In order to take this course, you should have completed Korean 101 or the equivalent of one semester of college Korean.
This second semester beginning course will help you build language skills—speaking, hearing, reading, and writing—at a basic level and broaden your understanding of Korean culture. By the end of this course, you should be able to:
At the end of Korea 102, you will engage in discourse on topics such as family, living in a dormitory, school vacations and holidays, hobbies, and restaurants using
To successfully complete this course, you will need the following:
This course consists of nine units and a final exam. At the end of each unit, you will be required to submit a Speedback assignment and participate in a speaking appointment. These assignments will be graded and will help you prepare for the final exam. The following sections explain in more detail other parts of the course.
This course includes a course orientation video. We recommend you watch the orientation before continuing in the course.
There is a course discussion board at the end of the course, as well as a course wiki. The discussion board is designed for students to connect, discuss course-related matters, and share ideas with each other. The wiki is designed for the instructor to post information that may provide enrichment or to post relevant information for the course.
Note: You may refer to your notes to complete your speaking assignments and writing assignments; however, you may not use a translation device of any kind for your written assignments. The Speedbacks, the review assignment, and the final exam are closed book and closed notes.
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There are vocabulary quizzes in each unit, intended to help you review the material covered in that unit. Vocabulary quizzes are designed to be taken up to 3 times. If you find that you do not know or are not certain about an answer, go back to the unit material and reread the section pertaining to that question. Vocabulary quizzes account for 5 percent of your final grade.
There are nine Speedback assignments throughout the course. These assignments are submitted electronically, with the grade immediately revealed. Incorrect answers will be noted, and an explanation of why the student answer was incorrect will be included. Questions will be based off of the Vocabulary Quizzes and the readings. Speedbacks account for 20 percent of your final grade.
A required speaking appointment is part of every unit, for a total of eight appointments. Speaking appointments are like mini oral exams, where students present a prepared oral assignment to the TA and receive feedback at the end of the presentation. Some assignments will require you to have dialogue with a peer or the TA. A grade will be posted within 24 hours of the appointment. Your lowest score from all your appointments can be dropped. Speaking appointments consist of 15 percent of the final grade.
Note: It is highly recommended that you come to the Conversation Café before your speaking appointment.
Conversation Cafés are live online conversation practice sessions, moderated by a TA, or the instructor to model higher level speaking skills, answer questions, and help with pronunciation. Students should use the café to find a partner with whom to complete collaborative assignments, as well as to practice for speaking appointments and to practice speaking in general. It is not necessary to schedule an appointment to attend the café. You are required to attend the café at least once per unit. You are given full points if you attend once per unit and zero points if you do not. You need to spend 10-20 minutes in the café. Attendence at the café is worth 5 percent of your final grade.
You will be required to complete eighteen writing assignment sets from the workbook throughout the course. These should be uploaded in the assignment page and will be graded by the instructor or TA. Graded assignments will be returned with comments. These assignments count toward 10 percent of your final grade.
You will be required to complete and submit 1 mid-course review. They are located after lesson 4 and lesson 8 respectively. You will need to download the PDF provided, complete the fill-in-the-blank questions, then upload your review in your course. These will be graded by your instructor and will account for 20 percent of your final grade.
The final exam is a proctored test that will cover the same material found in your Speedbacks, vocabulary quizzes, and written assignments. There is no time limit. If you study the course material, the assignments, and the final exam preparation section in your manual, you should be adequately prepared for the test. Due to the nature of this course's learning outcomes, the exams are only available in a paper format. Please plan for shipping time.
This is how your final grade for the course will be divided:
|9 Speaking Appointments||15%|
|18 Workbook Exercises||10%|
|9 Vocabulary Quizzes||5%|
|9 Speedback Assignments||20%|
|1 Mid-course Review||20%|
|1 Final Exam||25%|
No resubmissions or retakes of graded work are permitted in this course.
|C+||79–77%||E (Fail)||59% or below|
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9 Speedback assignments, 9 speaking appointments, 18 writing assignments, 9 Vocabulary Quizzes (may be taken up to 3 times), 9 Conversation Café instances, and 1 mid-course review. With the exception of vocabulary quizzes, no resubmissions on graded work will be allowed. On speaking appointments, the lowest score may be dropped.
1 proctored exam (multiple-choice and free-response questions), may not retake, must pass to earn credit for the course.
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