About this Course
Welcome to Learn to Speak Korean 1! This course is for beginner students who are familiar with the Korean alphabet, Hangeul. Through this course students will learn the skills essential for daily interactions with Koreans while living in Korea. This course consists of six modules, and each module is composed of five units. Each unit has vocabulary, grammar and expressions, conversation practice, video clips, quizzes, a workbook, and vocabulary lists. In order to assist students with their independent studies, Korean learning materials such as lecture notes, workbooks, and vocabulary lists detailing each day’s lecture are also provided. The vocabulary lists are accompanied by English, Chinese, and Japanese translations. I hope that you enjoy all this program has to offer over the next six weeks. After studying in this program, you will be able to have a real Korean conversation with your newly acquired knowledge of the Korean language. Thank you! Your Course Team Chief Contents Developer: Sang Mee Han Contents Developers: Bock Ja Lee, Yoo Kyung Choi, Ha Min Cho, Ju Eun Kim Production Assistants: Jin Hee Kim, Eun Hye Kim
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Beginner Level

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Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
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Subtitles: English, Spanish, Hindi, Chinese (Simplified)
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Beginner Level

Beginner Level

Clock

Approx. 13 hours to complete

Suggested: 6 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
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English

Subtitles: English, Spanish, Hindi, Chinese (Simplified)

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

1

Section
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4 hours to complete

Introducing One's Friends

In this module, you will learn how to introduce your friends in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to explain a person’s actions and movements in detail and to describe the appearance and characteristics of a person....
Reading
6 videos (Total 58 min), 11 readings, 5 quizzes
Video6 videos
1.1 Lecture14m
1.2 Lecture10m
1.3 Lecture9m
1.4 Lecture9m
1.5 Lecture9m
Reading11 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 110m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 210m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 310m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 410m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 510m
Vocabulary List 110m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 110m
Graded Quiz 210m
Graded Quiz 310m
Graded Quiz 410m
Graded Quiz 56m

2

Section
Clock
3 hours to complete

Introducing One's Hometown

In this module, you will learn how to introduce your hometown in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to talk about the location of a person or object and to express the specific look and feel of one’s hometown....
Reading
5 videos (Total 53 min), 11 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
2.2 Lecture10m
2.3 Lecture10m
2.4 Lecture10m
2.5 Lecture9m
Reading11 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 110m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 210m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 310m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 410m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 510m
Vocabulary List 210m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 110m
Graded Quiz 210m
Graded Quiz 310m
Graded Quiz 410m
Graded Quiz 56m

3

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Introducing Food

In this module, you will learn how to ask others to eat together and how to respond to similar suggestions in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to introduce your favorite food, describe how certain foods taste, suggest something to do together and respond to a suggestion....
Reading
5 videos (Total 55 min), 11 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
3.2 Lecture10m
3.3 Lecture11m
3.4 Lecture10m
3.5 Lecture11m
Reading11 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 110m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 210m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 310m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 410m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 510m
Vocabulary List 310m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 110m
Graded Quiz 210m
Graded Quiz 310m
Graded Quiz 410m
Graded Quiz 56m

4

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Ordering Food

In this module, you will learn how to order food and make requests at a restaurant in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to inquire about restaurant menus, order a specific portion of food at a restaurant, and order a drink at a café....
Reading
5 videos (Total 71 min), 11 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
4.2 Lecture15m
4.3 Lecture13m
4.4 Lecture17m
4.5 Lecture9m
Reading11 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 110m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 210m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 310m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 410m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 510m
Vocabulary List 410m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 110m
Graded Quiz 210m
Graded Quiz 310m
Graded Quiz 410m
Graded Quiz 56m

5

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Introducing Places to Shop

In this module, you will learn how to introduce famous shopping areas in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to talk about where you are going to shop, describe various kinds of stores, talk about what you want to buy, and describe shopping districts in detail....
Reading
5 videos (Total 56 min), 11 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
5.2 Lecture11m
5.3 Lecture10m
5.4 Lecture10m
5.5 Lecture11m
Reading11 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 110m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 210m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 310m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 410m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 510m
Vocabulary List 510m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 110m
Graded Quiz 210m
Graded Quiz 310m
Graded Quiz 410m
Graded Quiz 510m

6

Section
Clock
4 hours to complete

Shopping

In this module, you will learn how to make purchases at various types of stores in Korean. After completing the lesson, you will be able to express prices per item, purchase a product from a store, and make a specific request while shopping....
Reading
5 videos (Total 62 min), 11 readings, 5 quizzes
Video5 videos
6.2 Lecture11m
6.3 Lecture12m
6.4 Lecture11m
6.5 Lecture12m
Reading11 readings
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 110m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 210m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 310m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 410m
Lecture Notes10m
Workbook 510m
Vocabulary List 610m
Quiz5 practice exercises
Graded Quiz 110m
Graded Quiz 210m
Graded Quiz 310m
Graded Quiz 410m
Graded Quiz 510m
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Top Reviews

By LLMay 18th 2018

This course was very helpful for me as a beginner speaker. Now I know basic phrases and words how to express my wish or something I want to say to native korean people. Thank you very much!

By DBJul 2nd 2017

Great class !!! Thanks to coursera staff and Yonsei University teachers. Thanks for the good videos, for find a methodology easy to learn the idiom. I enjoyed so much the workbook material.

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About Yonsei University

Yonsei University was established in 1885 and is the oldest private university in Korea. Yonsei’s main campus is situated minutes away from the economic, political, and cultural centers of Seoul’s metropolitan downtown. Yonsei has 3,500 eminent faculty members who are conducting cutting-edge research across all academic disciplines. There are 18 graduate schools, 22 colleges and 133 subsidiary institutions hosting a selective pool of students from around the world. Yonsei is proud of its history and reputation as a leading institution of higher education and research in Asia....

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