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The foreign language courses offered by the School of Languages, Literacies and Translation can be taken by students as option or compulsory courses or to fulfil the number of units required for graduation. Students are not allowed to register for more than one foreign language course per semester. They must complete at least two levels of a foreign language course before they are allowed to register for another foreign language course. However, students are not required to complete all four levels of a foreign language course.

LAK 100 – Korean I 

This course is the beginner level of Korean language. Students are exposed to the Hangul script, vocabulary and basic aspects of Korean grammar. Emphasis is placed on the four basic language skills such as listening, reading, writing and speaking which include the competency of communication in daily situations.

LAK 200 – Korean II

This course is a continuation of LAK 100. Students are exposed to vocabulary and complex aspects of Korean grammar. Emphasis is given to the four basic skills such as listening, reading, writing and speaking, and includes competency in communication of various daily situations.

LAK 300 – Korean III

This course is a continuation of the LAK200 course. More emphasis is given to listening comprehension and speaking skills to enable students to communicate more effectively and fluently. Students are exposed to a more standard spoken Korean language in terms of the accuracy of intonation and pronunciation. Students will also learn the ways to conjugate and use more verbs and adjectives effectively to construct different sentence patterns correctly. Various Korean cultural aspects are introduced through films, TV programs and websites.


    School of Languages, Literacies & Translation
    Universiti Sains Malaysia,11800 Minden, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

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