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K401/501 FourthYear Korean 1
Fall 2017 (Sec.

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Hyo Sang Lee
E-Mail: korean@indiana.edu
Office:GISB (GA) 2045
Phone: 855-8721
Office Hours: M, W 2:30-3:30 or by appointment

Class meeting: MWF2:30-3:20, Sycamore Hall (SY) 108

Course objectives
K401/501 is the first semester of Fourth Year Korean, Advanced level. The goal is to equip students with proficiency in all four language skills, speaking, listening, reading, and writing in the advanced level (advanced low in ACTFL standards). Particularly focused on will be enhancing ability to advance one's opinion as well as discussing and sharing thoughts and ideas. Expanding one's vocabulary of more complex and abstract concepts is also a main goal of this course.

Learning outcomes:

After finishing K402, students should be able to do the following.



1.1 Interpersonal 1.2 Interpretive 1.3 Presentational
  • Students participate in conversations on topics related to work, school, recreation, cultural interests and areas of competence (e.g., educational system, jobs and careers, stories and films).
  • Students handle successfully uncomplicated communication tasks and social situations requiring an exchange of information about content area topics.

  • Students narrate and describe, sometimes using connected discourse of paragraph length in a minimally cohesive discourse. 
  • Students understand and express opinions on concrete topics.
  • Students can be understood by native speakers unfamiliar with non-native speakers.    
  • Students fully understand simple and straightforward texts conveying basic information dealing with personal and social topics.
  • Students understand descriptive and narrative texts with a clear underlying structure and containing high-frequency vocabulary and structure.
  • Students understand characters, plots, themes and underlying perspectives of cultural texts (e.g., folk tales, stories about historical figures, proverbs).
  • Students understand the main facts and some supporting details in connected oral discourse featuring conventional narratives and descriptions.  
  • Students write compositions and simple summaries related to work and school experiences (e.g., an autobiographical essay, an introduction letter, a summary of a movie plot, a report on a campus event or issue).
  • Students narrate and describe with ease in different time frames about everyday events and situations organized in well-constructed paragraphs. 

See the 5C goals in more details here.

Course material:

 Students are expected to read all the main texts and be prepared for in-class tasks and discussion. Students are also responsible for learning vocabulary and useful expressions.

Students will be evaluated for the final grade based on the following criteria:

Class attendance* 15%
Class Activity Portpolio 10%
Chapter Quizzes 15%
Homework Assignments** 10%
Vocabulary and dictation Quizzes 5%
Midterm: TBA 10%
Oral performances and presentations 10%
Oral Final 10%
Written Final Exam:12:30-2:30 p.m., Mon., December 11 15%

* Excessive abssences will result in a lower grade. Absences may be excused if a written proof of inevitable circumstances (e.g. doctor's notes, police reports, parents' notes, performance schedule, job interview schedule, etc.) is provided. In any circumstances, no more than 5 excuses will be granted.

Extra credit will be given for excellent attendance record and participation in the Korean culture events on campus.

Those who have the perfect attendance record (no absence) will get awarded 5 days of Extra credit (a little bit more than1% of the total grade); if your absence is zero due to the excuses granted, the number of excuses will be deducted from the 5 days of extra credit.

**Homework must be handed in at the beginning of the class. The homework submitted after the class is counted as a late homework. Late homework must be handed in within a week from the deadline: the maximum point for late homework will be 10% less for each day delayed.

 Grades will be assigned based on the following scale:
97% + A+
93 - 96.9 A
90 - 92.9 A-
87 - 89.9 B+
83 - 86.9 B
80 - 82.9 B-
77 - 79.9 C+
73 - 76.9 C
70 - 72.9 C-
67 - 69.9 D+
63 - 66.9 D
60 - 62.9 D-
59.9 & less 

There will be no makeup exam unless provided with a written proof for a justifiable reason.

Assignments may be assigned a grade roughly on the following scale:
√++ (100%), (++) (95%), + (90%), (+) (85%), (80%),(-) (75%),

- (70%), (--) (65%), -- (60%)

Academic Integrity:

As a student at IU, you are expected to adhere to the standards and policies detailed in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Conduct (Code). When you submit an assignment with your name on it, you are signifying that the work contained therein is yours, unless otherwise cited or referenced. Any ideas or materials taken from another source for either written or oral use must be fully acknowledged. If you are unsure about the expectations for completing an assignment or taking a test or exam, be sure to seek clarification beforehand. All suspected violations of the Code will be handled according to University policies. Sanctions for academic misconduct may include a failing grade on the assignment, reduction in your final course grade, a failing grade in the course, among other possibilities, and must include a report to the Dean of Students, who may impose additional disciplinary sanctions.

Using Korean language facebook (optional):

Every week, a topic will be posted on IUB Korean group in Facebook. You will get extra-credits for your participation grade to post a message in Korean.

Hyo Sang Lee
Phone: 812/855-8721
E-mail: korean@indiana.edu
Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
GISB 2045
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