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Korean / Year 7 and 8 / Understanding / Systems of language

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Curriculum content descriptions

Recognise features of the Korean sound and writing systems including Hangeul, making connections between spoken andwritten Korean texts

[Key concepts: sound discrimination, alphabetic system, syllable, syllable block, 받침; Keyprocesses: identifying, distinguishing, relating]


  • listening to and reproducing the sounds of Korean, noticing sound-symbol correspondence, for example,in consonants (발 versus 팔, 갈 versus), in diphthongs transcribed as combinations of vowel letters (반가워요, 와요, 왜, 의사, 가위)and in tense consonants transcribed by double-consonant letters ( versus 쌀, 자요 versus 짜요, 고리 versus 꼬리, 방 versus)
  • recognising the differences inintonation between statements, questions, requests and commands, for example, 가요; 가요?; 가요; 가요!
  • constructing syllable blocksin different shapes, where a consonant and a vertical vowel are positioned side by side (for example, ), a horizontalvowel is positioned underneath a consonant (for example, ), or a consonant or a consonant cluster is added as asyllable-final consonant (받침) under the first two types of syllable blocks, for example, 각, 눈, 닭
  • combining syllable blocks to write a word and applying spacing rules (띄어쓰기) andbasic phonological rules (for example, 친구가 교실에서 책을 읽어요) when reading and writing
General capabilities
  • Literacy Literacy
  • Critical and creative thinking Critical and creative thinking
ScOT terms

Syllables,  Speech sounds,  Korean language,  Hangeul

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