Korean

Language Placement Guidelines for Prospective Students of Korean

Step 1: Read the information below and assess which course is most appropriate for your level of Korean language knowledge.

Step 2: If you wish to enrol in ARTS1660 Introductory Korean A, you can enrol online at https://my.unsw.edu.au. Do not complete the Online Application Form.

Step 3: If you wish to enrol in a higher level course without the necessary prerequisites, you must complete the Online Application Form below.

Step 4: Please allow 7 working days for us to process your application. An email notification of your placement results will be sent to your UNSW email. If you do not receive a notification after 7 working days, please email the School Office at hal@unsw.edu.au quoting your name and student number.

Note: You will be contacted by email if a decision cannot be made on the basis of the information in the application form. In this case you may be required to provide further information or attend a placement interview.

BEGIN ONLINE PLACEMENT QUESTIONNAIRE

Guidelines

Submitted applications are processed in order of receipt. As some classes fill up very quickly, it is in a student’s best interests to submit the Online Application Form as soon as possible.

Students from other Faculties who wish to undertake language courses to fulfill open electives or general education requirements should ensure that these courses count towards the requirements of their degree programs with the relevant Program Authority.

If you feel that your starting course is not appropriate for your language level after attending first week of classes in the semester, please contact the course convenor to discuss the feasibility of changing to a higher/lower level course. Any changes to enrolment must be approved by the Discipline Advisor and finalised by Friday, Week 2 of the semester.

Courses offered in Semester 1, 2018

For timetable information, please see the Online Handbook

ARTS1660 Introductory Korean A

  • if you have reached the equivalent level of one semester of study in Korean (typically students who have learned Hangkul, the Korean alphabet, but have very limited skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing Korean).

ARTS2660 Intermediate Korean A

  • if you have reached the equivalent level of three semesters of study in Korean (typically students who have learnt introductory Korean and those who want to continue to learn Korean at a lower intermediate level).

Note: Students from Korean family backgrounds who have some knowledge of and skills in Korean are normally ineligible to take ARTS1660 and ARTS2660.

ARTS3660 Advanced Korean A

  • if you have reached the equivalent level of two years full-time study or its equivalent through informal learning and want to study Korean at an upper intermediate level.
  • Note: A placement application is NOT required for students from Korean family backgrounds, with limited skills in both spoken and written Korean. These students may be allowed to enrol in ARTS3660 on a case-by-case basis subject to the results of an interview with the Placement Coordinator. Please contact Dr Seong-Chul Shin directly to organise an interview.

Dr Seong-Chul Shin
Room 262, Level 2 Morven Brown Building
Kensington Campus, UNSW
Email: s.shin@unsw.edu.au
Telephone: 9385 3724

  • ARTS3664 Korean Translation
  • if you have completed ARTS3661 or have an equivalent or higher level of proficiency.

Further Information

General Enquiries: Please contact the School of Humanities and Languages for all general enquiries on online placement in Korean.

School of Humanities and Languages
Level 2, Morven Brown Building
Kensington campus, UNSW
Email: hal@unsw.edu.au
Telephone: 9385 1681

Academic Advice: If you are unsure which course to enrol in, you will need to attend a placement interview with Dr Seong-Chul Shin, Placement Coordinator in Korean.

Dr Seong-Chul Shin
Room 262, Level 2 Morven Brown Building
Kensington Campus, UNSW
Email: s.shin@unsw.edu.au
Telephone: 9385 3724