Faculty of Arts


Korean for Beginners 1


Learning Korean as a foreign or second language is becoming increasingly popular in New Zealand as well as overseas.

This course aims to introduce beginners to basic spoken and written skills in modern Korean. By the end of the course, successful students will be able to carry out a conversation on simple topics of daily life, to comprehend simple Korean texts and to write about their own everyday life at a basic level. Students must attend the lecture plus the streamed classes. This entails four class hours per week.

Topics covered

•    Reading and writing the Korean alphabet –consonants, vowels and syllable blocks
•    Greetings and introducing yourself and your friends
•    Asking questions
•    Comparing items
•    Negative expressions
•    Changing topics
•    Asking alternative questions
•    Talking about your daily routine
•    Making requests
•    Talking about your family and others’ families
•    Asking about locations - in and around the house, university and town
•    Expressing possessive relations
•    Talking about activities on days of a week
•    Expressing the purpose of your action
•    Talking about past events 


Coursework + exam

Availability 2021

Summer School, repeated Semester 1




Integrated Korean Beginning 1, (Third Edition), University of Hawai’i Press, 2019.

Integrated Korean Workbook Beginning 1, (Third Edition), University of Hawai’i Press, 2019.


Coursework + exam


KOREAN 110: 15.0 points


KOREAN 100, 250. May not be taken if a more advanced language acquisition course in this subject has previously been passed

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