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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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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!


May 27, 2021

useful course for fundamental learners. Everyone can take this course easily.

the instructor gives me good teaching and more information.

I can basically talk to Korean after finished the class.

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By Sirinada L

May 21, 2020

Such a GREAT experience! Good lessons with the exercises also quiz after learning is quite good. Teacher can speak English very fluently with confident and cute facial expression. This course is very suitable for beginner. THX for making this precious course ><

By Marilyn P

May 24, 2021

Antes que todo quiero agradecer la equipo de trabajo que realizo el curso. Es muy buen trabajo. El curso es fácil de seguir, muy completo, Personalmente lo tomé como complemento de otro curso que estoy haciendo de coreano y me ayudo mucho. recomendado 100%


By Pichaya S

May 5, 2021

I'm so glad I took this course. My interest in the Korean language started when I came back to listen to K-pop and It grew up on me. I fell in love with the language. This course has given me the basic skills to talk in basic conversations in Korean very easily.


Oct 24, 2020

Fue fantástico, siempre he querido aprender coreano pero dada la dificultad para los maestros coreanos perfeccionar el español era dificil comprender algunos contextos, pero haberlo aprendido del ingles al coreano fue mucho mas facil, pude entender muchas cosas.

By Bria T

Sep 30, 2020

Very informative and helpful. Though I am a little concern for those who will take it with zero knowledge as it may be too confusing for them. Nevertheless, they could use the forum to interact with the lecturer and other students to ask and clarify the lessons.

By Ana R R A

Jun 17, 2020

I really love this course. The teacher explains well the grammar. I also like the way how she taught the pronunciation of the Korean words. I am also able to learn basic conversational Korean. I hope more of course like this will also be given here in Coursera.

By Ava F

Jun 14, 2020

This course was very informative and precise. I could retain the new information and I learned phrases that would help me in everyday life. This course was very well worth it and I’m glad it was free and easily accessible to anyone who wants to learn. Thank you!

By Meg Q

May 20, 2020

This course helped me not just to gain the basics of writing, reading and speaking the Korean language. But also enjoy learning a lot about their culture. Hope I can get to visit South Korea after the pandemic ends and practice applying what I learned. ❤️ 고맙습니다!

By Kelsey W

Nov 21, 2016

This easy-to-learn course teaches you everything you need to read Hangul (the Korean alphabet), understand sentence structure, and begin verb conjugation. I highly recommend it to anyone looking for an accessible introductory experience into the Korean language.

By Kosithirunsakun, N

Mar 24, 2016

I am looking for the course which provide me the new knowledge. This course can provide me the third languages, I am so excited not only Korean Language but also cultural and traditional. I am thankful all of you to give me the new experiences. I do appreciate.


Sep 2, 2021

This course was amazing!! You really learn korean language from different contexts. It is a good route to begin with passion another language. Thank you to Yonsei University for this course. To Seung Hae Kang thanks for everything and I hope to see you someday-

By Sofia A

Nov 27, 2020

Particularmente me encantó el curso. Fue muy fácil de entender. Hay que estudiar mucho, es un idioma bastante complejo, hay que aprender sistemas numéricos nuevos, mas caracteres y no es tan sencillo. La profesora excelente, se entendió muy bien todo!. Gracias!

By Victor C

Nov 1, 2020

I love the fact that in every lesson, they will provide PDFs which will make us review after classes. I also love how soothing the voice of seonsaengnim is! It definitely helps to lessen how overwhelming the lessons are haha. Thank you so much! - Victor Caberte

By Jonafe A M

Aug 25, 2020

Thank you so much for giving me this experience it really means a lot to me. Thank you for my good and patient instructor to this course and I am so glad that I was able to learn more about Hangul. I enjoyed every lesson in this course. Thank you and God bless!

By Luke A J

Jul 3, 2020

It was fun and interesting, I think I am already ahead of level 1 Korean so I skipped alot of the videos and went straight to the tests but overall I think if you follow along with the videos and make notes yourself, you can learn alot from this course. Thanks.

By Dinar U

Jul 6, 2022

I finished this course faster than I had predicted. It is a very good start to learn Korean, I find it very easy to understand. I will definitely recommend this course to anyone who wants to start studying Korean with little to no prior knowledge about Korean.

By Shivangi p

May 7, 2021

it was so much fun to learn the korean language the insterctor was superb and the videos was so good and easy to understand the concept and language and the explanation was also good. i'm so happy by this online course its so helpfull to learn the language .


Nov 5, 2020

Professor Kang is very helpful and she explains very clearly. The conversations before discussions were able to help me get a broad view of what the discussion will be all about and trimming it down to bits helped me get a clearer understanding of every topic.

By Shanice B

Jun 30, 2020

This is a great course for people that have already started learning Korean and need help building a proper foundation. I definitely learned a lot. I was a bit overwhelmed by the vocabulary but they are all necessary words you will need for basic conversation.

By Carmina E S C

Jun 8, 2020

Muchas gracias, me siento muy feliz, porque este curso me gustó mucho como introducción al idioma coreano, me siento muy motivada para seguir adelante en el aprendizaje de este bello idioma. espero que pronto tenga mayor fluidez al leer y en la pronunciación .

By Li Y

May 1, 2020

great intro to Korean course for beginners. would be great if the vocabulary section was not chopped up in each video, it would be easier for students to write down all the vocab for the unit in sequence so that we can take notes better. other than that, v fun

By Olga M

Jan 15, 2018

Great for total beginners. The only thing I would comment on is the tests, they are quite easy and could be a little bit more demanding. However if you can devote yourself to learn and not rely to much on the test to check out your knowledge then it's perfect.

By prossy b

Oct 24, 2022

I really appreciate the opportunity to learn with a teacher after having taught myself during the pandemic. I love the conversationconversational practice the most. Thank you so much for the opportunity to access these lessons at no charge. Am truly grateful.

By Marlon S

Dec 30, 2020

Great course and good starting point for more advanced studies of the language. I loved the Hangul emphasis and the drills and it had quite a steep learning curve. A lot of things covered in those five weeks. Very recommended for every Asian language learner.