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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.

1487   7:15a-10:05a MTWThF   HSS 255   Yu C L

   Arrange-2 Hours    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.

1488   1:15p-4:05p MTWThF   HSS 207   Cha J

   Arrange-2 Hours    DRSCHR 219   

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