Korean SSC course descriptions

Beginners

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This course is designed for students who have no previous knowledge of the Korean language, but who would like to achieve everyday basic communicative ability in various Korean-speaking    situations. By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to understand basic oral and written communication as well as feel confident in expressing their thoughts in both written and oral forms using familiar expressions and basic phrases.

During the 16 sessions the course will aim to cover 8 lessons. The material covered will enable students to communicate in Korean on a number of topics, such as:

  • Self-introduction (nationality, profession etc.)
  • Daily life (daily routines)
  • Shopping (buying items, asking the price)
  • Appointments (making an appointment, days of the week, months)
  • Likes and dislikes (expressing likes and dislikes)
  • Location (asking a direction to a place)

The main grammar areas covered on the course are:

  • Korean sentence structure and word order
  • Particles, quantifiers
  • Polite ending
  • Present and past tense, regular and irregular conjugations

The use of authentic texts showing the culture and life-style of Korean people, Korean songs, Korean dramas and Korean food will give students a taste of the culture.

Course materials

  • Sogang Korean New Series 1A by Sogang University (ISBN:9788976995728)
  • Sogang Korean New Series 1A Workbook by Sogang University (ISBN:9788976995735)

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to our Korean Coordinator, Ms Hyejin Jang, h.jang@imperial.ac.uk.

For course enrolment informaton please visit our enrolment pages.

Improvers

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This course is designed for students who have mastered the basic sounds of the language and who are able to carry out such elementary linguistic tasks as introducing themselves and carrying out a transaction in a shop. Students embarking on this course should already be familiar with Hangul and its pronunciation.

During the 16 sessions the course will aim to cover 8 lessons. Throughout the course, students will acquire more of the basic sentence patterns of Korean, enabling them to converse on a wider range of topics linked to a variety of practical situations often encountered in daily life. 

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • Plan an event for this weekend
  • Make a suggestion and shopping
  • Talk about appropriate reasons for the activity
  • Describe the symptoms of an illness
  • Talk about hobbies
  • Talk about past events

The main grammar areas covered on the course are: 

  • Past and future tense, regular and irregular verb conjugations
  • Honorific expressions
  • Comparison using a superlative
  • Various adjectives and their conjugations

Course materials

  • Sogang Korean New Series 1B by Sogang University (ISBN: 9788976995773)
  • Sogang Korean New Series 1B Workbook by Sogang University (ISBN: 9788976995780)

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to our Korean Coordinator, Ms Hyejin Jang, h.jang@imperial.ac.uk.

For course enrolment informaton please visit our enrolment pages.

Pre-Intermediate

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This course is designed for those who have taken our Post Beginners course (or have completed Korean language study elsewhere equivalent to 120 hours) and wish to achieve a higher level of Korean linguistic and communicative skills.

The course aims to develop further all four language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening), with particular emphasis on the development of listening and oral proficiency with a view to enabling students to deliver conversations about everyday life with native speakers with confidence. The objectives also include enhancing the understanding of historical, social and cultural aspects of Korea through various student-centred or teacher-led activities.

In addition, the course will give students a good opportunity to consolidate fragmentary knowledge of Korean due to discontinuous previous learning experience and to build a solid foundation for moving on to upper-level (lntermediate) Korean proficiency.

Course materials

  • Sogang Korean New Series 2B by Sogang University (ISBN: 9788992491327)

Questions regarding the content and teaching of the above course should be addressed to our Korean Coordinator, Ms Hyejin Jang, h.jang@imperial.ac.uk.

For course enrolment informaton please visit our enrolment pages.