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KRNS1622: Korean 2

Semester 2, 2022 [Normal day] - Remote

This unit is a comprehensive beginners course which will lay the foundation for acquiring oral, aural, reading and writing skills in Korean. Students will acquire oral communication skills based on the given grammar points and topics. Various communicative approaches will be employed for class activities. Students are required to give group presentations during semester. On the basis of grammar introduced, the reading and writing of short texts will be done in each week.

Unit details and rules

Unit code KRNS1622
Academic unit Korean Studies
Credit points 6
KRNS1102 or KRNS1302 or KRNS1632
KRNS1621 or KRNS1101
Assumed knowledge


Available to study abroad and exchange students


Teaching staff

Coordinator Benoit Berthelier,
Type Description Weight Due Length
Final exam (Record+) Type B final exam Final Exam
Final exam
35% Formal exam period 1 hour
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO4
Assignment 8 Homework Assignments
Listening and writing questions
10% Multiple weeks equivalent to 500wds total
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3
Presentation Oral component 1: Interview
15% Week 07 equiv. to 1000wds
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3 LO2
In-semester test (Record+) Type B in-semester exam In-semester exam
In-semester exam on Lesson 9 to 12
20% Week 08
Due date: 19 Sep 2022 at 17:00
1 hour
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO3
Assignment Oral component 2: Individual presentation
20% Week 13
Due date: 06 Nov 2022 at 23:59
eqiv. to 1000wds
Outcomes assessed: LO1 LO4 LO3 LO2
Type B final exam = Type B final exam ?
Type B in-semester exam = Type B in-semester exam ?

Assessment summary

Detailed information for each assessment can be found on Canvas.

Assessment criteria

The University awards common result grades, set out in the Coursework Policy 2014 (Schedule 1).

As a general guide, a High distinction indicates work of an exceptional standard, a Distinction a very high standard, a credit a good standard, and a pass an acceptable standard.

Result name

Mark range


High distinction

85 - 100



75 - 84



65 - 74



50 - 64



0 - 49

When you don’t meet the learning outcomes of the unit to a satisfactory standard.

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For more information see guide to grades.

Late submission

In accordance with University policy, these penalties apply when written work is submitted after 11:59pm on the due date:

  • Deduction of 5% of the maximum mark for each calendar day after the due date.
  • After ten calendar days late, a mark of zero will be awarded.

Academic integrity

The Current Student website  provides information on academic integrity and the resources available to all students. The University expects students and staff to act ethically and honestly and will treat all allegations of academic integrity breaches seriously.  

We use similarity detection software to detect potential instances of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breach. If such matches indicate evidence of plagiarism or other forms of academic integrity breaches, your teacher is required to report your work for further investigation.

You may only use artificial intelligence and writing assistance tools in assessment tasks if you are permitted to by your unit coordinator, and if you do use them, you must also acknowledge this in your work, either in a footnote or an acknowledgement section.

Studiosity is permitted for postgraduate units unless otherwise indicated by the unit coordinator. The use of this service must be acknowledged in your submission.

Simple extensions

If you encounter a problem submitting your work on time, you may be able to apply for an extension of five calendar days through a simple extension.  The application process will be different depending on the type of assessment and extensions cannot be granted for some assessment types like exams.

Special consideration

If exceptional circumstances mean you can’t complete an assessment, you need consideration for a longer period of time, or if you have essential commitments which impact your performance in an assessment, you may be eligible for special consideration or special arrangements.

Special consideration applications will not be affected by a simple extension application.

Using AI responsibly

Co-created with students, AI in Education includes lots of helpful examples of how students use generative AI tools to support their learning. It explains how generative AI works, the different tools available and how to use them responsibly and productively.

WK Topic Learning activity Learning outcomes
Week 01 Business talk and grammar points 9.1-2 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 9. 1-2 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 02 Grammar points 9.3-5 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 9. 3-5 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 03 Grammar points 10.1-3 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 10.1-3 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 04 Grammar points 10.4-5 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 10.4-5 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 05 Grammar points 11 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 11 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 06 Grammar points 12 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 12 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 07 Review on grammar points of Lessons 9-12 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Week 08 Oral Component 1: Interview with your instructor Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 09 Grammar points 13 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 13 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 10 Grammar points 14 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 14 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 11 Grammar points 15 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 15 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 12 Grammar points 16 Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO3 LO4
Activities for grammar points 16 Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2
Week 13 Review Lecture (1 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3
Review Tutorial (2 hr) LO1 LO2 LO3

Attendance and class requirements

Attendance: According to Faculty Board Resolutions, students in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences are expected to attend 90% of their classes. If you attend less than 50% of classes, regardless of the reasons, you may be referred to the Examiner’s Board. The Examiner’s Board will decide whether you should pass or fail the unit of study if your attendance falls below this threshold. 

  • While students have to self-study grammar points with PPT files with audio explanation, they have to attend Zoom tutorial meetings to which they are assigned.

Preparation: Students should commit to spending approximately three hours’ preparation time (reading, studying, homework, essays, etc.) for every hour of scheduled instruction.

Study commitment

Typically, there is a minimum expectation of 1.5-2 hours of student effort per week per credit point for units of study offered over a full semester. For a 6 credit point unit, this equates to roughly 120-150 hours of student effort in total.

Required readings

All readings for this unit can be accessed on the Library eReserve link available on Canvas.

  • Textbook: Cho, Y. M. et al., Integrated Korean: Beginning 2, University of Hawaii Press, 2010 (second edition).
  • Workbook: Park, Mee-Jeong et al., Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning 2, University of Hawaii Press, 2010 (second edition).

Learning outcomes are what students know, understand and are able to do on completion of a unit of study. They are aligned with the University's graduate qualities and are assessed as part of the curriculum.

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. demonstrate understanding of the main ideas and supporting detail in spoken and written texts and responds appropriately
  • LO2. use acquired language skills to establish and maintain communication in speaking
  • LO3. apply a range of linguistic structures to express own ideas in writing
  • LO4. demonstrate knowledge of key features of the culture of Korean–speaking communities.

Graduate qualities

The graduate qualities are the qualities and skills that all University of Sydney graduates must demonstrate on successful completion of an award course. As a future Sydney graduate, the set of qualities have been designed to equip you for the contemporary world.

GQ1 Depth of disciplinary expertise

Deep disciplinary expertise is the ability to integrate and rigorously apply knowledge, understanding and skills of a recognised discipline defined by scholarly activity, as well as familiarity with evolving practice of the discipline.

GQ2 Critical thinking and problem solving

Critical thinking and problem solving are the questioning of ideas, evidence and assumptions in order to propose and evaluate hypotheses or alternative arguments before formulating a conclusion or a solution to an identified problem.

GQ3 Oral and written communication

Effective communication, in both oral and written form, is the clear exchange of meaning in a manner that is appropriate to audience and context.

GQ4 Information and digital literacy

Information and digital literacy is the ability to locate, interpret, evaluate, manage, adapt, integrate, create and convey information using appropriate resources, tools and strategies.

GQ5 Inventiveness

Generating novel ideas and solutions.

GQ6 Cultural competence

Cultural Competence is the ability to actively, ethically, respectfully, and successfully engage across and between cultures. In the Australian context, this includes and celebrates Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, knowledge systems, and a mature understanding of contemporary issues.

GQ7 Interdisciplinary effectiveness

Interdisciplinary effectiveness is the integration and synthesis of multiple viewpoints and practices, working effectively across disciplinary boundaries.

GQ8 Integrated professional, ethical, and personal identity

An integrated professional, ethical and personal identity is understanding the interaction between one’s personal and professional selves in an ethical context.

GQ9 Influence

Engaging others in a process, idea or vision.

Outcome map

Learning outcomes Graduate qualities

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Modifications have been made due to the online teaching mode.


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