Enrolment for upcoming May 2023 classes is now possible.

We need a minimum of 4 enrolments to start a course. Please submit an online enrolment for the level of your choice on the website www.sandfordlanguages.ie we will keep you updated. There is no need to pay until the course is confirmed.

You can also email mary.zerbe@sandfordlanguages.ie We also offer private & group-private tuition (click on tabs on our homepage to see rates).

The Sandford Language Institute has been running courses in Korean since 1989.

Our tutors are native speakers and qualified teachers, teaching the communicative use of the language and making it as relevant as possible to every day situations. All of the main language skills of Reading, Writing, Listening, Speaking and Use of language (Grammar) are developed in class.

In the event that the day, time or location do not suit, please submit the enrolment form anyway and note this under comments, as we will do our best to accommodate everyone.

If Group Classes are not suitable, please note we also offer private & Group Private tuition options. Should you have any queries, please contact Korean Coordinator Mary Zerbe email :mary.zerbe@sandfordlanguages.ie

GUIDE TO LANGUAGE LEVELS in KOREAN The Korean language is an interesting one. Nowadays, it is one of the most in-demand languages that most young students are willing to learn mainly due to the global popularity of K-pop. But aside from this, more people also see promising opportunities in Korea’s thriving economy, and international political will. Whatever your reason might be, you first have to familiarize yourself with the corresponding levels of aptitude as designed by TOPIK or Test Proficiency in Korean. The test measures your ability to read, write and understand the language, and categorizes you according to three levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. ​ Let’s tackle each level to give you a more comprehensive understanding on how to learn the Korean language. Beginner For the Beginner phase, the TOPIK test is focused on levels one and two. These levels are confined to the study of reading and writing, with level one focusing on the use of typical commands of Korean. These include phrases you could use to greet people, buy or order goods, as well as how you can convey common sentences in casual conversations with the use of at least 800 basic words. ​Level two requires you to learn from 1,500 to 2,000 words to be used in either situational conversations. By this level, you should be able to determine whether discussions apply to formal situations or otherwise. ​ Korean language level guide Experience Korean culture to the fullest by becoming fluent in Korean! Intermediate This phase comprises another two levels. Level three measures your aptitude in dealing with transactional and social discussions in public. This requires your ability to comprehend and utilize the proper use of words and grammar, while having a fair grasp of basic Korean language characteristics. By level four, you should be able to understand and engage in conversations with ease regarding a wider range of topics such as news stories and social issues. You should also be able to understand certain idioms and how they are used in context during discussions about Korean social and cultural topics. Advanced Level five learners are expected to be more fluent and efficient in dealing with professional aspects like research work and technical reporting. By this stage of learning, you should already be able to engage in less frequently discussed topics such as economics, politics, and the like. You are also able to use phrases of expressions in both your writing and reading that fit in formal and informal situations. ​The last level of learning classifies you as highly fluent with the use of the language. By this, you must be able to utilize correct sentence structures and terminologies at work regardless of any situation, and comprehend discussions on various topics without any struggle. When you reach level six, you are already considered fluent though not to the degree of native speakers. Each phase of the TOPIK tests is graded out of 100 points. Beginners may aim for a possible total of 200 points; 300 for Intermediate learners; and 300 for Advanced. The test comprises composition workshops to measure your aptitude, listening exercises, and multiple choice exams.

Course Description Level 1.Beginners Week 1. Korean alphabet Hangul Consonants Week 2. Koream alphabet Hangul Vowels Week3. Asking someone's name,nationality. Greetings. Week4. Numbers. Reading phone numbers and asking price. Counting age. Week5. Talking about family relationships. Family title. Past tense. Week 6. Asking location. Seoul's sights. Week7. Suggesting. Speaking about plans and giving present. Week8. Taking taxi. Giving directions. Food on special occasions.

Course Description Level 2. Improvers Week1. Speaking about hobbies. Week2. Future tense. Talking about holiday plan. Week3. The superlative. Listening and talking about symptoms. Week4. Refusing. Negating. Making plans. Week5. Making reservation. Honorific language. Week6. Markers. Negating. Talking about preference. Week7. Recommendations Week8. Korean wave. How to do Presentation in Korean. Re: Reply re: Korean Language course Contact photo From Yoonah Park on 2020-01-30 17:01 Details Plain text Text book: https://www.amazon.com/Korean-Made-Easy-Beginners-Book/dp/B00552MZ6A Level 1 covers Hangul( Korean alphabet) system. Level 2a covers chapter 1 to chapter 8. Level 2b covers Chapter 9 to Chapter 16.

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