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First Step Korean

First Step Korean

This is an elementary-level Korean language course, consisting of five lessons with four units, and covers four skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The main topics include basic expressions used in everyday life, such as greetings, introducing yourself, talking about your family and a daily life and so on. Each lesson covers dialogues, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, quizzes and role-plays.

The course is taught by Associate Professor Seung Hae Kang of Yonsei University.

Course Duration

Approx. 18 hours to complete, flexible schedule.

Course Content

What you will learn from this course:

The Korean Alphabet
In this module, you will learn the Korean alphabet or Korean writing system called ‘Hangeul'. After completing the lessons, you will be able to understand the principles how each letter was invented. Also, you will be able to read and write Hangeul.

Greetings and Introducing
In this module, you will learn how to greet, ask someone's nationalities / jobs and answer those questions in Korean. After completing the lessons, you will be able to introduce yourself, greet a person and talk about someone's nationalities and occupations.

Family
In this module, you will learn the expressions about family. After completing the lessons, you will be able to talk about the family members and learn how to count numbers.

Time and Date
In this module, you will learn about time and date in Korean. And you will also say the days of the week as well. After completing the lessons, you will be able to ask and repond time & date using Korean numbers.

Daily Life
In this module, you will learn various Korean vocabulary regarding your daily lives. After completing the lessons, you will be able to utilize informal sentence endings, ask and answer about your everyday life.

Course Outcome

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • read and write Korean alphabet.
  • communicate in Korean with basic expressions.
  • learn basic knowledge on Korean culture.

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