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Proficiency-Level Korean

A one-year course at SOAS Language Centre in London

Duration: One year of three ten-week terms


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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 make learning as interactive as possible.

Entry Requirements

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). 

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Timetables Autumn 2014

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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.