SOAS University of London

SOAS Language Centre

Korean Accelerated Beginners Course

One-year course with 3 terms, 10 weeks per term, 4 hours per week

2017 Entry requirements

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Mode of Attendance: Part-time

This course is designed for complete beginners who want to progress swiftly with their study of Korean. The course contains 4 contact hours per week (two sessions twice a week), giving a total of 40 hours per term. It is expected that students will devote around 6 hours of self-study per week during term-time.

Over three terms, the course provides a thorough introduction to contemporary Korean, including the Korean writing system (Hangul) and how to read and write Korean. It covers basic grammar and essential vocabulary and the ability to communicate with confidence within a limited range of situations.


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. Class size is limited to fifteen to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.




See here the Korean Course Materials

Course materials are not included in the course fee and can be purchased from the SOAS bookshop
You are advised not to purchase course materials until your course has been confirmed. Registered students will be informed as soon as the course is confirmed, no later than five days before the scheduled start.


Classes will be held at the Bloomsbury or Kings Cross Campus of SOAS in central London on two evenings per week. Participants receive 40 hours of language tuition over a ten-week period (with additional weeks where public holidays displace a class session). 

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You can view our short course timetables short course timetables here.

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 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.