Korean: Beginner Level 1

Korean belongs to the Ural-Altaic family of languages and is spoken by approximately 100 million people in South Korea, North Korea, China, Japan, and the US. Due to Korea’s increasing economic and political importance in North-East Asia, Korean is growing increasingly popular around the world as a foreign language. The “Korean Wave” has become an influential global phenomenon since the start of the 21st century, heavily impacting the contemporary cultures, music, film, and television industries, and behavioural aspects of various people throughout the world. Beginner Level 1 is for students who have not studied Korean before. Students will learn to read and write the Korean alphabet, identify common words concerning themselves and their families, read basic vocabulary, ask and answer simple questions in areas of immediate need, and use simple phrases and sentences to describe familiar people and places. Instructor: Soe Young Lee



Start Date

September 17, 2019









9 Tuesdays, 6-7:30pm. Begins Sep. 17

There is no text book for this class. The instructor will provide all materials.

Instructors: Soe Young Lee


Soe Young Lee

Soe Young Lee is a native speaker and educator from South Korea. She studied English Literature as an undergrad, but later on completed her teacher's training and master's in Education following her passion for teaching. She has been working with students ever since and teaches both English and Korean. She came to Boston in 2014 and currently resides in Arlington with her husband and daughter. With ten years of teaching experience, she loves meeting new students and sharing the traditions and traits of the Korean culture.