Korean module information

Whether you're a University of Sheffield student, a member of the public, or a member of staff, our Korean language modules are designed to improve your Korean language skills.

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If you are unsure about your level, let us know when applying and we will invite you for a short placement interview to understand your previous experience and current needs.

All levels are available as either 10 or 15 credit modules. All undergraduate students, not-for-credit postgraduate students, staff and members of the public will be enrolled on 10 credit modules. Postgraduate taught students and Doctoral Development Programme students taking the module for credit will be required to complete an extra assessment, and will be enrolled onto the 15 credit module.


Beginner

You have no previous experience of learning the language.

EAS171: Korean for non-specialists 1, Autumn (10 credits)

This module aims to provide an introduction to the Korean Language for students with no previous knowledge. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing, which will lay the foundation for further study through classroom practice and self-directed learning. The module also aims to stimulate students’ interest in Korea and Korean society by being aware of some of the major cultural and linguistic differences. This module is for all undergraduate students, not-for-credit postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.

EAS6251: Korean for non-specialists 1, Autumn (15 credits)

This module aims to provide an introduction to the Korean Language for students with no previous knowledge. The emphasis is on achieving a basic level of communication in all four language skills; listening, speaking, reading and writing, which will lay the foundation for further study through classroom practice and self-directed learning. The module also aims to stimulate students’ interest in Korea and Korean society by being aware of some of the major cultural and linguistic differences. This module is for Postgraduate taught students and Doctoral Development Programme students taking the module for credit.

EAS172: Korean for non-specialists 2, Spring (10 credits)

knowledge of Korean to acquire further practical language skills, in listening, reading, speaking and writing. On successful completion of the module students will; have a vocabulary of about 400 words related to daily life, understand and use the written forms of all the introduced core grammar patterns; and understand selected simple spoken and written structures and be able to use them as spoken and written communication. This module is for all undergraduate students, not-for-credit postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.

EAS6261: Korean for non-specialists 2, Spring (15 credits)

This module aims to allow students with some elementary knowledge of Korean to acquire further practical language skills, in listening, reading, speaking and writing. On successful completion of the module students will; have a vocabulary of about 400 words related to daily life, understand and use the written forms of all the introduced core grammar patterns; and understand selected simple spoken and written structures and be able to use them as spoken and written communication. This module is for Postgraduate taught students and Doctoral Development Programme students taking the module for credit.

Post-beginner

You have some basic experience of learning the language and aren't a complete beginner.

EAS21001: Korean for non-specialists 3, Autumn (10 credits)

This module aims to enable students to communicate in Korean with some prior knowledge and new knowledge of lowIntermediate grammar to acquire further practical language skills. This module will have an emphasis on communicative abilities, all four language skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing – are developed through classroom practice and self-directed learning. There will be a continued focus on developing students' awareness of the social and cultural characteristics of modern Korea and Korean culture through reading/writing/speaking/listening materials. This module is for all undergraduate students, not-for-credit postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.

EAS401: Korean for non-specialists 3, Autumn (15 credits)

This module provides Intermediate training in spoken and written Korean, oral practice for various everyday situations and essential low-Intermediate grammatical structures. It also gives a general introduction Korean society and culture. This module is for Postgraduate taught students and Doctoral Development Programme students taking the module for credit.

EAS21002: Korean for non-specialists 4, Spring (10 credits)

This module aims to enable students to communicate in Korean with some prior knowledge and new knowledge of highIntermediate grammar to acquire further practical language skills. This module will have an emphasis on communicative abilities. All four language skills – listening, reading, speaking and writing – are developed through classroom practice and self-directed learning. There will be a continued focus on developing students' awareness of the social and cultural characteristics of modern Korea and Korean culture. This module is for all undergraduate students, not-for-credit postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.

EAS402: Korean for non-specialists 4, Spring (15 credits)

This module aims to further enhance students' communication skills in the four language skills - listening, speaking, reading and writing. Students are expected to communicate confidently in a wide range of social interactions including formal situations and simple professional contexts as well as reporting past events and sharing experiences. This module is for Postgraduate taught students and Doctoral Development Programme students taking the module for credit.

Intermediate

You have studied the language for one to two years, possibly have (the equivalent of) a good GCSE, and can interact with 'friendly' native speakers in common, expected situations.

EAS373: Korean for non-specialists 5, Autumn (10 credits)

The module follows on from and consolidates the skills acquired in Korean for Non-Specialists 4 and aims to acquire further practical language skills, in listening, reading, speaking and writing. New grammatical patterns and a broader range of vocabulary are introduced and practiced. Students will further develop their oral competence in spoken practice through roleplays and discussion activities, focusing on clear and appropriate communication. This module is for all undergraduate students, not-for-credit postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.

EAS405: Korean for non-specialists 5 Autumn (15 credits)

The module follows on from and consolidates the skills acquired in Korean for Non-Specialists 4 and aims to acquire further practical language skills, in listening, reading, speaking and writing. New grammatical patterns and a broader range of vocabulary are introduced and practised. Students will further develop their oral competence in spoken practice through roleplays and discussion activities, focusing on clear and appropriate communication. This module is for Postgraduate taught students and Doctoral Development Programme students taking the module for credit.

EAS374: Korean for non-specialists 6, Spring (10 credits)

The module follows on from and consolidates the skills acquired in Korean for Non-Specialists 5 and aims to acquire further practical language skills, in listening, reading, speaking and writing. New grammatical patterns and a broader range of vocabulary are introduced and practiced. Students will further develop their oral competence in spoken practice through roleplays and discussion activities, focusing on clear and appropriate communication. This module is for all undergraduate students, not-for-credit postgraduate students, staff and members of the public.

EAS406: Korean for non-specialists 6, Spring (15 credits)

The module follows on from and consolidates the skills acquired in Foundation in Korean Language 5 and aims to acquire further practical language skills, in listening, reading, speaking and writing. New grammatical patterns and a broader range of vocabulary are introduced and practised. Students will further develop their oral competence in spoken practice through roleplays and discussion activities, focusing on clear and appropriate communication. This module is for Postgraduate taught students and Doctoral Development Programme students taking the module for credit.

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