What is the course about?
Basic conversation practice Focus on speaking skills through various role plays. Writing component focuses on grammatical accuracy and vocabulary expansion through readings and conversations. Students will learn Korean with a focus on language skill functions and tasks which are needed in everyday life such as greetings, introducing themselves, ordering food, buying items, making telephone calls, using public transportation, and inviting guests for dinner.
What will we cover?
Topics: greetings, personal information, ordering food, Korean culture, transportation, buying items, hobbies, inviting guests for dinner and everyday activities.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
- ask for directions using public transportation
- introduce one’s hometown and native country
- discuss plans for travel and vacation
- talk about how you feel
- t alk about what you did last week
-ask and answer about familiar topics such as family, hobbies, sports, seasons and experience
- understand and use relatively longer sentences connected and expanded by short sentences.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course is for near beginners – students should have completed Korean:1 module 2 or have equivalent knowledge of the language. For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide or at http://bildutrapagaran.info/self-assess-your-level
You will also need to be able to respond to simple instructions and explanations, as well as read course documents, in English. You will need to be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time, using the 24 hour clock, reading timetables). It would also be helpful if you had some knowledge of basic grammar terminology such as: a verb, a noun and conjugation.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
- active students’ interaction
- emphasis on speaking and listening skills
- pair and group work
- role plays
Please note, students are expected to participate in oral classroom activities and to do some homework as and when required.
- use of realia, pictures and authentic material
- use of audio-visual techniques when appropriate.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
No other costs- Based on the tutor's own material.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Please ask your tutor for advice.
General information and advice on courses at Build is available from the Student Centre and Library on Monday to Friday from 12:00 – 19:00.
See the course guide for term dates and further details