Korean Fast Track 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.

Key information:

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

This course will be taught in a group of minimum 6 and maximum 12 students.

This intensive course will commence in TBC. It comprises 60 learning hours over 10 weeks. 

*Includes all tuition, access to VLE (virtual learning environment), handouts and any tests/exams, but not textbook.

Course content

Term One

  • The Korean Alphabet

  • Introducing yourself

  • Countries and Nationalities

  • Family and Occupations

  • Basic verbs

Term Two

  • Places and locations

  • Common adjectives

  • Ordering in a restaurant

  • Telling the time

  • Daily routines

Resources

Yonsei Korean 1-1 (English Version) by Yonsei Korean Institute.

There isn’t a University bookshop however The European Bookshop website holds our book list and offers a 10% discount to all our students. Languages at Leicester Reading List.

It is not essential to bring a course book to the first class. The tutor will discuss book requirements in class and advise you of the best places to obtain the book if required. With some languages there is the option for us to order textbooks on behalf of a class.

Our approach

This course is taught in Korean and English. Our programme aims to develop the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing as well as cultural awareness. It provides a good balance between understanding the culture, vocabulary, writing system (characters) and grammar structures of the Korean language and enhancing communication and interaction. It supports comprehensive and productive skills in speech and writing through authentic based activities and guided practice in the use of Korean language. Students will be encouraged to seek opportunities to learn and practise the four skills outside the classroom taking advantage of learning resources provided by tutors and the programme. The group size is limited to 12 students and planned to allow intensive interactive practice with individual feedback and advice on progress.

Progression

Upon completing the Beginners level (1), you can progress onto the Post-beginners level (2).