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Fun in Korea: Useful Expressions and Cultural Information for Travellers

Build from the basics of Korean culture, traditions, and manners, and gain knowledge of speaking and understanding the language.

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Gyeongbok Palace, photo by Yan Yee

Fun in Korea: Useful Expressions and Cultural Information for Travellers

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  • 5 weeks

  • 2 hours per week

  • Digital certificate when eligible

  • Open level

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Discover the joys of Korean language and culture in a fun, engaging course

If you’re planning to travel to Korea or are simply interested in the country’s rich culture, this five-week course will help you build on your knowledge of the basics of the Korean language as you learn common words and phrases.

Presented by the world-renowned Universiti Malaya, it provides an enjoyable introduction to Korean language, traditions, manners, and more.

Immerse yourself in Korean culture

As well as learning to pronounce some Korean on this course; you’ll also find out about Korean traditions and see why the tourist hotspot is so much fun to visit today.

You’ll cover traditional table manners, national dishes, where to go shopping, the types of transportation you should use to get around, and the sights that you can’t miss seeing. This course provides you with everything you need to get the most out of your trip to Korea.

Understand more about the language and how to have a Korean conversation

By the end of this course you’ll be able to have a simple conversation in Korean, something that will prove invaluable if you travel to the country.

You’ll know how to communicate in various situations such as greeting others, ordering food in restaurants, and asking for directions.

Learn Korean from language specialists

Universiti Malaya has put together a course that is as fun and engaging as it is educational. You’ll learn in a unique, entertaining way, with the support of a top-ranked educational institute at every step. You’re sure to succeed in learning Korean traditions and conversation, and to have a great time doing it.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 1 second Annyeonghaseyo? 안녕하세요? Hi everyone. My name is Dr. Kim Keum Hyun. I teach Korean Language at the Faculty of Languages and Linguistics, Universiti Malaya. I’d like to welcome you to the course

Skip to 0 minutes and 18 seconds Fun in Korea: Useful Expressions and Cultural Information for Travelers, I’m extremely happy and excited to share my knowledge about Korean Language with you. Over the next 5 weeks, you’ll have an enjoyable learning experience with these topics firstly on greetings, followed by food, shopping, directions and tourist hotspots. These topics focus on basic expressions and phrases that can help you to communicate in various situations if you travel to Korea. They have been designed to enable you to make simple conversations and have a greater understanding about Korean culture. Our team hopes that you’ll have fun and be able to apply what you’ve learnt from this course. Happy learning! 재미있게 공부하세요!

What topics will you cover?

During this course, you’ll get practical information and guidance on:

  • Korean greetings
  • Korean food
  • Korean table manners
  • Korea’s shopping places
  • Korea’s transportation and asking for direction
  • Korea’s interesting sightseeing and tourist attractions

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What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to...

  • Identify simple Korean language phrases important for travellers.
  • Produce simple conversation in Korean language.
  • Develop an understanding of Korean culture.

Who is the course for?

This course is designed for people who have recently begun their journey into Korean Language and would like to further their understanding. With an emphasis on enjoyment, it’s especially suited to travellers planning to visit and experience Korea for themselves.

Who will you learn with?

Who developed the course?

Universiti Malaya

Universiti Malaya is the premier research university in Malaysia, committed to advancing knowledge and learning through quality research and education for the nation and for humanity.

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    Top 60Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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