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Introduction to Korean

Get an introduction to the language and culture of Korea, with this online Korean course from Hanyang University in Seoul.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Introduction to Korean

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Why join the course?

This course will introduce you to the Korean language, and present and explain Korean culture, enabling you to have real Korean conversations.

During the course, you will learn Korean phrases, greetings, vocabulary, numbers, spelling and grammar. It is composed not only of the explanation and presentation of culture but also the activities related to Korean language.

By the end of the course, you will be able to have a real Korean conversation with your newly acquired knowledge of the Korean language. This course will give you a taste of language skills and Korean cultures.

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Skip to 0 minutes and 9 secondsHow much do you know about Korea? I’m guessing most of you have probably heard bits about Korea For example – such as the fact that Korea is a small country in East Asia, that Korea is famous for Taekwondo and Kimchi, or that Korea is politically divided into North and South, and so on. However, Korea has much more things to offer that hold great cultural values and those are the Korean alphabet, its spoken language, and its culture. Hello everyone. 안녕하세요? I am Young-sook Lee, and I teach Korean Language at Hanyang University. Hello everyone. My name is Jungho Ahn, I'll be guiding you in this course.

Skip to 1 minute and 2 secondsI am very excited to meet you all who are very interested in learning Korean language and culture. This course consists of a series of lectures that is designed for avid learners of Korean language and culture so that by watching and listening to the video clips, people will learn and speak not only Korean language but also experience the culture. This course will be followed by a beginner’s level, and the intro course consists of multiple lectures on greetings, introductions, ordering food, planning for weekend activities, setting up times to meet, and etc. By studying simple expressions, it will allow students to learn basic communication in Korean language.

Skip to 1 minute and 53 secondsI suggest you to take what you have learned from this course and apply it as you communicate with your Korean friends. And I’m looking forward to meeting you all one day and converse in Korean. Enjoy your studies. Thank you. 감사합니다.

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

What will you achieve?

  • Improve your communication skills in real-life Korean
  • Explore basic words and express simple sentences
  • Apply your understanding of Korean culture
  • Discuss your experiences of Korean culture

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at people with no prior knowledge of Korean, who have an interest in learning languages and finding out about Korean culture. It will be useful for international students wanting to study at Hanyang University or in Korea.

Who will you learn with?

Jungho Ahn

Professor at Hanyang University Institute of International Education Ph.D in Korean Language and Literature Team Leader of Test Evaluation and Development for the Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK)

YOUNGSOOK LEE

Professor at Hanyang University IIE Ph.D in Korean Language & Literature. Internatonal Cooperation Director of the Korea Association of Foreign Language Education. Chair of Test Development for the TOPIK

Who developed the course?

Since its establishment in 1939 as South Korea’s first engineering institute, Hanyang University has been a major driving force behind Korea’s development.

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

Find out more

Get extra benefits, upgrade this course. For $69 you’ll get:

Unlimited access

Upgrading will mean you get unlimited access to the course.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Refer to the material at any point in future

If you’re taking a course for free you have access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join. If you upgrade the course you have access for as long as the course exists on FutureLearn.

A Certificate of Achievement

Upgrading means you’ll receive a Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course.

  • Prove your success when applying for jobs or courses
  • Celebrate your hard work
  • Display on your Linkedin or CV

To receive a Certificate of Achievement you need to mark 90% of the steps on the course as complete.