• 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

This course completes the development of the low intermediate level of Korean listening and reading comprehension skills and spoken and written communication skills. Competency in everyday spoken language is stressed, with lessons on travel and dining vocabulary, hobbies, and on developing the ability to speak about one's own life and interests. The vocabulary learned in this course allows students to expand their ability to discuss such topics as life goals and wider social issues. Building upon grammar covered in earlier courses, students in Korean 4 will learn and consolidate grammatical points and constructions that allow them to conduct appropriate forms of written and oral communication in frequently occurring situations: travel, dining, holidays, hobbies, peer group communication, and their own lives and interests. Studying in this course will also allow students to learn about important cultural practices such as national festivals, customs, costumes and cultures of food and drink.

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Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Use a vocabulary of approximately 750 words to discuss such topics as personal interests, life goals, and wider social issues.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of grammatical points and constructions to appropriately conduct both written and oral communication in frequently occurring situations.
  3. Demonstrate competence in everyday spoken language and in some depth on such topics as travel, dining, holidays, hobbies, peer group communication, and their own lives and interests.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of cultural practices such as national festivals, customs, costumes and cultures of food and drink.

Other Information

On successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to engage at a Low 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. 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 require a proficiency test must review the language proficiency assessment site and contact the CAP Student Centre for appropriate enrolment advice. 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 Misconduct Rule 2015 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. Vocabulary and Grammar Quizzes (20) [LO 1,2]
  2. Group project (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Mid-term Written (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. Mid-term Oral (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  5. Final Oral (10) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  6. Final Written (20) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  7. Class participation (10) [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 KORE2521, or have been permitted entry based on the results of the Korean language proficiency assessment. Incompatible with KORE6522.

Prescribed Texts

1) Seoul University Korean 2B: Workbook (Seoul University Language Education center, 2013).   

2) Seoul University Korean 2B: Student's Book (Seoul University Language Education center, 2013).

Also refer to the course Wattle site for more information about the textbook course materials. 


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
2022 $3840
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2022 $4980
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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
5329 25 Jul 2022 01 Aug 2022 31 Aug 2022 28 Oct 2022 In-Person and Online N/A

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