Korean course descriptions

Beginners

Beginners Korean image

Students are advised NOT to buy the course book before the start of the course.

This Beginners course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of the language who would like to achieve everyday basic communicative ability in various Korean-speaking situations. By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to understand basic oral and written communication as well as feel confident in expressing their thoughts in both written and oral forms using familiar expressions and basic phrases. The material covered will enable students to communicate in Korean on a number of topics, such as self-introduction, daily routines, directions and shopping. The main grammar areas covered on the course are:

  • Korean sentence structure and word order;
  • Present, past and future tense, regular and irregular verb conjugations;
  • Particles and quantifiers;
  • Basic honorific expressions

The textbook for the course is Sogang Korean 1A and 1B by Sogang University, accompanied by 1 audio CD each.

Imperial College undergraduates and postgraduates may, if they wish, acquire 2 ECTS credits after successfully completing their evening class. To qualify, a student must attend the classes regularly and pass a test at the end of the second term. Students will be invited to apply in the second term to take the test.

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to the Korean Coordinator, Ms Hyejin Jang, h.jang@imperial.ac.uk.

Post-Beginners

Post-Beginners Korean image

Students are advised NOT to buy the course book before the start of the course.

This Post-Beginners course is designed for those who have taken our Beginners course and who wish to achieve a higher level of Korean communication skills. Students who have not taken our Centre's Beginners course may also join the class, provided they have a basic knowledge of Korean.

There will a greater number of topics covered and students will be able to learn complex grammatical structures and a wider range of speech patterns as well as cultural issues that are likely to be encountered in contemporary Korean society. Also, students will be given fun and effective activities, in pairs or in small groups, in order to improve their communication skills.

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • communicate with Korean native speakers at basic level about everyday topics including school/ work life, family and friends, food and restaurant, vacation plans, etc.;
  • acquire knowledge of various grammatical elements and expressions including honorific expressions, verb conjugations and adjectives;
  • understand and communicate using various speech patterns that are appropriate to the context.

The textbook for this course will be Sogang Korean 1B by Sogang University, accompanied by 1 audio CD.

Imperial College undergraduates and postgraduates may, if they wish, acquire 2 ECTS credits after successfully completing their evening class. To qualify, a student must attend the classes regularly and pass a test at the end of the second term. Students will be invited to apply in the second term to take the test.

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to the Korean Coordinator, Ms Hyejin Jang, h.jang@imperial.ac.uk.

Pre-Intermediate

Pre-IntermediateKorean image

Students are advised NOT to buy the course book before the start of the course.

This course is designed for students who have knowledge of basic Korean pronunciation, can handle simple structures and wish to achieve a higher level of Korean communication skills.

There will a greater number of topics covered and students will be able to learn complex grammatical structures and a wider range of speech patterns as well as cultural issues that are likely to be encountered in contemporary Korean society. Also, students will be given fun and effective activities, in pairs or in small groups, to improve communication skills.

By the end of the course, students will be able to:

  • communicate with Korean native speakers at a basic level about everyday topics including school & work life, family & friends, food & restaurant, vacation plans, etc.;
  • acquire knowledge of various grammatical elements and expressions including honorific expressions, verb conjugations and adjectives;
  • understand and communicate using various speech patterns that are appropriate to the context.

The textbook for this course will be Sogang Korean 2A by Sogang University, accompanied by 1 audio CD.

Imperial College undergraduates and postgraduates may, if they wish, acquire 2 ECTS credits after successfully completing their evening class. To qualify, a student must attend the classes regularly and pass a test at the end of the second term. Students will be invited to apply in the second term to take the test.

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to the Korean Coordinator, Ms Hyejin Jang, h.jang@imperial.ac.uk.