Korean: Beginner


Course description

This fun and interactive course is a continuation of Korean: Introductory. It is designed for people with some written and oral communication skills in the Korean language. Expand your fluency in speaking Korean in daily life. Learn how to set up your own appointments, ask for and follow directions, and make a phone call in Korean! We will also explore, and gain an appreciation for Korean modern pop culture.

Learning objectives

At the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • ask and answer questions about daily life related to places, times, and food
  • express what you like and dislike with reasons
  • talk about daily and weekly schedule
  • make suggestions and appointments
  • use past form of verbs
  • ask and answer questions about places
  • ask for and give directions
  • make a phone call
  • make requests
  • use progressive form of verbs

We encourage students to participate in our language courses more than one time in order to truly learn the material taught over 10 lessons. It also gives you additional exposure to varying activities within each topic.


Active Korean 1, by Seoul National University Language Education Institute, Two Ponds publishing (required)
Active Korean 1 Workbook, Two Ponds publishing (optional)
Mastering Conversational Korean: Korean for Beginner by Kyubyong Park and Henry J Amen IV (optional)


Our online hybrid language courses make language learning flexible and convenient. The use of both synchronous and asynchronous delivery styles allows for both real-time virtual classroom conversation practice (synchronous delivery) and self-paced study (asynchronous delivery). The synchronous delivery style will occur during the scheduled class dates and time, using Zoom for videoconferencing, chat and screen sharing for class instruction and pair/group work. The asynchronous delivery style uses Brightspace, an online environment where learners can access class materials and resources for self-paced study throughout the week. Educational activities can include exercises, readings, forums, audio/video files, quizzes, etc.


World Language courses are offered three times per year:

  • September (registration opens in June)
  • January (registration opens in November)
  • April (registration opens in November)

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Continuing Studies statement on use of educational technology

This course will require the use of Zoom and may use other education technology such as internet-based applications, cloud services, or social media. In order to complete this course you will be required to either consent to the disclosure of your personal information outside of Canada to enable use of these technologies, or work with the Division of Continuing Studies to explore other privacy protective options (such as using an alias or nickname).