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First step Korean (Coursera)

If you are looking for a more formal online course to get the ball rolling, First Step Korean is the highest rated Korean course on the Coursera. The curriculum is also created by Yonsei University, one of the top rated universities in South Korea. The five-week program covers all bases: reading, writing, listening and speaking, and each unit comes with readings and quizzes to give you a basic, conversational understanding of the language.

Speak to me in Korean

Talk to Me was founded in 2009 and is one of the most popular and highly recommended resources for learning the language. From breaking down ordinary everyday life, the system of honor and even how phonetics works in Korean, TTMIK is a crowd of learning resources. Most of its material comes in the form of textbooks, podcasts, and Youtube videos, and it’s a great option if you like learning to be more fun, laid back, and conversation-based. The free Essential Korean courses on the site are a great place to start, but if you want to graduate from the free content, the premium membership is $ 12.99 a month.

Sejong Hakdang

Named after the creator of Hangul (the Korean alphabet) himself, the King Sejong Institute is dedicated to making the Korean language accessible to everyone around the world. The site provides integrated information and language teaching that is free for students as well as teachers. There are online lectures available to explore, and eight of the e-textbooks are free for anyone who registers on the site.

Korean from scratch!

The great thing about the KFZ curriculum is that you have the opportunity to choose between a physical textbook or e-book – both work together with audio clips from the website. This is also going on in itself, so you can steamroll your way through chapters at a time. The material is comprehensive, straightforward and contains lots of examples so you can expand your newfound knowledge.

Korean Class 101

If you are the type who learns best under the guidance of a personal tutor, Korean Class 101 may be on its way. The whole basis of this curriculum is “just tap play”, with thousands of video and audio tutorials to choose from. The basic plan, which is $ 4 a month, gives you access to lessons that teach vocabulary and grammar, while the $ 23-a-month premium gives you a one-on-one teacher, personalized curriculum, assignments, and ongoing assessments. You can try a subscription for free or try some of the material on YouTube.

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