Korean Hangul was created in the 15th Century by King Sejong. Unlike other alphabets that grew organically, Hangul, the Korean alphabet, was invented. Not only was it invented, but it was made with the specific purpose of being easy to learn and use. Basically, it’s almost impossible to design a simpler writing system than Hangul that would still work with the Korean language.
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Why the Korean Alphabet is Easy to Learn
Think about that for a second – this language was constructed with language learners in mind! Hangul exists not to confuse and intimidate learners, but rather to give them the quickest access to Korean culture possible. The alphabet itself is not intimidating at all – the only intimidating part is the initial unfamiliarity you can get past in less than ninety minutes.
While some writing systems look impossible to scribe, Korean is easy. One of the letters is a circle, one is a square, and two are literally straight lines!
In fact it is so easy we will show you two examples right now,
‘ㅎ‘ consonant ‘h’;
‘ㅏ’ vowel ‘a', pronounce "ah"
‘ㄴ’ consonant ‘n’
When put together they look like ‘한’ , which is pronounced as ‘Han’. Rather than being just three letters in a line, it makes a nice self-contained block!
‘ㅇ‘ has no sound
‘ㅏ’ vowel ‘a’ pronounce "ah"
‘ㅇ‘ has no sound
‘ㅣ‘ vowel ‘e’ pronounce "e"
When put together ‘아이’ , which is pronounced as ‘ah’ ‘e’ means children.
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If you wish to be introduced to a new language without committing too many resources and time, our Korean Hangul class is the right course for you. You will also get the same benefits of learning with us, such as small group class, focus learning, dedicated trainer and a good syllabus.
Lessons are conducted with proprietary materials developed by Hana Korean.
The class activities are learner-centric, and will incorporate real world scenarios. Besides our textbook, additional materials will be provided according to students’ needs.
Total course duration: 8 hours
Korean alphabet (1)
How to greet with people in a polite way and introduce yourself.
Korean alphabet (2)
Mentioning your nationality
Asking and answering questions about nationalities
Korean alphabet (3)
Discussing your job
Asking and answering questions about occupations
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Small Group Class (6 pax)
Complete in 4 weeks
Some language courses can be boring. Classes here are taught through various methods that strengthen both listening and understanding skills, together with a special focus on vocabulary. What is more, my teacher is open, patient and very helpful, which is a great asset in learning a language in a friendly and relaxing environment. The class I am in is very small (7 pax), which is a plus as I have more opportunity to practice with the teacher!
The Korean class was wonderful. I learned many, many words and found I could understand a great deal. It added to my desire to keep learning and I find I can go back to the handouts and class materials to practice.”