• Class Number 2094
  • Term Code 3330
  • Class Info
  • Unit Value 6 units
  • Mode of Delivery In-Person and Online
    • Dr Helen Chung
    • Dr Helen Chung
  • Class Dates
  • Class Start Date 20/02/2023
  • Class End Date 26/05/2023
  • Census Date 31/03/2023
  • Last Date to Enrol 27/02/2023
    • 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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Additional Course Costs


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 both on campus (ANU Harry Hartog bookstore) and online (e-book): e.g.) https://www.booksonkorea.com/search?keyword=???%20???

Updates from ANU Harry Hartog

When to place an order:

ANU Harry Hartog will be compiling orders into a group to be sent at the end of the week. We won't be able to order the items individually for the students as they come in, this would add too much to the freight costs.

Estimated shipping period:

We estimate it will take 10-14 days to get the books in to the store from when they are ordered. We have added on some extra time to the courier's estimate as they will have to go through customs in Sydney and then be forwarded to Canberra after that. We will also need a little time to receive the textbooks into our inventory before they will be available to your students.

Price of textbooks:

The pricing we've come up with includes taking into account the exchange rate, shipping costs and GST approximately.

SNU (Seoul University) Korean 1A  Student's Book (2013, SNU Language Education Center) ISBN: 9788953934283 $82.00

SNU (Seoul University) Korean 1A Workbook(2013, SNU Language Education Center) ISBN: 9788953934405 $62.00

  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. Typing practice option 1: 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)
  4. Typing practice option 2: Visit KeyKorea (https://keykorea.vercel.app): usable on Website

i.      Login

ii.      Practice: Letters, syllables, words, short/long sentences, dictation

iii.      Features: 1) Korean keyboard layout for reference; 2) Example sentences/words form their own level and courses; 3) statistics: ranking!!; 4) Challenge board

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
2 Korean alphabet (Hangeul) - Continued Consonants & vowels I Batchim (syllable-final consonants) Useful expressions Reading & writing practice: loan words, Korean names, etc.
3 Lesson 1 Hello (Introducing oneself and others) N1?/? N2???/?? 'Noun1 is Noun2.' (N1?/?) N2?/? ???? 'N1 is not N2.' N?/? VS. N?/? Lesson 2 What is This? (Talking about the names of items) N?/? ???/??? 'There is/isn't ...' or 'I have/don't have ...' Monday: Canberra Day holiday Conversation clinic #1
4 Lesson 2 What is This? (Talking about the names of items) ???/???/??? ... 'this/that/that thing over there is...' N ??? 'Give ..., please' N1?? N2 'N1 and N2' Lesson 3 I study Korean. (Talking about activities and places) Verb-??/?? (verb conjugation) Take-home assignment #1 due Fri.
5 Lesson 3 I study Korean. (Talking about activities and places) N?/? (object particles) PLACE?? 'at/in PLACE' ? V (short negation) Chapter test #1 (Tue.): Lessons 1 & 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' Lesson 5 I met my friend over the weekend. (Talking about schedules) Dates and days N? 'on/in days and dates' V-?/??? (past tense) Take-home assignment #2 due Fri.
8 Lesson 6 How much is it? (Buying and selling items) Item + number ?/?/?/?? (counters) N?/? Adjective-??/?? (adjective conjugation) N? 'also' Tuesday 25 April (ANZAC Day) Chapter test #2 (Thur.): Lessons 3 & 4
9 Lesson 7 How is the weather? (Talking about weather and seasons) '?' irregular verbs A/V-?? ... 'A/V(present/past) but ...' Conversation clinic #2
10 Lesson 7 How is the weather? (Talking about weather and seasons) N-???; N?/? ???? (formal speech) A/V-???/??? (formal speech) V-? ... 'V(present) and ...' Take-home assignment #3 due Fri.
11 Review sessions Chapter test #3 (Thur.): Lessons 5 & 6
12 final oral test preparation & 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, pre-class, and post-class activities (15%) 15 % 26/05/2023 17/06/2023 1,2,3,4,5,6
Chapter test (20%) 20 % * 17/06/2023 1,2,3,4,5,6
Mid-semester Oral Test: Pair conversation (15%) 15 % 30/03/2023 17/06/2023 3,4,5,6
Take-home assignments (weeks 4, 7, 10) (12%) 12 % * 17/06/2023 1,2,3,4,5,6
Final Oral Exam (15%) 15 % * 17/06/2023 3,4,5,6
Final Written Exam (20%) 20 % * 23/06/2023 1,2,3,4,5,6
Conversation clinic sessions (3%) 3 % * 17/06/2023 1,2,3,4,5

* 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: 15 %
Due Date: 26/05/2023
Return of Assessment: 17/06/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Participation in in-class, pre-class, and post-class activities (15%)

Attendance is not marked per se, but the Korean 1 class requires three phases: preparation before class, participation during class, and post-class.

1. Pre-class: You must listen to the pre-recorded lecture (focus on grammar patterns and expressions) before coming to class. A “lecture” in a language class is different from a “lecture” in other classes. It requires maximum participation from students.

2. In-class:Participation will be evaluated based on the following criteria, and students get a daily mark (during class, students making mistakes do not affect the daily mark).

0: Indicates that the student is not participating.

1: Student demonstrates minimal class participation/preparation or more than 10 minutes. late

2: Student demonstrates little classroom engagement (half of the class session) or 3-10 minutes. late

3: Students actively ask questions, respond to drill exercises, participate in conversation exercises and class activities, etc.

3. Post-class: After lectures and tutorials, post-lecture/tutorial homework. You will need to submit it at the start of your next lecture or tutorial. This is a daily homework assignment, so it can be done in 15 minutes. Homework submitted after class has started or a day late will be graded. Subsequent submissions will not receive credit. Up to 2 missed assignments are allowed without affecting your grade.

You do not earn participation points for sessions that you do not attend, so you will lose the opportunity to earn points if you miss a session. Absence, tardiness, or early departure without notice will be considered tardiness. If you cannot attend class on time, please contact the instructor at least 12 hours in advance. Accommodations (eg, performing "extra credit" work, etc.) will not be made at the end of the semester for any reason. Students who have problems attending most classes or who require academic accommodations should contact the course convenor by the beginning of the semester.

Assessment Task 2

Value: 20 %
Return of Assessment: 17/06/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Chapter test (20%)

There will be three chapter tests. The three chapter tests (Weeks 5, 8, 11) will together cover Lesson 1 through Lesson 6 in Korean 1. The format of the exam is the following: Paper and pen are required, and listening, grammar, vocabulary words, reading, and translations are evaluated. Since the chapter tests do not cover "Hangul" and Lesson 7, the

first take-home assignment will cover "Hangul". The final written exam will include Lesson 7.

Assessment Task 3

Value: 15 %
Due Date: 30/03/2023
Return of Assessment: 17/06/2023
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5,6

Mid-semester Oral Test: Pair conversation (15%)

  • In pairs of two, students will strive to talk to each other NATURALLY. 
  • At the time of the exam, they will draw from one of the predetermined topics.
  • The total conversation should last 3-4 minutes. 
  • The partner's answers should be meaningful and provide detail as much as possible. 
  • Each pair's performance will be recorded.

Assessment Task 4

Value: 12 %
Return of Assessment: 17/06/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Take-home assignments (weeks 4, 7, 10) (12%)

Take-home assignments (homework) include reading/writing journal entries, online activities, interviews, and so on. Students will complete take-home assignments either individually or in groups, depending on the assignment. Assignments will be posted on Wattle.

Assessment Task 5

Value: 15 %
Return of Assessment: 17/06/2023
Learning Outcomes: 3,4,5,6

Final Oral Exam (15%)

Students will present a video-recorded creative skit on a topic of their choice (e.g., family, school, neighbourhood, etc.) in groups of 3 or 4 people. The final product should incorporate language and culture content introduced in this course. Detailed descriptions will be given in class and posted on Wattle.

Assessment Task 6

Value: 20 %
Return of Assessment: 23/06/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5,6

Final Written Exam (20%)

A final written exam will be held during the final exam period. The final written test will evaluate whether you can construct paragraphs using the words and grammar patterns that you learned in KOREAN 1. The final written exam will also test students' ability to use vocabulary in a meaningful context, grammar and sentence structures, and proper spellings, particles, and conjugations.

Assessment Task 7

Value: 3 %
Return of Assessment: 17/06/2023
Learning Outcomes: 1,2,3,4,5

Conversation clinic sessions (3%)

The clinic session is an individual meeting with the instructor to check and discuss the problems in a student's pronunciation, conversation strategies, or any other aspects of Korean. The conversation clinic assessment is conducted twice for every student during the semester (week 3 and week 9). The important thing is that this assessment is not a test, but a clinic, so the focus is on being able to give appropriate feedback to each student. Student engagement is key to this assessment. There is nothing for students to prepare. Students receive practical help on how to improve their conversation skills.

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.

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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