Korean

Korean FlagKorean is spoken by more than 78 million people. The number of Korean language learners has remarkably grown in the past few decades beyond the Korean peninsula; a growth due mostly to South Korea’s increasingly visible roles in the world economy, technological innovation, and global popular culture.

Korean can be considered the easiest to learn of the East Asian languages, although it does resemble Chinese and Japanese in structure, politeness rules, and borrows vocabulary. The grammar and phonetics of Korean are quite different from those of most European languages. The Korean alphabet, Hangeul, was originally invented by King Sejong in the 15th century. Hangeul is a phonetic alphabet with 24 letters and is very easy to read and write, which saves times and lessens confusion.

Korean Beginners (Level 1)

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Korean (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

  • Session information: Wednesdays 3-5pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 14 October - 16 December 2020. Term 2: 20 January - 24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Fast Track Level 1 

This is for you if you have no prior knowledge of Korean (or so little that you effectively want to start again from scratch). You will learn basic skills to enable you to make yourself understood and to find out information in everyday situations.

  • Session information: TBC 
  • Timeline: TBC
  • Fees: TBC 

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Korean Post-Beginners (Level 2)

You can already manage in everyday situations using the present tense. You have reached the A1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid and/or completed the Beginners (level 1) Course.

  • Session information: Tuesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 13 October 2020 - running until 23 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 13 October - 15 December 2020. Term 2: 19 January - 23 March 2021
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240

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Korean Intermediate (Level 3)

You have reached the A2 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to a good grade at GSCE) and/or completed the Post-beginners (level 2) Course.

  • Session information: Thursdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 15 October 2020 - running until 25 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 15 October - 17 December 2020. Term 2: 21 January - 25 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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Korean Upper-intermediate (Level 4)

You have reached the first half of the B1 level in the ELP self-assessment grid (equivalent to an A-Level grade F to C) and/or completed the Intermediate (level 3) course.

  • Session information: Wednesdays 6-8pm
  • Timeline: Starting 14 October 2020 - running until 24 March 2021
  • Term 1: 10 weeks 14 October - 16 December 2020. Term 2: 20 January - 24 March 2021.
  • Fees: Term 1 - £120. Term 2 £120. Full Course £240.

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