SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Korean Proficiency Course

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

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

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

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.


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.

Online Course Requirements

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


There is no set textbook for students to buy for this course.

Entry Requirements and Progression Route

To be able to join Korean Proficiency course you should have completed a Korean Advanced at SOAS Language Centre or have an equivalent knowledge of guided learning hours (approximately 420 hours). The progression route from Korean Proficiency 1 is to Korean Proficiency 2; from Proficiency 2 to Proficiency 3.

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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