Introduction to Korean with Hanyang University

This is a free course offered on the Futurelearn MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platform. It lasts for 6 weeks and is designed to take around 3 hours a week. You can sign up now with free access to the course expiring on 3rd April, or you can ask to be e-mailed when the next session opens.

There is a Part 2 of the course (Also 6 weeks, 3 hours per week) starting on 30th April 2018.


See more free language learning courses here.

See free online resources for learning Korean here.

Learn the Top 25 phrases in Korean here.

Learn Korean through K-pop here.

So far, I have completed Week 1 and Part of Week 2 of the course.

It is really focused on giving you phrases that you can use straightaway – so far it seems like a really good introduction to Korean for beginners.

It also uses hangeul right from the beginning so you can start to get used to it, even if you cannot read it yet.

Learn to read hangeul in 15 minutes here!

The course provides a link to an online textbook (requires flash) for learning the hangeul.


I like how this course uses hangeul throughout, introduces useful phrases and gives you some useful cultural context.

I hope that this post helped you in your Korean learning journey.

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