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With over 78 million speakers worldwide, learning Korean is a smart move for business, economic, and cultural advances. With South Korea’s booming industry, rich culture, and increased global importance, there’s never been a better time to learn the language. As a destination, South Korea’s attractiveness only grows as tourists discover the country’s vibrant cities, rugged mountaintops, and ancient structures. Offering inventive, delicious Korean cuisine, stunning architectural tours, and miles of untouched natural beauty, South Korea is the perfect getaway.

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Basics

Click a topic below to see the grammar goals and conversational goals for each chapter.

  • Greetings, Gratitudes, and Goodbyes
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    Greetings, Gratitudes, and Goodbyes

    • Express Gratitude
    • Greet People
    • Make Small Talk with Strangers
    • Say Goodbye
    • Learn to Form Negative Statements
    • Learn to Form Simple Questions
  • Do you speak English well?
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    Do you speak English well?

    • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
    • Ask / Tell Where Someone is From
    • Get Someone's Attention
    • Learn Basic Adverbs and How to Use Them
    • Learn How to Apologize and How to Respond to Apologies
    • Learn How to Say "Can"
    • Learn How to Say "Can't"
  • Names and Introductions
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    Names and Introductions

    • Ask Someone's Name
    • Introduce Yourself and Others
    • Recognize Common Korean Names
    • Respond to Introductions
    • Say that You Are Not Someone or Something
    • Learn Basic Sentence Formation
    • Learn the Structure of Negation 아니에요
    • Learn to Form Questions with
    • Use the 1st Person Pronouns and
  • Getting Around
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    Getting Around

    • Ask for Directions
    • Get Help Finding Places Using a Map
    • Identify Important Places and Facilities around Town
    • Understand Directions as They are Given to You
    • Form Questions Using "Where" 어디
    • Learn to Refer to Location Using
    • Talk about Location Using 있어요
  • Shopping and Payment
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    Shopping and Payment

    • Count up to 100,000
    • Deal with Korean Currency
    • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores
    • Learn the Count Markers , and
    • Learn the Pure-Korean and Sino-Korean Number Systems
    • Use the Humble Form of "to give"
    • Use the Verb 있다 for Possession
  • Drinks and Dining
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    Drinks and Dining

    • Gain Insight of the Korean Food Culture
    • Order Drinks and Meals
    • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants
    • Be Introduced to the Honorific Marker
    • Be Introduced to the Suffix
    • Be Introduced to the Suffix 으세요
    • Learn the Interrogative Quantifier
    • Use the Conjuction Word 하고
  • Numbers and Currency
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    Numbers and Currency

    • Ask/Tell Whether One Can Use Something
    • Deal with Large Numbers
    • Handle Korean Currency with Ease
    • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare
    • Learn Verb Negation Using
    • Learn 밖에 in Combination With 없어요 to Mean "No More Than"
    • Talk About Completion of an Action Using the Adverb
    • Use Formal Ending ㅂ니다/습니다
    • Use the Directional Suffix (으)로
  • Getting Help
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    Getting Help

    • Accept / Decline Help
    • Ask for/ Offer Help
    • Ask/ Tell What Trouble One Is In
    • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services in Korea
    • Learn to Say "Shall I" Using (으)ㄹ까요
    • Learn to Talk about Approximate Time
    • Use the Speculation and Future Tense Suffix 을 거예요
    • Use the Verb Ending 아/어야 돼요 to Indicate Obligation
  • What Does it Mean?
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    What Does it Mean?

    • Ask/Answer What a Word or Phrase Means
    • Ask/Answer What a Written Word or Phrase Says
    • Express Gratitude for a Past Deed
    • Request to Repeat, Slow Down, or Speak Up
    • Learn the Attributive Form (이)라는
    • Learn the Interrogative Phrase 무슨
    • Ue the Verb Ending -면 안돼요 to Indicate Something is Prohibited
    • Use the Quotation Marker (이)라고
    • Use the Verb Ending 아/어서 to Indicate Cause and Result
  • Please Speak in Korean
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    Please Speak in Korean

    • Ask/Tell How One's Performance Is
    • Ask/Tell What Something Is
    • Give/Respond to a Compliment
    • Tell Someone that You Are Learning Something
    • Learn the Present Progressive with -고 있다
    • Practice the Obligation Suffix -어 / 아야 돼요
    • Use the Conjunctions 그리고 and -고
    • Use the Verb Ending -네요 to Express a Compliment
    • Use 어때요 to Request Opinions