Beginner''s Korean I

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Beginner''s Korean I

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study


  • Language Level


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    Hours & Credits

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  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
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  • Overview

    Course Description and Objectives
    This course is intended for students who have NO or VERY LIMITED knowledge of the Korean language. It aims to give students an understanding of the Korean language and to help acquire a basic level of communicative competency in modern Korean. Students will learn the basics of Korean ? consonants and vowels, formation of syllables and basic sentence structures. Through the practice of listening, speaking, reading and writing, students will learn how to carry out a conversation on simple topics of daily life, to comprehend simple Korean texts and to write about their own everyday life at a basic level.

    Prescribed Textbooks (Both are required)
    Fun! Fun! Korean Vol. 1 Textbook with Audio CDs
    Fun! Fun! Korean Vol. 1 Workbook
    Author: Korean Language and Culture Center, Korea University
    Publisher: Kyobo (January 30, 2008)
    ISBN: 978-89-7085-863-0

    Textbooks are required from Week 1 of the course and both copies are available in the Uni-Store.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations