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MODULE 5: Korean Language Basics (KLB)

Contents and topics of the course

Thanks to “Hallyu”, the spread of Korean culture across the world, the Korean language has gained quite some attention over the past years. Korean is spoken by about 77 million people and is the official language of both North and South Korea. The Korean language is not merely a tool to communicate, but the invention of Hangul (한글, the Korean alphabet) made the language a big part of the Korean identity as well.


In this course, you will be provided with a basic foundation of Korean language proficiency for listening and speaking skills at a beginner level. This is an intensive course which is designed for absolute beginners. It focuses on developing students’ listening and speaking skills. As Hangul has been constructed with the primary goal to make writing accessible to everybody, students will learn how to write and read Hangul during the early stages of this course.


Upon completion of this course, students will be able make dialogues on the daily life topics and situations that students might encounter such as greetings, family & occupation, time & date, food (restaurant), numbers & money, shopping, directions & transportation.

Hangul (한글) is introduced at the beginning of the course. Students can use Romanized transcription and grammar notes as learning tools to enlarge their vocabulary for their further study.

If you would like to experience a sample class prior to your enrolment, you can contact the lecturer concerned to arrange a visit to sit in in one of the lessons.

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