View of a street in Korea

"A curious mind is never bored." — Min Kim (actor)

At a glance

  • Evening Class
  • Various levels
  • Timetabled 18:00 - 20:00
  • 10 weeks: April to June
  • 2 or 4 hours taught time across 1 or 2 sessions per week (depending on the course)
  • Fees from £115/£230 to £200/£395
  • Location: Imperial College, South Kensington Campus
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Learning a new language is one of the most rewarding activities you can do. Not only does it open up new possibilities for travel and employment, but it can lead to new insights into cultures from all over the world.

Learning a language is enjoyable too, with new friendships formed at our classes bringing together people from a wide variety of backgrounds with a shared interest in the language you are studying.

With our expert tutors on hand to guide you, you will soon find yourself developing new language skills that will open up a world of possibilities.

Each course is taught over 10 weeks with students attending two* evening sessions each week.

Korean Evening Classes Timetable

Mondays & WednesdaysTuesdays
 18:00 - 20:00  18:00 - 20:00
Korean Beginners
Hakkyoung Lee
Room TBA
Korean Improvers*
Hyejin Jang
Room TBA
Korean classes timetable

* ONCE per week for Korean Improvers only

Korean course descriptions


Korean imageThis Beginners course is designed for students with no prior knowledge of the language who would like to achieve everyday basic communicative ability in various Korean-speaking situations. The material covered will enable students to communicate in Korean on a number of topics, such as self-introduction, daily routines, directions and shopping. The main grammar areas covered on the course are:

  • Korean sentence structure and word order;
  • Present, past and future tense, regular and irregular verb conjugations;
  • Particles and quantifiers;
  • Basic honorific expressions

By the end of the course, students can expect to be able to understand basic oral and written communication as well as feel confident in expressing their thoughts in both written and oral forms using familiar expressions and basic phrases.


Korean imageThis course is designed for those who have taken our Beginners course and who wish to achieve a higher level of Korean communication skills. Students who have not taken our Centre's Beginners course may also join the class, provided they have a basic knowledge of Korean.

There will a greater number of topics covered and students will be able to learn complex grammatical structures and a wider range of speech patterns as well as cultural issues that are likely to be encountered in contemporary Korean society. Also, students will be given fun and effective activities, in pairs or in small groups, in order to improve their communication skills.

By the end of the course students will be able to:

  • communicate with Korean native speakers at basic level about everyday topics including school/ work life, family and friends, food and restaurant, vacation plans, etc.;
  • acquire knowledge of various grammatical elements and expressions including honorific expressions, verb conjugations and adjectives;
  • understand and communicate using various speech patterns that are appropriate to the context

Course Information

Course Materials

Students are advised not to buy any course books before the start of the course. Progress through the course and textbook will depend on the group dynamics of the class.

Korean Beginners

  • Sogang Korean 1A and 1B by Sogang University, accompanied by 1 audio CD each

Korean Improvers

  • Sogang Korean 1B by Sogang University, accompanied by 1 audio CD

Level advice

Choosing the right language level is very important and we aim to make the process of deciding which is the right course level for you as simple as possible.

If you are a complete beginner you should, of course, enrol on a Beginner's Course.

If you have some experience in the language you wish to study please first review our course descriptions to try to identify the course level which should be most suitable for you. Especially if you are out of practice in a language, or have been out of formal education for a while, please be reasonably sure and realistic about your level of proficiency prior to proceeding with enrolment.

For course-level advice please contact our Korean Coordinator: Ms Hyejin Jang,

Your Tutor

All tutors on our language programmes are native speakers with a great deal of experience in teaching languages to beginners and the more advanced. Tutor contact details are provided in the programme pack which will be emailed to you just prior to the start of term.

For any questions relating to your tutor's background or teaching qualifications please contact our Korean Coordinator: Ms Hyejin Jang,

Course Fees and Rate Categories

HoursWeeksStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
40  10  £395
These are the details for the Korean Beginners course: TWO SESSIONS PER WEEK
Term dates 1
HoursWeeksStandard RateInternal RateAssociate Rate
20  10  £200
These are the details for the Korean Improvers course: ONE SESSION PER WEEK
Term dates 1

Fee Categories and Discounts

Standard Rate

  • Applicable to all except those who fall under the Internal Rate or Associate Rate category, respectively.

Internal Rate

  • Applies to current Imperial College students and staff (incl. Imperial NHS Trust, Imperial Innovations, ancillary & service staff employed on long-term contracts at Imperial College by third-party contractors).
  • Current Centre for Languages, Culture and Communication (CLCC) staff, current CLCC PhD students, Science Communication (Sci Comm) postgraduate students, and students enrolled on an Imperial College 'Language for Science' degree programme should email evening before completing the online enrolment form.

Associate Rate

  • Students (non-Imperial College)
  • Alumni of Imperial College and predecessor colleges and institutes
  • City & Guilds College Association members
  • Members of the Friends of Imperial College
  • Francis Crick Institute staff, researchers and students
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council staff
  • Harrods staff
  • Historic Royal Palaces staff
  • Natural History Museum staff
  • Science Museum staff
  • South London Botanical Institute Members
  • Victoria and Albert Museum staff
  • Royal Geographical Society staff
  • Royal College of Art and Royal College of Music tutors and other staff
  • Santander Bank staff (Imperial College Walkway branch only)
  • Austrian Cultural Forum staff
  • Staff of Exhibition Road Cultural Group (Discover South Kensington) organisations
  • Lycee Charles de Gaulle staff
  • Tutors and other staff of other universities and higher education institutions
  • Tutors and other staff of institution members of the Association of Colleges
  • Residents of postcodes SW3, SW5, SW7, SW10 and W8
  • Members of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)
  • Members of the South London Botanical Institute (SLBI)

Late enrolment

It is possible to enrol on many CLCC Evening Class and Lunchtime Learning programmes after the course has started, subject entirely to agreement by the tutor delivering the course. If you want to join a course late do bear in mind there might be work you will need to catch up on, particularly in language courses.

Applicable terms & conditions

Please read the  before enrolling on any course.

Term Dates

HoursWeeksAutumn termSpring termSummer term
 40  10 n/a n/a 27 Apr - 6 Jul 2020 (10 weeks)
These are the details for the Korean Beginners course
HoursWeeksAutumn termSpring termSummer term
 20  10 n/a n/a 27 Apr - 6 Jul 2020 (10 weeks)
These are the details for the Korean Improvers course

Enrolment Process

Web enrolment starts 1 March

Enrolment and payment run through the Imperial College eStore. Please click on the blue booking link on the relevant course page noting below instructions:

  • Our rate categories are explained on the course page and your applicable rate category must be selected on the eStore
  • First-time eStore users please create an account by entering an email address and password. These credentials should also be used for future bookings. Imperial College users please note the eStore is not a single-signon College system
  • The booking process involves entering payment details before your course choice and applicant details are queried on an in-built questionnnaire which completes the process
  • The following email notifications are sent
What is sentWhen is it sentWhat does it contain
1. Payment confirmation Instantaneously following submission of your online application
  • Confirms payment, payment date, order number and course title
  • Should not be treated as a course-enrolment confirmation which is only sent later
2. Enrolment confirmation Sent in due course but likely not before the end of March. Please treat your payment confirmation as confirmation that your applicant details and payment have been received
  • Re-onfirms your course choice
  • Shows your course's term dates
  • Confirms your course' day of the week & time
3. Programme information Usually sent Friday late afternoon the week before term starts
  • Contains further course details incl. classroom location and teacher contact information
  • Provides further general programme details
If you need further help with the above information please ring 020 7594 8756

Certificate of Attendance

Our adult education evening and daytime classes do not offer academic credits, but we do offer an attendance certificate to those learners who attend at least 80% of the taught classroom sessions. Eligible learners receive their certificate by email after the end of the course.

Any Questions?

For any questions regarding course content, delivery and materials please contact our Korean Coordinator: Ms Hyejin