korean shows/Dramas even allow you to switch between English and Korean subtitles (https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/language-learning-with-ne/hoombieeljmmljlkjmnheibnpciblicm?hl=en)
- Listen to Korean news and radio programs in English: http://world.kbs.co.kr/service/index.htm?lang=e
- EBS Bandi App: Learn Korean in English: https://vimeo.com/271828272
Staff FeedbackStudents 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
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|Week/Session||Summary of Activities||Assessment|
|1||Orientation & Introduction ??? ??? ??||* Please note the schedule is subject to change.|
|2||Memories of My Youth Film 1: Sunny ?? (2011)|
|3||Life Journey from a child's perspective Film 2: A Brand New Life ??? (2009)||Canberra Day 11 March (Mon) Form a project and team members|
|4||Struggle with diversity Film 3: Like a Virgin ???? ??? (2006)||Submission: Group video project proposal|
|5||Korea towards a multicultural society? Film 4: Punch ??? (2011)||Submission: Film review 1|
|6||Mid-semester oral exam||Submission: Dubbed movies/drama scenes Watch your movie and take notes for your final paper over Teaching Break (5-16 April).|
|7||Korean tabloid culture: Behind celebrity gossip and rumour Film 5: Tabloid Truth ???: ??? ?? (2014)||Submission: Group project movie script due on 23 April (Fri)|
|8||Special talk by Dr. Kyung-Moon Hwang on a Korean history film Film 6: TBA||* ANZAC Day: 26 April (Monday)|
|9||Korean society seen through the eyes of stray animals Film 7: Underdog ??? (2018)|
|10||Survival skills in a disaster Film 8: ??? Exit (2019)||Submission: Film review 2|
|11||Movie recommendation: Proposal presentation||Submission: Group video project|
|12||Group Project Screening||Oral exam: 28 May (Fri)|
|Assessment task||Value||Due Date||Return of assessment||Learning Outcomes|
|Participation (In-class activities & peer-learning group meetings) 10%||10 %||*||18/06/2021||1, 3, 4|
|TWO film reviews (W5 & W10) 20%||20 %||*||18/06/2021||1, 3, 4|
|Group video project (W3 - W11) 15%||15 %||23/05/2021||18/06/2021||1,2, 3, 4|
|Two oral exams 20%||20 %||*||*||1, 3, 4|
|Final assignment: Movie recommendation 25%||25 %||11/06/2021||18/06/2021||1, 2, 3, 4|
|Dubbed movies/drama scenes 10%||10 %||30/03/2021||16/04/2021||1|
* If the Due Date and Return of Assessment date are blank, see the Assessment Tab for specific Assessment Task details
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Attendance is an essential component of this course. Students are required to attend three hours of class each week. All students are also expected to engage fully in classroom exercises. See Assessment 1 for details.
Assessment Task 1
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4
Participation (In-class activities & peer-learning group meetings) 10%
Participation is crucial for enhancing proficiency in a foreign language. Therefore, students are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions and make the best opportunity to practice Korean. Participation marks cannot be earned at sessions not attended, so absence from those sessions will result in a loss of opportunity to earn marks. To obtain a passing mark in participation, students should show consistent and engaged participationaligned with the learning outcomes of the course. If you cannot be present in class on time, contact you instructor at least 12 hours in advance to avoid a penalty.
- In-class activities: This course is heavily discussion-oriented, so participation is particularly important. You must be prepared to be engaged in every lecture and tutorial session and to communicate in Korean with their peers and the instructor as much as possible.
- Peer-learning group meetings: In addition to the regular lecture and tutorial sessions, all students will need to participate in a one-hour weekly group meeting throughout the semester. The peer-learning session will provide students with opportunities to practice how to articulate and exchange their ideas in Korean effectively. More details will be provided in the first week of the semester.
You won't be assessed based on the level of language proficiency, so don't be afraid of making mistakes! In-class participation in lectures and tutorial sessions (7%) and peer-learning sessions (3%) will be assessed based upon the following criteria:
- 4-5: Active involvement and strong engagement in lectures and tutorial activities (e.g., asking questions, responding to questions, cooperation with peers, speaking exercises and 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
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4
TWO film reviews (W5 & W10) 20%
The writing assignments in the course will provide you with opportunities to: i) gather your information and thoughts about the film; ii) analyse metaphors and themes of the films you watch and; iii) improve your writing skills in Korean.
- What: You are required to submit two film reviews along with an audio file of your own recording of the film reviews.
- Goal: Film reviews are designed to improve writing/reading skills and to consolidate newly acquired vocabulary and grammar. You will also practice how to express your opinions of a film and support your criticism convincingly. This assignment will help you write an analytical review of the movies while paying attention to linguistic aspects.
- How: You may choose one movie covered between Week 2 and Week 5 and one between Week 7 and Week 10. You will need to watch the entire movies of your choice before writing the reviews. You will need to take the below three steps:
- [Step 1] Submit your film review along with an audio recording of your essay. See the "Online Submission" section for submission requirements. Your review should be appx. 800-character (with no spaces) long excluding the sections iv) and vi):
- Brief retelling of the story and descriptions of the main characters: You can pick a character in the films and tell a story from the point of the character.
- Your choice of 1 or 2 best scenes with reasons (You may use still images captured from movies as references.)
- Analysis of the themes of or metaphors in the movies; or reflections on the topics discussed in class
- Your recording of 7-10 lines that you find useful and/or memorable from the movies in Korean along with English translations: Describe briefly why you selected each line.
- One-sentence review of the movie along with your star rating
- TWO T/F or multiple-choice comprehension questions and references (if applicable)
- [Step 2]: The instructor will post up 1-2 essays of your peers (without their names) and their questions on Wattle after students submit their essay. Read the selected essays and complete the reading comprehension questions. Your mark will be based on completion or incompletion.
- [Step 3] (portfolio; subject to the deduction of 5% if you fail to complete): You will need to submit a revised version of your essays by the end of W12. Full credits will be granted only to those who submit their portfolio. You are encouraged to revise each essay right after receiving the instructor's feedback.
- Note: All of your written assignments submitted to this course (including but not limited to essays) must be your own original work. Your paper will be sent through Turnitin’s repository. You may ask questions to your Korean family members, friends and your instructor while writing, but you cannot let them write or correct your assignments. Please do not let others take away your opportunity to learn and improve your Korean. Extensive assistance from native speakers or online translators may be considered academic misconduct as described in ANU policies. In order to avoid penalties, it is important that students use Korean appropriate to the level of this course. Also, provide a list of any sources used in the completion of your assignments including an online dictionary. Clarify ANY part for which assistance was received from native speakers and underline the relevant section(s) in your glossary.
- Evaluation criteria: i) basic requirements (length, deadline, number of critiques and/or reviews read and incorporated); ii) oragnization; iii) accuracy of language; and iv) quality of content (e.g., demonstration of your understanding of the readings, descriptive clarity, etc.).
Assessment Task 3
Learning Outcomes: 1,2, 3, 4
Group video project (W3 - W11) 15%
- What: All students are required to participate in producing a film review interview/podcast (appx. 3 min/person) in a small group (3-5 members) throughout the course of the semester. This assignment should include not only the in-depth discussions of a film in focus but also citations from external sources to back up the arguments. 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: The goal of this group project is to give students an opportunity to be engaged in synthesising their independent research of Korean source materials with an in-depth discussion led by students. You will be able to learn how to communicate their ideas effectively, delegate roles and responsibilities, learn teamwork, and (potentially) resolve group conflicts.
- How: All students must participate in every stage of the project, such as writing the script, acting, and preparing for the premier of their work.If you are having problems with your group, please try to reach out to me early on and let me see what I can to help.
- Format: Movie scripts may include news reports or interviews, talk shows or debates, or any possible mixed format. Students are welcome to use multi-media (photos, sound, maps, charts, graphs, etc.). Feel free to use your creativity.
- Proposal: Submit your group name, names of the group, role divisions, plot, and timeline in one page.
- Script: Type in double-spaced, size 12 font. Submit one file in MS Word. Your script should include: i) a working title, a group name, names of the group members; ii) a minimum of 20 colour-coded lines for each member of a group to speak; iii) a variety of vocabulary and expressions learned from the movies in a glossary; and iv) 2 multiple-choice comprehension questions followed by one discussion question for the audience attached to the end of the script. Do not simply copy and paste translated sentences from online. Scripts that rely heavily on translation tools will result in point deductions.
- Filming and editing: Every member of the group must perform in Korean as naturally and lively as possible. You should not read off your scripts (whether directly or hidden somewhere where the camera cannot reach – viewers can tell!). Make sure to speak in a clear tone and at an audible volume. Practice enough before shooting to speak and act as natural as possible. English subtitles and a credit reel are not mandatory but welcome.
- Evaluation: Your project will be graded based upon the script, originality of the content/plot, language (grammar, vocabulary, pronunciation, typos in a script, etc.), and performance both in the movies and at the showcase of the movies. There will be both group marks (on the overall project) and individual marks (on linguistic performance). All the group members will evaluate each other, and those who receive low scores from their group members will receive those points as their individual grade – no free riders will be allowed in order to ensure a fair learning environment.
Assessment Task 4
Learning Outcomes: 1, 3, 4
Two oral exams 20%
- What: Students will have two group interview sessions to test their language proficiency and understanding of the films discussed in classroom.
- Mid-semester oral exam on Week 6 (10%)
- Final oral exam on Week 12 (10%)
- Goal: The oral exams will give students opportunities to enhance their speaking performance through storytelling and delivering information while stimulating real-world conversations.
- How: The interview questions will be based upon the reading comprehension and discussion questions covered in the lecture and tutorial sessions. Performative task in the oral interview will include role-plays, oral reports, describing/summarising/paraphrasing plots of films or expressing opinions about certain such as:
- "Convince Me": Choose a topic that you would like to argue about one of the discussed films. Each students will be given 1.5 minutes to persuade your interviewee(s) into buying your idea. Try to be descriptive, confident and persuasive.
- "I am an Actor/Actress": You get to pick a favourite character from a film and develop a speech as if you were the person. You get 1.5 minutes to talk about the experiences and emotions of the character of your choice. Your interview(s) will guess who the character is.
- "News Reporter": You will deliver a news event or a social issue to report on a film discussed in class. Try to act as if you are an anchor or field reporter telling the news to your interviews, using formal (-?/???) and indirect speech. You have 1.5 minutes to deliver the news. Try to use a wide variety of practical vocabulary, common phrases and expressions.
- "Scenes from the Film": You will draw a picture of a scene from a film discussed in class. Act the scene or task while mprovising the dialogues of the situation.
- "Show Me Your Idea": You will get to discuss a question for a debate (agree or disagree?) regarding a film discussed in class. You must be prepared to express your opinions on the matter in Korean. Try to list the strengths/advantages and weaknesses/disadvantages of each side to articulate your thoughts convincingly. You may challenge, amplify or extend the discussions provided in the class.
- "Idiomatic Expressions in the Film": You will learn idiomatic expressions in the class throughout this semester. Choose 1-2 expressions and give a 1.5-minute presentation that includes the following elements:
- A brief definition and usage of the expression in your own expression
- A short story or anecdote from a film or your own story to illustrate the proverb
- An insight or advice that you'd like to share with the class.
- Evaluation criteria: (1) Content (complete answer; structure; argument; etc.); (2) Fluency (pronunciation, pace, sentence length, etc.); (3) Accuracy (grammar and word order); and (4) Vocabulary and expressions.
Assessment Task 5
Learning Outcomes: 1, 2, 3, 4
Final assignment: Movie recommendation 25%
- What: By the end of the course, each of you will be asked to present your proposal and write a final paper on a new film that you would like to introduce to the class with your commentary. You may do this assignment as pair work as long as each member does the same amount of work assigned to one person as shown below (e.g., reading, presentation, writing, etc.). In this case, indicate each person's name and give a description of what each has done on the proposal and final paper.
- Goal: This assignment allows you to independently gather and appraise Korean source materials in order to critique a film of your own interest.
- How: You may analyse one movie in depth or compare two or more movies. It should be evident in your presentation and final paper that you demonstrate a level of sophisticated analysis and provide critical questions that stimulate thinking about the film while integrating the information you have read in reviews into your work. Focus on the following elements in your work:
- What is your movie about? Start with a clear and short overview of the film: a plot summary (Don't reveal the ending of the film!), background of the film (any interesting bits about its making, for example) and details about its historical context (where it falls in the director's body of work, how it's been received), etc. Take your time to consider how to enage with your audience in your introduction of the film(s) because most of the class won't have seen the movie.
- Why would you recommend this movie? Discuss what makes this movie worth watching along with an overall assessment of the film. You may propose discussion questions to illustrate what we can learn from the movie: e.g., Korean cultural phenomena, themes, cultural ideas and phenomena, metaphors and larger meanings, and so on.
- Demonstrate your analysis. This is where you elaborate on your interpretations of the film with a more focused analysis of some particular aspect of the movie. Which scences reveals your points of recommendation? How efficiently? Use two or three short film clips to illustrate your points. You may analyse film technique, details about the acting, script, costumes, soundtrack or other elements involved in filmmaking to develop your point of view.
The final assignment consists of two steps:
- 5-minute proposal presentation 10%: You will need to present your proposal in Korean (4-5 minutes). Your proposal provides an outline of your final paper (see the details below) along with references for your readings. If you are doing a group presentation, the first person should give me a sheet with each member’s name, what (s)he will be doing, and the approximate time they plan to take. I will evaluate each of you individually. Submit your proposal (max. 2 pages) on the day of your presentation on Week 11. Early submissions are welcome. You can use note cards, images, or PPT slides to remind you of key points you want to cover. You are also expected to answer questions from the audience. Don't read out to the class unless you are citing quoted material from printed texts.
- Final essay 15%: You are required to submit your final essay (1500-1600 characters long without spaces) along with a 300-word abstract (audio recording). Each review should be typed and double-spaced in Batang or Malgun Gothic of 12-point font.
- Tips: Take enough time to select movies to recommend. The topic may be related to one of the themes discussed in the course and examine a phenomenon that has not been examined in detail. After selecting your theme and movie(s) to introduce, read criticism and reviews relevant to the movie(s) and take notes from the readings as a resource to organize your own interpretation of its meaning. Look for reviews that are substantive (more than superficial praise or criticism). To find articles on films or directors: visit Cine21 (??21) www.cine21.com and/or Korean Film Archive (???????) https://www.koreafilm.or.kr/main. Watch the entire movie(s) of your choice. Review the specific scenes you want to discuss and take notes on them.
- Evaluation criteria: i) basic requirements (length, deadline, number of critiques and/or reviews read and incorporated); ii) oragnization; iii) accuracy of language; and iv) quality of content (e.g., demonstration of your understanding of the readings, descriptive clarity, clarity of focus and specific scenes or aspects that you use to support your interpretation in your analysis).
Assessment Task 6
Learning Outcomes: 1
Dubbed movies/drama scenes 10%
- What: Using a free dubbing APP, 2DUB (https://2dub.me), you will dub scenes from dramas, movies or TV shows (no trailers or commercials) in Korean. Each student should submit the below two documents:
- Links to access the dubbed scenes
- A list of new expressions from the dubbed scenes with your reflections on the dubbing project (5-6 sentences)
- Goal: This speaking assignment will help you improve listening and speaking skills through real-life conversations.
- How: This assignment is due on Week 6, but do not expect to complete all dubbings at once. To improve your Korean langauge skills through regular practice, one or two dubbing(s) every two weeks are recommended. Allow enough time to practice before dubbing each scene. You may choose scenes from any level. However, scenes from an "intermediate" level or above will be subject to bonus points. Listen to the scenes of your choice and read along the lines aloud many times until you sound fluent like the characters in the scenes.
- Download 2DUB (https://2dub.me) from either Google Play or App Store. This application is free, but you may use other platforms to create dubbed videos. You can simply play the original YouTube clip on mute and record your screen while you replace the original voice with your own one.
- Select scenes to dub: i) & ii)
- Dub Korean clips in Korean: the total length of appx. 6-minute scenes (2-4 separate clips) from Korean dramas, movies or TV shows (no trailers or commercials).
- Translate English sources and dub them in Korean: the total length of appx. 3-minute scenes (1-2 separate clips) from English dramas, movies or TV shows (no trailers or commercials)
- Submit the links to your recordings. You may also submit your 2DUB username.
- Need help with translations into Korean? Have your draft ready and use the office hours or make a 15-minute appointment. Your instructor is happy to work with you!
- Evaluation criteria: include the overall quality of speech (adequate volume and speed), naturalness of speech (e.g., tone, accent, intonation and pronunciation), as well as accuracy of language (e.g., grammar and vocabulary).
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