Co-ordinator: Janice LEE
Janice LEE

Course Description

Korean I targets elementary-level learners. The aim is to introduce learners with no previous knowledge of Korean to the Korean language and Korean culture through practical use of the language, with a particular emphasis on oral communication.

Korean II and Korean III target elementary-level non-beginner learners. As with Korean I, emphasis will be on oral communication but writing will be introduced through a range of exercises (texts to be completed, short letters, reports etc.).

Korean IV targets elementary-level learners who are on a clear path progressing to intermediate-level, and concentrates on the application and proper usage of what they have learnt from their previous three courses. It also prepares them to attempt their first Korean language public examination such as the Test of Proficiency in Korean (韓國語能力試驗).



Intended Learning Outcomes

By the end of the semester, students should be able to:

  • gain an introductory insight into Korean language and culture;
  • develop a sense of confidence when dealing with Korean-speaking people and Korean-language materials in their daily lives;
  • understand, make, and respond appropriately to, everyday conversational enquiries;
  • acquire sufficiently accurate pronunciation and intonation of Korean to be understood by native speakers of the language;
  • understand and produce short texts relating to people’s lives and interests.



Courses are usually held in the Fall and Spring semesters, and Winter and Summer sessions.
Enrolment details can be found here.
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Learners’ progress is assessed through continuous assessment and a final written and oral examination.

Course Materials

Korean I & II: Active Korean I. Seoul National University: Language Education Institute. 2010. Available at the University Bookshop.

Supplementary Resources