• 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
    • AsPr Ruth Barraclough
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2025
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Building upon the foundation provided in Korean 2, Korean 3 is designed for lower-intermediate students to improve practical and essential communicative skills. Students learn vocabulary and grammatical structures for everyday language use in short written and oral communication. Through interactive activities, students gain confidence in exchanging basic information on familiar topics and managing common tasks such as handling inquiries, discussing hobbies and travel destinations, engaging in telephone conversations, expressing emotions and empathy, and navigating transportation. Additionally, this course offers insights into major cultural events such as Korean celebrations and festivals. Successful completion of this course enables students to advance to a low-intermediate level of Korean proficiency.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use a vocabulary that allows comprehension of texts on such themes as family relationships, cultural events and wider society.
  2. Recognise and use the main grammatical structures of Korean on familiar matters regularly encountered in public, at school and at leisure.
  3. Communicate appropriately in speaking and writing with various groups of people in frequently occurring situations: family life, communicating with teachers, telephone conversations, and navigating peer group communication.
  4. Understand the general essence of a conversation on familiar topics in the relevant context and hold a conversation about general topics.
  5. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural communication practices in interpersonal relationships in university, social life and family.  

Other Information

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at a Low-intermediate Beginner 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. Three take-home assignments (10% each) (30) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Mid-term Oral (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  3. Final Oral (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  4. Final Written (20) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  5. Class Participation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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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 KORE1021, 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 2A Workbook (2013, SNU Language Education Center) ISBN: 9788953934429

2.      SNU (Seoul University) Korean 2A Student's Book (2013, SNU Language Education Center) ISBN: 9788953934306


Option B – E-book Version

1.      SNU (Seoul University) Korean 2A Workbook (2021, SNU Language Education Center)

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


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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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.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2196 17 Feb 2025 24 Feb 2025 31 Mar 2025 23 May 2025 In Person N/A

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