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Korean Beginners 1 Online - semi-intensive course August 2024

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6 August - 5 September 2024
Attendance mode
Part-time, online/blended learning

Course overview

This 5 week 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. This course is delivered by the Language Centre.

Korean Beginners 1 Online Semi-Intensive (43576) August 2024 timetable:

Tuesday6 August7pm - 8:30pm
Thursday8 August7pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday13 August7pm - 8:30pm
Thursday15 August7pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday20 August7pm - 8:30pm
Thursday22 August7pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday27 August7pm - 8:30pm
Thursday29 August7pm - 8:30pm
Tuesday3 September7pm - 8:30pm
Thursday5 September7pm - 8:30pm


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. The course objective will be achieved within this course.


See the Korean course materials. Course materials are not included in the course fee.


  • £299

Please see our course fees for full information and discounts available.


Korean Beginners 1 

In this course you will cover:

  • the alphabet and pronunciation of Korean
  • greetings
  • countries and nationalities
  • occupations
  • daily routines
  • places
  • location of a thing, person, place
  • going shopping
  • numbers - Pure Korean and Sino Korean
  • prices
  • basic verbs for routines
  • ‘to be’ and ‘to have’
  • verb form – present tense, informal polite style
  • verb form – formal polite style
  • verb form – polite command

The above is an indication of content that may be covered over the duration of the course but it could vary depending on the level and progress of students in the class.


Important notice regarding changes to programmes and modules.

Terms and conditions

Before applying, please be sure that you have read the SOAS Language Centre terms and conditions.

How to apply

Korean Beginners 1 course is aimed at complete beginners, no previous knowledge is required. 

Please note that places are first come first served. Enrolments are taken until the course is fully booked, or up to midnight 23 July, whichever is soonest.

Continuing your study

This semi-intensive Korean Beginners 1 course is equivalent to the 10 week Korean Beginners 1 level. Students who complete this course may be able to join a Beginners 2 for our next term starting October 2024, or a future term at SOAS Language Centre.

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