06-04-2011 02:07 AM
korean language ressourses
i got the idea of this thread from a similar one posted by ladyfaile concerning japanese language.
But since i'm more interested about korean, i decided to post this thread.
I know that many of you are trying to learn this language whether with a teacher or alone (like me) so to help each other please give brievely your ressourses: a book, a web site or whatever it can help.
Please explain also how we used: is it free or not, if it needs some registration etc...
06-11-2011 10:33 AM
Hangeul may appear complicated but it's actually easy to learn. So if you just want to familiarize yourself with alphabets and a few basic words/expressions, you can basically just google it - most of the sites are free. If you're planning to go to Korea, I suggest you buy Berlitz Korean phrase book. It has both print and audio format in it and teaches you useful travel-related phrases. As for me, since I've no time to enroll in a proper course, I just bought a handful of books. I'd say I recommend Mastering Korean by Nam Park. It has a detail grammar course, vocabulary instruction, sample smart phrases for daily uses and if I'm not mistaken some of the editions goes with compact disc as well. If you're not into books, I guess you can always go into livemocha site. I'm not familiar with the site but I believe you have to register first.
06-11-2011 12:17 PM
princess for the advice princessofsummer
06-11-2011 12:31 PM
I would recommend trying to find books that contain an answer key, so that you'll be able to properly self-correct if you're trying to teach yourself. I know some who are attempting to tackle Korean, and these are the books I've seen them use that include the answers in the back of the texts:
For Christmas, my sister bought me two Korean workbooks, and although they're not serious language learning textbooks, they were a fun way to pick up on the very basics:
I'm not sure if any of these are available outside of the US, or if they come in other languages apart from English, but I hope you find these links somewhat useful!
06-11-2011 12:35 PM
Thanks b.a.t : i'm sure they'll be very helpful
06-11-2011 03:39 PM
this is really helpful, and it has free korean lessons. http://talktomeinkorean.com
this is more detailed but you have to pay around $4~10 a month, and you get a 7 day free trial http://koreanclass101.com
06-12-2011 01:06 AM
Thanks libradaj and maykim: actually i just cheked the websites and they are very helpful
06-14-2011 08:04 AM
Thanks susu for your collaboration: i hope that you find the other suggested websites helpful for you too.