From an intensive one-to-one Korean course at our London training centre to an in-company Korean course at your offices, Communicaid offers you and your organisation a Korean language course that meets your needs. With training centres in London, Paris, Frankfurt and New York providing countrywide coverage and partner organisations worldwide, Communicaid is uniquely placed to be your local, national and international language training partner for Korean courses.
Our Korean courses are highly personalised and designed to improve your Korean communication skills, whether your focus is social, business, financial, diplomatic or legal.
Benefits of our Korean language course
A Communicaid Korean language course will provide you with the ability to:
- Speak Korean with confidence
- Interact more confidently when visiting Korea or dealing with Korean speakers
- Build rapport and strengthen relationships with Korean-speaking colleagues and clients
through a show of interest in the Korean language and culture
- Demonstrate goodwill and facilitate international communication at both a personal and
Who should attend our Korean school
A Communicaid Korean language training course is suitable for:
- Anyone working with Korean speakers
- Anyone planning to relocate to Korea and wishing to attend an Korean course in order to
prepare in advance for their assignment
- Business professionals conducting business regularly with Korean speakers who wish to build
rapport and strengthen relationships by attending a Korean course
- Government and non-governmental agency representatives working in Korea who need to be
able to communicate at all levels
Korean course content
The content and format of your Korean training course will depend on your profession, proficiency in Korean and objectives. Whether beginner, survival, intermediate or advanced, key areas covered in all our Korean courses include:
- Spoken fluency
- Listening skills
- Pronunciation and accent
- Reading skills
- Telephone skills in Korean
- Email skills in Korean
- Sector-specific terminology
- Presentation & negotiation skills
Korean training is available seven days a week, 365 days a year. Language training takes place between 08:00 and 20:00 although training is also available outside of these hours upon request.
Suitable tailored and published materials will be used throughout your course, with recommendations on self-study material and extra reading made at the beginning and throughout the duration of your course.
We offer a variety of training formats for your Korean course – from intensive, weeklong courses to extensive, modular lessons. Appropriate formats will be discussed during your diagnostic consultancy (please click here to read more about our approach).
Korean course trainer
All Communicaid Korean trainers are native speakers with at least 3 years’ professional Korean training experience. In addition to relevant academic and linguistic qualifications and experience, many of our Korean trainers also possess considerable exposure and expertise in the professional world.
Your Korean trainer will be assigned to you following the results of your diagnostic consultancy according to your objectives and areas of focus. Detailed below is a sample profile of a member of our Korean training team.
MYR has been a Korean language trainer since 1999. MYR has trained in both academic and corporate organisations. An experienced Korean language trainer, MYR is skilled in delivering professional Korean courses for all levels of learner and her corporate experience includes training financial institutions, electronics multinationals and international oil and gas companies.
한국어, 조선어 – Facts about the Korean language
Korean is the official language of both North and South Korea. It also has official status in the province of Yanbian, in the People’s Republic of China, It is estimated that 78 million people worldwide speak Korean. Outside of Northeast Asia, significant size communities of Korean speakers can be found in North America, Brazil and Japan.
Korean remains unclassified as a language. Many linguists have proposed that Korean is of the Altaic family of languages but other scholars have argued that it is of the Uralic family. There is also some argument that Korean is related to the Japanese language but this remains contested.
Korean has several different dialects. In general, these dialects are classified according to the eight traditional provinces of Korea. Chungcheong, Gangwon. Gyeongsang Hamgyon, Hwanghae, Jeolla, Jeju and P'yong'an. Standard Korean in South Korea is based on the variation used in Seoul while standard Korean in North Korea is based on the P'yongyang dialect.
Korean was originally written in Chinese characters, referred to as Hanja but this practice has been abolished in North Korea while in South Korea, it is only occasionally used to write Sino-Korean words. The Korean alphabet is called Hangul and consists of 24 letters, 14 consonants and 10 vowels. These are combined into blocks of syllables which are further combined to form words.