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Learn to Speak Korean 1

Yonsei University via Coursera

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Found in Foreign Language
  • Provider Coursera
  • Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
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  • Language English
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  • Duration 6 weeks long
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Overview

Welcome to Learn to Speak Korean 1!

This course is for beginner students who are familiar with the Korean alphabet, Hangeul. Through this course students will learn the skills essential for daily interactions with Koreans while living in Korea.

This course consists of six modules, and each module is composed of five units. Each unit has vocabulary, grammar and expressions, conversation practice, video clips, quizzes, a workbook, and vocabulary lists. In order to assist students with their independent studies, Korean learning materials such as lecture notes, workbooks, and vocabulary lists detailing each day’s lecture are also provided. The vocabulary lists are accompanied by English, Chinese, and Japanese translations.

I hope that you enjoy all this program has to offer over the next six weeks. After studying in this program, you will be able to have a real Korean conversation with your newly acquired knowledge of the Korean language. Thank you!

Your Course Team

Chief Contents Developer: Sang Mee Han
Contents Developers: Bock Ja Lee, Yoo Kyung Choi, Ha Min Cho, Ju Eun Kim
Production Assistants: Jin Hee Kim, Eun Hye Kim

Syllabus

Introducing One's Friends
-In this module, you will learn how to introduce your friends in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to explain a person’s actions and movements in detail and to describe the appearance and characteristics of a person.

Introducing One's Hometown
-In this module, you will learn how to introduce your hometown in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to talk about the location of a person or object and to express the specific look and feel of one’s hometown.

Introducing Food
-In this module, you will learn how to ask others to eat together and how to respond to similar suggestions in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to introduce your favorite food, describe how certain foods taste, suggest something to do together and respond to a suggestion.

Ordering Food
-In this module, you will learn how to order food and make requests at a restaurant in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to inquire about restaurant menus, order a specific portion of food at a restaurant, and order a drink at a café.

Introducing Places to Shop
-In this module, you will learn how to introduce famous shopping areas in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to talk about where you are going to shop, describe various kinds of stores, talk about what you want to buy, and describe shopping districts in detail.

Shopping
-In this module, you will learn how to make purchases at various types of stores in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to express prices per item, purchase a product from a store, and make a specific request while shopping.

Taught by

Sang Mee Han

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Auntie V
3.0 2 years ago
by Auntie completed this course, spending 10 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I took "First Step Korean" in May 2016 that I found extremely interesting and well structured. That's why when this course came out last June, I immediately signed up. However, "Learn to Speak Korean 1" is not as substantial as "First Step Korean", the quizzes are too easy, the course is not thoughtful enough. Throughout the course, the professor asked foreign students to answer and pronounce the sentence, then ask learner to repeat after those students. All these students have their accent when speaking Korean and are not comfortable in front of camera, which didn't help me to improve my Korean. Comparing with "First Step Korean", this course has a lot to be reviewed and improved.
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Adelyne C
5.0 a year ago
by Adelyne completed this course, spending 4 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be hard.
A good follow up to First Step Korean, this course does have some overlaps with the former but without the introduction to Hangul which is a prerequisite. I liked how the quizzes in this course, like the other one, poses questions almost entirely in Hangul / spoken (through voice clips) as struggling to read / hear the question too helped my learning.

This has been criticised in another review on this site: The use of foreign students having example conversations because they each had differing accents, a criticism I didn't particularly agree with. I thought it helped to (a) hear…
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Maryam R
5.0 3 years ago
by Maryam completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be medium.
I got a great opportunity to learn Korean Language. I am in Korea from more than 6 years but could not speak Korean well. But now i am feeling better in my speaking. I need to learn more and speak like Koreans.

This course helped me to polish myself in Korean language.

thank you very much,.
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Patrice J
4.0 2 years ago
by Patrice completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
I actually enjoyed doing this course. Granted I have some experience since I have been self studying Korean for years now but I was glad to find a course that is from one of the top universities in Korea. I found it appropriate for beginners who have just finished learning the alphabet.
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Sriya V
4.0 2 years ago
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