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K201 Second Year Korean I

Fall 2016

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Instructor: Hyo Sang Lee       

Office: GISB 2045 (Global and International Studies Building)
Phone: (812)855-8721 
Office Hours:  T, R 11:10-12:10
 or by appointment
E-mail: korean@indiana.edu


Drill Instructor: 

  • Bora Nam

Office: GISB 2050 (Work Station Area) 
Office Hours:



Class meetings:

  • Lectures (3130/3132): TR 10:10pm-11:00pm @CH0001
  • Drill Sections:
    • Section 3131/3133:   MWF 8:00-8:50 am @Woodburn Hall (WH) 006
    • Section 11020/11021: MWF 9:05-9:55 am @Woodburn Hall (WH) 006

K201 is the first part of the second year Korean. The objective of the course is to equip students with communicative skills in speaking, reading, and writing at the intermediate level in Korean, such as expanding simple ideas into imposing various kinds of the speaker's stance, e.g. judgement, inference, and evaluation or subjective assessment of the ideas entertained, and expressing more complex relations between events, such as cause, reason, purpose, condition, concession, intention, background, etc. Skills for simple narration and written report will be enhanced. Students are expected to be able to and command a lengthy narrative discourse on personal experience.

Classes are divided into two parts: two hours of lectures by an instructor and three hours of drill sections conducted by a drill instructor. Lectures will include explanations of 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 a variety of oral performances, reviews, and chapter quizzes. Besides chatper quizzes on Monday, vocabulary and dictation quizzes are given daily.

You will need a main textbook and a workbook for this class (both available at the IU Bookstore and T.I.S.) as well as supplementary in-class material:

  1. Main textbook: Integrated Korean: Beginning 2 (2nd ed.), L17 & Intermedate 1 (2nd ed.) L1-7 
  2. Workbook: Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning 2 (2nd ed.) L17 & Intermedate 1 (2nd ed.) L1-7
  3. Additional materials: See the weekly schedule.

Students are expected to create simulated dialogues based on the main conversations in each lesson. Written assignments will also be given mainly from the Workbook. Students are responsible to read the main textbook including main texts (conversations and narrations), vocabulary (new words and expressions and notes), grammar notes, as well as culture notes.

For each week, you are expected to listen to audio recordings at least for 1 hour. For each week’s listening assignments, see the weekly schedule. Writeup assignments will also be given regularly.

Recording Your Voice: Your Voice Students will be asked to submit audio files of their oral practices. A link to the site will be posted on Oncourse.

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

  • Step 1. Listen to the tape without written material to see 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 on the main texts.
    (Strongly recommended to enhance your listening and writing skills as well as improving your spellings)

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

Class Attendance *
Class Participation**
Chapter Quizzes
Dictation Quizzes
Midterm Examination: TBA
Oral Performance (Skits & Oral Reporting)
Oral Final Examination: TBA
Written Final Examination: 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m., Thurs., December 15

* Attendance check will be strictly enforced; extremely low attendance may further lower your final grade, unless written proof of inevitable circumstance is provided; No more than 5 excuses will be granted. No excuses are allowed unless a written proof of inevitable circumstances (e.g. doctor's notes, police reports, parents' notes, performance schedule, job interview schedule, etc.) is submitted to Prof. Lee --NOT to your AI. Morea than 5 unexcused absences will result in one lower grade scale (e.g. from A to A-) More than 10 unexcused absences will automatically result in an F.

Those who have the perfect attendance record (no unexcused absence) will be 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 Korea-related 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.

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

*** Homeworks are due at the beginning of each class of the day specified as deadline. Homeworks submitted after the class will be considered to be late homework.

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 a class is counted as a 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. Any makeup exam must be taken within one 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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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 an assignment with your name on it, you are signifying that the work contained therein is 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 course grade, a failing grade in the course, among other possibilities, and must include a report to the Dean of Students, who may impose additional disciplinary sanctions.


Using Korean language facebook (optional):

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


Hyo Sang Lee
Phone: 812/855-8721
E-mail: korean@indiana.edu
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
GISB 2045
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