Faculty of Arts


Korean for Beginners 1

Please note: this is archived course information from 2017 for KOREAN 110.


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

Important information

KOREAN110 is for students who have never studied Korean before. Enrolment is limited with admission based on a Language Ability Declaration and offered on a first applied, first admitted basis. It is not offered to native or semi-native speakers of Korean.

Class limits information for 2017: Summer School enrolment is limited to 105 students in KOREAN 110G. Selection is based on Language Ability Declaration indicating no previous formal or informal study in Korean. Not offered to native speakers of Korean. First in, first enrolled.

View the course syllabus

Availability 2017

Semester 1


Coordinator(s) Dr Inshil Yoon


Integrated Korean: Beginning 1 (2nd Edition)

Recommended Reading

Integrated Korean Workbook: Beginning 1 (2nd Edition)


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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