KREN152 Advanced Korean for Advanced Learners


KREN152 Poster with its Highlight Components

  • Advanced Korean for Advanced Learners (Heritage Learners) I, Fall Semester
  • Skills L5/ Permission of instructor required/Meets during reading period
  • After KREN 142 or equivalent
  • Instructor: Angela Lee-Smith
  • MWF 11:35-12:50
  • Description: Korean152 is designed for students who have completed Korean142 or previous study of equivalent level and want to further abilities in all four areas of language skill to communicate with fluency and accuracy. Students will rapidly build up significant amount of vocabulary, wide-ranging grammatical structures, and deepen their understanding of cultural aspects through authentic materials. In speaking and writing, students will reach threshold fluency on subjects beyond daily subjects, such as sociocultural aspects, political issues, academic matters, and matters of specialized interests.
  • Pedagogy and Learning Activities: Sociocultural Competence through Korean popular drama series [Misaeng ‘imcomplete life’], Formal presentations, Discussion/Debates, Writing portfolio, and Community-based language learning and social practice to bridge the gap between textbook learning and real-world language use.
  • Syllabus: K152syllabus2016
  • Course Evaluation
  • Course Goals: Advanced-Low/Mid
    Advanced Speaking proficiency,                                                                                 Advanced Literacy: Reading & Writing skills,                                                               Advanced grammar structure, Vocabulary and Expressions,                                     Understanding of Korean culture, and                                                                     Overall, Advanced level of proficiency:

SPEAKING: Engage in conversation in a clearly participatory manner in order to communicate information on autobiographical topics, as well as topics of community, national, or international interest. These speakers can also deal with a social situation with an unexpected complication. The language of Advanced-level speakers is abundant, the oral paragraph being the measure of Advanced-level length and discourse. Advanced-level speakers have sufficient control of basic structures and generic vocabulary to be understood by native speakers of the language, including those unaccustomed to non-native speech.

WRITING: able to write routine informal and some formal correspondence, as well as narratives, descriptions, and summaries of a factual nature, using paraphrasing and elaboration to provide clarity. Advanced-level writers produce connected discourse of paragraph length and structure. At this level, writers show good control of the most frequently used structures and generic vocabulary, allowing them to be understood by those unaccustomed to the writing of non-natives.

LISTENING: can understand the main ideas and most supporting details in connected discourse on a variety of general interest topics, such as news stories, explanations, instructions, anecdotes, or travelogue descriptions. Listeners are able to compensate for limitations in their lexical and structural control of the language by using real-world knowledge and contextual clues. Listeners may also derive some meaning from oral texts at higher levels if they possess significant familiarity with the topic or context.

READING: can understand the main idea and supporting details of authentic narrative and descriptive texts. Readers are able to compensate for limitations in their lexical and structural knowledge by using contextual clues. Comprehension is likewise supported by knowledge of the conventions of the language (e.g., noun/adjective agreement, verb placement, etc.). When familiar with the subject matter, Advanced-level readers are also able to derive somemeaning from straightforward argumentative texts (e.g., recognizing the main argument).

CULTURE: Gain Knowledge and Understanding of Other Cultures; Cultural Literacy. Students demonstrate an understanding of the relationship between the practices/ the products and perspectives of the culture studied. Students build the ability to understand and participate fluently in a target culture.

(Based on ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines 2012)