Hanyang University Introduction to Korean Week 2

See Week 1 of the course here. 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 to be e-mailed when the next session opens, which should be within the…

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…

Free Language Courses on Futurelearn

I love MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)! Before I started my current job, I used to study lots of different courses and I am determined to get back into it again as I really enjoyed all the new knowledge and skills I gained from them. Today I’m going to introduce a few courses for language…

Korean in 3 minutes playlist

Korean Class 101 do a great introductory series for Korean learners – I watched this when I first started learning Korean and found them a really good way to get some basics under my belt without being overwhelmed. There are a total of 6 videos, each lasting 3 minutes so you can get a lot…

Multilingual flashcard: Skeleton

Multilingual flashcard 119 – Skeleton in 10 languages Did you know that the human skeleton has 206 bones (300 when you are born!)? The longest bone is the thigh bone (femur) and the smallest is in your inner ear (the staples or stirrup bone). The only bone without joints is the hyoid bone in your…

Multilingual flashcard: Yoga

Multilingual flashcard – Yoga in 10 languages. As with many names, yoga does not actually change that much, even in ten different languages. Do you do yoga? I know that there are lots of different types and routines, but I tend to do 2-3 routines most days of the week. I try to do the…

Multilingual flashcard: Sunflower

Multilingual flashcard – Sunflower in 10 languages. Sunflowers have always been one of my favourite flowers. This year, in my class, we each planted a sunflower seed in a clear pot and observed the roots, shoot and leaves grow. The kids then took them home and transplanted them to their gardens where, hopefully, they are…

Multilingual flashcard: Gold (colour)

Gold (colour) in 10 languages with multilingual flashcard number 113. Gold is commonly associated with luxury, riches and treasure. It can give the impression of affluence or elegance, but can also be seen as tacky when overdone.    

Multilingual flashcard: Grey/Gray

Multilingual flashcard 112 – Grey (UK)/ Gray (USA) in 10 languages In Japanese the dictionary usually gives us hai-iro, or ash-coloured, but nezumi-iro (mouse-coloured) is also commonly used in spoken Japanese. Image credits: Sensational Colour and Ingrid Sundberg