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Korean Language Courses

Fall Semester

KOR 201 ELEMENTARY KOREAN I (5 Hours)

Prerequisite: No previous knowledge of Korean. Those with prior knowledge of Korean must take the placement test in August. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

* Credit is not given for both KOR 201 and 221.

First semester of Korean for students without any background of the Korean language. Students start from the Korean Alphabet (Hangul) and learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and commonly used expressions, to achieve beginning level of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and basic grammar skills in Korean.

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KOR 203 INTERMEDIATE KOREAN I (5 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 202 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 202 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement test in August. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

*Students may not receive credit for both KOR 203 and 241.

Continuation of KOR 202. First semester of the second year of Korean. Students practice conversations, study grammar based on conversational materials with a variety of styles and levels of discourse and usage, and learn about Korean culture, to achieve intermediate-level fluency.

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KOR 221 KOREAN READING AND WRITING I (4 Hours)

Prerequisite: Ability to speak and understand Korean as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students with previous knowledge of Korean must take the placement test in August. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department(244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu

* Students may not receive credit for both Korean 221 and either Korean 201 or Korean 202.

First semester of spoken and written Korean for the students with background in spoken Korean: Students start from the Korean Alphabet (Hangul) and learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and commonly used expressions, to achieve the beginning level proficiency in reading and writing as well as in speaking.

Credit is not given for both this course and either KOR 201 or 202.

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KOR 241 KOREAN READING AND WRITING III (4 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 222 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students with previous knowledge of Korean must take the placement test in August. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

*Students may not receive credit for both KOR 241 and either 204 or 305.

Continuation of KOR 222. First semester of the second year of spoken and written Korean. The class, organized with topic-based curriculum, will focus on both accuracy and fluency aspects of students’ proficiency with grammar, vocabulary and expressions commonly used in Korean, developing both comprehension and production skills in that regard.  In addition, students will occasionally be exposed to authentic materials for introduction of Korean culture and authentic language usage.

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KOR 305 ADVANCED KOREAN I (5 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 204 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 204 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement exam in August. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

*Students may not receive credit for both KOR 305 and 241.

Continuation of KOR 204. The class concentrates on enhancing the level of fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing of Korean; learning more advanced-level vocabulary and expressions; reading ordinary texts in Korean; and learning more about Korean culture.

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KOR 440 FOURTH YEAR KOREAN I (3 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 306 or 242 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor

Students must have taken KOR 306 or 242 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement exam in August. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

The class focuses on developing the ability to engage in fluent discourse, to understand authentic texts through the acquisition of advanced-level vocabulary and expressions, and to refine and improve their writing in Korean. Students are expected to engage in class discussions on various topics of Korean culture and society. 3. Graduate credit is given only for work beyond the elementary level.

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Spring Semester

KOR 202 ELEMENTARY KOREAN II (5 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 201 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Those with prior knowledge of Korean must take the placement test. Sign up for the test in the EALC Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu

* Credit is not given for both KOR 202 and 222.

Continuation of KOR 201. Second semester course of the first year Korean. Students continue to learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and commonly used expressions by practicing conversations and reading conversation based texts, to achieve beginning-intermediate levels of speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the Korean language.

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KOR 204 INTERMEDIATE KOREAN II (5 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 203 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 203 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement test. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

* Students may not receive credit for both KOR 204 and 242.

Continuation of KOR 203. Second semester of the second year Korean. Students practice conversations and study grammar
based on conversational materials with variety of styles and levels of discourse and usage, to achieve intermediate-level fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing in the Korean language.

Course Schedule

KOR 222 KOREAN READING AND WRITING II (4 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 221 or ability to speak and write Korean to some extent as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students with previous knowledge of Korean must take the placement test. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

* Students may not receive credit for both Korean 222 and Korean 203.

Continuation of KOR 221. Second semester of spoken and written Korean for the students with background in Korean: Students learn basic grammar, vocabulary, and commonly used expressions, to achieve the beginning-intermediate level proficiency in reading and writing as well as in speaking of Korean.

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KOR 242 KOREAN READING AND WRITING II(4 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 241 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students with previous knowledge of Korean must take the placement test. Sign up for the test in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

*Students may not receive credit for both KOR 242 and either 305 or 306.Continuation of KOR 241.

Continuation of KOR 241. Second semester of the second year spoken and written Korean for the students with background in Korean: Students are exposed to theme-related passages and dialogues, practicing speaking, listening, reading, and writing, in order to achieve advanced-intermediate level proficiency in Korean.

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KOR 306 ADVANCED KOREAN II(5 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 305 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 305 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement exam. Sign up for the exam in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

*Students may not receive credit for both KOR 306 and 242. Continuation of KOR 305.

Concentrates on enhancing the level of fluency in speaking, listening, reading and writing of Korean. Students will learn about more advanced-level vocabulary and everyday expressions and read texts in Korean where Korean culture is introduced and discussed.

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KOR 441 FOURTH YEAR KOREAN II(3 Hours)

Prerequisite: KOR 306, 242, or 440 or as determined by a placement test and an instructor. Students must have taken KOR 306, 242, or 440 at this University. Otherwise, they should take the placement. Sign up for the exam in the Office of EALC Department (244-2725) or contact debrice@illinois.edu.

Students further develop their reading comprehension of authentic texts through the acquisition of advanced-level vocabulary and expressions, and to discuss on various topics/issues related to contemporary Korea. Graduate credit is given only for work beyond the elementary level.

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Summer Semester (offered only with enrollement of 10 or more)

KOREAN 201 & 202 (Beginning Korean I & II)

Prerequisite: KOR 201 and 202 are for those with no Korean language background. Those with prior exposure to the Korean language must take a placement test.

This course is designed to enable learners to achieve the beginning-intermediate level of speaking, listening, reading, & writing skills in Korean, focusing on students’ performance of spoken and written Korean in class. The class will be based on the basic grammar, vocabulary and expressions commonly used in Korean.

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