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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!...

Top reviews


Jun 7, 2017

Professor Kang is really nice and she guides me through every lesson with detailed explanation and dedication. I enjoy learning the course and I believe this is a very good choice for Korean beginners


Jan 6, 2018

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 SalvadiDivya S S

Sep 20, 2020

I had such a wonderful experience learning first step korean. The teaching and material are easily understood and gives us scope for maximum learning. I will utilise all my learning to excel myself speaking in korean. Thank you so much for this oppurtunity.

By Ranna Z

Sep 20, 2020

The course is so well structured. You will be able to learn at the beginners' level without any previous experience. I would highly recommend it to anyone. If there's any advanced course from this instructor, I would be more than happy to start immediately!


Sep 2, 2020

i've tried learning Korean through many different ways before, but never have i been able to understand and grasp the concept the way Ms. Seung Hae Kang taught, her teaching made it seem less of a monotonous teaching process but more of a joyous experience.

By Amielle B

Aug 30, 2020

Thank you so much! This course was very helpful in addressing some of the frustrations I have regarding my lack or rather slow pace of understanding korean conversations when watching TV series or interviews. Hoping to enhance my fluency in the near future.

By Daniela F S R

Aug 8, 2020

Is very usefull and great to use. If you are compromised with your own learning, you will achieve all your goals. This course is very helpfull and is well estructured. You can easily follow the instrucctions and learn how to speek in a basic korean language

By Deleted A

Jun 4, 2020

Muchas gracias por este curso, esta muy bueno, me gusto porque aprendí algo de coreano, las vocales, consonantes, etc. Es bastante completo, lo que me costo entender al principio fue las consonantes, pero se pudo avanzar en eso bastante al pasar las semanas

By Leah F D R

Apr 27, 2020

Ms. Kang explains the course really well! She's like a mom or aunt patiently helping me to learn a new lesson or story. Thank you so much! I still have to review more to be fluent but this course is a stepping stone to a subtitle-free korean drama fan life.

By Sarah M

May 6, 2018

I loved taking this class. I was dying to get back home from work everyday to learn something new. The exercises were fun to do and the teacher explained really good so I didn't have any questions after watching the videos. I would love to take a 2nd class.

By Carolina A

Jul 31, 2017

The course content is what I expected and having an assessor whose native language is the one she's teaching is a plus. The platform is easy to use and the tests and learning material are very helpful. One thing that I would like to add are grammar lessons.

By Leticia M O S

Apr 4, 2022

Increiblemente, no pense que tendria la habilidad ya de poder formular palabras y entender los caracteres coreanos. Incluso con los primeros cursos de la semana ya aprendi muchisimo. Sumamente completo este curso para nivel principiante. Excelente trabajo!

By Fernanda P

Dec 12, 2021

Me gusto mucho el curso,la explicacion,los ejemplos y las evaluaciones aunque fue un poco corto y en algunos casos como las ultimas clases, los suptitulos no aparecian en español asi que fue un poco complejo para mi poca experiencia con el ingles. Gracias

By Ankita P

Oct 28, 2020

This course has been an excellent for starting from ground zero. Teaching the alphabet and gradually increasing the difficulty level throughout the course was very effective. I hope to see more content and advanced levels from Yonsei University. Thank you!

By Claudia S B T

Mar 11, 2017

Me gustó mucho este curso, sin duda el idioma coreano es bastante complejo, pero interesante al ver como lo crean, como crean las palabras y las conversaciones, son patrones y sonidos que poco a poco se me hacían familiares. Muchas gracias por compartirlo.

By Felice A H

Feb 11, 2022

The course was suitable for beginner to follow through and the explanations and histories behind some logic of the languages helped along the way. Grammar was a tough subject in Korean language learning but Professor Kang explained each situation clearly.

By Chan, F R Z

Aug 30, 2020

If you are a beginner in learning Korean language this course is perfect for you! It helped me a lot with the basics of Korean language. Now I can read and somehow understand and express myself using this language. I'm so happy! Thank you for this course!

By Alicia A

Aug 3, 2020


By Karla D P M

Jun 21, 2020

This course is very good, you learn the basic concepts of the lenguage in a very simple way, the teacher explains very well and now I understand the language more and better.

Thanks for quality learning!

Thanks for that Seung Hae Kang and Yonsei University!

By Peerasit S

May 19, 2020

Course is great. It is easy to understand and follow up. I think it is very good for first step of beginner. Course does not focus on grammar as main objective but I like that grammar is hidden in the proper place and certainly I can use it in the future.

By Shelly A R

Apr 2, 2021

This is the perfect course for a beginner. It equips you with the tools to be able to identify the Hangul alphabet which is the first step to understanding the language. I have and will continue recommending this course to anyone wanting to learn Korean.

By Nicole K L H

Jan 9, 2021

the lecture tries to make the course to be easily understood and this makes my learning easy and comfortable. there are also plenty of vocabulary for me to learn. this course is good enough for beginners who would like to learn korean which costs nothing

By Win M

Oct 18, 2020

An effective and useful course for everyone who wants to explore about Korean Language and the Korean language beginners.

I'm very thankful that I could join this course.

Thanks to Professor Seung Hae Kang (Korean Language education as a foreign language).

By Solange M L M

Jun 28, 2020

I learned to write and read the Korean alphabet, how to write and say important dates, a little bit of Korean culture, how to have a conversation, occupations, places, greetings, this course was very useful thanks for your teachings. It's really helpful.

By qp d

May 2, 2020

The skills I gained from this course are: Correct pronunciation of letters, therefore correct pronunciation of the word in addition to reading and writing better than before.

I would like to thank all those responsible for this work and tell them 감사합니다 .

By Pyae P P

Jun 23, 2021

This course is very useful and effective for the beginner as me. The lessons are very fundamental and the explanations are very clear. I think everyone who interested to Korean language should join this course. I really appreciate and thank this course.

By Marry A P

Mar 17, 2021

The module for this course is simple and understandable especially for foreigners who showed interest in learning Korean language. The video instruction is very helpful for someone like me to understand better the language. Kamsahamnida seonsaengnim. :)