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…

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…