Some of our Korean modules will follow the blended learning approach (half face-to-face in the classroom at Penrhyn Road and half by virtual online classes via MS Teams), whilst others will be delivered fully online. Please check individual modules for details.

At the end of each semester long module, there will be two in-class assessments: Reading & Writing and an Oral Assessment.

Please note: KLS assessments cannot be re-scheduled.

Please also note: a minimum of 10 students is required in order for a course to run. Should any course not recruit enough students, it will be cancelled.

Korean courses offered

Korean Level 1

This course is for absolute beginners. It aims to give students a basic knowledge of reading, listening, spoken and written skills in a dynamic and communicative way, through individual, pair and group work and studio-based and authentic texts. The focus is on accuracy as well as communication.

Method of delivery: There are two groups in Level 1: Group One will be face to face and Group Two will be delivered entirely online (real-time interactive virtual classes via MS Teams).

  • Entry requirements: None.
  • Level 1 module is offered in October 2022 and January 2023.
  • Method of delivery: Group 1 - face to face; Group 2 - fully online.
  • Timetable: Group 1 (face to face) - Tuesdays 6-8pm; Group 2 (online) - Tuesdays 4-6pm

Korean Level 2

This module is designed to provide near-beginners with the foreign language skills to enable them to interact satisfactorily in survival situations and social encounters in the foreign country and to be aware of related aspects of the foreign culture and environment.

  • Entry requirements: Completion of Level 1 or three months' prior language learning.
  • Level 2 module is offered in October 2022 and January 2023.
  • Method of delivery: Blended learning (half in-person and half online).
  • Timetable: Wednesdays 4-6pm.

Korean Level 3

This course is designed to develop the language competency already acquired by students. It focuses on developing the levels of communication in all four skills (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Students will improve and consolidate the knowledge of grammar and vocabulary acquired previously. The module also engages with aspects of the language's culture and society as it aims to provide students with a wider context for language learning.

  • Entry requirements: Completion of Level 2 or six months' prior language learning.
  • Level 3 module is offered in January 2023.
  • Method of delivery: face to face at Penrhyn Road.

Duration and fees


  • 10 weeks.

Term dates

Teaching Block 1 (semester 1):

  • Week commencing 10 October 2022 to week commencing 12 December 2022 (10 weeks).

Teaching Block 2 (semester 2):

  • Week commencing 23 January 2023 to week commencing 27 March 2023 (10 weeks).


  • Penrhyn Road campus, Kingston University, and online via MS Teams.

Course fees

  • Kingston University students: free. (You will be required to purchase the coursebook at time of enrolment £10.00).
  • Members of the public: £225 per semester or £420 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University alumni: £210 per semester or £400 for two semesters.
  • Kingston University staff: £90 per semester (price includes digital course book).

Contact us

Short Course Administrator
Kingston University
Penrhyn Road
Kingston upon Thames

Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7042
Tel: +44 (0)20 8417 7790
Email: presessionals@kingston.ac.uk

KLS Director:  Rosa Rodriguez-Garrido

Email: R.Rodriguez-Garrido@kingston.ac.uk