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LEVEL 1
- Read and write Hangul proficiently.
- Understand the fundamental system of pronunciation and pronounce initial consonants, medial vowels, and final consonants correctly.
- Understand and apply fundamental rules of sentence structure and syntax.
- Have a good command of basic conversational Korean, including greetings, self-introduction, ordering food, purchasing goods, asking for directions, using public transportation, phone conversation, etc.
Week Contents Remark Textbook
1 Vowels and Consonants/
Chapter 1. Greetings
Reading: Chapter 1 ~ 3
Orientation Hangul Special Introduction Korean 1
Reading Korean for the First Time Workbook 1
2 Chapter 2. School and Home
Reading: Chapter 4 ~ 7
 
3 Chapter 3. Family and Friends
Reading: Chapter 8 ~ 12
 
4 Chapter 4. Food
Reading: Chapter 13 ~ 17  
 
5 Chapter 5. Daily Life
Reading: Chapter 18 ~ 20  
Midterm
6 Chapter 6. Buying Things
Reading: Chapter 21 ~ 25
 
7 Chapter 7. Transportation
Reading: Chapter 26 ~ 30
 
8 Chapter 8. Phone
Reading: Chapter 31 ~ 35  
 
9 Chapter 9. Weather and Seasons
Reading: Chapter 36 ~ 40
Speaking Contest
10 Chapter 10. Holidays and Vacation   Final
LEVEL 2
- Build upon the foundation obtained in Level 1 by learning pronunciation and phoneme rules to correctly pronounce words in the sentence.
- Correct construction of complex and compound sentences.
- Appropriate use of formal, informal, and indirect speech.
- Learn to communicate freely in daily life and, to a certain extent, deal with everyday matters.
- Can understand conventional Korean culture.
- Develop vocabulary on the topics of food, postal service, transportation, phone communication, vacation, and household chores.
Week Contents Remark Textbook
1 Chapter 1. Introduction
Reading: Introduction  
  Korean 2
Enjoyalbe Korean Reading Workbook 1
2 Chapter 2. Korean Food
Reading: Food  
 
3 Chapter 3. Grocery
Reading: Buying Goods  
 
4 Chapter 4. Invitation
Reading: Invitation
 
5 Chapter 5. Transpotation
Reading: Transpotation
Midterm
6 Chapter 6. Public Places
Reading: Public Places
 
7 Chapter 7. Phone
Reading: Phone
Song Contest
8 Chapter 8. Hospital
Reading: Hospital
 
9 Chapter 9. Vacation
Reading: Vacation
 
10 Chapter 10. Household Chores
Reading: Household Chores
Final
LEVEL 3
- Develop communication skills to live with relative ease in Korea.
- Practice communicating opinions and correctly expressing ideas through assigned three minute speeches and role playing.
- Actively understand stories structured in paragraphs and the relatively complex context of conversations.
- Correctly use grammar and vocabulary to convey personal ideas through prose composition.
Week Contents Remark Textbook
1 Chapter 1. Hobbies
Reading: The People of Our Boarding House
  Korean 3
Pleasant Korean Reading Workbook 3
* Elective classes:
Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing
2 Chapter 2. Everyday Life
Reading: Love Letter
Elective Classes
 
3 Chapter 3. Health
Reading: Work Life
Elective Classes
Culture Activity:
Samulnori
4 Chapter 4. Performing and Listening
Reading: Work Life
Elective Classes
 
5 Chapter 5. Person
Reading: How to Live a Healthy Life
Elective Classes
Midterm
6 Chapter 6. Meeting Culture
Reading: How to Live a Healty Life
Elective Classes
 
7 Chapter 7. Mistakes and Apologies
Reading: Inside Korean Life
Elective Classes
 
8 Chapter 8. School Life
Reading: Inside Korean Life
Elective Classes
Drama Contest
9 Chapter 9. Request and Decline
Reading: Vacation
Electie Classes
 
10 Chapter 10. Yesterday and Today
Reading: Mistakes and apologies
Final
LEVEL 4
- Use grammar learned in Level 1 through Level 3 as a basis to create varied expressions.
- Expand the breadth of not only common vocabulary but also Sino-Korean vocabulary, and thus better understand Korean culture and way of thinking.
- In addition to daily conversation skills, students will be able to write and speak in length and specifically about personal opinions on familiar topics.
- Listen and understand conversations and writings that are relatively long and diverse in content. Read and understand to acquire knowledge about Korean society and culture.
Week Contents Remark Textbook
1 Chapter 1. My Life
Reading: Living Beautifully
  Korean 4
Thought- Provoking Korean Reading
* Elective classes:
Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing
2 Chapter 2. Personalities
Reading: How Time Flies
 
3 Chapter 3. Everyday Problems
Reading:
Culture Activities
4 Chapter 4. Contemporary Korean Culture
Reading: Here and Now
 
5 Chapter 5. Time and Progress
Reading: Korea’s Land
Midterm
6 Chapter 6. Knowledge and Society
Reading: Live and Love
 
7 Chapter 7. Superstitions
Reading: In Society
 
8 Chapter 8. Life Economy
Reading: Nature and Culture
 
9 Chapter 9. Holidays and Festivals
Reading: Old stories and songs
Situation Drama Contest
10 Chapter 10. Contemporary People
Reading: Chapter 10 novel reading
Final
LEVEL 5
- Logically and skillfully convey opinions on academic and professional discourses in the arts, humanities, social sciences and science.
- Understand and articulately respond to current events and topics found in the news and newspaper articles.
- Appropriately use vocabulary and expressions that convey the speaker’s feelings and emotion when relaying information.
- Understand Korean values on language & education, work & leisure, science & technology, the economy, mainstream culture, tradition, nature & the environment, and family & society.
Week Contents Remark Textbook
1 Chapter 1. Language and Life
Reading: Fate
  Korean 5
Thematic Korean Reading
* Elective classes:
Chines Characters,History, Political History, Newspaper, Reading, Literature, Essay Writing, etc.
2 Chapter2. Fruitful Work
Reading: Classes
 
3 Chapter 3. Daily Life and Leisure Culture
Reading: Blue Elective Classes
 
4 Chapter 4. Science and Technology Elective Classes
Culture Activities:
Making a fan & Scholastic culture
5 Chapter 5. Life and economy
Reading: In this small world Elective Classes
Midterm
6 Chapter 6. Mainstream Culture and Arts Elective Classes  
7 Chapter 7. Tradition and Change
Reading: Koreans and Tigers Elective Classes
 
8 Chapter 8. Life and Learning
Reading: Elective Classes
 
9 Chapter 9. Nature and the Environment
Reading: Information and Society
Oratorical Contest
10 Chapter 10. Personal and Communal Elective Classes Final
LEVEL 6
- Able to use Korean grammar freely in complex and professional settings.
- Expand vocabulary and understand Korean ways of thinking through professional resources informative of Korean society and culture.
- Obtain vocabulary skills that enable understanding of lectures in Korean at the college level.
- Develop vocabulary needed to understand Korean culture and way of thinking, speak on broad topics, discuss societal problems, and understand Korean history.
Week Contents Remark Textbook
1 Chapter 1. Successful Life
Reading: Beginning and Meeting
  Korean 6
Reading Korean for Experts
* Elective classes:
Chinese Characters, History, Political History, Newspaper, Reading, Literature, Essay Writing, etc.
2 Chapter 2. Tolerant Society
Reading: Understanding and Communication Elective Classes
 
3 Chapter 3. Man and Woman
Reading: One World Elective Classes
Graduation Trip
4 Chapter 4. The Right Choice
Reading: One World Elective Classes
 
5 Elective Classes Midterm
6 Chapter 5. Sports
Reading: The fate of the man stuck in the elevator Elective Classes
 
7 Chapter 6. Upcoming World
Reading: The fate of the man stuck in the elevator Elective Classes
 
8 Chapter 7. Precious Cultural Heritage
Reading: Our Happy Time Elective Classes
Graduate Discussion Meeting
9 Chapter 8. Korean Life
Reading: Our Happy Time Elective Classes
 
10 Elective Classes Final