Korean: TTMIK Level 1 Test Dialogue

Now you have completed the Level 1 podcasts from Talk to Me in Korean, here’s your chance to test yourself and see how much progress you have made since starting to learn this new language. (If you need a quick review, check out the other posts from Level 1 here, here, here and here) The…

Talk to me in Korean: Level 1 Lesson 22-25

I am currently working my way through Level 3 of the TTMIK dialogues and have learned a lot from them so far. Their podcasts are one of the best resources I have found for learning Korean – I try to listen to at least two lessons a day, one to recap the lesson from yesterday,…

Korean: Family Part 3

Welcome to the third blog post on talking about your family in Korean (See Part 1 and Part 2 here). This lesson also introduces some more everyday vocabulary and talks about Korean counters – in this case the counter used for people and how that combines with the numbers. Here is some other useful vocabulary…

Introducing Korean verbs

How is your Korean learning journey going? Don’t worry if you have hit a few bumps or sunk into a few potholes along the way! (Check out the materials from the first course here if you need a refresher on reading hangeul) This is the first blog post looking at material from the (second!) free…

Korean: Family Part 2

See Family Part 1 here Let’s continue learning how to talk about your family in Korean, as well as adding some new grammar rules. Just a note on the pronunciation – as mentioned in Part 1, the pronunciation of is-a-yo becomes is-sa-yo. When a double consonant ends a syllable as in ops-a-yo, the pronunciation changes…

Yet another free Korean course!

When I first started studying languages it wasn’t easy to find a range of authentic learning materials. For Italian, I was stuck with a pretty dry textbook and copies of the exam syllabus…until I made it to a bookshop in Rome where I spent almost all of the money I had scraped together for the…

Counting in Korean

There are two number systems in use in Korean – the Sino-Korean system derived from Chinese and the native Korean system. Both are used in specific situations and are often not interchangeable. the numbers on the left are the Native Korean numbers while those on the right are the Sino-Korean numbers. There are some catchy…

Korean: Family Part 1

Welcome to Week 3 of the free online Korean course offered by Yonsei University on the Coursera MOOC platform. One of the great things about this course is that you can change the time settings to allow you to keep your progress, yet pause the course and finish it at a later date – I…

Talk to me in Korean: Lessons 15 -21

The third weekly installment of TTMIK lessons, assuming you are studying one podcast per day – if you’re going even faster, well done! I have fallen a bit behind in the past few week due to preparing for a job interview (which I got!),  observations in current workplace, finishing up in my last school and…

Korean: Top 25 phrases

Learn the top 25 phrases you need to know in Korean with Koreanclass 101 – you will definitely hear these if you watch any Korean TV and just a few phrases can get you started towards sounding more natural when you speak Korean. I screencapped the phrases from the video for a quick reference when…

Korean Basic Conversation Part 4 – Review of Week 2

(See the previous posts from this week: Greetings, Nationalities, Occupations and the posts for learning to read Korean in Week 1: Vowels, Consonants, Extra consonants & vowels, Syllables and final consonants) This lesson sums up the topics covered in Week 2 of the course – Greetings, Nationalities and Occupations as well as adding a few…

Korean Basic Conversation Part 3 – Occupations

This is a summary of Part 3 of Week 2 in the free online Introduction to Korean course offered by Yonsei University on Coursera.Now we’ve learned how to read hangeul and some basic introductions/ greetings we can move on to saying what we do for a living. Feeling brave? Now try reading it without a…