SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Korean Proficiency Course

3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 2 hours per week. Each term classes are subject to quorum requirements.

2018 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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There is no set textbook for students to buy for this course.

Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop

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