Course Description

It is for students who have completed Korean Beginners 1 or who have basic knowledge of the language. It is not appropriate for absolute beginners in the language. Through a variety of classroom activities such as role-play and conversation practice, the course will further focus on speaking and listening skills but will also give students practice in reading and writing. At the end of this 12-week module, students will be able to carry out simple tasks in the language and they will be able to understand and use everyday expressions and basic phrases aimed at the satisfaction of most needs in a day-to-day context. They will be able to interact and participate effectively in basic conversations and they will have a good understanding of aspects of Korean life and culture and the intercultural skills necessary for their language proficiency level.


Functional Content:

Describing food, weather & seasons

Asking about the price and ordering food

Talking about daily activities with time and dates

Describing past activities

Making a plan for the weekend

Grammatical content:

Past tense conjugations

The modal verbs

The irregular verb ‘ㅂ’

Future tense conjugations

The negative adverbs

Lexical content:


Action Verbs (2)

Numbers (Sino, Native 100-10000)

Count & Price

Clock time & Dates

Adverbs with time

Seasons & Weather

Textbook details

 King Sejong Institute Practical Korean 1 (E-Book)

Recommended Reading

 SNU Korean+ 1A Student’s Book  (By Seoul National University Language Institute, ISBN 9788952131171)      

 SNU Korean+ 1A Workbook Book (By Seoul National University Language Institute, ISBN 9788952131195)

Study Hours

If you are taking the curricular mode, the total number of study hours is approximately 150 hours, in line with undergraduate university modules. This includes class meetings, assessment preparation and self-directed study in line with guidance from the course lecturer. If you are studying on the extracurricular mode, the total number of hours may depend on your availability and previous experience studying languages, however, expected learning outcomes will not vary.

Lecturer: Hyojae Park

As a Korean national, I grew up in Seoul and Jeju. I have a recognised teaching qualification, a teaching licence from the Korean government and over 10 years of teaching experience in the Korean language. I am passionate about teaching languages and culture and always strive to help students achieve their learning goals. In my spare time, I love to travel and experience different cultures.

Fees for language courses are £180/£90.

Please note that the ‘last date available to book’ date is only a guide. We reserve the right to close bookings earlier if courses are over- or under-subscribed. In order to avoid disappointment, please be sure enrol as soon as possible. Registrations will not be processed until the following day if received after 3pm.

Visit our fee bands page to see which fee applies to you.

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