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Korean 1 (KORE10001)

Undergraduate level 1Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 1
Subject codeKORE10001
Semester 1
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject is designed for students with no Korean language background. Students will develop essential Korean language skills in order to be able to engage in basic social conversation. The subject will introduce the Korean writing system, Hangeul, and Korean romanisation. Students will also develop inter-personal skills and business manners in contemporary Korea. In addition, they will develop intercultural understanding of traditions, names, honorifics, rituals and societal conversation in everyday practice and the media.

Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this subject, students should:

  • Read and write Hangeul
  • Comprehend basic Korean language
  • Construct simple sentences to engage in casual conversation
  • Understand basic rules in social and business conversation in Korean

Generic skills

  • Acquired basic written and spoken communication skills in Korean

Eligibility and requirements


All students enrolling in Korean for the first time are required to complete the online language questionnaire/placement test at http://arts.unimelb.edu.au/asiainstitute/students/placement-tests. This applies to all students, from total beginners through to formal study, such as VCE or equivalent, or informally through family or overseas travel.

Upon completion of the placement test, students will receive an email with the outcome and entry point. Within 5 working days of receiving the email, students' study plans will be updated and students will be able to self-enrol into the first subject of their entry point. The results of the test are binding and enrolment can only be changed with approval from the coordinator of the language major.

It is recommended that students undertake the language placement test at least two weeks prior to the commencement of semester.



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • Written work in Korean, 600 words (25%), Due throughout semester
  • Two oral assessments, total 800 words (20%), Due mid-semester and end of semester
  • A cultural discovery project, 800 words (15%), Due Week 12
  • A 2-hour written examination, 1800 words (40%), Due during examination period

Hurdle requirements: Students must attend a minimum of 80% of tutorials in order to pass this subject. All pieces of written work must be submitted to pass this subject. Regular participation in tutorials is required.

Dates & times

  • Semester 1
    Principal coordinatorSilvia Yang
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursA total of 48 hours. Two 2-hour seminars per week.
    Total time commitment170 hours
    Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019
    Last self-enrol date15 March 2019
    Census date31 March 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail10 May 2019
    Assessment period ends28 June 2019

    Semester 1 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 12 July 2019