The course is designed for students who need the Korean language for general, practical or social purposes. Specially designed to facilitate language learning in a step-by-step format in a conducive learning environment, this course is ideal for complete beginners as well as those who wish to enhance their basic knowledge and understanding of the Korean language.

The course will be offered at two levels:

      1. Basic Level
      2. Intermediate Level

Regular face-to-face sessions will be conducted by the Department of Language Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, the OUSL, Nawala, Nugegoda on Thursday (Basic Level) and Fridays (Intermediate Level) from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon OR on Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon (Basic Level) and from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Intermediate Level)

Printed texts and audio material will be provided.

Programme Content – (Basic Level)

Introduction to Hangeul – learning the Korean Alphabet.
Hangeul I - The basic six vowels and the basic five consonants.
Hangeul II - Four combined vowels and four consonants.
Hangeul III - Four vowel combinations and five aspirated consonants.
Hangeul IV - Seven vowel combinations and five tensed consonants.

      1. Greetings - Questions/vocabulary/countries and nationalities
      2. Jobs/Asking questions
      3. Phone numbers / birthdays
      4. Every day life
      5. Buying things
      6. Transportation and travel
      7. Hobbies
      8. Health
      9. Plans and appointments
      10. Recommendations


Programme content – (Intermediate Level)

      1. Who is this person ?
      2. What time is it now?
      3. I caught a cold.
      4. Hello.
      5. Please take me to the Seoul station.
      6. Try these clothes on.
      7. I want to go on a trip.
      8. Can you come to my house ?

Programme Code :
Programme Category :
Short Programme
Conducted by :
Dept. of Language Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Programme Duration :
Minimum 06 months
Discipline(s) / Course(s) :
Applicants should be over 18 years old. No formal qualifications are necessary. However, a basic knowledge of speaking and listening skills in English will be necessary to follow the Korean language courses.

Only 25 applicants will be entertained at the Colombo Regional Centre. Therefore, applications will be issued on first come, first served basis.

Issuing of applications:
03rdSeptember 2018
Closing Date for Applications:
16th September 2018
18th  and 19th   September 2018
Programme commencing date:
27th September  2018 (Thursday)
28thSeptember 2018 (friday)
29th September 2018 (Saturday)

  • Those who wish to apply for the Basic Level should purchase application forms by calling over at the Public Relations Office, The Open University of Sri Lanka, Nawala, Nugegoda.

    Application fee is Rs. 350/=
  • Those who have completed the Basic Level and wish to enroll for the Intermediate Level need not apply. They can register directly to the Intermediate Level by paying the course fee and producing the Basic Level student Identity card at registration.



Basic Level - Rs. 5,000/=
Intermediate Level - Rs. 6,000/=
For more details contact the Co-coordinator: Dr. N.K. Abeysekera
Address :
Department of Language Studies, Faculty of HSS
Contact :
Email :
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Department of Language Studies,
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences,
The Open University of Sri Lanka,