Korean Beginner 1 Course Training

Course overview

Korean Beginner 1 course has 10 lessons, to be taken over 10 weeks in any weekday evenings or over 5 weeks in an intensive course on Saturdays.

Beginner 1 students will join as complete beginner or some students might have learnt Hanguel already via Duolingo, but they might not have learnt any Korean grammar or proper pronunciations.

Our Korean Beginner 1 Course is designed for complete beginners to learn Hangeul (the Korean phonetic system), so students can achieve natural pronunciation, read and write well at this very first step.

Our topics in this course include greetings, self-introduction, two number system, shopping and going around. Our key grammar points covered include: Be verb – 이에요/예요, 이/가 아니에요;  Particle-은/는, 이/가, 을/를, Ending for conjugation아/어요, -(으)세요, 에 가다, 하고, 단위 명사, -(으)세요.

Lesson Topics
Lesson 1 – Hangeul introduction
Lesson 2 – Hangeul
Lesson 3 – Hangeul
Lesson 4 – Hangeul
Lesson 5 – Introduce yourself
Lesson 6 – Asking for and giving phone numbers
Lesson 7 – Review Hangeul and Unit 1 and 2
Lesson 8 – Describe positions
Lesson 9 – Daily commutes
Lesson 10 – Review and presentations

Understand the students

Most beginner Korean students are deeply fascinated by Korean pop culture and dream of traveling to Korea. They could learn online with many free resources but they chose to come to class, so it’s important to know what they expect from us.

Firstly, they seek the guidance of a native teacher who can offer hands-on support during this initial learning phase. So giving feedbacks like pronunciation correction etc should be encouraged in class.

Secondly, they crave a “fun and social” learning atmosphere. Sharing interests, stories, and experiences is a source of joy for many. Therefore, it’s essential for teachers to cultivate a warm and welcoming environment that encourages students to speak up. Building camaraderie within the class is a crucial first step.

Lastly, their aspiration to achieve fluency in Korean may not be fully developed at this stage. It’s vital to prevent them from becoming disheartened by thinking Korean is impossible to learn. We often ask our teachers to imagine yourself attending Arabic or Indian language classes, you wouldn’t want to feel frustrated and stupid right?

Understand the Materials

We are using Sejong Korean course books imported from Korean. These books sets our curriculum for Korean Level 1 to Level 4 courses. They provide strong academic backbones for our course content, the drawback of these books is the lack of detailed grammar explanations, a gap we address through our own customized grammar teaching material.

Each beginner course will include 10 PowerPoint presentations, designed to serve as lesson plans with color-coded sections. Additionally, other materials such as flashcards, question cards, and activity sheets are available at the head office. These resources are intended to support a task-based learning style for your lessons.

Lastly, we have two very useful online tools: Quizlet and Kahoot. These tools are designed for quick assessments and reviews of what students have just learned and have been very popular in our classes. Below, you will find videos on how to access and use them.

course Introduction – Beginner 1-4

  • Course curriculum
  • Materials including PPTs, flashcards, activities and digital resources
  • Your personal touch bringing culture and personal stories or interest
  • Teaching techniques of a student-led classroom including lesson time control, varieties of interactions, ie T-SSS, S-S, S-TSS
  • Teaching instructions and use of Korean in class
  • Understand scaffolding and be aware of expansions
  • Homework and student support
  • Teacher training and support

How to use Kahoot

  • We use Kahoot as an interactive assessment tool to test the students, best after students learn grammar or when they need a bit of fun to lift up the mood! In general, students love it!
  • It takes normally about 10 mins for 10 questions.
  • Access to each lesson Kahoot links below, you will need to create your own account to use our Kahoot links.

Beginner 1 Kahoot Links

How to use quizlet

  • Sign up to this course Quizlet class first, you and your students will need to request for full access, headoffice will approve when we receive the email notification.
  • Look at the video, learn to use Quizlet functions, especially Live Group Game. It’s competitive and fun! However, it requires a minimum of 4 students to start the game.
  • Encourage students to use Quizlet to review words after lesson on the phone. It’s effective and fun!

Understand

Understand the nature of active learning, is always by finding out “why” rather than hearing “why”.


Shift

Teacher shouldn’t be the busy person in the room, time and space should be given to the students to learn, practise and present.


Stand back

Except for tutorial part, most of the other activities should be done by students, become a facilitator, move closer to listen to students and help.


Class Management Tips

Class Dynamics

To warm up a group of strangers in the room, the teacher has to be the facilitator and set the tone.


Class WhatsApp

To maintain students sticking to the class, encourage them to share homework to their WhatsApp group.


Do things Together

The group bonds when they share good times together, learning in class, joining our workshops or going out together.


Lesson Planning Tips

Beginner 1 Lesson 1

Beginner 1 Lesson 2

Beginner 1 Lesson 3

Beginner 1 Lesson 4

Beginner 1 Lesson 5

Beginner 1 Lesson 6

Beginner 1 Lesson 7

Beginner 1 Lesson 8

Beginner 1 Lesson 9

Beginner 1 Lesson 10

Demo Lesson Clips

Beginner 1 Lesson 2

This live class video shows how to teach Lesson xxx, how students enjoy Kahoot game at the end as a quick assessment to conclude the lesson.