EAS 110Y1/ EAS1621Y: Modern Standard Korean I
University of Toronto
Instructor: Yujeong Choi (최유정), [email protected]
TA : Sungjo Kim (김성조), [email protected]
Time & Classrooms:
Class Time Classroom
Lecture MW 10:00-12:30pm SS2108
Tutorial Sec 1 TR 10:00 - 11:15pm SS2108
TR 11:15 - 12:30pm SS2108
Tutorial Sec 2
Office Hours: W 12:30 - 1:30 pm (& by appointment)
Course Blackboard Website:Summer-2013-EAS110Y1-Y-LEC0101: Mod Std Korean I on Portal
This course is designed to help students build communication skills in the Korean language.
Through an integration of listening, speaking, reading and writing, this course aims to provide a
solid foundation in beginning level Korean. Particular emphases will be placed on the ability to use
Korean in real-life-like situations/tasks with culturally appropriate and acceptable manners.
Students are expected to actively participate in communicative exchanges with the instructor and
classmates as well as be well prepared for the content of each class. This course assumes that
students do not have any prior knowledge of Korean.
Expected Learning Outcomes:
1. Understand the basic phonetic system of Korean and pronounce Korean sounds accurately.
2. Read and write the letters of the Korean alphabet, Hangul.
3. Perform basic communicative functions such as greetings, self-introduction, showing
appreciation, apologies, asking for direction, talking about past or future events and describing
4. Read and write simple texts such as describing daily life, self-introduction, and weekend
5. Become familiar with culturally appropriate manners/behaviors involved in the language use.
Required Textbooks (available at UofT Bookndore)
1. Integrated Korean: Beginning 1 (2 edition) by Young-Mee Cho, Hyo Sang Lee, Carol
Schulz, Ho-Min Sohn , Sung-Ock Sohn , University of Hawaii Press
2. Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning 1 (2nd Edition) by University of Hawaii Press
3. Integrated Korean: Beginning 2 (2 ndedition) by Young-Mee Cho, Hyo Sang Lee, Carol
Schulz, Ho-Min Sohn , Sung-Ock Sohn , University of Hawaii Press
4. Integrated Korean workbook: Beginning 2 (2 Edition) by University of Hawaii Press
Audio Files: Available at http://www.kleartextbook.com. You will need to join the website in
1 order to access the audio files. Streaming files are available on the website, but downloading all
files at one time is recommended.
Lecture 15% (Quizzes)
Tutorial 20% (Core Conversation & Application Activities)
Homework Assignments 10%
Midterm Test 15% (Written Jul. 2; Oral Jul.3-4)
Final Oral Presentation 5% (Aug 12)
Final Exam 35% (Written Only)
Marking Schema: Refer to University Grading Regulations
Online Communication: Students are responsible for checking Blackboard and UTORmail
regularly. Your oral performance and quiz scores will be posted on Blackboard within two days
after each class. The instructor will make announcements regarding the classes via UTORmail or
(1) Lecture: conducted both in English and in Korean, with focus on explanation and analysis of
the language. Performance in lecture classes, measured by quizzes, comprises 15% of your final
mark. No make-up is allowed for any reason. Up to two quiz scores of zero due to absence can be
dropped when the main instructor is notified of the absence at least two days in advance or in
cases of medical emergencies after the class with proper documentation. To verify your absence
for medical reasons, please submit a medical certifcate note to your college registar and ask them to
send an email to the main instructor. Students are required to stay for the full lecture class; a
score of 0 will be given for the quiz if you leave before the class ends.
(2) Tutorial: conducted entirely in Korean, with focus on performance and application of the
assigned conversation with culturally proper manners. In tutorial classes, we practice handling
various realistic situations using the language, based on what you have prepared for that class hour
through self-managed work at home. Performance in all tutorial classes comprises 20% of your
final mark. No make-up is allowed for any reason. Up to two tutorial scores of zero due to
absence can be dropped when the main instructor is notified of the absence at least two days in
advance or in cases of medical emergencies after the class with proper documentation. To verify
your absence for medical reasons, please submit a medical certifcate note to your college registar
and ask them to send an email to the main instructor.
There are two types of quizzes:
(a) Vocabulary quizzes: Study the assigned vocabulary list in the textbook.
(b) Listening & Grammar quizzes: For listening part, study the conversations and narration
of each lesson. Also, study listening activities of the workbook. For grammar part,
2 review the grammar points in the assigned lesson. Also study conversations, narration
and grammar part of workbook.
Homework Assignments: Late Assignments will not be accepted for any reason. Homework can be
turned in earlier than the due date. It is wise to do the workbook pages as the grammar points are
learned and not do all the pages at once just before the homework assignment due date.
Midterm Test: The test covers from L1 to L5. Oral test is taken in the form of interview or role
play and marked based upon these 5 components: listening (or comprehension), pronunciation,
vocabulary use, grammatical accuracy, and pace. The tasks and details will be introduced in class
one week before the test.
Final Exam: The exam covers from L1 to L10, and it is held during the Faculty final examination
week. Final exam guidelines will be provided during the last week of regular classes.
Final Presentation: All students are required to present their oral projects in class on Aug. 12. The
purpose of the final project is to give you a chance to use Korean in meaningful contexts and to be
familiar with Korean culture.
1. Format: Skit performed by a team of 3 to 5 people (You may try something other than
skit with instructor’s prior approval, for example, a short film, PowerPoint presentation on Korea
such as history, culture, films, drama, food, etc.)
2. Topic: Unlimited, but something that you can handle with your current Korean language
proficiency (using expressions/grammar you learned from class).
3. Script: 3 to 5 pages, double-spaced, either handwritten or typed. (one page per person: 3
people = 3 pages; 5 people = 5 pages) The length of presentation is limited to 10 minutes.
4. Script Due Date: Jul. 23 (One full point will be deducted if not turned in on time.)
5. Evaluation: Based upon the following criteria:
Show poor fair Good Very Good Excellent
Script 0 1 2 3 4 5
The group applied what they learned in the course.
The script used accurate grammar and correct spelling.
Content/context 0 1 2 3 4 5
The skit used plausible content and contexts.
Oral Language 0 1 2 3 4 5
The group had sufficient practice. (pronunciation, flow, tone of voice, etc.)
Students tried to understand each other and communicated effectively.
Performance 0 1 2 3 4 5
The performance of the group was dramatic.
The skit used effective props.
Students used culturally appropriate body language.