Korean Language

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Elementary Korean, 3 ECTS

  • APPLICATION FORM (now closed)


The Elementary Korean language course is open to all students of the member universities of the University Network. This includes students from Aalto University, the Universities of Helsinki, Jyväskylä, Tampere, Turku, and Vaasa, and Åbo Akademi. Ten students from each member university will be accepted to the course, in the order of application.

In order to complete this course you must be able to attend webinars and exams at the university campuses.

Students from the Aalto University and the University of Helsinki participate in the webinars and take exams at Aalto University’s Otaniemi Campus.

Students from Åbo Akademi participate in the webinars and take exams at the University of Turku’s premises.

Students from Haaga-Helia, Laurea, and Metropolia may apply to the course as part of the quota allotted to Aalto University.


NOTE: Completing an online language course requires much self-discipline and active learning especially in completing the various language assignments. Please apply to this course only if you are confident that you are able to devote the time and energy necessary to complete it.

Application period: 21 August – 15 September, 2017

Time: 2 October – 22 December, Autumn 2017

Learning outcome: Korean alphabet, pronunciation, basic sentence structures, and basic communication phrases such as self-introduction.

Taken as:

The course is divided into ten sections, each lasting for one week. Students follow online lectures  and complete online exercises according to the course plan.

There will be a mid-term exam and a final exam.  The final exams will be arranged in the participating universities as normal classroom exams.

Some online real-time webinars will be arranged with the students.

Grading: On a scale of 1-5.

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