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Korean Beginners (LL189)



This course is designed for students who have no/little previous knowledge in Korean.

Main Objectives:

This course is designed to introduce Korean alphabet system, Hangul, basic grammar and practical expressions with related vocabulary to people who have no or little knowledge of the language. Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • read and write Korean language
  • grasp essential grammar
  • understand and produce key expressions for everyday life
  • exchange short conversations of daily topics such as weather, food and hobbies.

Please read our Can-do Statements (link on the right of this page) to see the competences which you will be working towards and can achieve by the end of the year.


1 x 2 hour class per week plus some independent learning.

Course Text

Sejong Korean 1, 2013 by King Sejong Institute.

Course Description

This course aims to provide introduction to basic Korean, including Korean alphabet, Hangul, grammar and spoken Korean used for daily communication. Each lesson will cover four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing, and interactive practices through which students can use the language actively and develop communicaton skills.

Learning outcomes

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

1) Greetings

2) Introduce oneself: name, nationality and job

3) Describe daily routine

4) Ask/ Talk about time and date

5) Ask/ Talk about going to places

6) Ask/ Talk about daily life (e.g. weather, food, activities)

7) Ask/ Talk about what you did

8) Ask/ Talk about what you plan to do

9) Make requests

10) Order food/ Buy things



Selected units of the course book (Sejong Korean 1) cover the following:


  • Korean and alphabet;
  • Self-introduction;
  • Daily Life;
  • Shopping;
  • Yesterday's daily routine;
  • Weather;
  • Time;
  • Weekend Activities;
  • Plans



  • Sentence structures;
  • Subject and object markers;
  • Time and Location markers;
  • Verb endings (formal and informal);
  • Verbs conjugation (present, past and future tense);
  • Interrogatives