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Basic Korean I: Korea 101 A1 (Spring Term)

Instructor: Dr. Kyungsook Kim

Office: Pembina 339
Time: A1: MTWR 9:00 am -11:25 am

Office Hours: M/W 12:00 pm 1:00 pm

or by appointment

Course Prerequisite: Korea 101 was designed for beginners and not open to students with
previous knowledge of Korean.
Course Description
KOREA101 (Basic Korean 1) is the first part of First Year Korean. The course provides
students with basic conversation and grammar skills, assuming that the students have no or little
previous background knowledge of Korean. The objective of the course is to cultivate students
communicative skills in speaking, listening, reading, and writing at the most basic level in
Korean; students will learn how to make simple expressions regarding identities, attributes,
locations, time, numbers, daily activities, etc. Students will also learn how to combine simple
expressions to develop an idea in order to introduce oneself or to explain daily activities. The
course also introduces students to useful information regarding Korean culture, such as greetings,
national flag, costumes, collectivism, school life, etc.
1. Integrated Korean Beginning 1 2nd edition: KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language.
2. Integrated Korean Beginning 1 Workbook 2nd edition: KLEAR Textbooks in Korean Language.
Listening exercise:
On-line dictionary: (NAVER Dictionary, English-Korean. /)
Student expectation
Classroom participation and daily study is essential for this course. You are expected to spend at least one
hour per day doing homework and practicing with the course materials in the language lab/computer lab,
and/or at home.
1. Preview is essential before coming to class (Bring the lecture notes to class.)
2. Memorize new vocabulary at the start of each new chapter.
3. Submit homework and assignments on time. (No late submissions accepted without permission obtained
prior to the deadline).
4. Participate actively in the classroom activities.
5. Get an instructors permission to invite a person to the class.

Grade Distribution:

Midterm Exam
Final Exam (Cumulative)
In-class Vocabulary Quiz
Listening Quiz
Term Assignment and Projects
Journal Project (3): Pronunciation (2) + Writing (1) 9%
Group Presentation
Class Performance (assignments, attendance, participation)
Note 1: According to the University Calendar (Section 23.5.6), no make-ups will be given for
quizzes and in-class exams. If proper notification and a valid reason are provided, the weighting
of Mid-term exams can be transferred to the Final exam.
Note 2: Students are expected to actively participate in the classroom activities.
Missing more than three classes will result in the following deductions from your final grade (3
absences -1 point, 4 absences -2 points, 5 absences -3 points, 6 absences -4 points, 7 or more
absences -5 points). Two lates equals one absence.
Note 3: Document will be distributed in class for representative evaluative course material.
Final grades
Final grades are reported using letter grades. Final grades are determined after combining term
scores and the final examination scores. Students are ranked in order of total scores and a grade
is assigned so that the class average falls within the University-suggested ranges.

East Asian Studies Undergraduate (or Graduate) Grading Scale here














Required Notes:
Policy about course outlines can be found in Section 23.4(2) of the University Calendar.
Academic Integrity

The University of Alberta is committed to the highest standards of academic integrity and
honesty. Students are expected to be familiar with these standards regarding academic honesty
and to uphold the policies of the University in this respect. Students are particularly urged to
familiarize themselves with the provisions of the Code of Student Behaviour (online at and avoid any behaviour that could potentially result in suspicions
of cheating, plagiarism, misrepresentation of facts and/or participation in an offence. Academic
dishonesty is a serious offence and can result in suspension or expulsion from the University.
Learning and working environment
The Faculty of Arts is committed to ensuring that all students, faculty and staff are able to work
and study in an environment that is safe and free from discrimination and harassment. It does not
tolerate behaviour that undermines that environment. The department urges anyone who feels
that this policy is being violated to:
Discuss the matter with the person whose behaviour is causing concern; or
If that discussion is unsatisfactory, or there is concern that direct discussion is inappropriate or
threatening, discuss it with the Chair of the Department.
For additional advice or assistance regarding this policy you may contact the student
ombudservice: ( ). Information about the University of
Alberta Discrimination and Harassment Policy and Procedures can be found in the GFC Policy
Manual, section 44 available at .
Plagiarism and Cheating:
All students should consult the Website ( regarding
the definitions of plagiarism and its consequences when detected.Students involved in
language courses and translation courses should be aware that on-line translation engines
produce very dubious and unreliable translations. Students in language courses should be
aware that, while seeking the advice of native or expert speakers is often helpful, excessive
editorial and creative help in assignments is considered a form of cheating that violates the
code of student conduct with dire consequences. An instructor or coordinator who is convinced
that a student has handed in work that he or she could not possibly reproduce without outside
assistance is obliged, out of consideration of fairness to other students, to report the case to the
Associate Dean of the Faculty. Before unpleasantness occurs consult; also discuss this matter with any tutor(s) and with
your instructor.
Recording of Lectures:
Audio or video recording of lectures, labs, seminars or any other teaching environment by
students is allowed only with the prior written consent of the instructor or as a part of an
approved accommodation plan. Recorded material is to be used solely for personal study, and is
not to be used or distributed for any other purpose without prior written consent from the
Attendance, Absences, and Missed Grade Components:
Regular attendance is essential for optimal performance in any course. In cases of potentially
excusable absences due to illness or domestic affliction, notify your instructor by e-mail within
two days. Regarding absences that may be excusable and procedures for addressing course

components missed as a result, consult sections 23.3(1) and 23.5.6 of the University Calendar.
Be aware that unexcused absences will result in partial or total loss of the grade for the
attendance and participation component(s) of a course, as well as for any assignments that are
not handed-in or completed as a result.
Policy for Late Assignments:
No late submissions accepted without permission obtained prior to the deadline
Specialized Support & Disability Services:
If you have special needs that could affect your performance in this class, please let me know
during the first week of the term so that appropriate arrangements can be made. If you are not
already registered with Specialized Support & Disability Services, contact their office
immediately (2-800 SUB; Email; Email; phone 780-492-3381; WEB ).

Weekly Course Schedule (KOREA101-A1)

Week #






M May 4
T May 5
W May 6
TR May 7
M May 11
T May 12
W May 13
TR May 14
M May 18
T May 19
W May 20
TR May 21
M May 25
T May 26
W May 27
TR May 28
M June 1
T June 2
W June 3
TR June 4
M June 8
T June 9
W June 10
TR June 11

Class Content
The Korean Alphabet
The Korean Alphabet
Chapter 1
Chapter 1
Chapter 2
Chapter 2 /Journal 1 Due
Victory Day: No Class
Chapter 3 Listening Test 1
Chapter 3
Chapter 3
Mid-term 1
Chapter 4
Chapter 4
Chapter 4 /Journal 2 Due
Chapter 5
Chapter 5
Chapter 5
Chapter 6 /Listening Test 2/ Journal 3 Due
Chapter 6
Chapter 6 Group Presentation
Final exam