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Korean

Additional hours to be arranged in the Modern Language Lab for Elementary Korean.

KOREAN 1, Elementary Korean I   5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: None.

This course teaches the Korean Hangul by applying the natural approach in the classroom. The materials are designed to encourage the students to feel free to interact in Korean as naturally and as spontaneously as possible. It introduces vocabulary skills, decoding skills, and fundamental sentence structures in the present and past. Pronunciation, grammar, and everyday vocabulary are stressed as indispensable tools for comprehension and expression. Aspects of Korean culture and history are covered as well. Language lab is required.

2596   7:45a-9:15a MWF   DRSCHR 217   Cha J

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

2597   9:45a-11:15a TThF   PAC 103   Kim Ju

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

KOREAN 2, Elementary Korean II    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • IGETC AREA 3B (Arts and Humanities), Foreign Language (required for UC only) • Prerequisite: Korean 1*.

This course is a continuation of Korean 1. Using the natural approach, this course stresses vocabulary and fundamental sentence structure in the past and future indicative tenses and in the subjunctive mode. Basic aural and reading comprehension is also developed. Students will hold simple conversations, learning common sayings, and write short compositions about past and future actions. Readings of simplified texts and study of Korean culture are included. Language lab is required.

*The prerequisite for this course is comparable to two years of high school Korean.

2598   9:30a-11:00a MW   DRSCHR 217   Cha J

   9:30a-11:00a F   DRSCHR 207   Staff

   Arrange-1 Hour    DRSCHR 219   

KOREAN 3, Intermediate Korean I    5 units

Transfer: UC, CSU • Prerequisite: Korean 2 or skills equivalent to that of Korean 2.

This course is a continuation of Korean 2 and teaches Korean by applying the Natural Approach in the classroom. Materials are designed to encourage students to interact in Korean as naturally and as spontaneously as possible. Developed in accordance with performance-based principles and methodology, the course is learner-centered using primary resources and function/task-oriented balancing acquiring and using skills. The integration of speaking, listening, reading, writing, and culture is stressed. Grammar points are systematically introduced with simple but adequate explanations and abundant examples, exercises, and drills. Aspects of Korean culture and history are covered as well.

2599   12:45p-2:15p MWF   DRSCHR 217   Cha J

Above section 2599 is part of the Scholars Program and is recommended for, but not limited to, students in the Scholars Program. See Special Programs section of class schedule or www.smc.edu/scholars for additional information.

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