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First Step Korean

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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Yonsei University

Rating 4.8 based on 1,153 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Mar 4 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Yonsei University via Coursera
Instructor Seung Hae Kang
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Languages
Tags Personal Development Language Learning Other Languages

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yonsei university in 26 reviews

Thank you-teacher and Yonsei University to bring this course Helped a lot!

aprendí muchísimo y estoy muy contenta de haber podido dar mis primeros pasos en el idioma coreano gracias a la Yonsei University.

thank you so much Yonsei University.

This course is fantastic and I hope Yonsei University can give this outstanding Korean language course so that I can continue to study Korean deeply.

First Step Korean course by Yonsei University is a really helpful , easy and student friendly way to learn Korean.

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 Excellent course that is helping me a lot to learn korean on the correct way.I'm really happy to have a chance of making a course from Yonsei University.

It is a very nice course for non-korean to learn Korean language.I hope Yonsei University can create more advanced Korean language course for me.Thank you!!!

Thank you to Coursera and Yonsei University!

seung hae kang in 18 reviews

Thank you professor Seung Hae Kang and all the ones who were involved to make this course available for us.

I want to thank Professor Seung Hae Kang, who clearly cares about her students and wants to make sure everyone succeeds.

I would also like to thank Professor Seung Hae Kang and the mentors for this course.

thank you prof Seung Hae Kang, for your clear instructions, 노무 감사하구여.

Thank you for that Seung Hae Kang and Yonsei University!

Thank you Yonsei University and Teacher Seung Hae Kang!

Thank you so much, Professor Seung Hae Kang.

Interesting I've learned a lot, thank you Mrs.Seung Hae Kang for your good work and the way you've explained!

daily life in 13 reviews

I learned more about the daily life terms and sentences.

The examples are so easy and very useful in daily life!

Material outlined in an orderly manner for the student to connect concepts with daily life, eg number and time / date.

To speak fluently, well... Have to practice over and over again, especially if you are not using the language in daily life.

It has a 'situation approach' in which daily life experiences are used cleverly to teach vocabulary, pronunciation tips, particles and common expressions.

Although, it was only short program for the beginner like me who didn't have the fundamental of Korean language, I got a lot of the basic to the daily life vocabularies and conversations.

Thank you very much I love to learn this course it's useful and help me to communicate with Korean person in daily life Easy to understand and follow!

Daily life conversations sometimes matched with Korean dramas I watched.

step by step in 9 reviews

muy bueno¡¡ very good¡it's a couse very complet,i love it¡thank you YONSEI University <3 <3 Excellent, It guides you step by step from the basics.

The course is taught step by step with a very organised structure.

A very interesting step by step guide on words, sentence structures and pronunciation.

easy to follow with new vocabulary to, simple step by step is shown.

good and easy to understandstep by stepkamsahamnida :] I like korean culture ,it is the first time Ihave learn korean ,professer is very nice Fun learning !!

I'm very new beginner in Korean , but this course teach me step by step how to learn Korean.

It is well explained and I really understand step by step.

But through this step by step process, I gradually get more familiar with them.

es un curso in 9 reviews

Es un curso de muy buena calidad y con subtítulos en varios idiomas que permiten un aprendizaje más sencillo.

Me hubiese gustado seguir con más lecciones, es un curso muy accesible y práctico.

우수한 과정 Este curso es perfecto para una iniciación al idioma koreano, sin embargo es muy imporante el estudio por tu cuenta para no quedar resagado durante el curso.En lo personal, es un curso para principiantes con un leve conociento del hangul, considero que es necesario un estudio previo acerca del hangul para evitar confusiones en la pronunsación de silabas, a su vez, de palabres y oraciones.

Thanks to author of program ¡Es un curso EXCELENTE!

Es un curso muy bueno, la información es la adecuada y suficiente para iniciar a aprender el idioma coreano, ademas que enfatizan mucho en la buena pronunciación.

^o^ i loved everything, the time you took to do this, the effort, and patience, i'd really want to lean more if i got the chance, go to korea sometime and see the daily life with my own eyes, i'm really thankfull for the opportunity to study with a great teacher like Seung Hae Kang, thanks again, Alejandro Es un curso de introducción muy bueno, te proporciona varios elementos para iniciar en este idioma, pero no hay que olvidar que se tiene que practicar mucho para no olvidar lo aprendido y trabajar en el vocabulario es algo fundamental.

Es un curso muy bueno, me ayudo a entender mejor algunas reglas de pronunciacion.

Thanks Yonsei University <3 En mi opinión, es un curso realmente útil.

looking forward in 7 reviews

Will be looking forward to more courses on the Korean language from the University.

I am looking forward to learning more Korean and expanding my knowledge .

And looking forward an INTERMEDIATE lesson!

The course was according to my expectations, I'm looking forward following courses to complete what I've learned here.

Recomended ;) Very useful!Looking forward to the further course!너무 기대합니다! It was a good class, and definitely laid down a foundation for learning and understanding the lesson.

I'm looking forward to the current session of the course to begin so I can complete it and be better at Korean!

Looking forward to further courses.


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Took this course months before a trip to Korea. I'm not fluent, but it definitely helped me find my way around teaching me the alphabet and helping me learn conversation topics. The pacing's a bit fast sometimes, but that's what 0.75x speed is for.

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Yonsei University

Rating 4.8 based on 1,153 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Mar 4 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Yonsei University via Coursera
Instructor Seung Hae Kang
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Languages
Tags Personal Development Language Learning Other Languages

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