Centre for Continuing Education

Korean Course 101 (Level 1): Beginners

Korean. Learn Korean with us.

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.

This Korean course is a beginners Koren course and no prior knowledge of the Korean language is required. This Korean course introduces simple vocabulary, such as greetings and numbering, as well as providing a background to the Korean culture.

Course content

This Korean course covers the following topics:

  • A brief introduction of Han-Geul and Korean culture
  • Greetings and meeting people
  • Korean alphabet writing system and pronunciation
  • Asking the name of things
  • Ordering in a cafeteria
  • Talking about the location of a person and a building
  • Telling the time date days and months
  • Numbers – Sino numbers and Korean pure numbers

Course delivery

This Korean course is delivered as 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

This Korean course is based on Pre-chapters 1-4 and Chapters 1-2 of the above text. The text is used for class activities and forms the basis for consolidation and practice between meetings.

Prescribed textbooks should only be purchased after confirmation is received from us that the course will proceed. This usually occurs up to 5 days prior to class 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.


Language courses are offered in four terms each year during January, April, July and October. Try our Language Proficiency Calculator to work out which language level is right for you.

What others say.

  • 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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