Introduction to Korean

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This course will introduce you to the Korean language, and present and explain Korean culture, enabling you to have real Korean conversations.

During the course, you will learn Korean phrases, greetings, vocabulary, numbers, spelling and grammar. It is composed not only of the explanation and presentation of culture but also the activities related to Korean language.

By the end of the course, you will be able to have a real Korean conversation with your newly acquired knowledge of the Korean language. This course will give you a taste of language skills and Korean cultures.

This course is aimed at people with no prior knowledge of Korean, who have an interest in learning languages and finding out about Korean culture. It will be useful for international students wanting to study at Hanyang University or in Korea.

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2 years ago
It's a truly an introductory Korean language course. My friend started learning Korean on his own and I decided to catch up with him by taking this course. I have experience in self-studying languages, but I’ve been also learning Italian with The Open University on FutureLearn. I can say I am moderately engaging self-learner I did this course in 9 days instead of 6 weeks. The level of the course is quite low, but, if you consider that course is only made to touch the surface of the language, it’s kind of perfect. The introduction! This course gives you a peak into the basic language structure and pronounciation. It’s built in such way, that every week the learning is centred around couple of tourist-like phrases for memorisation and you learn a bit about Korean culture. The phrases are about how to talk about hobbies, how to order food at a restaurant etc. You don’t get a lot of explanation on the phrases grammatically-wise, b... It's a truly an introductory Korean language course. My friend started learning Korean on his own and I decided to catch up with him by taking this course. I have experience in self-studying languages, but I’ve been also learning Italian with The Open University on FutureLearn. I can say I am moderately engaging self-learner I did this course in 9 days instead of 6 weeks. The level of the course is quite low, but, if you consider that course is only made to touch the surface of the language, it’s kind of perfect. The introduction! This course gives you a peak into the basic language structure and pronounciation. It’s built in such way, that every week the learning is centred around couple of tourist-like phrases for memorisation and you learn a bit about Korean culture. The phrases are about how to talk about hobbies, how to order food at a restaurant etc. You don’t get a lot of explanation on the phrases grammatically-wise, but you do get information on which situations you can use this phrases. It’s a good way to start learning a language, because it sparks curiosity, but I felt that it would get a bit old in the spawn of 6 weeks. That said, the course is quite slow-paced, but it’s good news for some. If you are willing to deepen your studies of Korean language and you have time, you will probably switch to self-studying on one of the great websites dedicated to this language. But you will still acquire useful everyday phrases and get some insight into the Korean culture with this course. The course gives you some external links, mostly on, again, culture, which are interesting to read, but there are also few about the grammar. You can start additional learning on external websites which was what I did. Many steps on the course are targered towards learner’s discussion with other learners. This course asks lots of questions that are able to spark a discussion. It results in many interesting comments, where you can learn a bit about other cultures. You can also find some websites for further studying Korean in the comment section, because the course attracts people, who are interested in Korean or people, who already know some Korean. They provide materials for further learning and help with questions, that are well above the course level(many courses have these great people). Educators are also helping with the questions and are willing to answer questions that are higher level than this course. Hanyang University plans on releasing other courses in the series. The next will be the Beginner course. It's possible to finish the course in 6 days spending less then 3 hours a day(I finished the course in 9 days and in 7 out of 9 days I spent 2,5 hours on course material). Disclaimer: I couldn't find the Review Guidelines for CourseTalk and I wasn't willing to ask them, so I apologize if my review doesn't fit into Guidelines.
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