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Introduction to Korean

Hanyang University via FutureLearn


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.

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.

Taught by

Jungho Ahn and Youngsook Lee

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3.7 rating, based on 3 reviews

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  • Desu Desu completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be very easy.

    I completed this course in 9 days spending approximately 3 hours a day. Which makes about 23 hours in one week. Divide with 6 weeks - 3,8 hours per week for six weeks. (Sorry for my english) It's a truly an introductory Korean language course. My friend...
  • Anonymous
    As a multilingual teacher, I thought I'd learn Korean as fast as other languages. However, with Korean, I got very easily overwhelmed, especially when I tried to approach it in the same way as other, Germanic, Slavic or Romance languages. The Introduction...
  • Dollminations Wong completed this course, spending 5 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.

    Overall, this is a very simple introduction to Korean. In each lesson, they will teach you how to speak simple conversational Korean. For example, "where shall we meet" and "Hello, my name is...."

    If you are expecting to learn how to write or read korean by using hangeul, or learning hangeul alphabet by alphabet, then this is not the course for you. This is more for people who wants to learn basic conversational sentences.

    Also, in each lesson, they will teach you some basic grammar and introduce you to some Korean cultures. There are also listening and speaking test that you can choose to do or not do.

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