Gain practical speaking, reading and writing skills in Korean. Perfect for those with no knowledge of Korean, this beginner course covers basic vocabulary and grammatical structures, and the Korean alphabet known as Hangul.
Learn about culture and everyday life in modern Korea as you practise conversation in pairs and small groups. Understand grammar and build your vocabulary with the help of lectures, audio recordings and videos.
By the end of the course, you’ll be able to:
- greet and introduce yourself
- describe another person
- ask and answer what/who(se)/where is this
- exchange telephone numbers
- speak about daily life
- express something that one is good/bad at
- ask about the location of something or someone
- talk about someone’s profession or major at university
- make requests
- inquire about someone’s hometown and family
- ask for and describe quantities
- read and write the Korean alphabet, Hangul
Read the full course outline.
This course covers lessons 1–3 of Integrated Korean: Beginning 1, Third Edition (2019). You can purchase this textbook at the UBC Bookstore.
This course is online instructor supported with real-time classes.
About Online Learning
Our online conversational language courses offer you a real-time virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. Each week, you log in at a set time to your class using our intuitive learning management platform, Canvas. Through Canvas, you access Zoom, a web conferencing app, for your live class. Just like in a classroom, you do individual, pair and group work, ask questions and receive verbal feedback from your instructor.
Outside of class time, you can access handouts and other materials online at your own pace and rhythm. You might be doing readings or watching videos to prepare for your next class, or practising with the material you have learned in your previous class. You do get out what you put in.
In order for a virtual classroom to be successful, we want to see your faces! Please be prepared to participate with your video turned on. We provide virtual drop-in sessions for you to test out the Zoom app before your first day of class. We will also send you instructions on accessing Canvas before your course begins.