• Offered by School of Culture History and Language
  • ANU College ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
  • Classification Transitional
  • Course subject Korean
  • Areas of interest Asian Languages
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Jeong Ku
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2018
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This course introduces students to modern spoken Korean and to its writing system, Hangeul. In Korean 1 students begin to develop basic listening and reading comprehension as well as oral and written Korean communication skills. Emphasis is placed upon learning to recognize, pronounce and write the Korean alphabet and its most common consonant clusters. Students also will have the opportunity to learn a range of common sentence patterns and read and write basic sentences which allow them to write and speak about a range of everyday situations. Conversational situations covered in the course include meeting and greeting, describing possessions, and making basic use of honorifics in conversation and writing.   

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills at an Introductory level of Korean to:
1. Recognise and pronounce the basic consonants and vowel sounds of Korean.
2. Read and write the Korean alphabet and its most common consonant clusters.
3. Use an active vocabulary of around 400 items.
4. Recognise and apply in conversation and writing a limited range of simple sentence structures and tenses for everyday situations.
5. Communicate in speech and writing to introduce themselves and others, to ask and answer questions about such personal information as where they live, their acquaintances, and their possessions; make basic use of honorifics in conversation and writing.
6. Demonstrate a basic understanding of common socio-cultural activities such as self-introduction in the classroom and communicating with teachers and family members.

Indicative Assessment

Homework assignments & tutorial tests 10% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Mid-term oral test 15% (LOs 3, 4)
Mid-term written test 15% (LOs 1, 2, 3, 4)
Final oral test 30% (LOs 3, 4, 5, 6)
Final written test 30% (LOs 3, 4, 5)

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Five contact hours per week. Total workload for the course is 130 hours including independent study. 

Requisite and Incompatibility

You may not enrol in this course if you have previously completed KORE1020.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $3180
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $4860
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
2259 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

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