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Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

Part II | Option | Convenor: Dr Mihye Harker

Course Description 2023-24

Students wishing to enrol in K2 would normally be expected either to have taken K1 or have a level of Korean language ability equivalent to that achieved from having taken K1.

The main aims of this course are to enable students to: (a) review, consolidate and further develop knowledge of the main aspects of the Korean language; (b) acquire the ability to understand written and spoken Korean in a variety of contexts; (c) acquire the ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing on a range of topics such as society, politics, history etc.; (d) foster a further understanding of contemporary Korean society and culture. The course will provide students with a comprehensive understanding of cultural norms and practices in South Korea.


Form and Conduct

This paper consists of an oral examination (50%) and a written examination (50%). The written assessment comprises three sections: Section A tests candidates’ grammatical knowledge; Section B reading comprehension; and Section C writing ability in Korean. 


This description is subject to change, for the latest information, students should consult the Undergraduate Handbook available on the Faculty Intranet.


Terms taught
Michaelmas, Lent, Easter
Michaelmas, Lent, Easter
Michaelmas, Lent, Easter