Korean for General Purposes 200
KGP200

Course Goals

  • 1 Level 1 Student can perform basic communication necessary for daily life.
  • 2 Level 2 Student can perform basic communication necessary for daily life and also understand Korean culture.
  • 3 Level 3 Student can communicate in and understand almost all expressions used in most ordinary situations in Korean society.
    Upon completion of the KLEC regular course level 3 or higher, the qualifications for applying for international admission application
    of the Sogang University undergraduate program(based on language proficiency)
    and the benefit from the “Sogang University Scholarship for Korean Language Education Center” (Exemption from admission fee)

    For more information, please refer to
    http://goabroad.sogang.ac.kr

  • 4 Level 4 Student can understand and use expressions in basic social situations in Korean society.
  • 5 Level 5 Student can understand and use expressions in everyday social situations in Korean society.
  • 6 Level 6 Student can understand and use expressions in almost any social situation.
  • 7 Level 7
    (Highest level, Special Advanced Course)
    Student can understand and use contemporary expressions in Korean society,
    and has a deeper understanding of Korean society.

Breakdown of each Course by Level

Levels 1, 2, 3 More View

Timetable

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Class Time Monday-Thursday Friday
1 09:00 - 09:50 Writing Review
2 10:00 - 10:50 Speaking
(Grammar practice, dialogue practice, communication activities)
3 11:10 - 12:00
4 12:10 - 13:00 Reading, listening

Sample Activities

Level 1
  • Introducing oneself and one’s friends to classmates
  • Ordering drinks at a coffee shop
  • Asking for directions using public transportation
  • Introducing one’s hometown and native country
  • Reserving tickets for movies or plays
  • Discussing plans for travel and vacation
  • Reading advertisements and finding a boarding house
Level 2
  • Asking and answering how to get to one’s destination
  • Discussing cultural differences
  • Buying and selling items
  • Introducing restaurants
  • Conveying what another person has said
  • Describing people and objects
  • Talking about problems, giving advice
  • Discussing travel experiences
  • Interviewing for jobs
Level 3
  • Visiting a Korean person’s house
  • Visiting a real estate agency and finding a house
  • Finding a part-time job
  • Visiting a hospital and receiving treatment
  • Finding lost objects
  • Shopping for electronics
  • Using public facilities
  • Talking about memories
Level 4 More View

Timetable

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Class Time Monday-Thursday Friday
1 09:00 - 09:50 Writing Review
2 10:00 - 10:50 Listening
3 11:10 - 12:00 Speaking
(Grammar practice, communication activities)
4 12:10 - 13:00 Reading

Sample Activities

Level 4
  • Interviewing famous people
  • Using formal and informal speech in appropriate contexts
  • Listening to someone’s problems and giving advice
  • Persuasion
  • Describing objects
  • Making small talk about the seasons
  • Making recommendations
  • Expressing dissatisfaction or complains and requesting improvements to the situation
  • Conveying information related to accidents/incidents
  • Explaining using comparisons
Level 5 More View

Timetable

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Class Time Monday-Thursday Friday
1 09:00 - 09:50 Writing Review
2 10:00 - 10:50 Listening
3 11:10 - 12:00 Speaking
(Grammar practice, communication activities)
4 12:10 - 13:00 Reading, Speaking

Sample Activities

Level 5
  • Explaining important turning points in one’s life
  • Choosing a topic about travel in Seoul, conducting a survey, and making a group presentation
  • Making a dialogue using 4-character Chinese idioms and presenting it
  • Talking about things one likes using literary expressions
  • Choosing effective dialogue strategies and role playing
  • Making short speeches
  • Explaining important historical events
  • Taking science quizzes
  • Conducting a survey on Korean culture and presenting the results
  • Debating social issues
  • Understanding the meanings of different gestures in different cultures
  • Comparing wedding traditions, discussing recent wedding customs
  • Performing skits
Level 6 More View

Timetable

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Class Time Monday-Thursday Wednesday-Thursday Friday
1 09:00 - 09:50 Writing Review
2 10:00 - 10:50 Reading
(Practicing strategies, task-based activities)
Speaking
(Grammar·expression practice, communication activities)
3 11:10 - 12:00
4 12:10 - 13:00 Video

Sample Activities

Level 6
  • Raising problems and proposing solutions
  • Debating the pros and cons of the jury system
  • Presenting a business plan
  • Holding a public hearing on population policy

Course Introduction

Speaking
  • Speaking class is divided into a study section and a usage section.
  • In the study portion, students learn the grammar, vocabulary, and topic for that day’s class, which are organized to facilitate the ability to use them in basic dialogues.
  • In the usage portion of the class, students use the grammar and expressions studied that day to complete given tasks.
  • After communication activities, students exchange their various opinions on given problems.
  • Learners increase their ability to communicate through task-based, communicative activities.
Listening
  • Sogang University’s listening classes are a bit different from ordinary listening courses.
  • In listening and speaking class, which is task-based, the emphasis is placed on activities where students acquire important information by listening.
  • The role of the teacher in these activities is not to explain or tell the students what it is they are listening to, but rather to help and guide the students in understanding the information that is being heard so that they are able to discuss it amongst themselves.
Reading
  • Sogang University’s reading classes are also different from ordinary reading courses.
  • Reading activities go beyond the level of reading a test and understanding it.
  • Rather, they are learner-centered, focusing on student interactions and speaking creatively about the topics.
  • After students read a passage, they use that passage as the basis for speaking and writing activities.
Writing
  • Sogang University’s writing activities are effective at helping students who struggle with a large gap between their accuracy and fluency.
  • In writing class, students learn to understand a variety of expressions and the structure of the Korean language.
  • In this class, students practice and enhance their vocabulary.
  • In the first stage of writing, students think and write, following the instructor’s consistent guidance.
  • Later on, students receive individual instruction that helps them to express themselves accurately and fluently.
Video
  • From level 5 onwards, Sogang University students use videos in class, watching dramas, movies, news, and so on.
  • By watching dramas, students are able to learn fresh, contemporary, realistic language.

Weekend Review

During the weekend review session, students participate in information gathering activities, role-playing activities, word games, and other fun ways to reinforce vocabulary and expressions learned during the week.

Evaluation

  • In order to advance to the next level, students must score over 70% on the final exam in each class (speaking, reading, listening, and writing) as well as in their speaking interview.
  • In the event that a student scores less than 70% in the final exam of only one subject, they may request to take the test again.
  • In the event that they score more than 80% in the re-test, they may advance to the next level.
  • Re-tests are held the day following graduation (this may change according to the schedule of the session).
  • Please note that a student may not re-register for the same class more than 3 times
    (this includes cases where students must repeat a level due to excessive absences and cases where grades are too low)

Attendance

  • Students must attend at least 80% of classes in order to be allowed to re-register.
  • In the event that a student attends fewer than 80% of classes, they will not be allowed to advance to the next level or to re-register. (Total class hours : 200, 80% attendance : 160 hours)
  • Please note that a student may not re-register for the same class more than three times
    (this includes cases where students must repeat a level due to excessive absences and cases where grades are too low).
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