May 17, 2020
A really good starting point to understand what's the Hangeul is constituted of and have a taste test on daily conversation. Last 2 modules were of quick pace which encourages me to revisit more often
Jun 30, 2021
The course is amazing for now! The teacher explains everything in a great order and it helps me a lot with Korean. I understand a lot more now. Thank you for that Seung Hae Kang and Yonsei University!
By Jamara L A•
Oct 15, 2020
I had an experience studying Korean language before but I wasn't able to study the beginner level due to my knowledge on how to read and write Hangul plus the greetings and some vocabularies that I know. With these course I learned a lot especially the culture of Korea and how Korean alphabets where made aside from that my knowledge and vocabularies got deeper with this course, hopefully there will be next course for this lesson. How about Korean 2? Thank you!
May 31, 2020
Este curso es realmete la introduccion al coreano, si no sabes nada sobre este idioma , va a ser de gran ayuda para ti como lo fue conmigo. La maestra Seung es realmente buena explicando los conceptos, pronunciacion y gramática. Poco a poco tambien se apremde a ser autodidacta... por lógica y observando detenidamente las oraciones tambien vas comprendiendo, como se aplican algunos terminos. Aparte que te los explican pero th por tu parte tendrás entendimiento.
By Pitchakorn K•
May 31, 2020
This course is very useful for people who would like to learn first step about Korean language. There is a lot of data that make me more understand about creating a sentence in daily life and also can respond to Korean people in a simple conversation. The teacher's explanations is clearly and easy to understand any lesson that they prepare for us and also videos are good! For me, I really like this course and I'll spend more time to practice this language. ^^
By Holly S•
May 31, 2020
Working with Yonsei Unversity through Coursera has been an amazing opportunity. I had been searching for a formal, online way to learn & study the basics of the Korean language, and this was exactly what I was looking for! Seung Hae Kang is an exceptional professor, and I enjoyed learning from each of the units of this course. First Step Korean has inspired me to continue furthering my education of the Korean language. To Yonsei University & Coursera: 감사합니다!
By Cheryl M•
Sep 17, 2016
This was such a fun and great course to follow. I really want to learn more Korean and this is great for starters. You will learn how to write Hangul and speak in a very easy way. The classes are not too difficult and you can keep up easily if you spend the time each week on each course. I recommend this for everyone who wants to learn the basics of Korean language. I finished today and I can't wait to get my certificate. Thank you so much Yonsei University!
By Indora C P•
Apr 13, 2022
Por diferentes causas, no podía terminar el curso en el tiempo que me establecía, pero después de mucho tiempo, ya pude concentrarme más en mis estudios y al fin lo terminé. Me parece excelente que podamos tener esa libertad de reiniciar el curso desde donde lo dejamos, sin perder nada de lo que ya habíamos hecho. El curso es excelente y explica muy bien todos los upntos necesarios, àra que no haya confusiones en cuanto a donde y cuando usar los marcadores.
By Lyka P•
Apr 12, 2022
A very comprehensive beginner's course for learning Korean! I really like how they discussed breakdowns on pronunciation, as they can get really tricky when it comes to complex words and ending consonants. I also love how there are plenty of speaking and listening practices included in the video lectures. The handouts have been very helpful too, not just for completing the modules, but also as future references for studying. 감사합니다, 선생님하고 연세대학교! 안녕히 계세요! ^^
By Elanur T•
Jun 21, 2020
I didn't know anything about Korean, even though I am really interested in Korean Culture and also love listening to Kpop. Basically other then a few vocabulary that I knew, I could't read it or didn't know anything about the grammar. This course makes it so easy the learn, the videos are short and easy to understand and the quiz questions are also easy when you understood the topic. Overall it makes learning Korean easier, I would definitely recommend it.
Sep 3, 2020
I really loved it. And since I was already interested in learning Korean this is the perfect way for me to kick start my journey especially since I'm home quarantined and my school hasn't started yet. I used this opportunity to focus on my Korean. Thank you for providing this. Even though I would have loved to start with the FORMAL way because I read that it was impolite to use the INFORMAL way to someone you just met but thank you for greatly helping me.
By Belem P D L F•
Jun 13, 2020
I was extremely nervous and hesitant about taking this course. I finally took it and since I had time, I dedicated my free time to this class and to doing the assignments/exercises. If you put in the time to study, you will succeed. My Korean is definitely better than it was. I will continue learning and have been trying to sharpen my skills by listening to see what I can understand from YouTube videos and trying to read what I can because of this class.
By Armando L•
Feb 7, 2018
This course was really great, the teacher was fantastic, everything was well structured and it really was a great starting point to learn this amazing and interesting language and culture. I'll definitely take my time to practice what I've learned and will try to do other courses in more advanced levels to master the Korean language. Thank you for offering this online, thank you for sharing your beautiful culture with the world. I wish it were longer!
By Rannaree S•
May 23, 2020
Thank you very much for creating this fantastic course! I like this course so much. I have been enjoying myself studying these Korean lessons for full five weeks. Those are 5 weeks of happiness. I will try my best to improve my Korean skills. Thank you professor for teaching me. I like your accent, your voice and the way you explain every little detail to me. I wish you the best. Stay safe and stay healthy during this current situation. Take care :)
By Emal R•
Feb 20, 2017
I can hoenstly say that languages is something I have never excelled at but for whatever reason I managed to get a hold of the Korean alphabet and learn some basic conversation because of this course. The teaching, vocabulary provided and exerciess make the course interesting. Highly recommend the course to anyone who has a genuine passion and interest in the language for whatever reason (I started off as someone who just enjoys K-drama). Good luck!
By Noella C•
Aug 30, 2021
안녕하세요 ~! This is a very helpful course. I started with very basic knowledge about the Korean language and through this course, I was able to learn how to read, write, and speak Korean. I also enjoyed the lecture videos as it explained every lesson clearly and the example given helped me a lot in understanding more each topic. I highly recommend this to everyone who would want to start learning Korean. 고맙슴니다 COURSERA 그리고 연세대학교! 고맙습니다 승 해 강 선생님!
By Richelle A G A•
Dec 28, 2021
This is my first time properly learning Korean even though I've tried studying alone in the past years. I already know and understand some Korean before starting this course but after starting this course I was able to learn and understand deeply the language (the reason why some words changes after changing it's form and some similar cases). For beginners this will be a really good course for you to have a good understanding of the Language.
Feb 23, 2021
Excellent course. Absolute guide from scratch. I'm an undergraduate student and I want to do Master's in south korea through scholarship. That's why I wanted to learn Korean and this beginner level course helped me alot.
But because of financial issues I couldn't purchase the certificate even after successful completion of this course 😩😞. So I'm sad also because I don't have any official document in my achievements related to this course.
By Maria G T•
Jan 14, 2018
Desde hace mucho tiempo estaba intentando aprender Coreano por mi cuenta pero se me hacía muy difícil, ahora gracias a este curso pude aprender a leer y escribir en Hangul. Además, pude adquirir una noción básica del idioma. Es un curso de muy buena calidad y con subtítulos en varios idiomas que permiten un aprendizaje más sencillo. Sobra decir que ya estoy inscrita en el siguiente y espero que sigan impartiendo mas cursos de Coreano. 고맙습니다
By Imelda M•
Dec 12, 2021
I think the course may be a little bit difficult for beginner learners without supplementing their learning from other sites. I am a little more advanced beginner so taking the test was a bit easy for me. But if I was were a I was several months ago, it would have been difficult. Maybe it is because I am a concrete learner so having a face to face instruction is better for me than online video instruction. But overall, the program is good.
By Hansani W K•
Jun 26, 2020
I have really enjoyed learning Korean Language through this First Step Korean by Yonsei University as a Sri Lankan. There are lot of knowledge and skills included in First Step Korean course. And I should mention that the Professor Seung Hae Kang is a great teacher, instructor who helped to achieve a great goal. Thank you so much teacher. I highly recommend First Step Korean by Yonsei University for those who want to learn Korean Language.
By Maria A A•
Aug 7, 2020
Before join this course, i already know a little about korean from korean drama and korean music. But after i join this course and learn, i know about how pronounce and utilize korean language in a good way. Professor Kang is a great instructor (Thank you Professor Kang :) ), she explained and guided me very well. This course is easy to follow and very informative because the course is explained korean language that we used in daily life.
By Raihana A A B•
Jul 17, 2021
This course is really hepful, before this course is difficult for me to understand date and time in korea, but "first step korean" by Yonsei University is so helpful for me and i get a lot benefits, so if you ant to learn korea language this course is the best answer. To be able to take course at my own pace has been an amazing experience, I can learn whenever I want I also can fits my schedule. the teacher was so very good at teaching.
By Biren M•
Jun 23, 2020
It was a really nice experience to learn Korean language. The course was very interesting with good demo video clips and convenient sentence and phrase examples. This course covers most of the basic things you need to speak and write in Korean when you have a normal conversation with Korean people. After successful completion of this course, you can easily write or speak in Korean about yourself and describe most of the things about you.
By Aditi P•
May 3, 2020
Thank you so much for this course. The lessons were easy to understand and comprehend. The forums teams were very helpful too and responded to my questions immediately. I am so happy with this course. Although I wanted to learn Korean out of interest due to k-pop :P , but I feel proud for utilizing this maple of time during this global pandemic. Thank you so much. I really appreciate the efforts put into this.
Aditi Pattanaik :)
By Yikella Y•
Aug 24, 2020
Really enjoyable course to take. I found this unit really well planned in terms of when topics and new vocabulary were introduced. In fact, this was more helpful than my own university's Korean Beginners course which I paid for! I like to give an hour each day for each week's lesson because I tend to pause and repeat phrases to check my pronunciation; this way I also won't be bored as I get distracted very easily. 한국어를 가르쳐 주셔서 감사합니다!
By Yarelí Z•
Dec 16, 2020
Me agradó mucho porque es interactivo y puedo repetir las clases; además si algo no me quedó muy claro puedo regresar sin ningún problema.
La profesora explica muy bien, y las 3 oportunidades en el quiz también es una excelente idea
Sin embargo debo señalar que los subtítulos de las últimas clases no estaban totalmente en español por lo que me demoraba más en comprender lo que explicaba y muchas veces debía ayudarme con el traductor.