Learn Korean

"Teaches you Korean so much faster than with regular learning methods — in only 17 minutes per day!"
Fast and highly efficient learning method:
You can have your first conversation after 3 hours and become fluent after 50 hours – for PCs, smartphones and tablets!
What makes this course different to other courses:
Learn as little as 17 minutes per day.
You'll never forget Korean again in your life with the unique long-term memory learning method.
With the novel superlearning technology, you'll learn 32% faster and can focus better.
The course is designed to teach you Korean on autopilot.
The learning methods will make learning Korean addictive, every single day.

The most important words in Korean:

안녕! 잘가!
An-nyeong!/ Jal-ga!
thank you
Excuse me, ...
실례합니다, ...
Sil-lyeo-ham-ni-da, ...
하나 (일)
Hana (Il)
둘 (이)
Dul (I)
셋 (삼)
Set (Sam)
넷 (사)
Net (Sa)
다섯 (오)
Da-seot (O)
여섯 (육)
Yeo-seot (Yuk)
일곱 (칠)
Il-gob (Chil)
여덟 (팔)
Yeo-deol (Pal)
아홉 (구)
A-hob (Gu)
열 (십)
Yeol (Sib)
how much?
to get to know someone
누군가를 알게 되다
un-gun-ga-reul al-ge doe-da
Good morning!
열하나 (십일)
Yeol-ha-na (Sip-il)
열둘 (십이)
Yeol-dul (Sip-i)
열셋 (십삼)
Yeol-set (Sip-sam)
열넷 (십사)
Yeol-net (Sip-sa)
열다섯 (십오)
Yeol-da-seot (Sip-o)
열여섯 (십육)
Yeol-yeo-seot (Sip-yuk)
열일곱 (십칠)
Yeol-il-gop (Sip-chil)
열여덟 (십팔)
Yeol-yeo-deol (Sip-pal)
열아홉 (십구)
Yeol-a-hop (Sip-gu)
Efficient learning methods

Using the unique long-term memory learning method you will learn Korean in a very short time and be able to communicate fluently in Korean.
Varied daily tasks and a huge selection of learning methods will motivate you to continue learning every day.
The insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages is where you can exchange ideas with other Korean learners and make new friends with like-minded people.

  • With the Korean course for beginners, you will acquire a basic vocabulary of over 1,300 words and quickly reach the A1/A2 level of the Common European Framework. When you choose the complete package in Korean, you will learn over 5000 words and reach level C1/C2.
  • You will learn the words in context using numerous idioms and dialogue texts within whole sentences.
  • All words and texts were recorded in our recording studio by Korean native speakers:
    This will help you memorise clear, accent-free pronunciation and correct intonation from the beginning.
  • A practical grammar guide, that offers you new exercises every day and builds your language knowledge.
  • The verb trainer and the sentence construction trainer will teach you how to form sentences and communicate fluently.
Online language course:

  • For Windows, Linux, macOS, iPhones, Android smartphones, iPad as well as Android tablets.
  • Latest version: The basic course Korean was completely revised in 2020.
  • Already more than 540.000 language courses sold.
  • 31 days money-back guarantee:
    Try the language course for yourself, if you are not completely satisfied, we will refund you 100% of the purchase price.

Speed up learning Korean:

Are you looking for a language course that you can use on all your devices and which will teach you the new language not only in a fun but really effective way?
This language course will always present you with all contents at the optimal time, according to your learning level.
If you choose the basic course, you will learn 1300 words and reach the A2 level.
With the complete package it is whole 5000 words and you even achieve the level C2.
In the daily tasks you will first read and hear the vocabulary.
The repetition takes place alternately by fading in and uncovering the translation or by Multiple Choice.
You repeat new words so often in the following days that you never forget them again.
In this way you memorize the translation, the correct pronunciation and the spelling of the words in a playful way.
But words alone do not form a language, so you will get suitable texts for reading and listening for the vocabulary.
By a sentence building trainer you practice beyond that to form whole sentences.
This course comes with a integrated verb trainer.
This trainer helps you to quickly learn how to build verb forms correctly.
And to make it as easy as possible for you, all content is automatically presented to you in such a way that you always continue learning at the optimal point.
Whether you learn three minutes or one hour a day is up to you.
In addition, there are many elements that motivate you to continue learning:
For example, there is a sophisticated scoring system for each word you learn.
The longer you learn during the day, the more points you get per word.
And if you learn several days without interruption, you will be rewarded extra.
After each course unit, you can compare yourself with other learners and exchange the points for bonuses - similar to a frequent flyer programme.
And every day you learn for a particularly long time, a new surprise awaits you at the end.
In addition, you will be motivated to learn even longer than the day before, because you will also receive valuable additional points and thus more bonuses.
The vocabulary is appealingly illustrated and was recorded in the recording studio by professional Korean speakers - there is no computer voice as with some other providers.
In our Learning Community you can also exchange ideas with others and look for a learning partner.
The course is an online course and you can use it any time on your computer, smartphone or tablet and change the device at any time.
And after you have learned actively, you can start the "audio trainer of the new and today not known words".
You will listen to the vocabulary in English and Korean and repeat it.
Thus the words will consolidate better.
In a short time you will be able to speak fluently with the help of the Korean course.
You will understand all words and never forget them again.
It will be easy for you to build whole sentences and it will be fun for you to converse in Korean.
Order your Korean course and get cracking »


When you complete this course you will have these benefits:

Build 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.

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!

Unforgettable experiences!

  • 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.

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!

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.



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 8 more days.
    On the ninth day you will be prompted by the same word yet again.
  5. The program then waits a final 9 days.
    You have to correctly translate the word just one more time.
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.


Daily exercises for learning Korean:

daily exercises There are various daily exercises integrated into this language course.
You get the following exercises every day:
1 Vocabulary:
You learn new words and repeat the old ones with the long-term memory method as described above.
2 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!


The insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages:

After completion of a learning day you have the possibility to transfer your score online. This is free of charge. You do not need to register for this.
You can compare yourself with others.
Here you can take a look at the current high score list of all learners (of all courses), who have transferred their score.
Similar to a frequent flyer program, the points in the course can also be exchanged for over 50 valuable rewards.
The more you learn, the more rewards you will receive!
You can also join the insider learning community of 17 Minute Languages to compare notes with other learners and make new friends with like-minded people.
You can find a tandem partner from Korea here and support and motivate each other in learning.
You can also build interesting friendships with other Korean learners or people from Korea.



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 break, 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 break.
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 Korean 32.9% faster with Super Learning music

Your learning will be accelerated by next generation super learning meditation music.
You will hear music that will deeply relax you.
Within a very short time you will become very focussed:
You will be completely calm, breathing slowly and deeply and be able to concentrate completely on the Korean vocabulary.
You will also be able to concentrate on the Korean course longer than without super learning music, as you will be less distracted.
The super learning music includes 'binaural beats' (a sound wave) known for it's health benefits: increased memory, relaxation and reduced anxiety.
You must wear headphones in order to experience the benefits.
You can use the super learning music any time!
You might like to try it when you're working or studying for exams.
And of course you can switch the super learning music off at any time, if you would prefer to learn without music.


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.
On holiday
휴가 중에
Hyu-ga jung-e
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.
안녕하세요! 저는 진호예요.
An-nyeong-ha-se-yo! Jeo-neun jin-ho-ye-yo.
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.
만나서 반가워요. 저는 지현이예요.
Man-na-seo ban-ga-wo-yo. Jeo-neun ji-hyeon-i-ye-yo.
Where do you come from?
어디에서 오셨어요?
Eo-di-e-seo o-syeo-sseo-yo?
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
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.
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.
웨이트리스가 그에게 옵니다.
We-i-teu-ri-seu-ga geu-e-ge om-ni-da.
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.
홍차 하고 물 한잔 주세요.
Hong-cha ha-go mul han-jan ju-se-yo.
Would you also like something to eat?
식사도 하시겠어요?
Sik-sa-do ha-si-get-sseo-yo?
Do you have sandwiches?
샌드위치 있나요?
Saen-deu-wi-chi in-na-yo?
Jin-Ho‘s flat
진호의 집
Jin-ho-ui jip
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.
방을 정말 예쁘게 꾸미셨네요.
Bang-eul jeong-mal ye-ppeu-ge kku-mi-syeon-ne-yo.
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.
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.
그게 쉽지 않았거든요.
Geu-ge swip-ji a-nat-geo-deun-yo.
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.
네, 알아요.
Ne, a-ra-yo.
The letter
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,
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 okay. 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.
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.
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.
우리는 휴가 중에 만나게 되었단다.
U-ri-neun hyu-ga jung-e man-na-ge doe-eot-dan-da.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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?
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?

The verb trainer will teach you all verb forms quickly and easily:

At the heart of every language are the verbs.
You will begin with the most frequently used verbs and all their conjugated forms.
When you recognise and form verbs correctly, you have already learned the most important part of grammar and can now form meaningful sentences.
With the verb trainer, you will learn how to conjugate the most frequently used verbs, how to use the verbs in constructing sentences and apply the tenses correctly in Korean.
When you master this you have already learned the essentials of Korean grammar.
You will understand sentences and confidently have your first conversations in Korean.
The verb trainer will systematically teach you all important verbs in all tenses within the first few days.
The playful exercises build on each other making it very easy for you to follow.
See how verbs are formed in Korean:
to have
I have
나는 가지다
you have
당신은 가지다
he has
그는 가지다
we have
우리는 가지다
you have
당신들은 가지다
they have
그들은 가지다
to be
I am
나는 ~이다
you are
당신은 ~이다
he is
그는 ~이다
we are
우리는 ~이다
you are
당신들은 ~이다
they are
그들은 ~이다
to go
I go
나는 가다
you go
당신은 가다
he goes
그는 가다
we go
우리는 가다
you go
당신들은 가다
they go
그들은 가다
할 수 있다
I can
나는 할 수 있다
you can
당신은 할 수 있다
he can
그는 할 수 있다
we can
우리는 할 수 있다
you can
당신들은 할 수 있다
they can
그들은 할 수 있다
you can (formal)
할 수 있으십니다
to do
I do
나는 하다
you do
당신은 하다
he does
그는 하다
we do
우리는 하다
you do
당신들은 하다
they do
그들은 하다
I had
나는 가졌다
you had
당신은 가졌다
he had
그는 가졌다
we had
우리는 가졌다
they had
그들은 가졌다
I was
나는 ~이었다
you were
당신은 ~이었다
he was
그는 ~이었다
we were
우리는 ~이었다
you were
당신들은 ~이었다
I went
나는 갔다
you went
당신은 갔다
he went
그는 갔다
we went
우리는 갔다
you went
당신들은 갔다
they went
그들은 갔다
you did
당신은 했다
he did
그는 했다
we did
우리는 했다
you did
당신들은 했다
they did
그들은 했다
I will have
나는 가질 것이다
you will have
당신은 가질 것이다
he will have
그는 가질 것이다
we will have
우리는 가질 것이다
you will have
당신들은 가질 것이다
they will have
그들은 가질 것이다
I will be
나는 ~가 될 것이다
you will be
당신은 ~가 될 것이다
he will be
그는 ~가 될 것이다
we will be
우리는 ~가 될 것이다
you will be
당신들은 ~가 될 것이다
they will be
그들은 ~가 될 것이다
I will go
나는 갈 것이다
you will go
당신은 갈 것이다
he will go
그는 갈 것이다
we will go
우리는 갈 것이다
you will go
당신들은 갈 것이다
they will go
그들은 갈 것이다
I will do
나는 할 것이다
you will do
당신은 할 것이다
he will do
그는 할 것이다
we will do
우리는 할 것이다
you will do
당신들은 할 것이다
they will do
그들은 할 것이다
Is there ... ?
...가 있나요 ?
May I ... ?
... 이어도 괜찮을까요?
I need ...
...를 원합니다
Where is ... ?
...가 어디 있나요?
What is ... ?
...가 무엇인가요?
How much is ... ?
...는 얼마인가요?
I would like to have ...
...를 가지길 원합니다
Can you ... ?
...를 할 수 있나요?
Can you (formal) ... ?
...를 할 수 있으신가요?


Professionally recorded texts and vocabulary:

All vocabulary and texts are spoken by a Korean native speaker.
You can listen to and repeat each of the 1,300 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!

Additional Audio Trainer:

In addition to the Korean learning software, we are giving you the Korean audio trainer at no extra cost.
The audio trainer is a bonus to your learning – listen and learn Korean in less time, e.g:
while you're working out
when driving
at home on your cosy sofa
on the train, in the bus
while taking a break or waiting for something
You can listen to the Korean audio trainer on your mobile phone or run it on your PC.
The audio trainer is broken down into 5 minute learning blocks, you can listen 5 minutes at a time or select the 'auto play' function - ideal if you don't have a free hand!
It is a complete system of learning that builds on knowledge from basic to more advanced vocabulary.
The Korean audio trainer comes with super learning music
To make it easier for you to remember the words, each word has been embedded into the back ground of the super learning music tracks.
The binaural beats contained in the music make it easier for you to learn the words on average 32.9% faster compared to learning without the music.
This is because your brain will be in a relaxed state and will pick up the words better.
The super learning music helps your brain enter an "alpha state": this is like a mini vacation!
Perfect learning units
Scientific studies have shown that words are best remembered if you learn 7 words at a time and then repeat them once.
Therefore, the tracks are structured in such a way that there is a short repetition after every 7 words.
Audio vocabulary trainer
You will hear the English word first and then the Korean translation twice.
The 5 minute learning blocks are made up of 21 vocabulary words.

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 and on Linux, on the iPhone, on Android phones, 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.


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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.


I still have more questions regarding the Korean language course!

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

"It is a more fun approach than other courses.
I like the repetition rhythm of words I do not know. I need a visual approach to support aural learning."

   (Andrea Matrosovs)
"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 varied learning possibilities are gorgeous! They have something in store for everyone.
Especially being able to print flashcards has been new to me an I think it's brilliant! They are really easy to print and front and back are fitting on top of each other! The every-day situations make learning much easier since sentences out of everyday life are a great motivation learning a language. Learning varies at all time because there are so many different ways teaching myself the language."

   (Kelly Roberts)
"It speaks the words so I can hear pronunciation instead of just guessing how written words might sound.
I also like the multitude of ways the words are presented: written words, pictures, fill in the blank sentences, spoken dialogue, etc.
This allowed me to speak more authentically and to learn the words more thoroughly.
This is the best program I have used."

   (Ashley Crust)

What our clients say
... about the 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'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 program in so many different ways."
   (Jean-Baptiste Novak)
"I particularly like the diversity of the learning method and the great choice of topics of the lessons or the continuous sequences. The exercising sections containing the long-term memory learning method are really motivating to start learning. Now, my son (15) really enjoys learning new vocabulary and is making great progress. Personally, I was able to develop myself professionally and put into practice what I had learned."
   (Marguerite Guérin)
"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 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."
   (Marcus 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."
   (Anthony Hockner)
"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)
"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)

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

"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)
"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 like the interval repetition, the division in levels and the monitor how much time is left to achieve a level, I like the reward system, when it is possible to get other courses in other languages, I like the meditation mysic."
"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)
"The daily are exercises learning method seem very effective. It gives you a well-structures schedule that guides you trough the program.
And if there is time left you you could additionally use further training methods."

   (Gunther Rummel)
"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)
"The daily exercises are encouraging me to really stay focused even though there are no new words are added. Regardless of whether working on quick repetition or text input: The recorded vocabulary combined with the written word itself is perfect for me."
   (Sabine Schwarz)

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

"I like being drilled - and measured against A1/A2 proficiency. I also like the dialogs. I go back over them again and again. (Occasionally the dialog translations are not real accurate but they do give the meaning.) After reading dialogs, I will also type them into my own document, give me a good practice writing. I also like the dictation."
   (Ira Lund)
"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 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!"

"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)
"The lessons are very versatile. This program also provides the possibility to print out cards which I think is very crucial. Since we're getting ready to move these lessons are great to get prepared.
This course is great!"

   (Tess Carlson)
"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)
"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'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)
"I was positively surprised by the many lessons. The lessons aren't stuffed full and contain an appropriate amount of vocabulary. The dialogue texts are well-chosen and the basic vocabulary is extensive.
The flash cards which can be printed are a good learning method - it really worked out for me."

   (Nicki Chestnut)

What our clients say
... about the price/performance ratio of the 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)
"I've tried bunches of language courses and this one is the best so far! The price-performance ratio is absolutely justifiable. The course' navigation is easy to handle whereas the course is both visually and acoustically orientated. This way learning is easy and progress can be seen very soon. This course is highly recommendable - especially for beginners."
   (Daniel Robinson)
"I don't think there's a better program to learn vocabulary fast and effective."
   (Emma Cooper)


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  • Learn Chinese: Mandarin is becoming more and more important as a second language in South Korea.
  • Learn Japanese: Maybe you also are planning to travel to other Asian countries?.
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 2020.
  • For Windows, Linux, Mac OS, iPhone, Android phones, iPad, Android tablets, Windows tablets.

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