• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Course subject Korean
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jeong Yoon Ku
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Second Semester 2023
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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.  

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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 club activities, regional and linguistic differences in Korea, news reports, and employment.

Other Information

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Advanced Intermediate level of Korean.


Students with native speaker proficiency (may include cognate languages and dialects) or with previous “language experience or exposure” are required to undertake a language proficiency assessment to ensure enrolment at the most appropriate level. Students who require a proficiency test must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice.


Relevant past experience includes:

  • Previous study of the language (both formal and informal, for example but not limited to, at school, or, home, or through online activities, etc.)
  • Being exposed to the language in childhood via a family member or friend
  • Travel or living in a country where the language is spoken
  • The language being spoken in your home (even if you do not speak it yourself)


Students who are not sure if they need to undertake a language proficiency assessment should seek advice from the course or language convenor. Students who intentionally misrepresent their language proficiency level may be investigated under the Academic Integrity Rule 2021 as having failed to comply with assessment directions and having sought unfair advantage. This may result in a penalty such as reduced grades or failure of the course.


Students are not permitted to enrol in a language course below one that they have already successfully completed, except with permission of the language and/or course convenor.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Class participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  2. Mid-semester exam (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Vocabulary and grammar quizzes (15) [LO 1,2]
  4. Final exam (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Final presentation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  6. Take-home written and oral assignments (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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.


Three contact hours per week. Total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed KORE3012, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Korean language proficiency assessment. Incompatible with KORE6513.

Prescribed Texts

  1. Ewha Korean 3-2 (2011, Ewha Language Center) ISBN: 9788973009091
  2. Ewha Korean 3-2 Workbook (2011, Ewha Language Center) ISBN: 9788973009329
  3. Ewha Korean 3-2 Study Guide (2016, Ewha Language Center) ISBN: 9791158901486


Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $3960
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $5100
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5093 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person View

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