SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Korean Beginners Course

Duration: 3 terms, 10 weeks per term. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.

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Overview

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

Fees: Course fees quoted are per term of 10 weeks.

The course aims to provide a thorough introduction to basic Korean with the accent on practical spoken Korean; to provide familiarity with the Korean pronunciation and script; coverage of basic grammar and essential vocabulary and the ability to communicate within a limited range of situations.

Method

The course is taught in English and Korean and includes coverage of the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing and a good balance between understanding the systems of Korean grammar and vocabulary, developing the skills of comprehending and producing Korean in speech and writing, guided practice in language usage and use and authentic communicative activities.

This will be achieved through 20 hours of blended learning: this is composed of 15 hours of online structured lessons with the teacher. This is supplemented by a minimum of 5 hours of guided independent learning supported by complementary material and regular feedback from the tutor. The course objective will be achieved within the 10-week course.  

Online Course Requirements

Please ensure you have checked the Learner Support page for the Collaborate Session Preparation and Checklist, Required Equipment & Software.

Materials

See here the Korean Course Materials

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

Entry Requirements and Progression Route

For the first stage of Korean Beginners (i.e. Korean Beginners 1), no previous knowledge is required. To be able to join Beginners 2 or 3 you should have completed Beginners 1 and 2 respectively at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (20 hours per each sub-level). The progression route from Korean Beginners 1 is to Korean Beginners 2; from Beginners 2 to Beginners 3. Upon successful completion of Korean Beginners 3 you will be able to progress to the Elementary level course in Korean.

Related Information

See more information on the Korean language and courses in Korean offered at SOAS Language Centre on the Korean Language Homepage.

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