Korean: Introductory

COURSE

Course description

Have you been interested in learning about “한류”(Hallyu or the Korean Wave)? If you’re interested in learning about the Korean language and culture, you’ll love this course. Here, you’ll learn to read and write “Hangul”, the Korean alphabet, “survival” words, and daily expressions in modern Korean culture. By the end of the course, you will be able to carry on basic conversations on topics such as dining out and shopping. 

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.

Format

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.

Textbooks:

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)

Dates

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).