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Korean is spoken by more than 78 million people. The number of Korean language learners has remarkably grown in the past few decades beyond the Korean peninsula; a growth due mostly to South Korea’s increasingly visible roles in the world economy, technological innovation, and global popular culture.

Korean companiesKorean can be considered the easiest to learn of the East Asian languages, although it does resemble Chinese and Japanese in structure, politeness rules, and borrows vocabulary. The grammar and phonetics of Korean are quite different from those of most European languages. The Korean alphabet, Hangeul, was originally invented by King Sejong in the 15th century. Hangeul is a phonetic alphabet with 24 letters and is very easy to read and write, which saves times and lessens confusion.

South Korea is Asia’s fourth-largest economy and a major player among the world’s top exporting nations. It is one of the fastest and most stable economies in the world. South Korea’s biggest companies are well known worldwide.

Levels offered: Korean

Beginners (level 1)

You have little or no prior knowledge of Korean.

Post-beginners (level 2) AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2020

You can manage Korean language in basic situations using the present tense.

Intermediate (level 3) AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2020

You can read and write basic Korean sentences in everyday situations using past, present and future tenses.

Upper-intermediate (level 4) AVAILABLE FROM OCTOBER 2020

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Greeting: "Annyeong-haseyo"  안녕하세요? ("Hello" )

Counting: 하나 (hana), 둘 (dul), 셋 (set), 넷 (net), 다섯 (dasot), …

Useful phrase: "Gamsa-hamnida!" 감사합니다! ("Thank you!")

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