• 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 First Semester 2025
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Korean 5 is designed for students with a solid foundation in Korean language and aims to refine their proficiency. Students will gain more sophisticated and effective conversational skills by engaging with various real-life situations. A variety of textual and visual materials on popular culture, employment, and matters of public or community concern encourage students to broaden their linguistic and cultural horizon. Through interactive activities, discussions, and practical exercises, students navigate more complex communicative situations and unexpected turns of events. Additionally, students improve their skills in articulating opinions and analysing information by exploring personal cultural interests. Successful completion of this course solidifies students’ upper-intermediate level of Korean proficiency.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Recognise and use a broad vocabulary encompassing terms encountered in news media, popular culture and current affairs, with the use of a dictionary.
  2. Express ideas using grammatically and stylistically appropriate language to the situation to state opinions, give explanations and make presentations involving opinions and abstract ideas.
  3. Summarise content and comprehend information relating to Korea in a variety of topics: culture, geography, economics, politics; with a focus on oral, aural and written skills.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural practices such as seasonal changes, folk traditions and lunar festivals; travel, summer jobs and visas; negotiating disagreement in formal settings. 
  5. Read a variety of non-technical texts such as magazines, newspapers or essays with a dictionary, and comprehend the gist as well as the supporting details.

Other Information

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at an 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 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Mid-semester written exam (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Final written exam (25) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Final presentation (25) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Four take-home assignments (5% each) (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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


Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed KORE2522, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Korean language proficiency assessment.

Prescribed Texts

  1. Ewha Korean 3-1 (2011, Ewha Language Center) ISBN: 9788973009084
  2. Ewha Korean 3-1 Workbook (2011, Ewha Language Center) ISBN: 9788973009312
  3. Ewha Korean 3-1 Study Guide (2016, Ewha Language Center) ISBN: 9791158901448


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
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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2072 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A

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