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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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Rating 4.8 based on 1,781 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Mar 29 (3 weeks ago)
Cost $49
From Yonsei University via Coursera
Instructor Seung Hae Kang
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Language English
Subjects Languages
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daily life

I learned more about the daily life terms and sentences.

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

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.

^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.

It starts from Hangul Alphabet, to some daily life conversation.

good 课程设计由简入繁,前后连贯,一环扣一环,必须加强课下的训练;老师讲课速度适中,基本都可以听懂,作为一门入门课程,比较推荐该门课程 W I recommend this course for all who want to learn the language.It is well organized.Easy to follow.Contains important topics which u need for your daily life in Korea.You won't loose your time.On the other side, the quizzes, I think, are too short or too easy.

I'd definitely recommend it I learnt many useful sentence to use in daily life.

Throughout the course, I learnt to correctly pronounce each character and make simple conversation about daily life.

best course to learn korean language for basic daily life conversation Good for beginners.

Teaches a lot of vocabulary for daily life.

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professor seung hae kang

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.

Thank you so much, Professor Seung Hae Kang.

Professor Seung Hae Kang is a wonderful instructor and the course is really well designed.

Thank you to Yonsei University, professor Seung Hae Kang and all the staff involved in the development of this course.고맙습니다!

Thank you very much Yonsei University and Professor Seung Hae Kang.

Professor Seung Hae Kang was so kind and dedicated , Thank you for being a remarkable teacher.God bless you.

The language flow of Professor Seung Hae Kang in both Korean and English is very specific and extraordinary.

Thank you to Professor Seung Hae Kang for making Hangul this easy to learn.

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step by step

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.

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.

Takes you step by step in learning Korean, really recommended.

The lessons were taught clearly and step by step.

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del idioma coreano

Un curso muy bueno te ayuda aprender lo básico del idioma coreano.

Es un curso bastante interesante, con mucho vocabulario y actividades que permiten el aprendizaje del idioma coreano.

Es un muy buen curso básico que te permite de manera fácil y practica aprender los inicios del idioma coreano Very good thanks I learned a lot Es realmente excelente el método que se utiliza para la enseñanza,fácil, rápido y sencillo.

Fue de gran satisfacción estar en este curso, hay explicación detallada sobre los temas me encantó,y me gustaría existan más cursos del idioma Coreano I sudied korean in the past but really I learned lot of things, so is the best.

Agradezco la oportunidad de aprender las bases del idioma coreano y la introducción a una nueva cultura.

감사합니다 많이 가르쳐주셔서 정말 고마워요열심히하겠습니다 Es de los mejores cursos que eh tomado para aprender lo básico del idioma coreano, lo recomiendo al 100% I have been studying korean for a long time and this basic course helped me understand some things alot better.

Really helps with learning phrases,but doesnt focus on grammar as much Es justo lo que necesitaba para ordenar mi estudio del idioma coreano, espero seguir aprendiendo.

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fácil de entender

Muy fácil de entender 놀라운 un excelente curso, me pareció dinámico y muy divertido.

Muy buen curso, fácil de entender y muy útil.

excelente curso sencillo y fácil de entender Very well-organised and informative course.

Un curso fácil de entender y a su vez muy completo.

este curso es excelente y gracias a la oportunidad que me dio la universidad de poder hacer este curso Fácil de entender, buen material impreso y audiovisual I loved it.

Es fácil de entender e interiorizar.

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curso es muy bueno

El curso es muy bueno pero desde la semana 4 más o menos, los subtítulos ya no están en español... sino en Ingles, es un poco difícil para quienes solo hablamos español... ojala puedan corregir ese detalle.

Hola, recomiendo tomar este curso es muy bueno , y hace facil entender este idioma extrangero, los tutores son excelentes , aprendi mucho para ser principiante, gracias!

El curso es muy bueno y te lleva de la mano paso a paso para que aprendas de acuerdo a tus capacidades y tiempo The course content is what I expected and having an assessor whose native language is the one she's teaching is a plus.

El curso es muy bueno, las explicaciones son claras , pero lástima no tiene versión en español.

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looking forward

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 .

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.

I learned so much from it and now looking forward to taking the next course!

It was so easy with understanding and good modules.i enjoyed learning and all the smallGraded quizes ..thankuu to yonsei university ..looking forwardformore modules.

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know anything about

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.

Very helpful for those who don't know anything about Korean Language at the first time.

Great course, but I think it progresses a bit fast if you really don't know anything about the hangul writing system.

Very useful course for beginner, like me, who did not know anything about Korean language.

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subtitulos en español

Es un buen curso para comenzar a aprender coreano, tiene subtitulos en muchos idiomas, incluyendo el español, al final los subtitulos en español fallan pero en cuanto a la enseñanza es muy básica y fácil de aprender; totalmente recomendado.

Muy bueno el curso lo unico es que al final en la semana 4 y 5 no hay subtitulos en español, lo cual hace que el curso se complique, ya que yo entiendo el ingles muy bien.

faltaron los subtitulos en español que estén mejor editados,pero estoy muy agradecida ya que tengo mucho por seguir practicando con el material proporcionado.

Nice course Los subtitulos en español en los ultimos modulos del curso no estaban funcionando.

Pero es muy practico y fácil de entender y aprender..Me alegro mucho de que tenga subtitulos en español.

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hope 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.

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!!!

I hope Yonsei University would add more new vocabulary in the course.TEST/ ASSIGNMENT (3/5)I've taken another language online course at another site that similar to Coursera.

I hope Yonsei University comes out with more such courses at Advance Levels.

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sobre el idioma

I really enjoy the course, i see my self improving a lot with those classes, so Im very thankful and can´t wait to finish this one to start the next course level of Yonsei University *-* sabía mucho sobre el idioma coreano, por lo que este curso me pareció un buen primer acercamiento a la que yo considero una enigmática lengua.

Gracias a este curso pude aprender sobre el idioma Coreano, estoy muy satisfecha Very good for beginner I have learned the basics of what I don't really understand though I'm still struggling with the sounds of pieup, ssang sieot, ssang kieuk etc.

Muy buen curso me ayudó mucho a conocer más sobre el idioma coreano, su cultura y lo único que recomiendo es que mejoren las traducciones para quienes somos de habla hispana.

Para una persona que no cuenta con ningun conocimiento sobre el idioma coreano, resulta fácil de aprender y entender.

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seguir aprendiendo

i think that this course is amazing because teach a lot vocabulary I really liked this course because I learned the basic korean very well and I hope that can will open another course of korean for learn more about this interesting language Me encantó este curso de coreano.... muchísimas gracias .. aunque me falló las dos ultimas semanas el subtitulo de español.... un abrazo grande desde Ecuador Me ha encantado este curso, de verdad espero seguir aprendiendo mucho.

aprendí lo suficiente a pesar de ser un curso pequeño de muy corto tiempo esta bien estructurado y espero poder seguir aprendiendo ya que al menos se lo basico gracias por el curso Very good introductory course!

Ya quiero seguir aprendiendo.

Inspira a seguir aprendiendo.

Motiva a querer seguir aprendiendo.

Me ha parecido un curso muy práctico, y me da pena haberlo terminado ya, quisiera seguir aprendiendo más.

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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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Rating 4.8 based on 1,781 ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week
Starts Mar 29 (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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