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Korean Advanced Course

A two-year course in advanced spoken & written Korean at SOAS Language Centre in London

Duration: Two years of six ten-week terms


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Jaehee Cho

Jaehee Cho


Mode of Attendance: Part Time

The course aims to cover spoken and written Korean at the advanced level over six 10-week terms. Advanced level vocabulary, reading and conversation are covered, with the accent on communication within a wide range of social and cultural topics. This course is a logical progression from our Korean upper intermediate level or a course of similar level.


The course will cover practical and social topics in spoken and written language. For instance, understanding radio programmes, preparing for formal meetings, and making presentations, and other activities requiring the ability to hold a discussion in Korean. It covers speaking, listening, reading and some writing skills. Class time is divided between reading and listening practice and teacher led discussions. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.


Entry to the course is by assessment only. Applicants must contact the Language Centre to arrange for an assessment at least 2 weeks before the beginning of the term.




See here the Korean Course materials for 2013-14

Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop bookshop@soas.ac.uk


Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London on one evening a week or Saturday daytime. Participants receive 20 hours of language tuition over a ten-week period (with additional weeks where public holidays displace a class session). 

See our online store to book a place on this course.

Language Centre How To Apply

You can enrol:

Not a complete beginner?

If you are not a complete beginner, you will need to complete an assessment for course placement, allowing us to decide which course is right for you.

To apply for an assessment please complete our Needs Analysis Form (pdf; 187kb) and send to the relevant email inbox where a Course Officer will contact you for scheduling.

Course Fees and Discounted Rates

An overview of our Short Course Fees and Discounted Rates.

If you are eligible for a discount, you will not be able to complete your transaction on the Online Store. You will need to bring a paper Application Form (pdf; 462kb) , including your Staff/Student card for us to make a copy of, after which we can process your application at the discounted rate.

Returning students

If you are a returning student, you will have received a letter informing you of the procedures for rejoining prior to the start of the registration period. You can pay using any method indicated above. Returning students, if they are continuing onto the course indicated as the progression course, do not need to be assessed.