Formality in Korean | Being respectful in Korea
What you'll learn
- Students will learn how hierarchy is established in different settings in Korea
- Students will learn what informal and formal language are in Korean
- Students will learn how to use informal and formal language with different people
- Know Hangul and have some basic awareness of Korean sentence structure
Hi everyone, and welcome to my latest class on formal language in Korean.
This course is all about learning how we use either informal or formal language, depending on who we're speaking to. As well as learning how we use informal and formal language, we'll also take a deep dive into the Korean culture so that you have better awareness of why there are different levels of formality, and how we use different levels of formality depending on who we speak to.
This course has three core units
1. Hierarchy in Korea
In this unit, you will learn how hierarchy is established in different settings, such as in social, families, school and at work.
2. Honorific Language
In this unit, you will learn about different levels of formality, and different kinds of honorific nouns and verbs. You will also learn how we conjugate verbs into honorific forms.
3. Honorific Language in Context
In this unit, you will learn about how we use informal and formal language in different situations, such as saying goodbye, talking about asking questions, etc.
Only prerequisite for this course is that you should have a working knowledge of Hangul and some basic awareness of Korean sentence structure.
Hope to see you in the lessons!
Who this course is for:
- Students who are interested in learning Korean language
- Students who are at least beginner level in Korean
My name's Keehwan Kim and welcome to my teacher profile page.
I have been a language teaching professional since 2005, teaching mainly English to Korean learners, but also teaching Korean to English speakers.
I have been creating online courses on and off since 2016, but since 2019, I have moved away from classroom teaching and have been creating Korean language courses.
I love everything about teaching and learning languages. I think best analogy of language learning is of trying to go up an escalator that's coming down. You have to work hard to make forward progress, and if you stop trying, it's easy to lose all that progress you have made.
Many of us live in environments where interacting with the language you're learning is extremely difficult, but I hope my courses help you to engage with Korean and help you to make forward progress towards your language learning goals.
Feel free to get in touch if you have any questions! :)
Korean Studio is a dedicated online Korean language school. We create online courses from beginner to advanced level learners. All our courses are taught in English and our courses are designed to be interactive, so as well as being highly informative, you will be instructed to practice the language you're taught in the course.