• 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
    • Dr Helen Chung
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Second Semester 2024
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Expanding on Korean 1, Korean 2 further explores the practical and fundamental aspects of daily language use. It teaches students to engage in short dialogues and narrate short stories using diverse sentence structures, particles, and tenses for everyday situations. Students can expand their vocabulary and grammatical proficiency as well as their oral and written communicative skills. Task-based conversational themes include travel plans, health discussions, giving advice, making requests, and more. Additionally, students gain insights into traditional and contemporary Korean society through the exploration of tourist destinations and customs in Korea. Successful completion of this course prepares students for a lower-intermediate level of Korean proficiency.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Read and write the Korean alphabet with confidence.
  2. Use an active vocabulary of around 750 items.
  3. Recognise and apply in conversation and writing a broad range of sentence structures and tenses for everyday situations.
  4. Communicate in speech and writing on topics related, but not limited, to their personal or family situation, leisure, shopping, and travel.
  5. Demonstrate a foundational knowledge of Korean geography and everyday customs.

Other Information

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an Elementary 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. Participation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Three take-home assignments (10% each) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Mid-term oral exam (15) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  4. Final oral exam (15) [LO 2,3,4,5]
  5. Final written test (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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Five 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 KORE1020, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Korean language proficiency assessment.

Prescribed Texts

Option A – Print Version

1.      SNU (Seoul University) Korean 1B Workbook (2013, SNU Language Education Center) ISBN: 9788953934290

2.      SNU (Seoul University) Korean 1B Student's Book (2013, SNU Language Education Center) ISBN: 9788953934412


Option B – E-book Version

1.      SNU (Seoul University) Korean 1B Workbook (2021, SNU Language Education Center)

2.      SNU (Seoul University) Korean 1B Student's Book (2021, SNU Language Education Center)

Preliminary Reading

TBA. Refer to the course Wattle site for more information. 


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
2024 $4080
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $5280
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
7070 22 Jul 2024 29 Jul 2024 31 Aug 2024 25 Oct 2024 In Person View

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