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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.

42,813 enrolled on this course

Introduction to Korean
  • Duration

    6 weeks
  • Weekly study

    3 hours

Start learning Korean and discover its fascinating culture

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 seconds How 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 seconds I 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 seconds I 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.

What topics will you cover?

  • On-site language skills
  • Natural approaches to Korean language and culture
  • Learn basic Korean: Phrases, Vocabulary, Spelling, Grammar

When would you like to start?

  • Date to be announced

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

What will you achieve?

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

  • 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 for people with no prior knowledge of Korean, who have an interest in learning Korean, or other 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?

Professor at Hanyang University Institute of International Education
Ph.D in Korean Language and Literature

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

Who developed the course?

Hanyang University

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

  • Established

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea
  • World ranking

    Top 150Source: QS World University Rankings 2021

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Your learning, your rules

  • Courses are split into weeks, activities, and steps, but you can complete them as quickly or slowly as you like
  • Learn through a mix of bite-sized videos, long- and short-form articles, audio, and practical activities
  • Stay motivated by using the Progress page to keep track of your step completion and assessment scores

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  • Experience the power of social learning, and get inspired by an international network of learners
  • Share ideas with your peers and course educators on every step of the course
  • Join the conversation by reading, @ing, liking, bookmarking, and replying to comments from others

Map your progress

  • As you work through the course, use notifications and the Progress page to guide your learning
  • Whenever you’re ready, mark each step as complete, you’re in control
  • Complete 90% of course steps and all of the assessments to earn your certificate

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