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Fun in Korea: Useful Expressions and Cultural Information for Travellers

University of Malaya via FutureLearn


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.

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.


  • Greetings 안녕하세요?
    • Fun in Korea
    • Introduction: Getting ready : Hangeul 한글
    • Annyeonghaseyo?
    • Conversation I
    • How do you greet an elderly in Korean language?
    • Conversation II
    • Culture Notes
    • Summary of Week 1
  • Food 음식
    • Introduction to Week 2
    • Introduction to Korean Food
    • Conversation I - In the restaurant
    • Practical Expressions in the Korean Restaurants
    • ____ 주세요 (ju-se-yo) Please give me ____
    • Conversation II - Street Food
    • Culture Notes
    • Summary of Week 2
  • Shopping 쇼핑하기
    • Introduction to Week 3
    • Expressions and Vocabulary
    • How much is this?
    • Conversation I - How much is this?
    • Practical expressions which are related to shopping.
    • Conversation II - It is expensive
    • Culture Notes
    • Summary of Week 3
  • Asking For Direction & Transportation 장소 묻기 & 교통
    • Introduction to Week 4
    • Useful expressions in asking direction
    • Conversation I - Where is ___?
    • Transportation
    • Conversation II - How do I get to ___?
    • Culture Notes
    • Summary of Week 4
  • Phrases that one can use at the tourist attraction spots 관광지
    • Introduction to Week 5
    • Expressions and Vocabulary
    • Conversation I - Visiting Nami Island
    • Conversation II - Visiting Gyeongbok Palace and Museum
    • Culture Note - Places to visit
    • Culture Note - Hanok Village, Korean Folk's Village
    • Culture Note - Hanbok
    • Summary of Week 5
    • Overall Summary + Promotion of Korean courses/program in FLL, UM

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Sapiah Kim


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