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Course: Celebrations in Korea (NCEA L3 - Korean Studies - Korean Language and Culture)

Sue Kim —

This course encourages effective communication in listening and responding, speaking and presenting, interacting, viewing/reading and writing.


Semester 1

Subject Area(s)

Korean Studies (Korean Language and Culture)


In this course students will look at Celebrations and Pop Culture in Korea, make comparisons with life in NZ and share their opinions with justification.

Topics will include: Tourism, Future plans, Pop Culture, Celebrations.

Culture is taught alongside the language to further understanding of other cultures and to become more culturally aware and open to new ideas and opinions to be global citizens in this diverse community.

By the end of the course, students who successfully complete the course should be able to

  • Take part in general conversations with Korean speakers, understand much of what is said, and contribute relevant comments.

  • Explain and discuss many of your own ideas and use language creatively.

  • This year you will read a variety of authentic material and write expressively for a range of purposes.

  • You will use a range of language-learning strategies effectively and by the end of the year you will be able to act in a culturally appropriate way in most social situations involving native speakers.


Year 12 Korean or Head of Department approval. However students are dealt with on a case by case.


Korean Studies - possible standards 1 or 2 or negotiable

Internal Assessments

91559 (Korean 3.2) Give a clear spoken presentation in Korean that communicates a critical response to stimulus material

91560 (Korean 3.3) Interact clearly using spoken Korean to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives in different situations

91562 (Korean 3.5) Write a variety of text types in clear Korean to explore and justify varied ideas and perspectives

External assessments

91558 (Korean 3.1) Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended spoken Korean texts

91561 (Korean 3.4) Demonstrate understanding of a variety of extended written and / or visual Korean texts

About the Teacher

Sue Kim has been teaching Korean, Japanese, and Digital Technology in New Zealand for 14 years. She is originally from Busan, Korea, but has been living in New Zealand since 1996. Ms Kim is a Martial Arts expert and is experienced in Kung Fu, Tae-Kwon-Do, and is currently training in Karate on a regular basis as well as competing, judging and refereeing at National competitions. She also loves tramping, walking, and running.

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