Korean: an introduction in collaboration with the British Museum

Course Dates: 02/07/21 - 23/07/21
Time: 17:30 - 20:15
Location: Online
This four-week course, presented in partnership between the British Museum and City Lit, provides a foundation in Korean and applies this learning to British Museum objects related to Korea.
Please note, this course will be taught online and not at the British Museum.
This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
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Full fee £129.00 Senior fee £103.00 Concession £79.00

Course Code: LBMKR1

Fri, eve, 02 Jul - 23 Jul '21

Duration: 4 sessions (over 4 weeks)

Or call to enrol:020 7831 7831

Any questions? languages@citylit.ac.uk
or call 020 7492 2644

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What is the course about?

Learn the basics of Korean and apply them to objects and inscriptions held at the British Museum.

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.
- Earphones/headphones/speakers.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.

What will we cover?

The foundations of Korean . Details of the content and of the objects will be provided at the start of the course by the tutor.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

-Use numbers to tell the time, days of the week and time periods
-Exchange greetings
-Give and request personal information (name, number, email)
-Talk about countries and nationalities
-Places to go and things to do in South Korea
-Be more familiar with basic Korean phonetics and characters
-Write and read some characters
-Discussions of various cultural topics inspired by the objects at the British Museum.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

This course is suitable if you are a complete beginner.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

Classroom activities will follow the traditional approach but will aim at a high level of student interaction with pair and group work using Zoom. Students are expected to participate in the activities and to do homework every week.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Resources and handouts will be provided by the tutor.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

Please check with your tutor for a suitable progression course.

Minjin Song

Minjin has worked in language teaching for over 10 years in both Seoul and London and experienced in teaching adults from all different backgrounds and levels. One of the feedback Minjin's got from the language learners is that she brings a real sense of dynamism and move the lesson along at a good pace when teaching. Her teaching approach is based on learners' engagement in a series of tasks each of which is well set up. Minjin loves learning languages in general as well as teaching. She believes that learning languages can be a chance for another new world.

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.