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Offline Brian

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Books for Learning Korean (Self-Study)
« on: September 26, 2006, 05:11:06 PM »
Here are a few free online resources for learning Korean.  If you're serious about making progress in the language, I recommend browsing all of them to see what they have to offer.  [Edited 10/26/11 to remove dead links and to add others . . . there is a ton of online resources for learning Korean now, much more than the handful available when this was first posted in 2006]

*Sogang University Korean Program
*KBS Radio
*Korean Language, from Wikipedia
*Indiana University - basically an online textbook, dig around for intermediate-level stuff
* The University of Hawaii has resources online for beginners (part 1 and part 2), low-intermediate ( part 1 and part 2), and high-intermediate (high-intermediate learners.
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Re: Online Korean-learning resources
« Reply #1 on: August 15, 2010, 10:21:22 PM »
Thanks Brian; some good resources. I also recommend "Talk to me in Korean" as it has free .mp3s and lessons: http://www.talktomeinkorean.com
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 11:13:30 AM »
I noticed one of the best resources was missing... try Songang's online site.  It goes from no Korean knowledge to intermediate.

http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/

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Re: Online Korean-learning resources
« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2010, 05:01:44 PM »
I'll copy this here, its a list a kind person compiled on some other forums:

Quote from: tima9992003
http://rki.kbs.co.kr/learn_korean/lessons/e_index.htm
http://www.omniglot.com/writing/korean.htm <- this has lots of links at the bottom of the page ^^
http://www.learnkoreanlanguage.com/index.html
http://www.byki.com/fls/FLS_GKO1.html?l=korean&ctt_id=2842745&ctt_adnw=Google&ctt_kw=korean%20language&ctt_ch=ps&ctt_entity=tc&ctt_adid=3252500214&ctt_nwtype=search&ctt_cli=2^9901^45119^722882&gclid=CPGl0PyF9J4CFUgA4wodXRNkIw
http://learnkorean.com/home/index.asp
http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/
http://www.learn-korean-now.com/

and if your korean is good enough, I think this is a short story compilation, not sure
http://www.hawaii.edu/asiaref/korea/SSIndex/ssmain.htm

I'd also add the following:
smart.fm
A very fancy full-featured online SRS-type site: a user has created a 400 word intro Korean set there.
Removed. The entire site has since been moved behind a monthly pay barrier and the user-generated content claimed under questionable licensing/ownership. Shame that.

And of course, Anki:
http://ichi2.net/anki/
Free downloadable SRS software, easily portable so you can make your own revision decks.
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Re: Online Korean-learning resources
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Re: Online Korean-learning resources
« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2010, 05:34:24 PM »
There is also
http://www.koreanclass101.com
http://www.korean-flashcards.com

Some learn-Korean books are a tad too formal. Here's a great supplement to learn colloquial Korean:

http://www.seoulselection.com/bookstore/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2681&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

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Re: Online Korean-learning resources
« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2010, 11:17:34 AM »
study.korean.net rules!

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« Reply #8 on: November 16, 2010, 11:29:50 AM »
Made this to study on my iPod/iPhone... need to know how to read Korean first. Will update it if it helps anyone.

http://ignoranthuman.com/ko/

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Re: Online Korean-learning resources
« Reply #9 on: November 16, 2010, 11:41:29 AM »
There is also
http://www.koreanclass101.com
http://www.korean-flashcards.com

Some learn-Korean books are a tad too formal. Here's a great supplement to learn colloquial Korean:

http://www.seoulselection.com/bookstore/index.php?page=shop.product_details&flypage=flypage.tpl&product_id=2681&category_id=1&option=com_virtuemart&Itemid=53

For men seeking Korean women and vice versa, this could be a great way to be funny.

Just bought that book last week and it is awesome!! thanks for the tip!!

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« Reply #10 on: November 29, 2010, 03:13:36 PM »
Thanks for all the great additions.  The original post was from 2006 and the edit from 2008, and there have been a ton more online resources made available since then.  I'll edit the original post to reflect some additions and subtractions.  With a few good sites---Sogang is a good one---and some Googling, you can find just about all you need online. 

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Re: Online Korean-learning resources
« Reply #11 on: November 29, 2010, 03:23:50 PM »
Sorry if any of these are repeated...

http://wordshowers.willkern.com/

http://hompi.sogang.ac.kr/korean/

Old Let's Speak Korean series...   
Different series have different levels.... all really good.

http://www.learnkorean.com/home/index.asp

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« Reply #12 on: November 29, 2010, 03:38:01 PM »
I didn't see this one posted yet...

http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/

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Best FREE site to learn Korean (with PDF files, Koreans, a community & videos)
« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2010, 11:52:36 PM »
안녕하세요 travelers...

I've value the effort to learn Korean by simply creating a lot of Korean friends. You'll often notice how the Korean advice and teaching are different...much like the variety of styles and techniques we use to teach English. Evidently, creating Korean friends is a great way to get culturally immersed.

www.talktomeinKorean.com

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Sun Hyunwoo is awesome. He was one of the guest speakers for our orientation back in August.

For a more technical approach to Korean, here is another good website:

http://korean.sogang.ac.kr/

This university is same school who releases the Korean textbooks the YMCA uses (at least here in Daegu)

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There is a sticky above this post with links to good (free) websites to learn Korean, a few weeks ago I posted a link to talktomeinkorean.com.

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I heard him speak at orientation too, so decided to check out his site.  While I appreciate the incredibly amount of time and thought he put into it, I find it a bit frustrating that each lesson is about 8 minutes long, but you are only learning one or two phrases.  I have found that most Korean classes go too fast, but Talk to Me in Korean is painfully slow, with a lot of chatter in between the two Korean speakers that don't contribute to the lessons :(

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Re: Online Korean-learning resources
« Reply #17 on: December 16, 2010, 11:07:23 AM »
lingq.com added Korean texts and audios to their library this year.

lingq is a little different, but I've found it to be awesome at helping me learn languages in the intermediate level.

http://www.lingq.com/learn-korean-language-online/

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Websites To Learn Korean
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2011, 10:41:08 PM »
Hi Everyone

Can anyone recommend some websites to learn Korean? My NY resolution is to get better at Korean........ :'(

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