AU: 3.0
Programme: HSS

This course is designed for beginners with no prior knowledge of Korean. It introduces students to the Korean language and covers reading and writing of the Hangul script as well as pronunciation. Starting with greetings, the course proceeds to develop communication through basic grammar, vocabulary and reading skills for simple sentences. Students will develop the four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing in an interactive and integrated manner through theme-based activities that relate to daily life. By the end of the course, students will be able to read, write, and talk about topics such as identities, everyday activities, time, numbers, weather and location in basic Korean.


Before you take Korean, you must have passion in Korean. You will fight against Kpop fans who may already have an edge in Korean (mostly learnt by themselves). For me, I did listen to Kpop songs and watched a few shows in Korean but I am definitely not a crazy Kpop fan. After Korean level 1, you are able to read almost everything in Korean (but not understand them due to limited vocabulary). Textbook is a must-buy!

I believe there are many fan girl out there dying to learn Korean now. This course can be good or bad depending on your tutor. Take note that you will need to buy the textbook and there are many fake noob hiding in the course.I suggest getting the textbook from friend or senior if you are planning to SU. Don't waste money.

I took it as i really wanted to learn Korean. There are just too many fake noobs that spoil the bell curve. I did not SU but still managed to get A. I studied very hard for it as i really love Korean.

This module is tough as compared to French. After every lesson, I have to spend a few hours to complete each homework. On top of that, there are four class quizzes, two listening quizzes and one individual oral presentation (script has to be memorised). It is a tough module, and you can do well only if you're passionate about K-pop and korean drama. I decided to S/U the subject as I could not gauge how well I score among the cohort, and did not want to take the risk.