Korean is the national language for over 71 million people. Discover the language and culture through these beginner courses.

These courses are delivered face to face on ANU campus.

If you require accessibility accommodations or a visitor Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan to attend our courses please contact us at clt@anu.edu.au.

Korean 1


  • Sessions: 9 evening sessions
  • Dates: TBA
  • Times: 6-8pm
  • Enrolment fee: $420

This course is designed to provide students, with no prior knowledge of Korean, a broad and practical understanding of the Korean language, essential for basic communication and to establish a strong base for further study of Korean.

Course outline

  • Week 1: Introduction to Hangul & Consonants
  • Week 2: Vowels & Introduction to numbers
  • Week 3: Combined vowels and final consonants
  • Week 4: Composing basic sentences
  • Week 5: Greetings and introducing: Nice to meet you!
  • Week 6: Talking about daily activities
  • Week 7: Talking about time & plans: What time is your birthday party?
  • Week 8: Explaining where things are: Where is the book?
  • Week 9: Asking and explaining the locations of facilities : Where is the dormitory?

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should:

  • Have a basic knowledge of the Korean language and culture
  • Be able to produce and comprehend various types of simple sentences and expressions in daily activities
  • Be able to read and write Hangul
  • Be able to communicate in Korean for day-to-day situations and on some limited topics
  • Have a basic understanding of the Korean culture and people.
  • Expected to learn about 120 Vocabs + numbers up to 100 

Who should enrol

Korean 1 is for anyone who is interested in Korea or the Korean language. No prior knowledge is required.

What our students say

“…We actually had a great, fun class and I was sad I didn’t get to say goodbye to everyone. I intend to re-enrol in this class at some stage.”

Korean 2


  • Sessions: 9 evening sessions
  • Dates: Thursdays 2 May – 27 June 2024
  • Times: 6-8pm
  • Enrolment fee: $420

Korean 2 will further your grammatical knowledge and communication skills. Along with increased focus on speaking, more practical expressions will be introduced. 

Course outline

  • Week 1: Review of Korean alphabet, greetings, verb changes and basic grammar rules
  • Week 2: Daily routine with a focus on extended verbs and nouns
  • Week 3: Daily routine continue & Asking price and buying things
  • Week 4: Asking and giving directions
  • Week 5: Weekend and holiday activities with a focus on past tense
  • Week 6: Expressing desires and wishes with focus on future tense
  • Week 7: Practice conversation – talking about past, current and future activities, or plans
  • Week 8: Introducing family relationships and titles
  • Week 9: Reading and writing about the family and friends

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, you should:

  • be able to read, write, listen and speak in Korean at an elementary level
  • develop an understanding of the Korean language
  • improve your communication skills in Korean
  • have a basic understanding of the Korean culture and people.
  • Expected to learn about 220 Vocabs + numbers up to 1000.

Who should enrol

Students who have completed Korean 1 or similar.