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, 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
- read and write the Korean alphabet, Hangul
Read the full course outline.
How am I Assessed?
This is a non-credit course without letter or numerical grades. You receive verbal feedback on your conversation and grammar skills from your instructor during class. Written homework is typically corrected in class. Some lesson modules may include quizzes.
You can expect to spend about three hours per week attending live, virtual classes and completing course work on your own time.
To take this course, you’ll need access to:
- an email account
- a computer, laptop or tablet under five years old using Windows or macOS
- the latest version of a web browser (or previous major version release)
- a reliable internet connection
- a video camera and microphone.
One day before the start of your course, we’ll email you step-by-step instructions for accessing your course.
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 100% online and instructor supported with real-time classes. Our online conversational language courses offer you a virtual classroom experience where you can see and interact with your teacher and classmates. 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.