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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.

Grammar Notes

No interpretation is created equal. Grammar Notes, color-coding, and features that focus on specific grammatical nuances between target and source language strengthens your understanding of Korean language structure.

Culture Notes

Etiquette, body language, gestures — set the mood. Culture Notes provide a backdrop to learning material and let the Korean culture come alive, setting you up to forge deeper connections with Korean culture and make a positive impression.

Vocabulary

Critical thinking and memory-building exercises blend new vocabulary into lesson progress, allowing you to pick up on the structure of your target language so you can apply new content that will be presented in various contexts throughout the course.

Pronunciation

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Course Overview

Learn Korean language basics, from common phrases all the way to more advanced concepts

Korean

Main Units

Our main language course that contains the core content.

  • 1Basics
  • Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk
  • Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins
  • Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions
  • Chapter 4 - Places and Directions
  • Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting
  • Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture
  • Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment
  • Chapter 8 - Help and Requests
  • Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation
  • Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 1 - Salutations and Small Talk

Conversational Goals

  • Express Gratitude
  • Greet People
  • Make Small Talk with Strangers
  • Say Goodbye

Grammar Goals

  • Learn to Form Negative Statements
  • Learn to Form Simple Questions

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 2 - Languages and Origins

Conversational Goals

  • Ask / Tell If Someone Speaks a Language
  • Ask / Tell Where Someone is From
  • Get Someone's Attention

Grammar Goals

  • 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"

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 3 - Names and Introductions

Conversational Goals

  • Ask Someone's Name
  • Introduce Yourself and Others
  • Recognize Common Korean Names
  • Respond to Introductions
  • Say that You Are Not Someone or Something

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Basic Sentence Formation
  • Learn the Structure of Negation 아니에요
  • Learn to Form Questions with 뭐
  • Use the 1st Person Pronouns 저 and 제

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 4 - Places and Directions

Conversational Goals

  • 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

Grammar Goals

  • Form Questions Using "Where" 어디
  • Learn to Refer to Location Using 에
  • Talk about Location Using 있어요

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 5 - Currency and Counting

Conversational Goals

  • Count up to 100,000
  • Deal with Korean Currency
  • Negotiate Basic Transactions at Stores

Grammar Goals

  • Learn the Count Markers 장 , 명 and 개
  • Learn the Pure-Korean and Sino-Korean Number Systems
  • Use the Humble Form of "to give"
  • Use the Verb 있다 for Possession

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 6 - Food and Drink Culture

Conversational Goals

  • Gain Insight of the Korean Food Culture
  • Order Drinks and Meals
  • Understand Common Phrases Used at Restaurants

Grammar Goals

  • Be Introduced to the Honorific Marker 시
  • Be Introduced to the Suffix 도
  • Be Introduced to the Suffix 으세요
  • Learn the Interrogative Quantifier 몇
  • Use the Conjuction Word 하고

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 7 - Transportation and Payment

Conversational Goals

  • Ask/Tell Whether One Can Use Something
  • Deal with Large Numbers
  • Handle Korean Currency with Ease
  • Ride a Taxi and Pay the Fare

Grammar Goals

  • Learn Verb Negation Using 안
  • Learn 밖에 in Combination With 없어요 to Mean "No More Than"
  • Talk About Completion of an Action Using the Adverb 다
  • Use Formal Ending ㅂ니다/습니다
  • Use the Directional Suffix (으)로

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 8 - Help and Requests

Conversational Goals

  • Accept / Decline Help
  • Ask for/ Offer Help
  • Ask/ Tell What Trouble One Is In
  • Gain Knowledge of Emergency Services in Korea

Grammar Goals

  • 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

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 9 - Clarification and Explanation

Conversational Goals

  • 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

Grammar Goals

  • 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

Conversational and Grammar Goals

Chapter 10 - Compliments and Corrections

Conversational Goals

  • Ask/Tell How One's Performance Is
  • Ask/Tell What Something Is
  • Give/Respond to a Compliment
  • Tell Someone that You Are Learning Something

Grammar Goals

  • 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

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