Korean language courses

Studying Korean at SOAS Language Centre

What do you know about Korea? Taekwondo, Hangul, LCD screens, kimchi, horror movies, or nice people?

Korean is the official language spoken by North and South Koreans. There are approximately 78 million Korean speakers around the world. The language has its own writing system called ‘Hangul’ [ 한글 ] created in 1443 by King Sejong with a group of scholars. Korea [ 한국 ], once known as ‘Land of the Morning Calm’, has now become ‘Dynamic Korea’ representing the lively energy of its people and culture. If you want to learn more about Korea, you can start by learning the language.

Enroling now for our January-March term 2023See our timetables for the full list of scheduled courses. 

Short courses 

10 weeks, 1 class per week

For course dates and information, please see our timetables.

Tailored tuition

We can also provide individually tailored courses.

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Course materials

All levels of the Sejong Korean e-book are available on the Nuri SejongHakdang website.

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

Short courses 

Course

Level

 Course materials

Beginners

1 - 2

Sejong Korean 1, Hawoo ed. 2019

Beginners

3

Sejong Korean 2 (chapters 1-7), Hawoo ed. 2019

 

Elementary

1

Sejong Korean 2 (chapters 8-14), Hawoo ed. 2019

Elementary

2

Sejong Korean 3 (chapters 1-5), Hawoo ed. 2019

Elementary

3

Sejong Korean 3 (chapters 6-10), Hawoo ed. 2019

  

Pre-Intermediate

1

Sejong Korean 3 (chapters 11-14), Hawoo ed. 2019

Pre-Intermediate

2

Sejong Korean 4 (chapters 1-5), Hawoo ed. 2019

Pre-Intermediate

3

Sejong Korean 4 (chapters 6-10), Hawoo ed. 2019


Intensives (Summer/August)

Course

Level

Course Materials

Beginners 1 Sejong Korean 1, Hawoo ed. 2019