ULKR51020 - LEAP Korean 2

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  • Credits: 20
  • Pre-requisite: ULKR51020 LEAP Korean 1, or equivalent.
  • Co-requisite: Open to all students except Korean
  • Taught during: Both semesters
  • Timetable: Timetable for course


This course is designed for students who already have some knowledge of the Korean language, who are already familiar with the script, and who have a basic understanding of the grammar system. The course aims to develop skills acquired in LEAP Korean 1 in speaking, listening, reading and writing. It lays emphasis on communication and comprehension skills but also builds on the fundamentals of grammar already acquired. The course introduces students to a wider range of vocabulary to enable them to read longer texts and conduct a more general conversation on familiar topics of everyday communication. Topics covered in LEAP Korean 1 will be revised and extended and new themes will be introduced which will develop understanding of the society and culture of Korea.

Learning outcomes

Upon successful completion of the course, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate better understanding and knowledge of key Korean grammar points with appropriate usage;
  2. demonstrate reasonable competency in comprehension and listening through accurately extracting key information from written and audio sources on specific familiar topics and frequently-used Korean words and phrases in speech and in written form
  3. communicate orally in simple, routine situations and handle short social exchanges about familiar topics.

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 of the Common European Framework.

Transferable skills

At the end of the course students will have developed their: active listening skills; skimming and scanning skills; presentation skills; ability to extract and process information textual information; intercultural competence.


Teaching and learning methods

Seminars, three hours per week, delivered through blended learning which integrates on campus and on-line instruction as necessary. This will also include online digital learning available via Blackboard and will be supplemented by extra online resources to aid students in their independent learning


  • Semester one:Week 12- Written Exam 30%
  • Semester two: Listening 10% & Written Exam 30%; Week 12 - Oral Exam 30%

Nature and timing of feedback

Feedback will include a combination of: informal ongoing oral and written feedback resulting from homework and class based learning activities; formal written feedback will be given following every assessment.


Dr Orieb Masadeh-Tate 

Taught by

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Maximum entry

20 per group

Set texts  

 Integrated Korean Beginning 2 (3rd edition),  ISBN: 978-0824883317

Recommended texts

Basic Korean, A Grammar and Workbook (IBSN:978-0-415-77487-1).




Successful completion of this course unit will enhance your curriculum vitae and employability. It will help prepare you for travelling to and working in Korea.