Basic Beginner Korean - Foundations of Hangul

Course Code: KOR101
Day: Fri Time: 19:30-21:20 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Spring Instructional Language: English / Japanese Location: Online English Proficiency Level: Basic Beginner

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Course Description

This is an introductory course for people interested in learning the Korean language. Through listening, speaking, and practical activities in the classroom, students will learn useful greetings, basic vocabulary, the Korean alphabet, pronunciation, and how to frame basic questions and answers. We will introduce basic conversational expressions useful for traveling, shopping and dining. This course also offers students an opportunity to explore Korean culture, customs, holidays, popular music and dramas, and more. Students' knowledge of Japanese can help learn how to make sentences. However, the course assumes no prior knowledge of the Korean language. The course also aims to help participants continue learning Korean by themselves after the course.

Learning Objectives

1. Read Hangul (Korean texts).
2. Write Hangul ( Korean texts).
3. Comprehend basic conversation.
4. Speak basic conversation.

Who should take this course

Those who want to learn an additional language with ease (using English and/or Japanese Knowledge), or learn how to study Korean by oneself in the long run.


No required textbook (Recommended: 7日でできる!韓国語ゆる文法 ISBN: 9784471113230)


Seungkeun Lee

Instructor Biography

Seungkeun spent several years as a language instructor in public schools in Korea, and served as an English-Korean interpreter during his military service. Living, working and traveling in a variety of international contexts has also helped him to better understand the needs of language learners. He received a Bachelor's of Education from Seoul National University of Education, and completed the M.S.Ed. in TESOL program at TUJ. He works as an English/Korean language facilitator at TeLaCo (Teikyo Language Commons) of Teikyo University now.