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Korean - learn Korean online for free

Want to learn Korean? This is the place!


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Dr. Jacques du Plessis has over 20 years of experience teaching Afrikaans and developing instructional materials and software for many languages. His Korean assistants, Jihee Beak and Young Mi Choi are exemplary scholars. Korean is spoken by about 78 million speakers. It gives you access to a rich culture and an economic and technological power house. This site is your ticket to the hearts of millions of speakers in Asia and beyond.

Korean Discussion Group (not open yet)

There will be a discussion group to support this site -- You will be invited to join if you are interested to talk to others learning the language.

The Units

This open e-textbook is not a chapter-based. Chapter-based texts assume a best method to proceed and steers you along a tightly prescribed path. The e-text is designed as follows:

General has many interesting links about the language and suggests ways to learn and participate.

Pronunciation has a Specific Focus section with particular aspects of pronunciation addressed. It also has a Holistic Focus section with Songs, Stories, etc.

Vocabulary offers many vocabulary topics, and eventually will offer many original ways to understand and memorize the vocabulary.

Grammar is not open yet. The prescribed path of the grammar largely happens because of the natural interdependency between the grammatical concepts.

Culture is relatively independent with many diverse topics related to Korean, Korea and Asian culture.

Contextuary offers diverse experiences and broad reference resources. It also addresses many holistic opportunities of learning and will constantly expand.