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About the 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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Aug 31, 2021

Perfectly explained in each short videos. Learnt a lot of the basic grammars, vocab and phonetics. Now, just need to practice speaking it out loud. =) Hope to have "learn to speak korean 2" though. =)


Nov 17, 2022

Excellent course. I learned a lot of the basic words and phrases to speak to my Korean friends in their native language. Very easy to follow and the practices helped the learning and listening skills.

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By Maria K

Oct 21, 2020

It was very helpful in learning basic, everyday korean vocabulary, grammar, and ways of saying things. It was also helpful in teaching the nuances of korean language, even at such a basic level. All in all, for what it was, it was efficient. Thank you for your hard work in creating this course!

I'm still holding out a hope for a part 2 of this course, although it's long overdue, and possibly not going to happen.

By Cecy N

Feb 3, 2022

Sin duda es un curso muy bueno y me parece excelente que la universidad ofrezca a toda la gente alrededor del mundo sus conocimientos. Gracias a esto, nos permitimos aprender más idioma sy conocer un poco más de la cultura de Corea. Sin duda seguiré en la busqueda de aprender este idioma y mejorar siempre que sea posible. Espero algun dia poder viajar a Corea y cumplir más metas. Gracias por todo maestra. 감사합니

By Ayushi M

Aug 16, 2020

상미한 선생님 정말 고맙습니다, This was an awesome course I would highly recommend this course to you guys out there who know a little about how to read and know about hangul. This is an amazing course and the way they teach the methods they use is soo easy to understand. This course was not very much tough to me cause I use to study koran by myself too but still those who are beginners this is an awesome course to go for.

By Tiffanny G

Mar 22, 2021

loved this course! If you know zero Korean I don't think this is the course for you. Yonsei University offers First Step Korean. I took that one first (I also learned the alphabet off youtube videos) and that has prepared me well enough for this course. I like how we are provided with a vocabulary list and workbooks. The workbooks are just a page long. I wish I could take more courses from this university!

By Christine M D

Sep 28, 2020

For me its easy to understand even though I dont speak English very well. I know the hangul but not really have a lot of vocabulary, so for the first week I pause the video a lot. And my korean improve after few weeks and I still have fun learning korean. I wish there's more subject and conversations, and also I wish the quiz will be more than 5. But Im grateful because of this course. I had so much 감사합니다

By Anca V

Nov 7, 2016

I really, really loved this course. It's vocabulary and grammar structures enable the beginner student to engage in simple, basic conversation from week one. On the other hand, the creative ways in which the information is presented and repeated makes this course very enjoyable. I already liked Korean language but this course made me fall in love with it all over again. Thank you very much! Anca, Romania.

By Трофименко О А

Sep 7, 2021

Wonderful!!! I could not make me study Korean by myself, and this time Idid it!!! Sometimes it was a little bit confusing, but I still wanted keep going! Teacher is great, she explained really good!, and communication between teenagers from different countries also were interesting! You learn to understand different accents!!! I love this course so much! Hopefully, Sang Mee Han will give more lessons!

By Aura M

Dec 11, 2016

Este curso me ha parecido excelente. Soy principiante en esto de aprender coreano (Aunque antes de este curso realicé otro llamado First step korean, en está misma pagina y dictado por la misma universidad. Recomiendo hacerlo primero) pero las clases son detalladas, explican pronunciación, vocabulario básico, así como gramática. Ademas es dictado por una profesora nativa de Corea. Quedé muy agradecida.

By Deanne K

Jan 20, 2023

A well-structured and easy to follow course. The dialogue videos are good for learning to listen to different voices and getting used to the sounds of the language. I like that there is listening, speaking, reading and writing practice and the vocabulary lists are good. After trying many free online resources I can honestly say I have learned and retained more in a few weeks compared to months before.

By Andrew H

Mar 27, 2022

Throughout the course, I geuninely felt like I was learning not only grammar, expressions, and extensive vocabulary, but I always felt like I was learning about Korean culture. This course is very beneficial, especially for those who want to improve on their basic skills. Thank you so much Coursera and Yonsei University for this great opportunity to learn more about Korea and Korean Language!! 감사합니다!

By Imanina A

Mar 2, 2021

The discussion forum is really active and responsive. The lessons are very interesting and informative. The lessons use a lot of role play in real-life setting by yonsei students to help students/viewers understand the usage of the words / sentences better. As someone who is able to understand but struggle to speak korean and write due to lack of grammar knowledge, this lesson definitely helps a lot.


Mar 29, 2021

Honestamente fue de mucha ayuda para aprender coreano, las clases están bien estructuradas, la información es muy útil y gracias a este curso tengo la oportunidad de aprender un idioma tan maravilloso que de otra forma no tendría la posibilidad. Espero sigan haciendo cursos para otros niveles que estoy segura que son de gran ayuda para personas como yo que queremos continuar aprendiendo el idioma.

By Katlyn B

Jan 2, 2021

This is a great introduction to Korean grammar! If you are a beginner and you are struggling to get started, I suggest taking this course! I learned so much about how to construct sentences, and I feel confident that I can continue learning and progressing on my own! You'll learn all of this in a way that is practical and useful if you are planning on travelling to Korea at any time in the future!

By laura b

Jan 16, 2017

It was hard. The korean language is very different from the languages I already know (spanish and english), but it was really fun. The instructor was nice and explained the lessons well. She was very engaging with the viewer. Plus, she had nice hair. The videos had cute cutscenes with other students as protagonists. Although they were a little bit awkward, they were fun to watch and very charming.

By Khyara J V P

Feb 9, 2021

This was a really helpful course, I learnt so much about korean language and culture as well as the basics for talking in korean. Right now I feel capable of going to korea and defending myself well enough with what I've learnt in this course. I'm really grateful for how the tracher explained all the topics and made the pronunciation of the words clear, as well as the examples with the students.


Jan 4, 2022

The course outline is very clear and easy to follow. The instructor did a great job in teaching and it was a very fun course to learn though the videos and the conversation video. After 6 weeks of learning, i think my Korean have improved so much than when i first started the course where during that time i did not know on how to count, and hold a proper Korean conversation. Thank you so much!

By David M P

Jul 30, 2023

Recomiendo el curso Learn to speak 1 y todos cursos dados por esta universidad, he realizado ya dos y estoy muy felíz dado que he aprendido bastante en poco tiempo, las explicaciones del docente son muy claras y el material de las lecciones se pueden descargar para consulta, además hay pruebas por semanas para probar lo aprendido, gracias a la Universidad Yonsei por la oportunidad de estudio.

By Muhammad R N

Sep 17, 2021

firstly, i want to say thank you to coursera and yonsei university for give me a big chance to learn korean language, this course is so helpful. for me is so easy, easy to join, easy to learn. thanks to proffesor sang mee han for 6 weeks, the course is so easy to learn, and the video, workbook, and the other document can be downloading so i can learn korean whenever i want. thank you so much.

By Diana

Dec 6, 2020

연세대학교, 감사합니다! This course was quite intense, but really interesting and informative. I feel that my Korean vocabulary, speaking, and writing skills have become much stronger during these 6 weeks. Now I can be sure that when I go to Korea, I can meet people, order food and go shopping without language barriers. Special thanks to professor Sang Mee Han for wise guiding through the course!

By Nesharra N

Oct 5, 2021

At first I was afraid that I would not be able to finish it, moreover, I could not speak English any more fluently. but all my guesses are wrong, it turns out that the courses here are simple, easy to understand and easy to understand. My next mission is not to hesitate to learn Korean here again. honestly this will be my most enjoyable experience when studying or taking courses here.

By SherL

Apr 28, 2021

I have enjoyed learning this course. It was easy enough for beginners to follow. It would be better if there were more exercises for us to practice but other than that it was great! Highly recommended for those who wish to pick up some basic Korean Language speaking skills. Do note though that before you start this course, it would be helpful if you already know how the Hangeul words.

By Leilani S

Aug 22, 2022

This course really helped me improve on my communication skills. And personally for me, having the deadline dates helped me stay on track with my studyng and become more consistant. The teacher was very easy to understand because she speaks in a regular pace for me to understand the korean parts. I had so much fun on this course and I hope there will be more in the future! 고맙습니다~~~~!

By Anahita S

Nov 16, 2020

Great course if you want to be conversational in Korean. The selection of topics and related vocabulary is ideal for anyone who wants to pick up a few beginner phrases. The structure of the course is very well- rounded and each lesson ensures a comprehensive learning experience. Really appreciate the provision of lecture notes as well as vocabulary lists at the end of every week.

By Maya L

Mar 28, 2021

First, I would like to say thank you for the teacher who explains all about Korean language clearly.

I would like to say thank you also for the students who give us many examples in many conversations.

I learn a lot from this course. It helps me a lot in understanding Korean language.

I hope someday I I will visit your country as I wish in my dream

Thank you very much. God bless you