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Jihye L.

Korean 101: Intro to Basic Korean for Beginners

Online Korean group class with Jihye L.
  • Overview
  • Reviews
  • What You’ll Learn

    • The Korean alphabet, also known as Hangul
    • How to properly pronounce Korean words
    • Grammar rules and verb conjugation
    • Tips for forming sentences in Korean
    • Basic Korean vocabulary and useful phrases
    • How to practice and develop conversation skills


    Weekly Curriculum

    Thursday August 3rd: Review of the Korean characters and some additional pronunciation rules: This class will try to help students who need confidence how to pronounce basic sounds of Korean and make understand how to apply extra rules for pronunciation. We will take a look at how Korean words are formed and pronounced. We will work on ending consonants which is different from beginning consonants pronunciation which ones make sound totally different. We will work on extra pronunciation rule which is when it meets with vowels after it.(This rules apply to make pronounce easier and smooth.) We will work on some homophones.( people can simply make misunderstanding by homophones which is sounds exactly same). We will work on some of difficult pronunciations to differentiate for westerners learning Korean which is ㅋ, ㄲ,ㄱ/ㅌ,ㄸ,ㄷ. most people can make simple mistake between basic consonants and their doubles

    Thursday August 10th: Learn vocabulary of positive and negative feelings: This class will try to help students who really want to engage and make close relationship with other people through express their feelings. We will work on how to ask feelings of other people and learn expressions of their feelings. We will work on many expressions not just yes or no and good or bad.

    Thursday August 17th: How to make simple sentences with subject and object particles: We will work on structure to understand Korean better.First we will learn how to make simple sentence.(word order). We will discuss when subject and object particles are used. We will work on function of particles and how it used in making simple sentences. We will learn all personal and demonstrative pronouns to practice make simple sentences.

    Thursday August 24th: How to conjugate regular verb patterns: The purpose of conjugation is to alter the tone of voice, tense,or grammatical function of verbs. Learning Korean conjugation is going to be very important to advancing level of skills. This class makes to understand how and when to use of Korean variable verbs endings and different level of speech style. We will work on infinitives in Korean and examining stems. we will apply to ideas how to conjugate with and,but,or let's expressions.


    Requirements

    • A reliable internet connection
    • A laptop or desktop computer if you’re joining from home

      • The Google Chrome web browser is recommended for computer users
    • A tablet or smartphone if you’re on-the-go

      • The TakeLessons app (for Android or iPhone) is required for smartphone users
    • A built-in or external webcam


    Description

    Are you ready to start learning Korean? This online Korean class is perfect for beginners who are taking the first steps toward becoming fluent speakers. An expert instructor will teach you the basics of the Korean language. To start off, you’ll learn about the alphabet, proper pronunciation, grammar rules, sentence structure, and verb conjugation.

    You’ll also pick up a variety of essential vocabulary words and phrases that will take you one step closer to being able to have full conversations in Korean. Here are some of the topics we’ll cover in this fun and interactive, group class. Join today to quickly expand your knowledge of the Korean language and improve your speaking skills in no time!

    Hangul - The Korean Alphabet

    One of the first topics you’ll cover when learning Korean for beginners is the alphabet, also known as Hangul. Hangul contains 24 letters with 14 consonants and 10 vowels that are very different than the English alphabet. These letters are the building blocks of reading and writing in Korean, so understanding them is a vital first step in your learning journey.

    In this online Korean class, you’ll learn how to correctly pronounce and write out each character in the Korean alphabet. Your instructor will provide some helpful tips to practice the alphabet outside of class time as well. Using a few familiar memorization tactics, such as flashcards, will make mastering Hangul quick and easy!

    Proper Pronunciation

    Once you’ve learned about the Korean alphabet, you can advance to forming words. Correct pronunciation is key when forming words in Korean, because if you mispronounce a sound even slightly, it can take on a completely different meaning than you intended. Proper technique from the start will prevent embarrassing mistakes in the future!

    To put it simply, the Korean language has both basic consonant and double consonant sounds with two different meanings. This class will allow you to practice differentiating between the two sounds. An instructor will listen in to catch and correct mistakes you’re making - this kind of guidance will be crucial to your progress.

    You’ll get to practice your pronunciation skills even further by imitating your teacher, who is a native Korean speaker. With active listening and repetition, you’ll find that obtaining a Korean accent is a lot easier than you thought!

    Korean pronunciation can be tricky at first, but your instructor will address some of the common challenges that English speakers face when learning the accent. Once you understand the dos and don’ts of speaking Korean, and memorize these rules, you will become a more confident speaker.

    Korean Grammar and Forming Sentences

    Learning about Korean grammar will take you one step closer to being able to have conversations in this beautiful language! In this class, your instructor will cover regular and irregular grammar rules including sentence structure, personal and demonstrative pronouns, as well as how to conjugate some common verbs like “go” and “be.”

    You’ll learn both normal and formal verb endings and how to alter the tenses of verbs. Finally, you’ll learn how to use conjunctions like “and,” “or,” and “but.” Each of these subjects is an important part of forming sentences in Korean. After studying these topics, you’ll be able to effectively make complete statements and convey ideas to others.

    If all of this sounds like a lot to take in, don’t fret! In this group class, you’ll have the opportunity to ask your teacher questions and get instant feedback that will guide you in the right direction. If you’re wondering about something, chances are another one of your peers is too!

    Basic Korean Vocabulary and Phrases

    After completing this online Korean class, you’ll take away some key vocabulary words and phrases to describe everyday topics. For example, you’ll learn how to ask basic questions, express positive or negative feelings, and introduce yourself to strangers in Korean.

    Your teacher will use visuals like cards to teach you even more topics such as Korean numbers, colors, food names, how to tell time, and how to count money. You’ll become more and more comfortable having conversations with your teacher and other classmates. Get ready to gain the confidence you need to start making new Korean friends!

    Are you planning to travel to Korea soon? If so, congrats! This is an excellent way to immerse yourself in the language and culture. Your instructor will go over how to get around Korea with some key phrases for tourists. This class will prepare you to communicate about travel-related topics such as lodging, shopping, and transportation.

    If you don’t have any travel plans in the near future, another way to put all the skills you’ve learned into practice is to listen to Korean music, watch Korean TV shows, or find a language partner near you. Your expert instructor will share a few of the best ways to improve your Korean skills and practice conversing outside of class time.

    About the Teacher

    Jihye L. grew up in Seoul, Korea and started teaching the Korean language in 2000. She has a Master’s degree from the California Institute of the Arts and is also a piano teacher. Jihye is very passionate about sharing her culture and language with enthusiastic students. She often uses clips of Korean songs and dramas to help students learn the language.

    One of the top things Jihye recommends to Korean 101 students? Don’t be afraid to make mistakes! Korean can be a challenging language, but if you dive into practicing your speaking skills and expose yourself to the Korean culture, you’ll find yourself progressing faster and faster.

  • 13 Reviews

    Isabel Sep. 3, 2016
    Jihye is very patient with my 6 yr old daughter and she has learned so much in just a few lessons.
    Sharon Sep. 2, 2016
    Ms Lee is very patience and nice. I like her class very well.
    Michael Aug. 31, 2016
    Very helpful. Looking forward to the next one!!
    Stephanie Aug. 18, 2016
    I have been learning from her for almost five months now and I really enjoy our lessons. She is very kind and very fun. I'm going to visit Korea soon and she has helped me learn a lot of Korean, so I feel very ready.
    Natalie Jul. 16, 2016
    Jihye is always there ready to answer any question I may have. She is fun and current in dramas and music and very encouraging to new students.
    Phoebe Jul. 13, 2016
    Jihye is friendly and polite. She got me started on the right track. Always look forward for my lession every week.
    Qiao Jun. 28, 2016
    Well organized classes and very nice teacher.
    Sewon Jun. 23, 2016
    I've only had one lesson with her but so far she has been great. Very friendly and helpful.
    Ariel May. 24, 2016
    Jihye is a teacher with great skills and patience. She makes learning Korean become interesting, but you can still feel the progress. Strongly recommend!
    NI HAN May. 24, 2016
    i am really enjoy learning korean with Jihye선생님. she makes the class well-organized and funny. I could learn both skills and culture from her.
    Katelyn Mar. 22, 2016
    Extremely patient and motivating!
    Tatiana Mar. 8, 2016
    I am having a wonderful time. Jihye is really helpful in learning the Korean language! She is patient and encouraging. I can't wait for next week's class.
    Yuanita Jan. 26, 2016
    Love taking class with Ms.Lee. She's very patient and explain everything clearly.
Class Length
45 Minutes
Max. Class Size
8 Students
Level
Beginner
Ages
10+

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