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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 Sadhana S

Jun 7, 2021

Very good basic course, it helped me to get started with Hangul but still lot to practice and learning needed. I am planning to take one step towards moderate course of Hangul which will help me more in my Hangul journery. I highly recommend this for basic knowledged of Hangul.

By Estefania G S B

Mar 3, 2021

안녕하세요 😉

Fue un buen curso de coreano básico, a pesar de hablar inglés se entiende perfectamente lo que los está mostrando, me gustaría que los subtítulos en español estuvieran disponibles para todos los videos y que tuviera más ejemplos, fuera de eso, fue un gran curso ❤️

감삽니다 ☺️

By Eli V

Feb 17, 2021

Estoy muy agradecida por esta oportunidad de aprender coreano desde lo más básico siendo guiada por una profesora que explica muy bien, lo recomiendo al 100% todo se refleja en las ganas que le pongas, poco a poco mejora tu escritura, habla y escucha. Gracias Universidad Yonsei!

By Diana H

Jun 24, 2020

Its excellent, howver, the subtitles need a bit of revising. There has been many times where korean symbols or pronunciations has been mixed up with english which can be quite... confusing. Other than that, the English pronunciation is quite great! Thank you for your efforts. :)

By Alberto B

Jun 21, 2020

The teacher is quite good and her methodology is quite funcional, although I think it could be quite useful to enable recordable voice notes to evaluate pronunciation and maybe organize certain videocalls with other classmates in order for a better comprehension of the language.

By wini u

Nov 24, 2022

Kursus dasar bahasa korea yang sangat menyenangkan. Sangat membantu dalam hal pengenalan dasar tentang bahasa korea. Materi yang disajikan sangat terstruktur dibantu dengan gambar sehingga mudah untuk dipelajari dan tidak membosankan. Terima kasih coursera dan yonsei university

By Nicolás P

Aug 27, 2022

Este curso me fue excelente como una primera experiencia con un idioma como el coreano, me permitió ampliar mucho mi vocabulario y entender el como se forman las frases y el como funciona la lengua.

Me encantó, y espero poder seguir aprendiendo con cursos tan buenos como este.

By Lucero A

Mar 1, 2021

Very good. But I would prefer more coaches to make the session more dynamic and not so repetitive. From there everything was perfect. I was able to improve my previous knowledge and still be surprised with grammar and vocabulary that I had not studied before. Very very good <3

By Tea S

Dec 13, 2020

First of all thank you for making this course.

Second, I really love the structure and the simplicity yet broadness the curriculum has. The teacher is lovely and the was she explains it is straightforward and easy to grasp.

I will continue learning Korean thanks to this course.

By kanishka s

May 30, 2020

Thank you so much, mam, for providing us this opportunity to learn from you. You are an amazing mentor. I really got to learn a lot and could complete the course effectively. I really appreciate the way the course material was provided and that made it super easy to go through.

By Carla M

Oct 28, 2017

After starting this course, I didn't know anything about Korean, I literally started form 0, but now I think I'm able to start a conversation with a native Korean, all the videos were very good because they were easy to understand, and every lesson were clear, I'm very thankful

By Matthew J

May 31, 2016

I love this course! This course does not require any prior knowledge in the Korean language and with this course I came from absolute beginner with no textbooks and went to knowledge of basic Korean conversation and knowledge of the rich and pure history of the Korean language.

By Andrea P A L

Sep 26, 2020

It was a very complete course, I could really learn about the Korean language and Korean culture. I'm very surprised by myself, too, it's really a challenge to choose Korean as a third language. Thank you very much for letting me be part of this course, I really appreciate it.

By Zack F

Aug 16, 2020

Great starter for those that are venturing into the Korean language. They start with the basics that will assist you in any future learning outside of the class. I had prior experience with Korean on a beginner level, this class really helped to understand the language better.

By Hoang N M

Jun 5, 2020

I love the materials/lessons of this course. It is easy to learn and commonly used on a daily basis. The professor is so professional and helpful. Her instructions are clear and easy to understand. This is overall one of the best Korean For Beginners courses I've taken so far.

By Rutuja p

Jul 4, 2021

It was very helpful and pretty easy to understand..of course it will take practice to make the roots strong...Miss Seung Hae Kang did an excellent job and I thank her for making my learning experience more smooth. Thank you Yonsei university for this amazing beginners course.

By Miranda S L

Mar 14, 2021

Me gustó bastante, fue muy sencillo de entender gracias a la explicación de la profesora exponente y agradecí mucho que tuvieran límites de entrega donde uno se puede adaptar, lo recomiendo mucho para iniciar y aprender lo básico del lenguaje para al menos lograr comunicarte.

By Agala G N N

Feb 5, 2021

I started learning Korean because of BTS, a Great course. This will helps to improve basic knowledge of the Korean language. Welcome, all colleagues from different countries to follow this course .Kamsamnida YOSEI University and Coursera

Love from Sri Lanka...................

By Supanit W

May 21, 2020

I think this course will be suit to all beginner student. I spend two or three days a week to study this course. I think it was a little time but this course has cover the thing that you should know. I can understand simple setence and the word for using in daily life. Thanks

By Wedyan A S

Jun 13, 2018

This course provides the necessary information about Korean , it's very useful. I really love this course and I have learned a lot and I look forward to learning more. Professor Seung Hae Kang was so kind and dedicated , Thank you for being a remarkable teacher.God bless you.

By Juan d J D V

May 11, 2022

me parece un excelente curso e aprendido bastante, lo explican de una manera muy bien y organizada, me resulta muy bueno la manera de dar un repaso con las actividades del pdf y eso de hacer un examen me ayudo bastante a comprender mas de forma visual y auditiva lo aprendido

By maria p c

Apr 26, 2022

Es un excelente curso, se entiende totalmente, es un buen primer paso para adentrarse a conocer un poco mas el coreano y su cultura. Aprendes las diferencias que hay entre tu idioma y el coreano. Me gustó mucho y la maestra explica muy bien, y los ejercicios te ayudan mucho.


Oct 7, 2021

i remember i was super scared and anxious to get to learn korean but honestly it was so easy and so well explain that when i finished the course i felt like, is that it?!?! i want more, but now i will encrease my vocab and practice the conversations! thank you so much!!! 😊

By Holly B

Oct 23, 2020

I can't believe it's over! This course was a delight. I enjoyed the instructor, the study materials, etc. It's a well-designed course with challenging, but not frustrating, assessments at the end of each week. Thank you, Yonsei University and Professor Seung Hae Kang. 고맙습니다!

By Aqua

Sep 11, 2020

The class was excellent. I like that I didn't need to get hung up on the romanization crutch and just listen closely to pronunciation. It was a good pace and I could easily go back to review material. The pronunciation spreadsheet was fantastic. I want to keep learning more!