Free Korean Language Classes Online

Methods To Study Hangul Online

Have you ever imagined what it’s like to go into a store and not be able to read any of the food packagings?   It has been suggested that before you travel to South Korea you learn basic Hangul.  While you can travel to Korea without knowing the language odds are you will experience the language barrier at some point in your journey.

Just take a moment and think about how many steps involve purchasing a product at a convenience store.  If you don’t want to spend five dollars on a bottle of water that the hotel provides this is a trip that you will experience while traveling and if you’re like me there are always products that you didn’t plan on purchasing once you’re browsing the aisles.

If you can’t understand the deals (1+1, 2+2 and 2+1) think of all the money that you will be wasting.  Money that could be spent on purchasing souvenirs and delicious street food.  Here are a few websites that will allow you study Hangul anywhere in the world.

King Sejong Institute

The organization provides a standard curriculum that aims to teach Hangul through covering all four parts of communication: speaking, reading, writing and listening.  Start off with basic conversation and learn how to properly introduce yourself and learn the names of various countries in Hangul.  *Tip – Look for the arrow pointing down on the right-hand side of the main menu to change the language into your preference.  Languages available include Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Spanish Thai, and Vietnamese.

If you want to begin your studies with a hard copy textbook check out Integrated Korean Beginning 1, 2nd Edition (Klear Textbooks in Korean Language).

Sogang University

If you’re looking to study the proper writing techniques of Hangul check out Sogang University Korean program.  Although the website doesn’t provide any sound you’re given the principles of Hangul, the alphabet, stroke letters and a practice worksheet.  An additional bonus is that you’re allowed to print the practice worksheets for writing practice.

YouTube Channels

KoreanClass101

With over 300,000 thousand subscribers this YouTube channel is a fun way to watch audio and videos on learning Hangul.  Additional resources the company provides is a website to sign-up for their podcast, mobile applications, PDF lesson notes and community forum at KoreanClass101.com

Talk To Me In Korean

With over 400,000 thousand subscribers this YouTube channel aims to connect people wanting to learn Hangul and the Korean culture.  The channel offers one-minute lessons, recipes, useful phrases, study tips, and buzzwords.  Additional resources are provided through textbooks, E-books, and workbooks.  Alternatively, you can purchase their textbooks Talk To Me In Korean Level 1 – Downloadable Audio Files Included (English and Korean Edition).

Honorable Mention

While the advanced course “Learn To Speak Korean” at Yonsei University is not free it’s worth mentioning.  The University was established in the 1800’s and is one of the oldest private Universities in Korea.  Additionally, the University offers financial aid to individuals who can’t afford to pay the fees.  Lastly, the University does offer a summer and a three-week program in Korea to receive hands-on learning.  You can find more information at Korean Language Institute

If you want to read more tips for traveling to South Korea check out How I Saved Money To Travel.

 

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