Welcome to Beginner's Korean! Don't let the name fool you - by the time you graduate from these lessons, you will already be well on your way to Korean mastery.
If you are just beginning to learn Korean, then this is the place for you. These courses cover everything from the basic vocabulary all the way through writing sentences, paragraphs, and participating in every day conversations. In fact, if you learn everything that is in this section and master it, all while studying vocabulary, you can carry out normal every day conversations, and Korean speakers will understand what you are talking about.
If you are looking for your very first lesson in Korean, however, we recommend you swing by the Learn Hangul section of the site first. Since Korean is written using a different alphabet than English, you should probably learn to read it before you dive into the lessons ;-) We don't play around here - there won't be any Romanization in these lessons unless it is needed - after you complete the Learn Hangul section, you will be able to read and write any Korean word with great pronunciation. Best of all, Hangul, the Korean alphabet, is very easy and quick to learn. A few solid, focused hours in that section will provide you with everything you need to read and write in a completely new alphabet - now that's pretty exciting!
If you have completed the lessons in Hangul, then you're in the right place. We're about to dive into the Korean language and build the strongest foundation in a foreign language possible. These lessons will get you ready to study Korean at an advanced level, without having to return and practice the basics later. We're going to learn it the right way from the beginning.
So let's get started! Here we go...
If you are unsure of how to proceed through these lessons, check out the brief Recommended Learning Tips and Lesson Order so you can begin on the right track. Of course, you can proceed and "drive through" the lessons in any method you wish, but we feel it would be best to provide you with a "road map" to get you started ;-)
Note: You must be logged in to access the pages below.