SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Korean Proficiency Course

One-year course with 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week

2017 Entry requirements

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

This course aims to reinforce the skills of communicating in Korean acquired on our Advanced course or similar courses. Having completed this course, learners should be able to:

  • Engage in discussions on various social and cultural topics
  • Understand parts of news broadcasts and written articles on current affairs
  • Understand and use information presented in the media
  • Understand and use abstract and idiomatic expressions

This course is taught mainly in Korean and covers the four essential skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing. The course will involve a lot of discussions in addition to listening comprehension of authentic materials. Preparation for lessons is essential for the course. Class size is normally limited to fifteen to allow intensive practice.


The course is taught in English and Korean Language and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Korean Language grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Korean Language in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.



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Language Centre How To Apply


You can view our short course timetables here.

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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; 33kb) 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; 107kb) , 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.