Practice and mastery of Hangul, the Korean alphabet. Acquisition of basic Korean sentential patterns and sound system. Communicative language functions such as exchanging greetings, giving their identity, asking directions, posing simple questions, telling time and counting money. Introduction of 15 elementary grammar items and 600 new expressions.
Introduction of a full range of the fundamentals of the Korean language such as an irregular predicates, past and future tenses, honorific and deferential speech styles. 15 further grammar items and 600 new expressions.
Prerequisite: KR 101 or consent of the instructor.
Exploration of grammatically complex structures and communicative situations. More irregular predicates, connectives, sentential transformations, and speech styles such as imperative. 20 further grammar items and 600 new expressions.
Prerequisite: KR 102 or consent of the instructor.
Emphasis on developing further skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing intermediate level Korean. Introduction to aspects of Korean culture and daily life. Irregular predicates, connectives, sentential transformations, 15 further grammar items and 500 new expressions.
Prerequisite: KR 201 or consent of the instructor.
High-intermediate level oral practices and writing exercises. 40 new complex grammar points and 600 new expressions. Learning to communicate in social situations such as daily activities, interests and personal preferences, as well as food, shopping, and lodging; and to ask a variety of questions on directions, prices, and services.
Prerequisite: KR 202 or consent of the instructor.
High-intermediate level speaking and writing exercises. Exchange of basic information related to work, school, recreation, particular interests and areas of competence.
Prerequisite: KR 301 or consent of the instructor.
Advanced Korean grammar. Reading, writing and speaking on Korean culture, history, customs, folklore and geography. Introduction of a large amount of new vocabulary including some Hancha
Advanced reading, writing and speaking. Participation in most informal and some formal exchanges on a variety of concrete topics relating to events of current, public, and personal interest or individual relevance. Narrate and describe in all major time frames by providing a full account.
Prerequisite: KR 401 or consent of the instructor.