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

Tue 16 Oct 2018 - Tue 11 Dec 2018

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
14 spots remaining.

Wed 06 Feb 2019 - Wed 03 Apr 2019

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
15 spots remaining.

Thu 02 May 2019 - Thu 27 Jun 2019

18:00 - 20:00

7 Sessions
16 spots remaining.

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

  • Topic 1: Introduction to Hangul
  • Topic 2: Vowels and consonants
  • Topic 3: Combined vowels and final consonants
  • Topic 4: Composing basic sentences
  • Topic 5: Greetings and introducing
  • Topic 6: Talking about daily activities
  • Topic 7: Introduction to numbers and dates
  • Topic 8: When is your birthday?
  • Topic 9: Asking about and explaining locations
  • Topic 10: Where is the dormitory? 

Learning outcomes

By the end of this course, you should:

  • have a basic knowledge of the Korean language
  • be able to produce and comprehend various types of simple sentences and expressions
  • 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.

Who should enrol

Beginning Korean 1 is for anyone who is interested in Korea or the Korean language.

Course materials

Opened Korean Elementary 1 (English version and handouts). ISBN: is 978 89 7699 863-7  

You can purchase a copy from the ANU Coop bookstore or online from www.twochois.com

Wed 17 Oct 2018 - Wed 12 Dec 2018

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
11 spots remaining.

Wed 01 May 2019 - Wed 26 Jun 2019

18:00 - 20:00

9 Sessions
16 spots remaining.

Beginning Korean 2 will further your grammatical knowledge and communication skills. Along with increased focus on speaking, more practical expressions will be introduced. An excursion to a Korean restaurant will be arranged in order to boost your learning experience in a real life setting.

Course outline

  • Topic 1: Review of Korean alphabet, greetings, verb changes and basic grammar rules
  • Topic 2: Daily routine with a focus on extended verbs and nouns
  • Topic 3: Asking price and buying things
  • Topic 4: Asking and giving directions
  • Topic 5: Weekend activities with a focus on past tense
  • Topic 6: Expressing desires and wishes
  • Topic 7: Telephone and calling
  • Topic 8: Making an appointment
  • Topic 9: Asking and giving directions
  • Topic 10: Sharing your travel experiences

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.

Who should enrol

Students who have completed Beginning Korean 1 or similar.

Course materials

Opened Korean Elementary 1 (English version and handouts). You can purchase a copy from the ANU Coop bookstore or online from www.twochois.com

No dates are currently scheduled.

Beginning 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 Beginning Korean 2 or similar level of study.

Course materials

All handouts will be provided in class. No textbook is required.

No dates are currently scheduled.

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.

Course materials

New서강 한국어, 문법, 말하기, 듣기, 읽기, 쓰기, Student’s book 3A. ISBN: 978-89-92491-39-6

The textbook can be purchased from the ANU Coop bookstore or online from www.languagebooks.com.au