BYU subscribes to two very good programs for learning Korean (and numerous other languages) at your own speed. Click below to explore.
Look for the option below the login boxes to explore the site as a guest.
You can explore the site as a guest or create a free account to save progress.
Type Korean into the "Pick a Language" box to see what resources are available.
Try it with "instant access" then type Korean in the "I want to learn _________." box.
There are a number of online Korean language study programs designed to enhance knowledge of the Korean language (at all levels from beginner to advanced). Click on the links below to explore.
Nuri-Sejong Hakdang (세종학당)
This site 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) with different levels.
Provides various Korean language learning services for educational institutions overseas.
Korean Language Learning program provided by KBS World Radio.
Korean Language Course (Seoul National University)
Provides 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.
Center for Korean Language and Culture (Hankuk University of Foreign Studies)
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.
The Korean Language Institute (Yonsei University)
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.
Sogang Korean Program (서강대학교 한국어 강좌) Introductory, novice and intermediate online courses. Requires free registration.
Korean Learning for Correct Pronunciation (바른소리) Online Korean language education from the National Institute of the Korean Language
Online Intermediate College Korean (버클리대학 프로그램) Complete online course from UCal Berkeley.
Forvo.com Korean Pronunciation Audio clips of native speakers pronouncing more than 5,300 Korean words.
Learn Korean Net A site for learning Korean online, includes tutorials and a student help forum
Talk to me in Korean Free audio and video lessons available for download
Learn Korean Information on learning Korean language
Korean Language Education Center (Sogang University)
Offers courses on understanding Korean culture and the Korean language, including great variety of Korean texts such as letters of introduction, columns, articles, and more.
Fluent U Korean (requires subscription; 14-day free trial)
In addition to the 11,000+ Korean books shelved in the Asian Collection, the library has small separate collection designed to improve your reading ability in Korean. This collection, which is located in the Asian Reference section on the 4th floor, is divided into Beginning, Intermediate, and Advanced levels. The purple section on the map below notes the location of these reading materials. (Click on the map to enlarge.)