Korean Course Descriptions

Korean Course Descriptions

We offer a 20-hour beginner course Korean Beginner 1 in Spring 2020 as our newest language program at TII. This course is for students who have never learned Korean before. Students are to learn how to read and write the standard Korean Alphabet (Hangeul) and how to build up their Korean language knowledge from simple alphabets and syllables to greetings and self-introduction in the target language. The aim of this course is to enable our students to speak basic Korean through diversified practice in class and our class group on the Internet.

Learning Objectives

Having finished this course, you will:

Be able to write and read all Korean alphabetical characters
Be able to know phonetic value and characteristics of syllable structure
Be able to learn basic Korean words and configuration
Be able to learn basic sentence structures that are essential
Be able to acquire the ability of greeting, self-introduction, and other conversations

Course Materials

Korean Language 1A Student Book & Work Book, Language Education Institute of Seoul National University, Seoul National University Press, 2013. 

This course is designed for students who have never learned Korean before. The Students of the beginner level are to learn how to write and read the standard Korean Alphabet (Hangeul) and how to build up from a single letter to a syllable. The aim of this course is that the students enable to speak basic Korean sentences through the diverse way in knowing Korean sentence structure and configuration.

Learning objectives

After having finished this course, you will:

Be able to write and read all Korean characters
Be able to know phonetic value and characteristics of syllable structure
Be able to learn basic Korean words and configuration
Be able to learn basic sentence structures that are essential
Be able to acquire the ability of greeting, self-introduction, and other conversations

 

Pre-requisite: No prior knowledge of Korean for this course is required.

 

This course is designed for students who mastered Korean alphabets already. 

The emphasis is to develop proficiency in communicative skills. We concentrate on the application of the living language taught through dialog, phonetics and vocabulary. A strong grammar foundation and other basic language skills are taught through actual phrases and sentences. This course will help the student develop an instinctive sense of the correct usage in Korean. These objectives will be achieved through the following approaches: speaking, listening, reading, writing, and cultural studies.

Learning objectives

After having finished this course, you will:

Be able to learn informal-polite sentence ending used to make statements or ask questions in the present tense.
Be able to know various particles which are essential in the sentence.
Be able to acquire a little more complicated conversation for everyday life such as talking about the location, asking dates and days of the week, ordering food at a restaurant, and buying items.
Be able to describe your past experiences.

Pre-requisite: Elementary 1 or equivalent.

 

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