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

Tue 26 Jul 2022 - Tue 20 Sep 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Face-to-face

Joanne Kwon

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 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.”

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run. 

Thu 28 Jul 2022 - Thu 22 Sep 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Face-to-face

Joanne Kwon

Tue 11 Oct 2022 - Tue 06 Dec 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Face-to-face

Joanne Kwon

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.

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run. 

Thu 13 Oct 2022 - Thu 08 Dec 2022

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions

Face-to-face

Joanne Kwon

Korean 3 will help you to improve your understanding of the Korean language and relevant cultural background. In addition to learning more of grammar vocabulary, we discuss current affairs in Korea and find close relations between the language and sociocultural background, such as honorifics and politeness.

Course outline

  • Topic 1: Review of basic grammar and vocabulary from Beginning Korean 1 and 2
  • Topic 2: Asking and talking about activities
  • Topic 3: Talking about your family and how to use honorifics
  • Topic 4: Asking a favour and ordering things through the telephone
  • Topic 5: Describing symptoms and receiving treatment
  • Topic 6: Describing your lost properties
  • Topic 7: Getting a refund or replacement for a purchased item
  • Topic 8: Talking about weather and seasons
  • Topic 9: Making, changing, and cancelling a reservation
  • Topic 10: Talking about your experience learning Korean

Learning outcomes

At the completion of the course, you should be able to::

  • be able to confidently read and write in Korean
  • be more interested in listening and speaking actual expressions from K-pop or K-drama
  • have sufficient expressions to talk about everyday conversation topics
  • improve their general understanding of the Korean language and culture 

Who should enrol

Students who have completed Korean 2 or similar level of study.

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.

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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

This course is designed to provide students who have completed beginners’ level of Korean. This course provides many opportunities to practice the knowledge which students have learned from the beginners’ level. Students will learn to communicate confidently in daily conversation and interact with intercultural understanding. Students will extend their grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing and speaking skills.

  • Topic 1: Introduce yourself and others, idioms and grammar practice
  • Topic 2: School life 
  • Topic 2: My House 
  • Topic 4: Invitation and visitation 
  • Topic 5: Appearance and personality

Learning outcomes

At the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Be able to speak proficiently in various situations
  • Be able to understand various Korean contexts and write in Korean properly
  • Have a better understanding of Korean culture and society

Who should enrol

This course is open to anyone who has studied Korean for more than two terms and can speak, read and write Korean fairly well.

Textbook

The textbook information will be provided once you’ve enrolled. Please purchase your textbook after the course is confirmed to run.