South Korea is famous for its distinguished culture, continuous historical development, rapid economic growth and widespread popular culture, know as K-pop. More and more people choose to learn the Korean language every year due to a number of reasons.
Whether you are going to learn Korean for professional or academic purposes, or just interested in the modern Korean culture and want to learn the language of your favourite bands and TV-series — this specialisation was designed for all beginners that are interested in starting their learning journey.
The specialisation "Korean for Beginners" is based on the best practices and rich experience of language teaching in the Department of Korean Studies of St. Petersburg State University. The instructors will guide you through the intricacies of the Korean pronunciation and grammar, provide you with extensive vocabulary and explain the differences in the Korean speech styles.
Various exercises aimed at practicing the acquired skills will be offered to learners in every week of this specialisation. Two peer-reviewed assignments are waiting for learners in Course 3 and Course 4 in order to make them feel more confident when using the language and practice the material they have already learnt in order to achieve their communication goals.
Course 1: Korean for Beginners: Step 1 - Offered by Saint Petersburg State University. Modern South Korea is a country where you can see how the distinct culture and highly ... Enroll for free.
Course 2: Korean for Beginners: Step 2 - Offered by Saint Petersburg State University. Welcome to the second course on the beginner level Korean by St. Petersburg University! This ... Enroll for free.
Course 3: Korean for Beginners: Step 3 - Offered by Saint Petersburg State University. This course continues the course series on the Korean language by St. Petersburg University. ... Enroll for free.
Course 4: Korean for Beginners: Step 4 - Offered by Saint Petersburg State University. This is the final course in the specialisation on the Korean language by St. Petersburg State ... Enroll for free.
Modern South Korea is a country where you can see how the distinct culture and highly developed technologies, traditional and modern architecture, old traditions and elements of globalisation are intertwined in an amazing way. More and more young people are enjoying TV-dramas, K-pop music, movies and learning about modern life of Koreans and their traditions.
In our course, you will be able to not only master Korean on an elementary level, but also gain the necessary knowledge about the Korean culture and traditions, which is crucial in learning the language. Once you have mastered the basic Korean language course, you will be able to communicate directly with your Korean peers, better understand the mentality of Koreans, and make a lot of friends in Korea.
The course contains basics of Korean pronunciation, extensive vocabulary, detailed grammar explanations and a lot of exercises. Learners will have an opportunity to practice writing using the supplementary materials provided in the course and memorise vocabulary with various sets of cards.
This is the first course in the upcoming specialization on the Korean language from St. Petersburg State University.
Welcome to the second course on the beginner level Korean by St. Petersburg University!
This course is aimed at those who have completed Korean for Beginners 1 and want to continue their exciting journey in the world of the Korean language and culture.
The course offers extensive vocabulary on a variety of conversational topics such as daily routine, time, plans and weather, as well as new speech styles and related grammar structures. Dialogues will introduce you to the daily life of Koreans and help in practicing listening skills.
The course includes wide range of exercises so that learners can practice new skills and check their progress. Additional reading is provided in order to help learners become better acquainted with the distinctive Korean traditions and cultural phenomena.
This course continues the course series on the Korean language by St. Petersburg University. We are happy to welcome everyone who has already completed the first two parts and wants to keep learning Korean with us.
In this course we are going to discuss such topics as traveling, hobbies and family, as well as learn some vocabulary and grammar constructions.
You are going to improve your communication skills and enrich your grammar with the particle of comparison, adverbs of frequency, conditional connective and honorific structures.
You will have a chance to practice your new skills and check your progress in various quizzes. In the final week of this course you are going to get through a round of revision in order to prepare yourself for a peer-review task. Completing this task is a great opportunity to tell about yourself using the vocabulary and grammar you have learnt throughout the past weeks in practice and, of course, to get to know who your course mates are and how their learning journey is going!