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Free Korean Lessons and Courses

Free Korean Lessons and Courses
We have gathered together here a number of free Korean language lessons and language courses for those learning Korean, along with some other Korean language resources, such as Korean online courses and exercises, podcasts, video lessons, alphabets, dictionaries, lexicons, verb conjugations, language communities, newspapers, articles, and books. Most of these sites will be in English, although a number are multilingual in nature.

  Courses and Exercises

Bab.la Language Portal
"The bab.la language portal offers you dictionary translations, language quizzes and games, vocabulary lessons for learning and much more. bab.la is interactive: You can enter your own translation, create your own language test or your own vocabulary flashcard set. babla - Loving Languages!". Quizzes, games, vocabulary learning and dictionary aids for English, Chinese, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, and Turkish.
College Korean
This website is designed to help Korean 1 students by providing supplementary materials (audio clips, answer keys for weekly homework assignments and exams, additional listening drills, a detailed computing guide, useful links, and more) for our classroom textbook (College Korean by Michael C. Rogers, Clare You, Kyungnyun K. Richards), weekly homework assignments, and classroom workbooks.
English-Korean Vocabulary Quizzes
Numerous tests in various categories of vocabulary.
Fool's Workshop Korean Vocabulary Review
A number of Korean vocabulary flashcards, usable online, and printable offline.
Hangul Forest
Lessons on Hangul, also with short sections on grammar, and a number of sections on vocabulary.
An Introduction to Korean by J. David Eisenberg
Topics includes Korean Alphabet, Basic Conversational Phrases, Parts of the Body, Members of the Family, Vocabulary, Numbers, Asking for Directions, and Grammar.
Introduction To Korean
A 37 lesson tutorial introduction to Korean; hosted by the Unification Church - though the content of the course appears to be entirely separate.
KBS World Let's Learn Korean
Course in Korean aimed at those travelling to Korea, with an 8-lesson introduction (Learning the Korean Language), and with 30 lessons in Parts 2 (Upon Arrival in Korea) and 3 (Living in Korea).
Kimchi Girls
Beginning Korean audio MP3 course in podcast format.
KLEC: Korean Language Education Clearinghouse
A variety of Korean language education resources for students and teachers alike.
Korean Info Gate
Korean Tutor with key expressions, an online course, and animated pop musicals and fairy tales.
Korean Language Practice
Introduction to Hangul plus a number of lessons on phrases and vocabulary.
Korean Lessons by Leon
11 lessons in Korean by Leon, a TEFL teacher who was worked in Korea, with an interesting digression on the possibly Tibetan origins of the Hanguel script.
Korean Sustainment and Enhancement On-line Course
The objectives of the Korean Sustainment and Enhancement On-line Course are to: sustain and enhance Korean language proficiency for intermediate Korean learners by reviewing, challenging with current authentic/simulated authentic materials (Level 2 and up). The activities and tasks are designed to improve listening and reading skills, emphasizing on vocabulary expansion with Chinese characters, more sophisticated and accurate grammar usages, and sociolinguistic aspects, guided by the Defense Language Institute Final Learning Objectives.
Korean Through English
An introduction to Korean in ten chapters, from South Korean's Ministry of Culture and Tourism.
Korean Tongue Twisters
Korean tongue twisters!
Korean Vocabulary
Choose a set of words from the list, and when the program loads, you will be given a word in English. If you don't know the word in Korean, just hit return and the program will show you the Korean, and if you have RealPlayer installed you will then hear a native speaker's pronunciation.
Kosnet - Korean Study Network
A series of Korean language tutorials in English, Spanish, Japanese, and Chinese; a project of the National Institute for International Education Development of the Republic of Korea; requires free registration.
Languageguide.org Korean
A pictorial vocabulary guide with audio pronunciations covering various categories of words.
Learn Korean
This podcast is for intermidiate learners and beginers.I will be very glad to hear from you that it helps your learning. Also, any suggestions and questions about this podcast will be appreciated.
LearnKorean.com
13 Korean lessons, a Hanja tutorial, and Korean for Fun crash lessons.
Learn Korean for Beginners
Ten Korean lessons, plus a number of other resources for the student of Korean.
Learn Korean and Speak Korean
Includes Basic of Korean, Intermediate and Advanced Korean, and Quick Korean Phrases.
Let's Learn Korean Group Blog
A group blog about learning Korean. We write about our experiences in the classroom, self-study, resources to use, advice and encouragement. Writing in English or in Korean to reflect on the difficulties and successes each of us encounters.
Monash University Korean Resources
Various online language resources from Monash University to accompany their courses in Korean.
Online Intermediate College Korean (Clare You & Eunsu Cho)
This course is for students who have completed Elementary Korean or have an equivalent proficiency. The course offers a continuation of developing Korean language skills of college students through the expansion of their speaking, listening, reading and writing skills beyond the basic level. The course challenges students to improve their vocabulary, syntax, and oral fluency as they read, hear, and talk about the Korean cultural themes of history, customs, geography, and business.
Sogang's Korean Tutorials
Online multimedia courses in Korean, with topics such as Understanding South Korea, Introductory Korean, Novice Korean I, II, and III, and Intermediate Korean I, II, and III. Requires the Flash plugin.
Teaching More About Korea
32 lessons plans that teach about Korean culture in PDF format for elementary and secondary school teachers; a paper text version can also be ordered for a fee.
Wikipedia: Korean Language
Encyclopedia entry on the Korean language from Wikipedia, the user-extensible online encylopedia.

  Hangul and Hanja

Hangul Forest
Lessons on Hangul, also with short sections on grammar, and a number of sections on vocabulary.
Korean Alphabet, Hangul
A history and description to Hangul.
Learning Hangul with Soyongdori
Hangul introduction and tutorial, plus online Korean-English dictionary.
Neo's Hanja Online
Neo's Hanja is a free downloadable software series for non-commercial use by students, teachers and all those interested in learning classical Chinese characters "Hanja" and Korean vocabulary and grammar patterns. Neo's Hanja may also be used as an effective tool to broaden your Korean vocabulary, and is also a nice, exotic screen-saver.
Omniglot: Korean Alphabet, Pronunciation, and Language
Information page on Hangul.
Toki Pona Hangul Helper
An online tool for Hangul keyboard entry, with a table of characters that enable the user to enter them into a text box by clicking.
Wikipedia: Hangul
Encyclopedia entry on the Hangul script from Wikipedia, the user-extensible online encylopedia.
Wikipedia: Hanja
Encyclopedia entry on Hanja, the Sino-Korean characters, from Wikipedia, the user-extensible online encylopedia.
ZKorean Hangul Lesons
Covers History of Hangul, Appearance and Sound Structure, Pronunciation, and Romanization, plus links to a Korean dictionary and fonts.

  Language Communities

Benjamin Barrett's Korean Mailing List Page
Mailing list for learning Korean.
Polyglot
Polyglot is a non-profit community dedicated to language exchange. Polyglot allows you to find the right person ready to exchange languages with you. You will search for penpals according to age, gender, location, hobbies, etc. Polyglot is fully customizable. You will choose your own icons, styles or post your own Polyglot translations, so that more people speaking your language can become a member.
Speak Any Language Online Community
Speak-Any-Language.com is a web-based, global community dedicated to making the world a smaller place through understanding of languages and cultures. Our Forums area gives each of our users the opportunity to communicate with each other. Our Chat area gives everyone the opportunity practice speaking in the languages of their choice. Best of all, the services on these pages are free.
UniLang Community
The main purpose of the UniLang Community is to provide an online site where people interested in languages can unite, openly discuss, and find resources related to language(s), linguistics and translations. We are an open non-profit organization, meaning that everything on our site is publicly accessible at no cost, and membership is also free and open for everybody. All data, unless otherwise stated, is licensed under an open licence, the UniLang Public License, as opposed to a restrictive copyright.

  Other Korean Resources

  Media

Korean Dictionaries Online
Comprehensive listing of Korean dictionaries, technical reference, grammars, and other language aids.
Korean Internet Radio and Online News Radio
Large directory of internet radio programs with conversation and music in a number of different audio formats.
Korean Newspapers Online
Directory of online Korean newspapers.

  Literature

Digital Han'gukhak
Korean classical literature in an online format in Hangul.
Kim Mun-gi's Classical Korean Literature
Kim Mun-gi's site of Korean literature classics.
Korean Poetry
Korean poetry online.
Korean Studies Resources from Berkeley
Online resources in humanities and social sciences, newspapers, magazines, multimedia, for matters Korean.
National Digital Library of Korea
By upgrading its operation systems to suit the digital information era, the National Library of Korea stands at the nation's forefront in the knowledge information era of the 21st century. It has been aggressively taking the initiative in helping the nation realize its long-held dream of emerging among advanced information countries.