Time: 18:30 - 21:00
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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What is the course about?
This taster aims to give you a flavour of the Korean language. You will have a chance to learn some everyday expressions and get a taste of the grammar and pronunciation of Korean.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera is best (e.g. a PC/laptop/iMac/MacBook), or a tablet/iPad/smart phone/iPhone if you don't have a computer.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
Greetings, personal information, order food and drinks, cultural matters.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
Say your name and ask others for their name
Order food and drink
Gain an insight into Korean language and culture.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This is a taster for complete beginners. No previous knowledge of Korean necessary.
For further details of the specific foreign language skills required for this level, please see the languages self-assessment chart at the start of the languages section of our course guide, or at http://www.citylit.ac.uk/courses/Languages/74. You will also need to be able to understand basic spoken and written information in English (e.g. simple instructions, course documents) and be at ease with the use of numbers for daily activities (e.g. using money, telling the time etc).
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
Classroom activities will include: repetition of words and sentences, individual work, pair work, group work, role-plays and mingling activities.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
Based on the tutor's own materials.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
Korean beginners: module 1 in September (LKR11 & LKR01).
Jaeran is a language teacher with over 20 years of experience . Originally from Seoul, South Korea, she moved to London after earning her Bachelor and Masters degrees, as well as a Certificate in Education. Here, she worked as a professional translator for businesses and institutions such as the Court of justice, which led her to teaching Korean as a foreigin language, first privately and then in various further education institutions. This soon became her full time career, and since then she has taught Korean language and culture to adults and young adults at all levels, from absolute beginner to advanced, often supporting their studies or their entrance exams (e.g. at SOAS). Jaeran's lessons are always fun and lively, and incorporate examples and exercises taken from contemporay Korean culture such as TV dramas and K-Pop.
Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.