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Korean Beginners Accelerated (LL2C4)



This module is offered to students with no prior knowledge of Korean. Due to the 'accelerated' nature of the module, evidence of prior linguistic achievement (e.g. a high GCSE grade or A2 CEFR level in a foreign language) is desirable.

Main Objectives
  • To understand and communicate in familiar and routine situations, using frequently used expressions;
  • To develop strategies for language learning; and
  • To work towards/achieve A2 of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference)

30 CREDITS, also available for 24 CREDITS

Teaching and Learning

Two weekly blended sessions for 21 weeks, organised as:

  • two 2-hour synchronous classes (4 contact hours altogether)

  • homework & independent study

If health & safety restrictions are required, teaching may move online. 

Students are reminded that 1 credit = 10 hours of study, therefore for a 30 credit module, the minimum expected amount of study is 300 hours, which averages over 10 hours per week. A substantial amount of independent study is therefore required. Students can make use of Moodle to facilitate this.


Term 1: one interim test (10%)

Term 3: one reading/writing test (50%) + one speaking test (40%)


Dr. Yoosun Ko (

Course Texts (must be bought by student)

Term 1

  • Sejong Korean 1A by King Sejong Institute
  • The textbook online source will be provided by the tutor

Term 2

  • Sejong Korean 1B by King Sejong Institute
  • The textbook online source will be provided by the tutor

Course Description

The module will offer students an opportunity to develop their communicative competence in Korean in an intensive mode.

This module offers students the opportunity learn the basics of the Korean language and to further develop their skills in vocabulary and expressions, grammar, listening, speaking, reading, and writing. For students intending to understand Korean literacy for travel, study, or work placements in Korea, this module will build confidence in communicating with native speakers abroad.

Successful completion of Korean Beginners Accelerated qualifies students to progress to Korean 3.

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Use vocabulary and expressions appropriately
  • Communicate on familiar topics and activities
  • Write simple texts, messages and emails using correct language
  • Understand spoken language in the area of immediate personal relevance
  • Understand texts dealing with descriptions of events and feelings
  • Apply a basic knowledge of grammar

By the end of the course, students should be able to perform at Level A2 Basic user (waystage) of the CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference) or close to that level.


The syllabus will include the following:

Communicative situations

The Korean scripts (Hangeul) & introductions, languages & nationalities, family, professions & future career aspirations, describing places and people, daily routine & telling the time, food: national cuisine & healthy lifestyle, expressing opinions, talking about the past, sports and leisure activities, travel & holidays, hometown and a capital city.

This module, aimed at beginners, will provide an introduction to fundamental features of Korean grammar and essential basic structures, making it possible to function in a range of everyday situations.

Grammar content

Students will learn to form simple sentences with an understanding of basic grammar.

Students will learn to comprehend and form practical sentences used in everyday life.

Subject-specific and transferable skills
  • Written and spoken communication
  • Strategies for understanding gist and specific information
  • Intercultural Awareness, Digital Literacy, Teamwork

Can count towards the Warwick Award:

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