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Learner Reviews & Feedback for First Step Korean by Yonsei University

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About the 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!...

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Oct 6, 2021

This course is really a great start to learn Korean language. It taught me Hangul, particles used, vocabularies and how sentences are made. Thank you to Professor Seung Hae Kang and Yonsei University.


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!

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By ‪Taif

Apr 12, 2022

Before this Course i was know lots of things in korean but i didn't know how to make a sentences or how to use them, But after this Course i've noticed that now i can make lots of sentences!!

Thank you so much for everyone Worked in this Course, You helped me a lot <3.

너무 너무 감사합니다 ㅠㅠㅠ


By MA. K N G P

Oct 29, 2021

The course really helped me learn the Korean language in an easy manner. It is very engaging and fun. I can now write in Hangeul, understand easy words and phrases. I can now ask simple questions and sometimes answer back. I will continue to learn this language fully. Thank you so much.

By Karen B

Sep 20, 2020

Seung Hae Kang is an amazing instructor! She spoke clearly and I understood so much by reviewing the lessons over and over. I have tried other language apps but they cannot compare to learning the basics via this course!! I am looking forward to doing the next course already! Thank you!

By Emil M H

May 3, 2020

Me encanto! su contenido y método es excelente.

Sin duda valió la pena, te facilita las herramientas correctas para poder aprender el idioma, solo hay que tomar en cuenta que es importante la practica constante.

Motiva a seguir aprendiendo y poner en practica los conocimientos adquiridos.

By Sonya G

Feb 22, 2020

I am now able to read, write and even converse in Korean so easily. All the subject matter was explained so well that i was able to complete the course in 5 days. The teacher is comprehensible and easy to understand. I would recommend this to all who have an interest in learning Korean!

By Laura H

Feb 6, 2022

Es un curso muy completo y concreto. Abarcó la mayoría de los temas de un curso que tomé en una escuela de lenguas que duró aproximadamente cuatro meses. Las explicaciones son claras, los ejercicios simples pero muy útiles y los exámenes breves, pero ayudan a ir monitoreando el avance.

By Lloyda B B

Nov 12, 2020

Professor Kang was very understandable and the layout of her lecture was very easy to follow. It was also great that they included videos of real conversations so as to listen to the conversation real time as teachers tend to slow down the pronunciation of words when teaching language.

By yurieca g

Aug 13, 2020

I have learned Korean previously, but not in structured way. Although this course is really an introduction, it helps me to recall my study previously and fix some basic sentences required. Hopefully I can speak Korean better soon. Thanks Yonsei Uni and coursera for bring this lecture!

By Patricia A

Jul 14, 2020

I am very happy that I have finally completed the course. Thanking Respected Professor Kang for explaining each and every topic in details and also thanking other mentors too for being so helpful and supportive. This course have been very much captivating. I really enjoyed this course.

By Gaurav S

Jun 29, 2020

This course has helped me a lot first off by giving me something interesting to do this quarantine and second of all helped me learn a language that I've been wanting to learn for such a long time due to my interest in the country, its culture and a desire to go and seek jobs in Korea.


May 4, 2021

I love this course it was fun and easy to finish. I loved all that it had to get. Made learning korean so much fun. I just want to say thank you to the people that made this. And if you want to learn I would so use this , i tell my friend to use this to and they said they love it to.


Apr 10, 2021

"First Step Korean" is really a good course in COURSERA. We don't feel bored Seunsengnim: SEUNG HAE KANG teaches us very simply and humbly😊,each classes contains pdf notes that's really helpful.also contains additional vocabularies so we can learn more words in Korean. Thank you 🙏🏻

By Glen A S

Feb 5, 2017

I would recommend First Step Korean to anyone wishing to know the basics of this fascinating language. Korean is a really cool East Asian language that shares lots of similarities with Japanese, I like how the script is unique and sets it apart from Mandarin and Japanese respectively.

By Lady K C C

Oct 28, 2020

Muy agradecida por la beca, quiero acceder a más cursos con ustedes, como lo exprese desde un principio me gusta estudiar idiomas. Fue de mucha ayuda para reforzar el coreano ya que tenia solo algún vocabulario en mi memoria por las novelas coreanas. Muchas Gracias Yonsei University.

By Larissa M O

Sep 25, 2020

Professor Kang explains really well. This whole introduction is a good step for everyone who wants to learn korean, you will be able to get the basics and evolve from there. For those who doesn't have english as native language like me, I was able to understand things pretty clearly.

By Ashlie A M R

Aug 10, 2020



By Nurul I A

May 17, 2020

Prof. Kang explained each topics well, I like that she explained the syntax of Korean sentence structure and some pragmatics like honorifics too. It's my first Korean language class so I can't say for sure that I can interact in Korean language but I'm excited now I can read Hangeul!

By BrendaFC

May 14, 2020

I was looking for a course that let me fully experience a type of presence course. So I'm really happy to been able to take this one. I can slightly read more hangul and some things that i've been learning helped me more to confidently speak now. I'm beyond happy. Thank you so much.

By Wendy M F

Oct 29, 2019

Me gustó bastante. Me hubiera encantado poder ser corregida en mi pronunciación, pero es obvio que por el tipo de curso no se puede, pero lo demás muy bien. Lo bueno, al ser vídeos, es que aunque no tengo a la profe para hacerle preguntas, puedo devolverme para escucharla nuevamente.

By 리사

Jul 4, 2019

I am well above this level of Korean but it was a really helpful and useful way to brush up on my Korean. I would recommend this free online course to anyone interested in learning Korean but also those who just want to get some practice in even if you're at a higher level of Korean.

By Priska

Feb 15, 2022

Ms Seung Hae Kang give the best explanation with simple word, so I can understand it clearly. The quiz and practice session give more impact for my improvement. It really a good course for everyone that want to start learning Korean language from basic. Thank you for your hard work!

By Mimi A

Oct 30, 2021

As a visual learner, this was easily one of the best courses for me. I'm a college student and the courses were very easy for me to learn and finish in a timely manner. I hope to go to Yonsei one day and strengthen my Korean skills. This was amazing and the teacher is great. 고맙습니다!

By May

Jun 8, 2021

This course was really helpful and I definitely think that I have improved my grammar in conversations, my level in Korean is much higher than this course and I knew most of the words however this course helped to practice and get better at grammar structure and conversation skills.

By Angie P S G

Apr 7, 2021

Muy buen curso muy practico...gracias por la oportunidad de aprender este hermosos idioma , aun falta un poco los subtítulos en español pero aun así esta muy bien explicado, además me gusta el método de los cuestionario después de cada lección ya que hace que uno repase lo aprendido

By Victoria A R C

Apr 5, 2021

Es un curso que me sorprendió por ser tan completo. Traté en varios sitios y apps pero no encontré un lugar en donde me explicaran tan bien y pudiera entender las bases del idioma hasta que por fin comencé este curso. Es muy completo al incluir escuchar, hablar y escribir. ¡Gracias!