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K101 Elementary Korean 1

Fall 2015


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10. CeLT

Instructor: Yunseong Cheon

Office: Global & International Studies Building (GA) 2039
Phone: 855-7171

E-mail: yuncheon@indiana.edu

Office Hours: M 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or by appointment

Drill Instructors:

Bora Nam

Office: Global & International Studies 2050-S
E-mail: bnam@umail.iu.edu
Office Hours: Th 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Jaesu Choi

Office: Global & International Studies 2050-T
E-mail: choi253@umail.iu.edu
Office Hours: T 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.

Hye Sun An

Office: Global & International Studies 2050-R
E-mail: anhye@umail.iu.edu
Office Hours: F 3:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Class meetings:


  • (Section 3280/3283) T, R 11:15 - 12:05 Global & International Studies (GA) 1122
  • (Section 31158/14691) T, R 12:20 - 1:10 Global & International Studies (GA) 1122

Drill Sections:

  • Sec. 12327/12328 MWF 10:10 - 11:00 a.m. Woodburn Hall (WH) 112
  • Sec. 3282/3285 MWF 11:15 a.m. - 12:05 p.m. Woodburn Hall (WH) 112
  • Sec. 3281/3284 MWF 03:35 - 04:25 p.m. Global & International Studies (GA) 0013
  • Sec. 9761/9762 MWF 04:40 - 05:30 p.m. Global & International Studies (GA) 0011
  • Sec. 13827/13826 MWF 05:45 - 06:35 p.m. Global & International Studies (GA) 0011
  • Sec. 14692/15900 MWF 06:50 - 07:40 p.m.Global & International Studies (GA) 0011

1. Course Description

Elementary Korean I is the first part of First Year Korean. The course provides students with basic conversational & grammatical patterns, assuming that the students have no or little previous background knowledge of Korean.

The objective of the course is to equip students with communicative skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing at a basic level in Korean; students will learn how to express simple ideas as well as how to combine simple ideas in various ways. At the end of the semester, students are expected to be able to introduce themselves, describe their family, and narrate their daily school activities and weekend activities including both past and future events.

Classes are divided into two parts: two hours of lectures and three hours of drill sections. Lectures will introduce new material and provide explanations on those conversational patterns in grammatical and pragmatic terms.

Drill sections will provide the students with opportunities to practice in actual communicative situations with various tasks and activities. Among the three drill sessions, Monday will be designated mainly for reports on weekend, oral performances, and chapter quizzes. Besides chapter quizzes on Monday, there are vocabulary and/or dictation quizzes daily.

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2. Textbooks

  • Main textbook: Integrated Korean (Beginning 1), 2nd edition
  • Workbook: Integrated Korean Workbook (Beginning 1), 2nd edition
  • Supplemental material is available through the internet (find links in the weekly schedule)

3. Grading

Students will be evaluated for the final grade based on the following percentage.

Class attendance *
Class participation**
Chapter Quizzes
Vocabulary (Tuesdays and Thursdays)  5%
Dictation Quizzes (Wednesdays and Fridays) 
Midterm (Oct. 13, Monday)
Oral performance (Skits & oral reporting) 
Oral Final Exam (Dec. 10, Wednesday)

Written Final exam

  • 12:30-2:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 (#3280/3283)
  • 5:00-7:00 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 17 (#31158/14691)

* Attendance check will be strictly enforced; extremely low attendance may lower your final grade further, unless a written proof of inevitable circumstance is provided; no more than 5 excuses will be granted; more than 5 absences will result in one grade scale down, and more than 10 absences in lectures and drill sections all together will result in an F for the course. Extra-credits will be given for excellent attendance record and participation in Korean events in campus.

Those who have the perfect attendance record (no unexcused absence) will get awarded 5 days of Extra credit (about 1% of the total grade); if your absence is zero due to the excuses granted, the number of excuses will be deducted from the 5 days of extra credit.

Participating in Korean events such as Korean Conversation Club, Korean film showing, cultural events, etc. will also be awarded extra-credits upon submitting a report. The report for each event must be submitted within a week from the day of the event attended. The extra-credits , however, will NOT erase the number of absences for the penalty.

** Your performance in each drill section will be monitored and graded by your AI each day. The grading criteria not only includes your Korean language performance, but also your attitude, cooperation, preparation and participation.

*** Homework assignments are due at the beginning of the class of the day specified for due date.

Late homework must be handed in within a week from the deadline: the maximum point for late homework will be 10% less for each day delayed; the homework submitted after the class is counted as late homework.)


Grades will be assigned based on the following scale:

below 60

There will be no makeup exam unless provided with a written proof for a justifiable reason. In case a make up exam is granted, it must be done within a week from the original exam date. Students' progress will be monitored and considered for the final grade, especially for the borderline cases.

Written assignments will be graded on your efforts as well as on your performance.

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4. Lab assignments:

Lab activity is required. For each week, you are expected to do the assigned lab material at least for 1 hour. Writeup assignments will also be given regularly on the lab material.

In order to take advantage of the lab material effectively the following procedures are advised:  

  • Step 1.  Listen to the audio without written material. Check how much you could understand.
  • Step 2.  Listen to the same part again, with the written material
  • Step 3.  Repeat after the model for each utterance (avoid using the written material as much as you can).
  • Step 4.  Go over the material again without written material. Make sure you understand the material thoroughly.
  • Step 5.  Give yourself a dictation test for the main texts (conversations and narrations).
  • Step 6.  Check your answers with the textbook.
    (Steps 5 and 6 are strongly recommended to enhance your listening and writing & spelling skills)

Recording your voice:

A number of assignments may be given to record your lab activites.


  1. Go to: http://lingtlanguage.com/hyoslee and select K101.
  2. Click"Testing."
  3. Click "Choose Mic" among the top-right menus and set up your recording device.
  4. Click the blue speech balloon to listen to the inpiut recording.
  5. Click the white speech ballon and wait till it becomes light brown to record your own.
  6. Click the light brown speech balloon to stop recording; the ballon becomes dark brown.
  7. Click Submit and follow the instruction.

Using Korean language facebook (optional):

Every week, a topic will be posted on IU Korean language group in Facebook. You will get extra-credits for your participation grade to post a message in Korean.

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5. Academic Integrity:  

As a student at IU, you are expected to adhere to the standards and policies detailed in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct (Code). When you submit a paper with your name on it in this course, you are signifying that the work contained therein is all yours, unless otherwise cited or referenced. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged. If you are unsure about the expectations for completing an assignment or taking a test or exam, be sure to seek clarification beforehand. All suspected violations of the Code will be handled according to University policies. Sanctions for academic misconduct may include a failing grade on the assignment, reduction in your final grade, a failing grade in the course, among other possibilities, and must include a report to the Dean of Students.

6. Disability Services for Students:  

Every attempt will be made to accommodate qualitifed students with disabilities (e.g. mental health, learning, chronic health, physical, hearing, vision, neurological, etc.). You must have established your eligibility for support services through Disability Services for Students. Note that services are confidential, may take time to put into place and are not retroactive; Captions and alternate media for print materials may take three or more weeks to get produced. Please contact Disability Services for Students athttp://diasbilityservices.indiana.edu or 812-855-7578 as soon as possible if accommodations are needed. The office is located on the third floor, west tower, of the Wells Library, Room W302. Walk-ins are welcome 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday through Friday. You can also locate a variety of campus resources for students and visitors that need assistance at:http://www.iu.edu/~ada/index.shtml

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Hyo Sang Lee
Phone: 812/855-8721
E-mail: hyoslee@indiana.edu
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
Goodbody Hall 229, 1011 E Third St, Bloomington, IN 47405-7005
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