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Subtitles: French, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, English, Spanish

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Beginner Level

Approx. 12 hours to complete

Suggested: 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...

English

Subtitles: French, Chinese (Simplified), Vietnamese, English, Spanish

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
8 minutes to complete

Introduction

Thanks for joining the course! Watch the video below to get started.

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1 video (Total 8 min)
2 hours to complete

The Korean Alphabet

In this module, you will learn the Korean alphabet or Korean writing system called 'Hangeul'. After completing the lessons, you will be able to understand the principles how each letter was invented. Also, you will be able to read and write Hangeul.

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5 videos (Total 47 min), 5 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
1.2 Lecture13m
How to Use3m
1.3 Lecture9m
1.4 Lecture9m
5 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
Korean Character Practice Program10m
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
4 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 110m
Graded Quiz 210m
Graded Quiz 310m
Graded Quiz 410m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Greetings and Introducing

In this module, you will learn how to greet, ask someone's nationalities / jobs and answer those questions in Korean. After completing the lessons, you will be able to introduce yourself, greet a person and talk about someone's nationalities and occupations.

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5 videos (Total 48 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
2.2 Lecture10m
2.3 Lecture11m
2.4 Lecture12m
Korean Way of Speech2m
4 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
4 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 110m
Graded Quiz 210m
Graded Quiz 310m
Graded Quiz 410m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Family

In this module, you will learn the expressions about family. After completing the lessons, you will be able to talk about the family members and learn how to count numbers.

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5 videos (Total 59 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
5 videos
3.2 Lecture14m
3.3 Lecture18m
3.4 Lecture11m
Korean Family2m
4 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
4 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 112m
Graded Quiz 212m
Graded Quiz 312m
Graded Quiz 414m
Week
4
2 hours to complete

Time and Date

In this module, you will learn about time and date in Korean. And you will also say the days of the week as well. After completing the lessons, you will be able to ask and repond time & date using Korean numbers.

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4 videos (Total 49 min), 4 readings, 4 quizzes
4 videos
4.2 Lecture10m
4.3 Lecture10m
4.4 Lecture11m
4 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
Lecture Notes10m
4 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 112m
Graded Quiz 212m
Graded Quiz 312m
Graded Quiz 414m
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By DDMay 2nd 2017

This was course was very informative. I really enjoyed the content being that I wasn't on the paid version. I didn't feel like I was missing out on anything but learn a lot from this course. 감사합니다!!!!

By CSJan 7th 2018

The course is amazing for now! The teacher explains everything in a great order and it helps me a lot with Korean. I understand a lot more now. Thank you for that Seung Hae Kang and Yonsei University!

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Seung Hae Kang

Associate Professor
Korean Language Education as a Foreign Language

About Yonsei University

Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia....

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