• Class Number 2133
  • Term Code 3230
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In-Person and Online
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 21/02/2022
  • Class End Date 27/05/2022
  • Census Date 31/03/2022
  • Last Date to Enrol 28/02/2022
    • Minseok Kim
    • Woo-Kyung Kim
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This course introduces students to modern spoken Korean and to its writing system, Hangeul. In Korean 1 students begin to develop basic listening and reading comprehension as well as oral and written Korean communication skills. Emphasis is placed upon learning to recognise, pronounce and write the Korean alphabet and its most common consonant clusters. Students also will have the opportunity to learn a range of common sentence patterns and read and write basic sentences, which allow them to write and speak about a range of everyday situations. Conversational and cultural situations covered in the course include meeting and greeting, describing possessions, and making basic use of honorifics in conversation and writing.   

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognise and pronounce the basic consonants and vowel sounds of Korean.
  2. Read and write the Korean alphabet and its most common consonant clusters.
  3. Use an active vocabulary of around 400 items.
  4. Recognise and apply in conversation and writing a limited range of simple sentence structures and tenses for everyday situations.
  5. Communicate in speech and writing to introduce themselves and others, to ask and answer questions about such personal information as where they live, their acquaintances, and their possessions; make basic use of honorifics in conversation and writing.
  6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of common socio-cultural activities such as self-introduction in the classroom and communicating with teachers and family members.

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Examination Material or equipment

  • No materials are allowed (closed-book test).
  • A laptop/desktop and a headset are required in case of an online exam (no mobiles or tablets).

Required Resources

  1. Seoul National University Korean 1A: Workbook (Seoul University Language Education center, 2013).  
  2. Seoul National University Korean 1A: Student's Book (Seoul University Language Education center, 2013).

Available on online bookshops: e.g.) https://www.booksonkorea.com/search?keyword=???%20???

  1. SNU LEI – Hangeul: a mobile application that allows you to practice reading and writing the Korean consonants and vowels. Available on Android or iOS devices.
  2. Textbook MP3/CD-ROM/Video clips are available for downloading: https://www.twoponds.co.kr/en/snu
  3. TaDak TaDak (https://www.reddit.com/r/Korean/comments/i3otpj/list_games_websites_to_practice_typing_korean/): A Korean website to help you practice typing Korean letters, words and sentences)

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

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 & Korean alphabet (Hangeul) Consonants & vowels I Useful expressions Please note the course schedule is subject to change. Online typing practice in Korean (TaDak TaDak)
2 Korean alphabet (Hangeul) - Continued Consonants & vowels I Batchim (syllable-final consonants) Useful expressions Reading & writing practice: loan words, Korean names, etc. Quiz 1
3 Lesson 1 Hello (Introducing oneself and others) N1?/? N2???/?? 'Noun1 is Noun2.' (N1?/?) N2?/? ???? 'N1 is not N2.' N?/? VS. N?/? Submission: Assignment 1
4 Lesson 2 What is This? (Talking about the names of items) N?/? ???/??? 'There is/isn't ...' or 'I have/don't have ...' ???/???/??? ... 'this/that/that thing over there is...' N ??? 'Give ..., please' N1?? N2; N1?/? N2 'N1 and N2' 14 March (Canberra Day) Quiz 2 Registration for Mid-semester Oral Tests
5 Lesson 3 I study Korean. (Talking about activities and places) Verb-??/?? (verb conjugation) N?/? (object particles) PLACE?? 'at/in PLACE' ? V (short negation) Submission: Assignment 2
6 Mid-semester review & oral test Mid-semester Oral Test (TBA)
7 Lesson 4 Where is it? (Talking about destinations and locations) ??? PLACE???/?? 'Here is PLACE.' (N?/?) PLACE? ???/??? 'N is located in/at PLACE.' PLACE? ??/?? 'I go/come to PLACE' N ?/?/? 'in front of/behind/next to N' 18 April (Easter Monday) Quiz 3
8 Lesson 6 How much is it? (Buying and selling items) V-(?)?? (polite requests) Item + number ?/?/?/?? (counters) N?/? Adjective-??/?? (adjective conjugation) N? 'also' 25 April (ANZAC Day) Submission: Assignment 3
9 Lesson 7 How is the weather? (Talking about weather and seasons) '?' irregular verbs A/V-?? ... 'A/V(present/past) but ...' N-???; N?/? ???? (formal speech) A/V-???/??? (formal speech) V-? ... 'V(present) and ...' Quiz 4
10 Lesson 5 I met my friend over the weekend. (Talking about schedules) Dates and days N? 'on/in days and dates' V-?/??? (past tense) Submission: Assignment 4 * Registration for Final Oral Tests
11 Review sessions & final oral test preparation Quiz 5
12 Review sessions (continued) & final oral test Final Oral Test (TBA)

Tutorial Registration

Students must sign up for their tutorial groups on the Wattle course webpage. More details will be updated on Wattle close to the commencement of Semester 1.

Assessment Summary

Assessment task Value Due Date Return of assessment Learning Outcomes
Participation in in-class and post-class activities 10% 10 % 27/05/2022 27/05/2022 1,2,3,4,5,6
Periodical Assignments: Vlog entries 20% 20 % * 27/05/2022 2,3,4,5,6
Mid-semester Oral Test: Individual Interview 15% 15 % 25/03/2022 27/03/2022 3,4,5,6
Pop-up Quizzes 15% 15 % * * 1,2,3,4,5,6
Final Oral Exam 15% 15 % * * 3,4,5,6
Final Written Exam 25% 25 % * * 1,2,3,4,5,6

* 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.


See "Assessment Task 1" above.


See "Assessment Tasks 3, 5 and 6" above. Please note that students edging too close to fail at the end of the course (45-49) may not be automatically admitted to Korean 2. Their admission to Korean 2 will be pending the successful completion of a supplementary assessment.

Assessment Task 1

Value: 10 %
Due Date: 27/05/2022
Return of Assessment: 27/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Participation in in-class and post-class activities 10%

Attendance is not marked per se, but classroom participation is crucial for enhancing proficiency in a foreign language. Students are strongly encouraged to attend all sessions and make the best opportunity to practice Korean. You won't be assessed based on the level of language proficiency, so don't be afraid of making mistakes! To obtain a passing mark in participation, students should show consistent and engaged participation in the following activities:

  • In-class activities in lectures and tutorials:
  1. 4-5: Active involvement and strong engagement in lectures and tutorial activities (e.g., asking and responding to questions, cooperation with peers, speaking exercises, and punctuality)
  2. 2-3: Moderate participation in classes 
  3. 1: Little participation in classes 
  4. 0: Missed more than 1/3 of lectures and tutorials 
  • Homework assignments: should be turned in before the class starts in order to receive full credit. Homework submitted after the class has started or one day late will be given half credit. Any later submission will receive no credit. A maximum of 2 missing assignments is allowed without affecting your grade. 

Students are required to practice Korean verbally and interact with one another actively but respectfully in both lectures and tutorials. Participation marks cannot be earned at sessions not attended, so absence from those sessions will result in a loss of opportunity to earn marks. Absence, arriving late, or leaving early (more than 10 minutes) without notification is considered tardy. If you cannot be present in class on time, contact your instructor at least 12 hours in advance. It is your responsibility to keep track of your performance and take any necessary measures. NO adjustments (e.g. by doing “extra credit” work, etc.) will be made at the end of the semester for any reason. Students who have issues with participating in the majority of classes or require academic accommodations must contact the course convenor at the beginning of the semester if not before.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Return of Assessment: 27/05/2022
Learning Outcomes: 2,3,4,5,6

Periodical Assignments: Vlog entries 20%

You are expected to submit FOUR video clips (appx. 2-2.5 minutes long each) on W3, W5, W8, and W10. Your vlog entries provide students with an opportunity to tell their own stories on selected topics related to their everyday life. Topics will be announced by the instructor in class. Your story must include and underline vocabulary and grammar patterns learned from classes as much as possible. You may use new expressions that are not learned from this course, but provide an English translation for the audience. Allow enough time to practice enough before recording your video clips. Your performance needs to be natural and engaging.

Evaluation criteria: 

  • Basic requirements: a title of a vlog entry, length, deadline, etc.
  • Content: appropriate and accurate use of learned vocabulary and grammar patterns, originality, flow, etc.  
  • Delivery: volume, pace, pronunciation, eye contact, body language, expression of emotions, etc.

All of your assignments submitted to this course must be your own GENUINE work. You may ask questions to your Korean family members, friends, language partners, or your instructor, but you cannot let others write or proofread 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.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 25/03/2022
Return of Assessment: 27/03/2022
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5,6

Mid-semester Oral Test: Individual Interview 15%

You will have a 7 to 10 minutes interview with your instructor on Week 6 (Tuesday or Thursday tutorial). All students will be asked to sign up for the oral interview schedule on Wattle. See the Class Overview above. This interview will assess your ability to listen and speak spontaneously on simple topics in daily life. Mid-semester oral tests will evaluate your ability to communicate verbally in a limited range of simple sentence structures for everyday situations such as introducing someone, identifying the names of items, making simple requests or asking for things, and talking about current activities. You are expected to apply grammar patterns and vocabulary learned from L1 to L3 in your conversations to demonstrate your oral proficiency. A review of the dialogues, role-play exercises in course materials is strongly recommended. Students wishing to change the time allocated for their test are requested to try to swap with another student first, before asking the lecturer to change the time. More information will be provided in Week 4.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Content: appropriate and accurate use of learned vocabulary and grammar patterns, originality, flow, etc.  
  • Delivery (clarity and fluency): clear volume, natural pace, pronunciation, and good use of non-verbal cues (e.g., eye contact, gesture, expression of emotions or props)

Assessment Task 4

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Pop-up Quizzes 15%

There will be FIVE quizzes throughout this semester to encourage students to review the course content on time. Pop-up quizzes test your ability to recognise and write the Korean alphabet (Hangeul), understand useful expressions, and utilise new vocabulary and grammar patterns covered in previous classes. Students are expected to review lecture notes, in-class activities, and exercises in the textbook and workbook. Each quiz will run approximately for 10 minutes in any session on Weeks 2, 4, 7, 9, and 11 without any warning. If you cannot attend a class on any week that a quiz is scheduled, you MUST inform the lecturer at least 12 hours prior to the day and provide a relevant document to schedule a make-up test. 

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5,6

Final Oral Exam 15%

Students will form a group of 3 members to create a skit (role-play) on any socially appropriate topic as long as they can make use of textbook grammar and vocabulary. Final oral test provides students with an opportunity to review and test what they have learned and practised up to Week 11 (L1-L7). Final oral test will evaluate your ability to communicate in a limited range of simple sentence structures and tenses for everyday situations including talking about places and locations, past experiences, dates and days and weather, ordering food, shopping, making suggestions for leisure activities, etc. Each member should have at least 10 complete sentences/lines, excluding short utterances. You are expected to apply learned grammar patterns and vocabulary in your conversations to demonstrate your proficiency. All lines should be thoroughly memorised. The script is due on Friday of Week 11. Each team will have 8-10 minutes to perform in class on Week 12. You are expected to be attentive and responsive to the partner's speech and assigned tasks, but you will be assessed only by your own performance. More information will be provided in Week 10.

Evaluation criteria:

  • Content: appropriate and accurate use of learned vocabulary and grammar patterns, originality, flow, etc.  
  • Delivery (clarity and fluency): clear volume, natural pace, pronunciation, and good use of non-verbal cues (e.g., eye contact, gesture, expression of emotions or props)

Assessment Task 6

Value: 25 %
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Final Written Exam 25%

A final written exam will be held during the final exam period. The final written test will evaluate your writing, reading, listening comprehension skills on the basis of the course materials (lecture notes, textbook, and workbook exercises) learned from Lesson 1 to Lesson 7. The final exam will also test students' ability to use vocabulary in a meaningful context and accurate use of grammar and sentence structures along with proper spellings, conjugations, particles, and conjugations.

Online submission must meet the following requirements:

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. Online submission must meet the following requirements:

  1. All written assignments, hand-written or typed exams must provide enough room for any correction or feedback needed. Please write or type in every other line.
  2. Convert your documents to a correct file format before submitting them to Wattle. 
  3. Typed assignments must be double-spaced in 12-point font and be submitted in an MS Word file (.docx).
  4. Hand-written essays must be submitted in a PDF file (NO .png, .jpg, etc.).

Hardcopy Submission

For some forms of assessment (hand-written assignments, artworks, laboratory notes, etc.) hard copy submission is appropriate when approved by the Associate Dean (Education). Hard copy submissions must utilise the Assignment Cover Sheet. Please keep a copy of tasks completed for your records.

Late Submission

Students who need an extension should obtain prior approval from the instructor. Full credit will be granted only for assignments turned in on time. Late submission of assessment tasks without an extension are penalised at the rate of 5% of the possible marks available per working day: i.e., 1 day late 10% deduction, 2 days late 20% deduction, etc. Late submission of assessment tasks is not accepted after 10 working days after the due date, or after the date specified in the course outline for the return of the assessment item. In order to avoid a penalty, students are encouraged to submit their assignments prior to the deadlines. 

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

Teachers will endeavour to return all assignments within two weeks, and all mid-term test results upon the end of the mid-term break.

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

Assignments may sometimes be resubmitted, but only upon the instruction/invitation of the course tutor.

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.

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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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