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Learn Korean


"Learn Korean quickly and effectively with unique learning methods – in only 17 minutes per day"

 
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Our course is unique and different!
  • Learn a new language with just 17 minutes of study per day.
  • In a matter of only three months you will have learned a wide-ranging and useful number of words.
  • After just three months you will have gained a broad understanding of the language.
    You will be able to build sentences and speak Korean.
  • This course offers a number of different learning methods, giving you the opportunity to choose what works best for you.
    Fun and easy with manageable and attainable goals, the way learning a new language should be.
  • Our language courses are equipped with 'super-learning technology'.
    With the new super-learning technology you can concentrate better and learn on average 32% faster.
  • You learn quickly and efficiently.
    The program provides you with new and practical exercises every day to keep you motivated.
  • With this beginner's course you will have reached the A1 and A2 levels of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR).
  • This course does not have to be installed.
    It is very user friendly.

 

The most important words in Korean:



Hello!
Hello!
안녕하세요!
An-nyeong-ha-se-yo!
Bye!
Bye!
안녕! 잘가!
An-nyeong!/ Jal-ga!
yeah
yeah
Ne
no
no
아니오
A-ni-o
thanks
thanks
감사합니다
Gam-sa-ham-ni-da
please
please
천만에요
Cheon-man-e-yo
Excuse me, ...
Excuse me, ...
실례합니다, ...
Sil-lyeo-ham-ni-da, ...
one
one
하나 (일)
Hana (Il)
two
two
둘 (이)
Dul (I)
three
three
셋 (삼)
Set (Sam)
four
four
넷 (사)
Net (Sa)
five
five
다섯 (오)
Da-seot (O)
six
six
여섯 (육)
Yeo-seot (Yuk)
seven
seven
일곱 (칠)
Il-gob (Chil)
eight
eight
여덟 (팔)
Yeo-deol (Pal)
nine
nine
아홉 (구)
A-hob (Gu)
ten
ten
열 (십)
Yeol (Sib)
How much?
How much?
얼마나?
Eol-ma-na?
to get to know someone
to get to know someone
누군가를 알게 되다
un-gun-ga-reul al-ge doe-da
vacation
vacation
휴가
Hyu-ga
name
name
이름
I-reum
Good morning!
Good morning!
안녕하세요
An-nyeong-ha-se-yo
Good evening!
Good evening!
안녕하세요
An-nyeong-ha-se-yo
above
above
Wi
under
under
아래
A-rae
young
young
젊은
Jeol-meun
old
old
늙은
Neul-geun
eleven
eleven
열하나 (십일)
Yeol-ha-na (Sip-il)
twelve
twelve
열둘 (십이)
Yeol-dul (Sip-i)
thirteen
thirteen
열셋 (십삼)
Yeol-set (Sip-sam)
fourteen
fourteen
열넷 (십사)
Yeol-net (Sip-sa)
fifteen
fifteen
열다섯 (십오)
Yeol-da-seot (Sip-o)
sixteen
sixteen
열여섯 (십육)
Yeol-yeo-seot (Sip-yuk)
seventeen
seventeen
열일곱 (십칠)
Yeol-il-gop (Sip-chil)
eighteen
eighteen
열여덟 (십팔)
Yeol-yeo-deol (Sip-pal)
 
Unique learning methods from 17 Minute Languages:

With 17 Minute Languages' unique long term memory learning method, you can learn Korean in no time.
You will be amazed at how quickly you will be able to hold a fluent conversation.
 
The daily exercises in this program are designed to motivate:
You have access to a diverse selection of exercises every day.
 
You will have plenty of support:
Visit the 17 Minute Languages learning community for friendly advice and interaction.
You will find an excellent forum related to your language course:
You can receive and offer support to other learners and perhaps make new friends while your at it.
 
The Korean Beginner's Course comprises:

  • At the end of the Korean Beginner's Course, you will have a basic vocabulary of over 1300 words.
  • You learn how to use these words in complete sentences with the help of the many dialogues, texts and phrases designed for this purpose.
  • All of the vocabulary and texts have been recorded by a Korean native speakers.
    From the very beginning, you learn clear, accent free pronunciation with the correct emphasis.

 
Learn with modern and intuitive software from 17 Minute Languages:

  • Universal Software:
    For Windows / Linux / Mac OS X /iPad / Android Tablets / Windows Tablets.
    You will learn online, so you don't need to install anything.
  • New Edition:
    The Korean Beginner's Course was completely updated in 2017.
  • Number of Learners:
    Already over 540,000 languages courses sold.

 
 
 

You will have these benefits after having learnt with the beginner's and intermediate course:


Make more of your free time!
  • You will be able to watch movies in Korean!
  • What a joy it is to be able to read a book in Korean!
You stay in great mental shape!
  • Scientific studies have shown:
    Continued learning increases quality of life and life expectancy.
  • Train your brain!
    Studies have shown that learning languages helps stave off dementia and Alzheimer's.
You meet new people!
  • Every new language opens a door to a new world for you.
    You will meet many new and interesting people!
    Who knows: maybe the love of your life speaks Korean?
  • Are you in a bilingual relationship?
    You can impress your partner by speaking Korean!
Building your career!
  • You will increase your professional opportunities now that you can speak Korean more confidently.
  • You now have the skills to work in Korea whenever you wish.
Every trip will become an unforgettable experience!
  • Broaden your horizons as you travel to Korea.
    If you can speak Korean, your trip will become an unforgettable experience:
    You will understand the country and its people better.
  • When you can speak Korean, you will be able to easily find your way in Korea.
    You will be able to ask for information or ask the locals for help.

 
 
 
 

The unique learning methods of the Korean Language Course:


The heart of this Korean course is in the long-term memory learning method and daily exercises.
 
The daily exercises ensure that you learn your new language for 17 minutes every day.
Exactly 17 minutes of learning material is provided by the daily exercises, hence the aptly chosen title of our courses.
 
In 17-Minute-Languages' insider community you have the opportunity to interact with many other highly motivated learners.
You get great tips and make new connections.
 

The long-term memory method of 17-Minute-Languages:


This learning method is based on the newest findings from research on vocabulary learning.
Every word to be learned will be repeated at precise intervals.
 
The long-term method works like this:
 
You learn a new word.
This word is then registered in the program.
The systematic repetition of the word begins immediately:
 
  1. First thing on the following day you have to correctly translate this word.
  2. The program then waits for two days.
    On the third day you will be prompted by the same word again.
    You then have to translate it correctly.
  3. The program then waits 4 more days.
    On the eighth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  4. The program then waits a final 9 days.
    You have to correctly translate the word just one more time on day 17.
If you knew the word on each occasion, by this time you will never forget it!
It is permanently stored in your long-term memory.
(Important to know: If you forgot the word to be learned on any occasion during the repetition phase, the repetition starts again.)
 
With this learning method, you will learn all of the vocabulary in this Korean course.
New words will be added to your lessons every day.
Your vocabulary will grow rapidly.
 
You can decide each day how you would like to learn the Korean vocabulary:
  • If you wish to learn very thoroughly, you can also work with a written translation-program and fill in blanks.
  • For quick repetition, the program has a "Quick Revision"-function.
    You simply enter whether you know a particular Korean word or not.
  • You can also learn with the Multiple Choice method:
    With this learning method, you will be given five, seven or ten words to choose from.
    Your task is to choose the correct translation.
 

Daily exercises for learning Korean:


daily exercises There are various daily exercises integrated into this language course.
You get the following exercises every day:
 
vocabulary Vocabulary:
You learn new words and repeat the old ones with the long-term memory method as described above.
 
phrases

Texts and phrases:
The program presents you with plenty of text and phrases every day.
You have to complete various exercise related to the texts:
You have to read the texts.
You have to complete fill-in-the-blanks, whether they be whole words or single missing letters.
On other days you will get a text to read with appropriate questions designed to improve comprehension.
 
You get new and exciting exercise related to the texts every day.
With these concrete examples, you learn Korean quickly and thoroughly.

Earn yourself points daily:
For every daily exercise you are awarded points.
When ever you have collected enough points, you reach the next level of the program.
In this way, you can see how quickly you've increased your knowledge!

17-Minute-Languages' insider community:


At the end of a lesson you can transfer your points to the online scoreboard.
It is absolutely free.
You do not need to register.
 
Compare your progress with other 17-Minutes-Languages' learners:
Here you can see the current top scores of all learners (from all languages courses) who have transfered their points to the scoreboard:
Top scores: The 1000 most successful 17-Minutes-Languages' learners
 
In addition, you can interact with and get support from other learners using 17-Minute-Languages.
You get great tips and can make new connections.
 

 

The Korean language course offers a wide variety of learning methods.

You have many options to systematically improve your knowledge.
There is a suitable learning method available for every type of learner.
The following learning methods and tests can be chosen from:

hidden vocabulary

Hidden Vocabulary and Texts


Read or listen to the dialogue and vocabulary.
Cover up the individual phrases with either Korean or English.
Think about the translation.
 
You can then uncover the correct answer with the mouse.
If you like learning with word lists, this is the best method.
dictation

Dictation


Here a selection of vocabulary or dialogue text will be read to you by the program.
Afterwards, you have to type in the word or sentence you heard.
We recommend this exercise when you can already speak Korean well and, above all, you would like to improve your spelling.
flash cards

Printable Flash Cards


The dialogue texts and the index cards can be printed out.
With these small cards at hand, you have flexibility and can learn on the go.
For this purpose, there are many versions available for you to print.
 
All you need is standard printing paper (or thin card) and a printer.
After printing, all that's left is to cut the index cards out.
And as simple as that you can start learning without a computer - where ever you may be!
quick repetition

Quick Repetition


Quick repetition is the fastest way to learn.
You will be shown vocabulary and phrases onscreen.
Think about the correct translation.
Click on "show answer".
Then tell the program whether you knew the answer or not.
For these tests you do not have to type anything in, which saves you a lot of time.
 
You can choose between Korean and English from the language menu.
multiple choice test

Multiple Choice Test


Read or listen to parts of the dialogues or vocabulary.
Afterwards, choose the correct translation from multiple choice.
 
You will be shown between three and ten similar words.
The number of possible answers can be chosen by you.
testing

Learning and testing through inputting text


This is the most precise way of learning:
Read or listen to parts of the dialogue, vocabulary and exercises.
 
Type in the correct translation and learn proper spelling at the same time.
dictionary

Digital Dictionary and Search Option


Type a word in the search box and get it's translation.
You can look at all the vocabulary in dictionary form.
With one click you can listen to any word.
fill-in-the-blanks

Fill-in-the-blanks


Fill-in-the-blanks texts are read in Korean or English.
There are missing words in this texts.
Your task is to simply fill in the blanks with the correct words.
 
In this exercise you have a choice:
Would you like to work on the text in Korean or English?
 
It is possible for beginners to blank out just the shorter words.
word jumble

Word Jumble


For this exercise, the words from a dialogue text are jumbled up.
You simply have to put the words back in the correct order.
With this exercise you work on building sentences in the foreign language.
reading exercise

Reading


In this exercise, you can read through all of the vocabulary and texts.
You can listen to every single word or line of text as often as you like simply by clicking on it.
You can choose between looking at a detailed picture or the plain text.
 
In this exercise, you will also find a printable version.
With one click, you can print out your current lesson or all of the lessons at once.
With this printed version, you can learn without the use of a computer.
quick show

Quick-Show


The Quick-Show shows you the dialogue texts and vocabulary onscreen.
You can read them, listen to them and print them out.
 
You choose the speed at which you would like the texts or vocabulary to appear on the screen.
individual learning

Individual learning


Read or listen to the dialogue and vocabulary.
The correct translation will appear with one click.
 
For this test you can choose the language shown (Korean or English).
 

 

 

Diverse Learning:


We have built many gizmos into the program so that learning remains fun and exciting.
 
repeat words Repeat the words until you know all the vocabulary:
In all of the tests, you have to type in the right words so often that you will be able to do the correct translation instantly.
Simple words stop appearing in the daily program after 2 or 3 repetitions.
More difficult words may be repeated 5 or 6 times.
Especially difficult words, which you often don't know, are asked even more often.
Most importantly we don't want you to have forgotten these words by the very next day!

 
effective repetition Seven words at a time:
After learning seven new words, the software will show you a table with a summary.
Learning seven words at a time is especially effective.
Now you can repeat these words again at a glance.

 
overview points Points, learning time and number of repetitions:
You can already see how long you spend with one lesson unit.
By the way, you won't be able to cheat:
The program will actually only show the amount of time you worked.
If you would like to take, say a one hour brake, the clock stops ticking until you're ready to work again.
 
Every word allows you to see how often you have already repeated it today.
Words that you knew immediately will no longer appear in tests for this day.
Word that you are still having trouble with will continue to appear again and again.
 
For every word you know, you get points.
In this way, you can compare a day's learning with each other. You also see, for example, at which time of the day you learn vocabulary the quickest.


 
break A break after every 30 minutes:
Studies have shown that after a half an hour of learning concentration decreases rapidly.
For this reason, your language course will remind you every 30 minutes that you should take a brake.
Stand up, go for a walk, drink a glass of water.
Afterwards, reinvigorated, you are ready for the next half an hour!
(You can, of course, ignore the reminder and immediately continue learning.)


 
pictures A wide variety of pictures:
If you know a word, you will see a new photo as a reward.
(We have also thought of something for you even if you answer incorrectly...)
When you see that the course is fun and rewarding, you will be motivated to see it through to the end!


 
tips Motivating tips throughout:
At regular intervals, you will get tips from our experts on how you can learn even more effectively.
Let us surprise you!

 

 
 
 

Learn 32% faster through super-learning music


 
We have developed a next generation super-learning meditation music.
 
You will hear relaxing music.
Within a very short time, you will be completely calm, your breathing will become slower and deeper and you can concentrate completely on your learning.
 
Integrated into the music is the so-called "Binaural Beats", this technology will help you remember the words permanently.
 
We recommend you practice with headphones, this way you get the full effect.
 
You can also use the Super-learning music in any situation where you need your full attention, e.g. focusing on your work without distraction.
 
Advantages of superlearning music:
  1. Be relaxed:
    Only those who are relaxed can record new things quickly and permanently.
    Stress blocks your learning.
    Through this music, you will be deeply relaxed - the ideal environment to record new information.
  2. Become more relaxed and relieve stress.
    Even after learning, you will experience the benefits and be able to concentrate better.
  3. The meditation music is quieter than the vocabulary you hear (-8db).
    Learning remains the focus.
  4. Music that you can listen to with pleasure for a long time.
    The more you use the Super-learning music, the faster you relax.
  5. No previous knowledge required:
    When you turn on the Super-learning music, you can immediately relax.
  6. Tens of thousands of learners use super-learning music every day.
  7. In a test with 500 learners and over 100,000 learned vocabulary, we measured the following:
    If you listen to the Super-learning music while you are learning with a headphone, you can learn the words on average 32.9% faster.
    We also found our users can learn 63.7% longer than people who do not listen to Super-learning music.
  8. The Super-learning music can be switched on and off, if you prefer to learn without music.





 
 
 

Vocabulary:
Obtain a useful and comprehensive basic vocabulary


The most important thing in learning a new language is the vocabulary.
 
In this course, you will obtain a useful and comprehensive basic vocabulary.
Building from this, you will quickly be able to form and understand simple sentences.
 
You will learn the most important words from the following topics: Writing a letter – Ordering online – Handicraft – Animals – School and university – Entertainment – Sports – Shopping – Cooking – Organising trips – Household items – Communication – Telephone conversation – Clothing – Fashion – Weather report Regularly used adjectives and their comparative forms – Days, Months, and seasons – Transportation – Traveling by bus, train, airplane – Buying transit tickets – Traveling by car – At the gas station – Book a flight – At the airport – Ask for directions In case of an accident – The human body – Injuries and illnesses – In the pharmacy – Greetings – Polite phrases – Numbers – Learn to count in Korean – Family – Babysitting – Making new friends – An evening at the cinema – Money – At a restaurant and asking for the bill – Reading and understanding a menu – Countries – Crime – Fruit – Vegetables – Grocery shopping – Pronouns – Time – In a hotel – The most important verbs – Sightseeing – Wandering around town – Visiting a museum – And much more !
 
With this course, you will learn over 1,300 Korean words.

 

Versatile dialogues and useful phrases:


All vocabulary and dialogues have been recorded by a Korean native speaker.
From the very beginning, you will learn clear, accent free pronunciation and correct emphasis.
 
The texts and phrases were developed through the cooperation of a linguist and a Korean native speaker.
In this course, you will learn how Korean is really spoken in Korea.
 

Content of texts and dialogues:


You will accompany the two main characters of the language course on their holidays and in their day-to-day lives at home in 42 different dialogues.
Together with them, you will encounter important situations that could happen on your holidays or at home with your partner.
In the many dialogues provided, you will practice sentences that you can really use.
When you work with the dialogues provided in this course, you will improve your conversation skills day by day.
  • Our two main characters get to know each other during their vacation.
    They introduce themselves and tell each other where they come from.
    Surprisingly, they discover that they both come from the same country and, in fact, from the same city.
  • They decide to do something together.
    As they are staying in the same hotel, they agree to have a meal together.
    You learn which words are needed at breakfast and how to read a menu at dinner.
  • You can, of course, do a lot more on holiday together than just share a meal:
    A city tour and an enjoyable day in the downtown make for a wonderful holiday experience.
    If you happen to lose your way in the city, you can simply ask someone for directions.
    You can find time to relax in a little café with a nice cup of tea.
  • Not an easy task:
    The two main characters buy train tickets in Korean.
  • How should the trip continue?
    Good thing the weather forecast comes on the radio.
    It helps you to decide what to do next in your travel plans.
  • You learn vocabulary that helps you to easily solve this situation:
    Reserve a hotel room and order breakfast for the next few days.
The two main characters can get together once in a while now that are back from their vacation and at home once again.
  • But before one can invite his travel friend to dinner, one has to refill the fridge at home.
    You accompany the main character to the supermarket and help find everything on the long shopping list.
  • They get to know each other better on a weekend trip.
  • An evening together at the movies:
    What a fantastic film.
  • Accompany the two main characters downtown.
    Help make the right decision when buying new clothes.
  • Both characters are invited to a friend's birthday party.
    They had to stop on the way to the party:
    There is an accident...
  • A visiting the gym keeps you healthy.
    But which of the many training methods would you like to choose?
    The decision is difficult...
In this language course, you will find many fantastic, fun and interesting dialogues.
You learn how to build simple and clear sentences in the foreign language.
 
All of the text was recorded for you by a native speaker.
From the beginning, you learn an authentically and currently spoken language.
You will get a very good feel for the sound and pronunciation of the foreign language through this course's recordings.
 
The dialogue texts can be read, printed out or listened to with a click of the mouse in English or in Korean.
 
In addition, we offer you multiple learning possibilities along with the texts:
 
  • You learn with exciting fill-in-the-blanks exercises:
    With these tests, you can expand your vocabulary and practice your grammar.
  • All texts are spoken by a native speaker.
    You can hear, read and repeat aloud all of the course's texts and vocabulary.
  • You learn how to write correctly:
    You can also use course's dialogues as dictation.
    With this language course you will learn to write Korean error free.
  • Would you prefer to learn without a computer?
    You can print out all of this language course's texts.
  • All 42 texts have been recorded by a Korean native speaker.
    You can listen to and repeat each line of text as often as you'd like.
    This is how you learn clear and accent free pronunciation from the very beginning.
On holiday
On holiday
휴가 중에
Hyu-ga jung-e
Jin-Ho is on holiday. He meets Ji-Hyun.
Jin-Ho is on holiday. He meets Ji-Hyun.
진호는 휴가 중에 지현을 만납니다.
Jin-ho-neun hyu-ga jung-e ji-hyeon-eul man-nam-ni-da.
Hello, my name’s Jin-Ho.
Hello, my name’s Jin-Ho.
안녕하세요! 저는 진호예요.
An-nyeong-ha-se-yo! Jeo-neun jin-ho-ye-yo.
I am twenty-six.
I am twenty-six.
저는 스물여섯 살이예요.
Jeo-neun seu-mul-yeo-seot sal i-ye-yo
Nice to meet you. My name is Ji-Hyun.
Nice to meet you. My name is Ji-Hyun.
만나서 반가워요. 저는 지현이예요.
Man-na-seo ban-ga-wo-yo. Jeo-neun ji-hyeon-i-ye-yo.
Where do you come from?
Where do you come from?
어디에서 오셨어요?
Eo-di-e-seo o-syeo-sseo-yo?
From Korea. I was born in Seoul.
From Korea. I was born in Seoul.
한국에서요. 저는 서울에서 태어났어요.
Han-guk-e-seo-yo. Jeo-neun seo-ul-e-seo tae-eo-na-sseo-yo.
At a café
At a café
카페에서
Ka-pe-e-seo
Jin-Ho is hungry and thirsty.
Jin-Ho is hungry and thirsty.
진호는 배가 고프고 목이 마릅니다.
Jin-ho-neun bae-a go-peu-go mo-gi ma-reum-ni-da.
He goes to a café and sits down at a free table.
He goes to a café and sits down at a free table.
그는 카페에 가서 빈 테이블에 앉습니다.
Geu-neun ka-pe-e ga-seo bin te-i-beul-e an-seum-ni-da.
The waitress comes over to him.
The waitress comes over to him.
웨이트리스가 그에게 옵니다.
We-i-teu-ri-seu-ga geu-e-ge om-ni-da.
What would you like to drink?
What would you like to drink?
마실 건 뭘로 하시겠어요?
Ma-sil geon mwol-lo ha-si-ge-sseo-yo?
A cup of black tea and a glass of water, please.
A cup of black tea and a glass of water, please.
홍차 하고 물 한잔 주세요.
Hong-cha ha-go mul han-jan ju-se-yo.
Would you also like something to eat?
Would you also like something to eat?
식사도 하시겠어요?
Sik-sa-do ha-si-get-sseo-yo?
Do you have sandwiches?
Do you have sandwiches?
샌드위치 있나요?
Saen-deu-wi-chi in-na-yo?
Jin-Ho‘s flat
Jin-Ho‘s flat
진호의 집
Jin-ho-ui jip
Jin-Ho and Ji-Hyun are talking about Jin-Ho‘s apartment.
Jin-Ho and Ji-Hyun are talking about Jin-Ho‘s apartment.
진호와 지현은 진호의 아파트에대해서 이야기합니다.
Jin-ho-wa ji-hyoen-eun jin-ho-ui a-pa-teu-e-dae-hae-seo i-ya-gi-ham-ni-da.
I like the way you‘ve furnished the rooms.
I like the way you‘ve furnished the rooms.
방을 정말 예쁘게 꾸미셨네요.
Bang-eul jeong-mal ye-ppeu-ge kku-mi-syeon-ne-yo.
Everything looks bright with these big windows.
Everything looks bright with these big windows.
저 큰 창문 덕분에 참 밝네요.
Jeo keun chang-mun deok-bu-ne cham bak-ne-yo.
Thanks. I‘m very pleased I found this flat.
Thanks. I‘m very pleased I found this flat.
고마워요. 저도 이 집을 얻은 것을 매우 기쁘게 생각해요.
Go-ma-wo-yo. Jeo-do i ji-beul eo-deun-geo-seul mae-wu gi-ppeu-ge saeng-gak-hae-yo.
It wasn't easy at all.
It wasn't easy at all.
그게 쉽지 않았거든요.
Geu-ge swip-ji a-nat-geo-deun-yo.
I would also prefer to live in a flat on my own.
I would also prefer to live in a flat on my own.
저도 혼자 이런 집에 살았으면 좋겠어요.
Jeo-do hon-ja i-reon ji-be sa-rat-sseu-myeon jo-ket-sseo-yo.
Well, I can understand that.
Well, I can understand that.
네, 알아요.
Ne, a-ra-yo.
The letter
The letter
편지
Pyeon-ji
Jin-Ho writes a letter to his younger brother.
Jin-Ho writes a letter to his younger brother.
진호는 그의 동생에게 편지를 씁니다.
Jin-ho-neun geu-ui dong-saeng-e-ge pyeon-ji-reul sseum-ni-da.
Dear younger brother,
Dear younger brother,
동생에게,
Dong-saeng-e-ge,
How are you? I haven't seen you in a long time.
How are you? I haven't seen you in a long time.
어떻게 지내니? 너를 못 본지도 꽤 오래 되었구나.
Eo-tteo-ke ji-nae-ni? Neo-reul mot bon-ji-do kkwae o-rae doe-eot-gu-na.
I hope grandpa is OK. Is he healthy again?
I hope grandpa is OK. Is he healthy again?
할아버지는 잘 지내시지. 건강은 다시 좋아지셨니?
Ha-ra-beo-ji-neun jal ji-nae-si-ji. Geon-gang-eun da-si jo-a-ji-sseon-ni?
I have some good news for you. I‘ve met a girl.
I have some good news for you. I‘ve met a girl.
너에게 전할 새로운 소식이 있어. 한 여자를 알게 되었단다.
Neo-e-ge jeo-nal sae-ro-un so-sik-gi i-sseo. Han yeo-ja-reul al-ge-doe-eot-dan-da.
Her name is Ji-Hyun and she's from Daegu.
Her name is Ji-Hyun and she's from Daegu.
그녀의 이름은 지현이고, 대구에서 왔어.
Geu-nyeo-ui i-reu-meun ji-hyeon-i-go, dae-gu-e-seo wa-sseo.
We met on holiday.
We met on holiday.
우리는 휴가 중에 만나게 되었단다.
U-ri-neun hyu-ga jung-e man-na-ge doe-eot-dan-da.
Renting a car
Renting a car
자동차 빌리기
Ja-dong-cha bil-li-gi
Jin-Ho has invited Ji-Hyun. He wants to take her along to his parents.
Jin-Ho has invited Ji-Hyun. He wants to take her along to his parents.
진호는 지현을 초대했습니다. 그녀를 데리고 그의 부모님께 가려고 합니다.
Jin-ho-neun ji-hyeon-eul cho-dae-hae-sseum-ni-da. Geu-nyeo-reul de-ri-go geu-ui bu-mo-num-kke ga-ryeo-go ham-ni-da.
They rent a car in order to drive there.
They rent a car in order to drive there.
거기에 가기 위해 그들은 차를 한 대 빌립니다.
Geo-gi-e ga-gi wi-hae geu-deu-reun cha-reul han-dae bil-lim-ni-da.
Jin-Ho dials the number of the car rental company.
Jin-Ho dials the number of the car rental company.
진호는 렌트카 대리점의 전화번호를 누릅니다:
Jin-ho-neun ren-teu-ka dae-ri-jeo-mui jeon-hwa-beon-ho-reul nu-reum-ni-da:
Hello. I'd like to rent a car for two weeks from next Saturday.
Hello. I'd like to rent a car for two weeks from next Saturday.
안녕하세요. 다음주 토요일부터 이 주 동안 차를 한 대 빌리고 싶어요.
An-nyeong-ha-se-yo. Da-eum-ju to-yo-il-bu-teo i ju-dong-an cha-reul han-dae bil-li-go si-peo-yo.
Do you have a car free at this time?
Do you have a car free at this time?
그 때 차가 한 대 있나요?
Geu ttae cha-ga han dae in-na-yo?
You're in luck. At this time there are still two cars available.
You're in luck. At this time there are still two cars available.
운이 좋으시네요. 그 때 차가 딱 두 대 있어요.
U-ni jo-eu-si-ne-yo. Geu ttae cha-ga ttak du dae i-sseo-yo.
Would you prefer a small sports car or do you want a big car?
Would you prefer a small sports car or do you want a big car?
작은 스포츠카로 하시겠어요 아니면 큰 차로 하시겠어요?
Ja-geun seu-po-cheu-ka-ro ha-si-ge-sseo-yo a-ni-myeon keun cha-ro ha-si-ge-sseo-yo?
 

 

Korean native speakers read all texts and vocabulary aloud:

 
native speakers All vocabulary and texts are spoken by a Korean native speaker.
You can listen to and repeat each of the 1300 words as well as the 42 dialogue texts as often as you'd like.
 
In a all the learning methods and tests, the vocabulary and lines of text are played for you.
You constantly repeat the correct pronunciation.
 
You learn clear and accent free pronunciation with the correct emphasis!
 

 

System Requirements:


This is an online course.
The software runs on Windows (10, 8, 7, Vista, XP), on Mac OS X and on Linux, on the iPad, on Android Tablets and on Windows Tablets.
 
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Frequently Asked Questions


Questions about ordering the Korean language course:

  • How does the ordering process work?
    Fill out the online order form .
    Pay online after completion.
    Then you receive your access information immediately and can start learning!

Questions about language course software:


  • Which operating systems does this software work on?
    This is an online course.
    The software runs on Windows (10, 8, 7, Vista, XP), on Mac OS X and on Linux, on the iPad, on Android Tablets and on Windows Tablets.
    System Requirements:
    • Internet connection
    • Minimum of 512 MB RAM, 400 MHz
    • Optional: sound card and speakers for audio output
  • Do I need to know anything before hand or do I have to install something additionally?
    No, you can start immediately.

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Questions about the Korean language course


  • I am a total beginner.
    Is this language course right for me?

    Yes, even without previous learning experience you can learn this new language quickly and effectively.
    The language course automatically tailors itself to your personal learning pace.

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  • What progress will I make with this language course?
    If you learn regularly, you will make progress very quickly.
    Ideally, schedule a certain amount of time daily for learning, 17 minutes for example.
    This is considerably more effective than simply learning 2 or 3 hours only once per week.

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  • Can I improve my pronunciation with this language course?
    You listen to every word and every line of text at your leisure and repeat them afterwards.
    That way you can quickly learn clear and accurate pronunciation.

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  • Which level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages will I reach with 17 Minute Languages?
    If you start to learn Korean with our Korean Beginner's Course, you will reach A1+A2 level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages (CEFR/CEF/CEFRL):
     
    With this beginner's course, you will ready yourself for everyday communication and conversation.
    Through the acquisition of the beginner's vocabulary, you will have no problem understanding clearly structured sentences. You will be able to communicate orally and in writing with simple sentences.
     
    You want to deepen your knowledge of Intermediate Korean?
    With the Korean Intermediate Course, you will reach B1+B2 level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages:
     
    With the vocabulary of the Korean intermediate language course, you will be ready for challenging interaction in Korean.
    After working with this course, you will be able to understand and use complex sentences.
    Thanks to the advanced language course you will be able to easily understand spoken and written Korean.
    As a result, you will possess a relatively high speech comprehension:
    You will, for example, be able to watch television in Korean.
     
    With the Korean Proficiency Language Course, you will reach C1 + C2 level of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages:
     
    After you have worked with the Korean Proficiency Language Course, you will be able to effortlessly understand everything you read and hear.
    You will be able to summarize information from both written and oral sources.
    You will be able to present statements and explanations comprehensively and coherently.
    You will be able to express yourself very fluently and precisely.
    In addition, you will not only be able to understand finely nuanced meanings related to complex issues but also make them.
     
    Explanation of the European Common Reference Framework for Languages:
    Since 2001, there have been European wide standards that measure the levels of language courses.
    These standards were created by the Council of Europe so that the language reference levels for language courses can be transnationally cohesive.
    Our language course were developed in accordance with these standards.

 

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What do our clients say?


What do our clients say
... regarding the learning methods of our language courses


  • „ I am very content with your language course and I really enjoy learning with it. I like the well-structured way of the course and the wide-ranged possibilities which makes learning so much easier and varying as well. Besides I think it's great you can choose listening to the language as often as you want to as well as being able printing the vocabulary on flashcards. In any case I would love to thank the experts who developed the course very much! It's fun to learn a new language with this course! “
       (Gillian Smith)
     
  • „This is my first exercise program for pc ever - especially the offered possibilities of long-term memory training as well as the literacy test which are very helpful for me are fascinating to me.“
       (Tom Livingston)
     
  • „The vocabulary trainer is jut awesome!!! This is how you motivate people to learn! Words have to be repeated until you spell them correctly. Also, I think its great being tested in both languages. Either one way or the other, it's up to you. I'm pretty sure this how you will remember your vocabulary! The texts are chosen very well, directly taken out of every day life, very understandable for everyone, meaningful and very helpful for general use. I also like being able listening to the texts line by line and listening to the vocabulary particularly as often as you want to. This programm is super easy to handle. Thumbs up!“
       (Doro Graham)
     
  • „I particularly loved being able to choose between possibilities and ways offered to workout a key subject. This is especially relevant when acquisitioning vocabulary. Thus, I can choose for my individual way of learning.“
       (Meagan Lewis)
     
  • „Vocabulary learning is very well-structured and it's really fun! This course is way more fun than learning with a book - because you can't cheat yourself when doing the exercises ;o) The long-term memory method is just amazing and would basically be sufficient as just one testing method.“
       (Sarah Franke)
     
  • „In my opinion the best thing about this course is being able clicking on and listen to every single word and sentence! This used to be my greatest problem - pronunciation. Moreover I've found the fill-in-the-blank texts very helpful. When working on my first fill-in-the-blank text I didn't believe it would work out but it was surprised by how much I knew! Since I rather pay more attention to speaking skills I expected the writing skills to be way too complicated and thought I wouldn't need them. Meanwhile I am very happy to be able to speak and write the language! Thanks so much!“
       (Cathrine Hemsworth)
     
  • „The learning-functions for vocabulary especially the long-term and ultra long-time method with keying is what I like best about this course. Not only is this course about learning vocabulary and learning them by heart, but also about spelling rules. Also I was very impressed by the distinct learning functions.“
       (Spencer Harold)
     

What our clients say
... about our long term memory learning method


  • „I've been mostly impressed by the long-term method for learning new vocabulary, since I didn't expect knowing the vocabulary after a pretty long break. The explanation of the psychological backgrounds and the systematics of the memory performance respectively makes the learning methods much more comprehensible. “
       (Scott Wilkinson)
     
  • „I've been using this language course for 4 months intensively. I think it's really convenient having the possibility to repeat the vocabulary regularly with the long-term memory learning method. I really enjoy this programm for it keeps asking until the correlate word is typed in correctly. Moreover the digital speech of the respective vocabulary is also great.“
       (Gautam Kumars)
     
  • „The long-term memory learning method for keeping vocabulary in long-term memory is, in my opinion, particularly efficient. Thereby you are developing ambition which keeps you going. Also the pages which hide the vocab are tremendously good to get a quick overview and are very suitable to repeat in fast track. I find the displaying of the last seven wrong inputs in the long-term memory learning method very supportive.“
       (Frank Collins)
     
  • „I really really like the vocabulary training method. Here, I'm especially using the long-term memory learning method. I mostly prefer multiple choice and input. This method makes me build up on my vocabulary knowledge quickly. I'm able to connect proper spelling as well as the right pronunciation by the audio output. To get a quick learning success this is essential to me.
    The distinct lessons are prepared well and are really easy to access. Here its especially useful having the possibility playing the particular sequences.“

       (Lauren Grey)
     
  • „I'd learned this language already basically before but I couldn't remember hardly anything about my basics, nevertheless I was able to reaccess the language. For this I'm sure the clear and logical structure of the language course is crucial and also the opportunity to operate within the programm in so many different ways.“
       (Jean-Baptiste Novak)
     
  • „Every day before I go sleep I'm practising my vocabulary with the long-term memory learning method. By purchasing your software I've made a good decision since it's fun learning and gives me a sense of achievement most of the time. As far as I'm concerned this course enhanced my linguistic knowledge because it's design is varying. Another great advantage is the course being suitable for all kind of operating systems. This is what I really like about it since I'm a Linux user and therefor limited concerning software. “
       (Chris Worthingham)
     
  • „I was especially amazed by learning with the longterm-method. The records of the entire vocabulary and dialogues sound very natural and realistic since they were all spoken by native speakers. Putting it in a nutshell, it's a well-made language course.“
       (Markus Großkautz)
     
  • „I really do like learning using the long term memory learning method. Using the pc is much simpler than writing manually. Moreover using the pc is much more efficient since you can not betray yourself - The system is correcting every single mistake also including emphasis which are also registered. Storing the different levels makes repeating the vocabulary and the texts based on the flashcard principle possible and thereby more effective. Learning foreign languages has become a hobby to me - for me, personally, not is it only learning by heart but a leisure pursuit.“
       (Emily Snyder)
     
  • „I liked the logical structure of my language course. The dialogues are easy to follow and very comprehensible. The further possibilities which can be chosen to learn vocabulary by different styles and ways both verbally and written are very well-suited for keeping them in the long-term memory. Even after several months they are still available. My basic understanding of languages has been broaden by this course.“
       (Anton Hockner)
     
  • „It's very beneficial being able to organize your individual schedule and also being able to print out the entire course. The variety of the teaching materials is also great. When it comes to learning vocabulary by using the long term memory learning method you only decide once how long you would like to learn per day. Once you've decided on how long you want learn a day, this will be happening automatically afterwards. So, once you get started you will pull trough. This is also very helpful when having a hard time with motivation. Being able to decide on your own how long you want learn makes this course "feasible".“
       (Henry Smalls)
     
  • „I find the logical and neat outline very appealing. I'm also motivated by the long term memory learning method which makes it easy for me to live up to the learning success of the day before and gets me started over quickly. I've already bought the beginner's course and my experiences with the long term memory learning method are good. You can virtually follow the continuing progress the team is working on - this is what I really like since they give me the feeling that I'm taken seriously when I hand in some suggestions for improvement and changes.“
       (Agatha Low)
     

What our clients say
... regarding the daily exercises of our programme


  • „The daily exercises are the greatest thing about this learning software. In this way I'm able to learn in a structured way. Thereby, I can learn both the vocabulary training and text exercises quickly and continuing. Moreover I'm convinced by the different methods of vocabulary training and different learning methods. Above all the text input and the automatic testing of your knowledge gives me a quick and really good result.“
       (Chris Osborne)
     
  • „ I enjoy the daily exercise program because it's easy to work on and it's varying. Mostly I use the long term memory learning method and the quick repetition. This course allows me to continue my studies on a daily basis and I feel really really motivated to learning another language.“
       (Jason Big)
     
  • „I find the daily exercises very encouraging. Having the possibility to exchange information with others and also motivate each other online helps me staying motivated. In general the program is designed logical and very comprehensible.“
       (Mason Spooner)
     
  • „I am given the possibility to determine the learning rate myself. The daily exercises are giving me the pressure necessary I need to do them. Apparently different brain areas are getting activated by different learning methods of the program. In my own case, the learning success seems to be lasting.“
       (Craig Miller)
     
  • „To me the daily exercises are awesome and be given the possibility to continue right where I stopped by the repetition. Not a day goes by without me working with the program and working on my vocabulary knowledge at least. Within almost 100 days I've stored about more than 1000 words in the long term memory. I would like to thank you so much for this course. I'm enjoying it so much and it really helps me staying on track.“
       (Victoria Statham)
     
  • „I especially enjoy the daily exercises since they really enhance the quality of learning new languages. I'll try learning a new language every year. I also like being constantly encouraged by the program and getting learning tips. Without the learning tips it would definitely take me longer to learn a language and also the feeling of success wouldn't be as huge (as it is now).“
       (Fed McGuire)
     
  • „I like the lessons being divided in daily exercises. Still, I can decide by myself independently how much I'd like to learn. That way learning never gets boring. I further like the speakers being native speakers. From the beginning, you are offered short texts which you can gradually elaborate.“
       (Frank Roy)
     
  • „I like the setup of the learning program. As I didn't know any vocabulary when I started I made a good decision by starting with the beginners' program. That way I started with the easiest vocabulary. My daily exercises help me to test what I've learned and also to read and conceive texts quickly. With only 7 vocabularies a day I've already succeeded at learning! I love it! I'm really proud of myself being able to understand and learn a completely foreign language step by step.“
       (Priscilla McIntosh)
     
  • „I particularly like arranging the daily exercises myself. Also I like the way the vocabulary and text exercises are arranged which are in my opinion perfectly mixed. So far I can say: You don't get tired of learning over a long period of time. By putting you scoring online you can compare yourself with others. Thereby you could "compete" with others.“
       (Claudia Redford)
     

What our clients say
... in regard to structure and content of our programme


  • „I appreciate the course' systematic regarding the structure, the clarity regarding the titles you can click on. I also like being able to print out whatever I like and having the correcting aid at my disposal. It's very beneficial having the opportunity to listen to the appropriate vocabulary. This course is definitely meeting my expectations!“
       (Steven Harrows)
     
  • „This course has broadened my vocabulary knowledge tremendously. For me personally, listening to texts and thereby improving my own pronunciation was particularly helpful. Of course this is really motivating, helpful and is giving me a feeling of getting more and more confident when communicating with native speakers. The method by which you acquire vocabulary is excellent - at the same time it's a fantastic exercise to train my brain.“
       (Bill Green)
     
  • „I like the learning units being split in small very achievable units. The vocabulary being taught is very applicable especially for beginners - that's what I really like since I want to learn this language only on a "vacation" kind of level. Additionally I want to point out the learning monitoring and the opportunity given to print out the vocabulary which makes learning a lot easier for me.“
       (Mark Curtis)
     
  • „I'm very pleased with this course and it helps a lot with my studies. This course is especially helpful when it comes to learning vocabulary and a proper pronunciation. I'm pretty sure I would have given up learning this language if it wasn't for this course. I like the lessons being short and therefore clear. Also the flashcards which can be printed out are great for taking with you and learn whenever I feel like studying.“
       (Holly Wilkinson)
     
  • „I'm really motivated by the short and not too challenging lessons. They encourage me to hang in there because they are easy to process by the self-learning principle. I really like the versatile testing options. Each term or sentence can be repeated - this way the pronunciation can be memorized much better.“
       (Christen Nixon)
     
  • „The listening examples are suitable for the daily use and are worth learning. Within a short period of time I acquired essential vocabulary which encouraged me to keep going. In addition the recording is realistic, comprehensible and I as a student was given the chance to get an impression what feeling for language means.“
       (Chester Fields)
     
  • „The program is well-structured and clearly represented. The vocabulary tests are also tremendously effective since you cannot cheat. They are repeated over and over again until each vocabulary can be answered perfectly from every point of view.“
       (Dorothy Blake)
     
  • „I think it's a good thing working with different methods e.g. covering terms, multiple choice, quick show, several gap texts, etc. The parameters can also be adjusted, e.g how many new words you would like to learn as well as determine how you want your gap text to look like. Also listening to the records is especially important when learning Arabic since the spelling isn't clearly similar to the pronunciation. Also the positive images and encouraging texts are very supportive. Your support when it comes to studying is also awesome!“
       (Markus Brenner)
     
  • „The many different learning methods is what I like most about this course. There are audio recordings for each sentence or vocabulary by which means I'm able to check my pronunciation - which is way better than phonetics. Vocabulary which were answered incorrectly are tested and asked over and over again until you got them right. Flashcards can be printed out so you can learn even when your on the road. The lesson's topics cover all important areas and are therefor suitable for daily use.“
       (Beatrice Thigpen)
     
  • „Right from the start there wasn't any confusing installation necessary - all crucial settings and functions were already available in the program and therefore they could be applied immediately.
    I was able to start the program right away while I was at the office - I was very impressed by this course so I already started studying during lunch break that day. I was also impressed by the additional learning material - especially the provided flashcards which saved me further time and work.“

       (Jessica Moore)
     
  • „The course' surface was being developed very neat. Particularly the instruction and explanation of the versatile opportunities happened to be very successful. The vocabulary and texts are subdivided means comprehension and context - this is also a successful method. You can choose on what you want to pay your attention on.
    All in all this course' concept is well developed.“

       (Jesse Hilton)
     

What our clients say
... in general


  • „This course is highly recommendable. It's easy to work with and the information given is very useful when being abroad. The vocabulary learning seems to be successful. This course seems to be a good choice for elderly people due to the self-determining working pace and the learning areas with applied didactics and methods which are also suitable for elderly people as already mentioned. I'm am thoroughly content with your offer.“
       (Eugenie Parker)
     
  • „I bought this language course as a birthday present for my nephew and he loves it! He is 11 years old and the course is a great support and addition for school classes.“
       (Anne Young)
     
  • „This program doesn't have to be installed therefore you can start using it straightaway. I'm an advanced learner and I gladly update my skills and knowledge. That's why I prefer using the selection method as the typing of the solutions would take too long.“
       (Joseph Goodwin)
     
  • „The possibility also to learn when going to bed made me learn on a regularly basis. Now I can listen to audio recordings - this is way better than learning with a textbook.“
       (Kathrin Norris)
     
  • „I'm taking the voc trainer with me wherever I'm going - so I can learn whenever I want.“
       (Claudia Bell)
     
  • „Thanks to this course I'm able understand a lot and follow a conversation at least partially. Now I'm about to improve the syntax and my pronunciation. With this course this shouldn't be a problem. Right down the line, learning is fun with this program and the learning results are motivating.“
       (Cristina Jovanovic)
     
  • „Even my 10-year-old daughter loves learning the new language and together we are studying hard! Of course this what I really like since she is learning much faster than I do. This is an additional challenge for me.“
       (Agatha Chapman)
     

What our clients say
... about the price/performance ratio of our language courses


  • „What I like most about the course is the long term memory learning method. This way it's possible to learn vocabularies which you consider to be essential. Moreover I was surprised my the price... I think is a very fair price! Kudos to you!“
       (Sebastian White)
     
  • „I would like to thank you for the excellent price/performance ratio.“
       (George Murphy)
     
  • „The price/performance ratio is amazing. Other courses which are comparable are much more expensive!“
       (Andrew Drake)
     
  • „I don't think there's a better program to learn vocabulary fast and effective.“
       (Emma Cooper)
     

 

 
 
 
P.S.:
A summary: What is included in the Korean Beginner's Course?
  • You spend 17 minutes a day using the program.
  • The program provides you with various, motivating daily exercises every day.
  • You will have learned over 1,300 words with our unique long-term memory learning method after just three months.
    You will have acquired a versatile and practical Korean basic vocabulary.
  • From numerous texts and dialogues, you learn how to use this basic vocabulary.
  • Visit the 17 Minute Languages' online community of learners!
    You can interact with other very motivated learners and even make new friends.
  • This language course is perfect for you:
    Every type of learner can find interesting and motivating exercises in this program.
  • This language course is a lot of fun and motivates you to learn that much more each day!
  • You do not have to install this course.
    The program is absolutely user friendly and trouble-free to use.
  • Newest version!
    The Korean Beginner's Course was completely updated in 2017.
  • For Windows / Linux / Mac OS X / iPad / Android Tablets / Windows Tablets.

 

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