First Step Korean

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About this course: This is an elementary-level Korean language course, consisting of 5 lessons with 4 units, and covers 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The main topics include basic expressions used in everyday life, such as greetings, introducing yourself, talking about your family and a daily life and so on. Each lesson covers dialogues, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, quizzes and role-plays. After completing this course, you will be able to 1. read and write Korean alphabet. 2. communicate in Korean with basic expressions. 3. learn basic knowledge on Korean culture. It’s fun and easy to follow! Enjoy it!

Created by:  Yonsei University
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When you enroll for courses through Coursera you get to choose for a paid plan or for a free plan

  • Free plan: No certicification and/or audit only. You will have access to all course materials except graded items.
  • Paid plan: Commit to earning a Certificate—it's a trusted, shareable way to showcase your new skills.

About this course: This is an elementary-level Korean language course, consisting of 5 lessons with 4 units, and covers 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. The main topics include basic expressions used in everyday life, such as greetings, introducing yourself, talking about your family and a daily life and so on. Each lesson covers dialogues, pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, quizzes and role-plays. After completing this course, you will be able to 1. read and write Korean alphabet. 2. communicate in Korean with basic expressions. 3. learn basic knowledge on Korean culture. It’s fun and easy to follow! Enjoy it!

Created by:  Yonsei University
  • Taught by:  Seung Hae Kang, Associate Professor

    Korean Language Education as a Foreign Language
Commitment 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week Language English, Subtitles: Vietnamese, Spanish, French, Chinese (Simplified) How To Pass Pass all graded assignments to complete the course. User Ratings 4.8 stars Average User Rating 4.8See what learners said Coursework

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Yonsei University Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia.

Syllabus


WEEK 1


Introduction
Thanks for joining the course! Watch the video below to get started.


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  1. Video: Welcome to First Step Korean!


The Korean Alphabet
In this module, you will learn the Korea alphabet or Korean writing system called 'Hangeul'. After completing the lessons, you will be able to understand the principles how each letter was invented. Also, you will be able to read and write Hangeul.


5 videos, 5 readings expand


  1. Video: 1.1 Lecture
  2. Reading: Lecture Notes
  3. Video: 1.2 Lecture
  4. Reading: Lecture Notes
  5. Video: How to Use
  6. Reading: Korean Character Practice Program
  7. Video: 1.3 Lecture
  8. Reading: Lecture Notes
  9. Video: 1.4 Lecture
  10. Reading: Lecture Notes

Graded: Graded Quiz 1
Graded: Graded Quiz 2
Graded: Graded Quiz 3
Graded: Graded Quiz 4

WEEK 2


Greetings and Introducing
In this module, you will learn how to greet, ask someone's nationalities / jobs and answer those questions in Korean. After completing the lessons, you will be able to introduce yourself, greet a person and talk about someone's nationalities and occupations.


5 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: 2.1 Lecture
  2. Reading: Lecture Notes
  3. Video: 2.2 Lecture
  4. Reading: Lecture Notes
  5. Video: 2.3 Lecture
  6. Reading: Lecture Notes
  7. Video: 2.4 Lecture
  8. Reading: Lecture Notes
  9. Video: Korean Way of Speech

Graded: Graded Quiz 1
Graded: Graded Quiz 2
Graded: Graded Quiz 3
Graded: Graded Quiz 4

WEEK 3


Family
In this module, you will learn the expressions about family. After completing the lessons, you will be able to talk about the family members and learn how to count numbers.


5 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: 3.1 Lecture
  2. Reading: Lecture Notes
  3. Video: 3.2 Lecture
  4. Reading: Lecture Notes
  5. Video: 3.3 Lecture
  6. Reading: Lecture Notes
  7. Video: 3.4 Lecture
  8. Reading: Lecture Notes
  9. Video: Korean Family

Graded: Graded Quiz 1
Graded: Graded Quiz 2
Graded: Graded Quiz 3
Graded: Graded Quiz 4

WEEK 4


Time and Date
In this module, you will learn about time and date in Korean. And you will also say the days of the week as well. After completing the lessons, you will be able to ask and repond time & date using Korean numbers.


4 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: 4.1 Lecture
  2. Reading: Lecture Notes
  3. Video: 4.2 Lecture
  4. Reading: Lecture Notes
  5. Video: 4.3 Lecture
  6. Reading: Lecture Notes
  7. Video: 4.4 Lecture
  8. Reading: Lecture Notes

Graded: Graded Quiz 1
Graded: Graded Quiz 2
Graded: Graded Quiz 3
Graded: Graded Quiz 4

WEEK 5


Daily Life
In this module, you will learn various Korean vocabulary regarding your daily lives. After completing the lessons, you will be able to utilize informal sentence endings, ask and answer about your everyday life.


4 videos, 4 readings expand


  1. Video: 5.1 Lecture
  2. Reading: Lecture Notes
  3. Video: 5.2 Lecture
  4. Reading: Lecture Notes
  5. Video: 5.3 Lecture
  6. Reading: Lecture Notes
  7. Video: 5.4 Lecture
  8. Reading: Lecture Notes

Graded: Graded Quiz 1
Graded: Graded Quiz 2
Graded: Graded Quiz 3
Graded: Graded Quiz 4
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