Korean Beginners Stage 1

Course information sheet

Fees: Standard £ 110 Conc £42 Full £260 * Enrol online for standard fee payers only

Day Time Weeks Centre Start End Code Enroll
Wednesday, Wednesday 18:30 - 20:30, 19:30 - 20:30 10 MAC 15/01/2020 01/04/2020 LK1025

What will the course cover?

Basic language for getting around on a visit to Korea Insights into culture and language and their relationship

Who is the course for?

Absolute beginners, or for those who know only a few words, but can't put a sentence together.

What skills, knowledge or experience do I need to start this course?

No previous knowledge/experience required. A good level of English will be helpful. Your tutor will be a native speaker of Korean, but will use English as the common linguistic medium for grammatical input.

What should I be able to do by the end of the course?

You will be able to : •Get to know the Korean alphabet, Hangul, pronunciation and learn how to spell • Identify some basic concepts of Korean grammar. • Perform and understand simple dialogues within the topic areas covered : polite words and expressions, greetings, introduce yourself and others, daily schedule, location, shopping(numbers to say the price and how many) , weather, making appointment and suggesting meeting( the name of months, day and saying time), weekend activities(hobbies).

How is the course organised?

Mainly conversation; role-play and vocabulary/grammar linked to particular topics addressed. Basic reading and writing included. We use course books, handouts, worksheets; audio and videotapes. You will be encouraged to speak as much as possible in class, to work in small groups and pairs, to take an active part in your learning; and each lesson, to work on the four skills: listening (and understanding), speaking, reading and writing.

What extra study or practice is expected outside of the class?

15 minutes study/revision daily minimum, reviewing and practising the previous lesson; sentences and words to learn by heart; reading aloud conversations as many times as you can, homework set by the tutor. Try and listen to audio files, get material from the internet, watch a video - anything to extend your Korean! Find a Korean speaker to practise with, if you can.

How will my progress be assessed?

You will be encouraged to assess your own progress with help from your tutor, who will monitor your achievements by question and answer, some written work, quizzes, questionnaires, games and more formal achievement tests. Record of your work will be kept in your Individual Learning Plan to help record the steps taken towards achieving your goals.

What can I expect to go on to after this course?

Korean Beginners Stage 2

Are there any other costs and what do I need to bring?

Coursebook – to be decided. CHECK WITH TUTOR BEFORE BUYING! Tutor will advise about other published materials (eg dictionaries). Ringbinder(s), A4 looseleaf paper. Notebook. Vocabulary book.

What support is available?

You may wish to get additional help and guidance offered through the free Study Support Sessions at the Macbeth Centre. At these sessions you can access the internet, work on and print homework and assignments for your course, research, access a range of software, improve your typing and practice/review what you have covered in class. You will need to book a place on these sessions – ask your tutor how. Help with literacy or numeracy is available through the basic education programme and the ESOL programme offers help for speakers of other languages. Additional support can be provided for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities. If you have a disability and feel you need support to get the best from your course you can contact Sean Buckley (sean.buckley@lbhf.gov.uk) to have a confidential discussion on how best we can support your learning. The Learner Support Fund is a discretionary scheme, funded by the Skills Funding Agency, to assist learners who may be experiencing difficulties in paying for essential equipment/materials, travel costs, childcare, registration fees and other necessary expenses. These funds are only available to learners studying towards an approved qualification and who are on a low household income of under £20,000. Parental income will not be taken into consideration but the income of any spouse or partner will. Proof of low income will be required. Please discuss this with your tutor at interview or enquire at reception for full details of these funds. Details of all available support can be found on our website (hfals.co.uk), in the Guide and the Student handbook, or from teaching or Reception staff.