Korean level 1

Level: Beginner (0/A2)

Korean language is gaining more interest with the increasing popularity of South Korean culture and its fast growing economy. This course will teach you the basics of Korean language and help you on your way to start using Korean in daily conversation. Test

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Starting from 10 September 2020

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€ 165,00

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Starting from 8 September 2020

About Korean level 1

Korean level 1

This course will prepare you to interact with Koreans for whether you go to Korea on holiday, go on a study exchange or for business purposes.

  • You will master Hangul, the Korean alphabet
  • You will learn the basics that will help you to understand Korean sentence structure.
  • You will be able to form basic sentences, for example asking directions and talking about your schedule.

Not only will you study the linguistic aspect, but as language and culture are closely connected you will learn what is culturally appropriate in various situations.

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Learning goals

This course is aimed at those who wish to achieve level A1-.
You can start this level without any prior knowledge of Korean

After completing this course…

  • You will be able to read, write and pronounce Hangul
  • You will be able to introduce and tell something about yourself in Korean
  • You will be able to ask for or give directions
  • You will be able to form and answer simple questions

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In this course you will use the textbook and workbook of ‘Integrated Korean Beginning 1 second edition’. Please make sure to order the required materials on time, as there might be some delay in delivery.

During class there will be listening, speaking and writing practice. The instructor will explain the vocabulary and grammar, and provide extra examples. Some assignments will be done individually or in pairs. If there is enough time there will be additional games.

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Time investment

This Korean level 1 course consists of 9 sessions at Babel in Utrecht.

The advised self-study load is 2-3 hours a week. It is important not only to do your homework, but also to regularly spend time working on building up your vocabulary.

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  • The classes will be given in English, but additional Dutch explanation is possible when needed.
  • In this course you will use the textbook and workbook of ‘Integrated Korean Beginning 1 second edition’. Please make sure to order the required materials on time, as there might be some delay in delivery. You can order your books here.
  • Students are expected to make workbook assignments and memorize vocabulary as there will be vocabulary tests.
  • If you work or study at Utrecht University you will receive a 15% discount. Please register with your UU email address. Your registration will then be processed automatically.

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  • Starting date: 8 September 2020 (Virtual Classroom)
    Tuesday8 September 202018:3020:00
    Tuesday15 September 202018:3020:00
    Tuesday22 September 202018:3020:00
    Tuesday29 September 202018:3020:00
    Tuesday6 October 202018:3020:00
    Tuesday13 October 202018:3020:00
    Tuesday20 October 202018:3020:00
    Tuesday27 October 202018:3020:00
    Tuesday3 November 202018:3020:00

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  • Starting date: 10 September 2020 (Utrecht)
    Thursday10 September 202019:0020:30
    Thursday17 September 202019:0020:30
    Thursday24 September 202019:0020:30
    Thursday1 October 202019:0020:30
    Thursday8 October 202019:0020:30
    Thursday15 October 202019:0020:30
    Thursday22 October 202019:0020:30
    Thursday29 October 202019:0020:30
    Thursday5 November 202019:0020:30

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