Online Korean Classes
There are a number of online Korean language study programs offered
by Nuri-Sejong Hakdang (King Sejong Institute) and large universities in
Korea. The online programs are available for all levels of study, and
offer activities designed to enhance knowledge of the Korean language
and Korean culture. These classes allow anyone wishing to study Korean
the ability to take classes from anywhere in the world.
1. Nuri-Sejong Hakdang International Korean Language Foundation
Nuri-Sejong Hakdang is funded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and
Tourism and run by International Korean Language Foundation. It offers
tailored Korean language courses that cater to the needs of different
audiences (general, married immigrants, foreign nationals working in
Korea, etc). There are three different course levels (beginner,
intermediate, and advanced), and some of the programs are available in
other foreign languages such as Chinese, Mongolian, and Vietnamese. The
website also has quizzes and games to add fun to learning Korean.
2. Korean Language Education Center Seoul National University
Seoul National University’s Korean Language Education Center offers an
online study program for acquiring basic knowledge about Hangeul and
Korean culture, as well as useful vocabulary, expressions, and
conversational skills. The program is comprised of 20 chapters, and
audio files and scripts are available for download.
3. Korean Language Education Center Sogang University
Sogang University’s online Korean learning program offers courses on
understanding Korean culture (history, economy, politics, philosophy,
religion, arts, etc.) and the Korean language. The main language program
is comprised of three novice courses and three intermediate courses
that highlight important expressions and vocabulary. Practice tests are
also available for download. This online study program offers a great
variety of Korean texts such as letters of introduction, columns,
articles, and more.
4. Center for Korean Language and Culture Hankuk University of Foreign Studies
Hankuk University of Foreign Studies’ online Korean program provides
basic information on the Korean language (vowels and consonants), and
word reading and conversation practice at the beginner level. The
program contains simple word games and writing practice as well. The
vocabulary list and scripts can be printed. The courses are available in
Korean, English, Chinese, and Japanese.
5. The Korean Language Institute Yonsei University
The online program provided by The Korean Language Institute at Yonsei
University has six course levels that allow for systematic learning of
the Korean language. The courses introduce basic knowledge of Hangeul
(creation of Hangeul, characteristics, vowels and consonants, etc) and
useful vocabulary and expressions for various situations. The program
costs $100 per level and is available in English, Japanese, and Chinese.
Infromation from Visitkorea(http://www.visitkorea.or.kr/intro.html)