Centre for Continuing Education

Korean Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

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If you want to learn to speak Korean, our Korean classes are ideal for adult learners to enjoy a practical and social experience while you learn Korean language and culture. Learn Korean the smart way with Korean courses at CCE, the University of Sydney.

Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)

This course introduces participants to simple vocabulary, such as greetings and numbering. It helps participants to practice the Korean alphabet, Han-Geul, and provides a background to the Korean culture. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  1. Exchange basic greetings in Korean.
  2. Introduce themselves briefly.
  3. Ask and answer simple questions about the name of things.
  4. Recognise the Korean alphabet, Han-Geul, including vowels and consonants.
  5. Talk about number relating to contact number, date of birth and price.
  6. Describe places where he/she is going.

Content

This course covers the following topics:

  • A brief introduction of Han-Geul
  • Greetings and meeting people
  • Korean alphabet writing system and pronunciation
  • Asking the name of things, e.g. What is this? It is a bag
  • Talking about the location of a person and a building
  • Telling the time, dates, days and months
  • Numbers – Sino numbers and pure numbers

Audience

Suitable for beginner A1 level students. No prior knowledge of the language is required.

Delivery

This course is delivered as a series of interactive workshops where active participation is encouraged.

Prescribed text

New Sogang Korean 1A Student’s Book by Seoung Hee Kim, ISBN 9788976995728.

New Sogang Korean 1A Workbook by Seoung Hee Kim, ISBN 9788976995735.

Based on Pre-chapters 1-4 and Chapters 1-2 of the above text. The text is used for activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice.

Textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to commencement.

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Please Note

Selected Language and Culture courses that teach spoken language may include use of language immersion (course instruction in the selected language) as part of the training strategy.

Features

Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October.

What others say.

  • From all of my time trying to learn Korean, I’ve never successfully learnt any until I took this course. I’m very happy that I did. The Instructor was great in delivering the topic of interest and did an excellent job in making the course not just about the Korean language but also personalised from their experiences as a Korean, for individual students who wanted to know more about Korea. Thank you!

  • I love how the tutor is very engaging and helpful, giving us constructive feedback, and allowing us to learn the language in the best way.

  • Fantastic introductory course and an incredibly helpful teacher.

  • The seonsaeng was very friendly and knowledgeable, taking time to spend with each student and also allowed students to work at their own pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes. I highly recommend the tutor.

  • Very satisfied with the quality of the course and the way the material was presented by the tutor. The tutor had fantastic presentation skills and went at a pace that enabled me to learn things quickly and efficiently.

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What others say.

  • The seonsaeng was very friendly and knowledgeable, taking time to spend with each student and also allowed students to work at their own pace. I thoroughly enjoyed the classes. I highly recommend the tutor.
  • The tutor was amazing! Made class fun and engaging, whilst making sure to cover the material with a clear and methodical approach.
  • The tutor was an absolute delight. So kind, patient, and warm towards the students. I would recommend this course to anyone and can't speak highly enough of the tutor.