Korean Language Learning Guides & Resources
If you are interested in learning Korean language and immersing yourself in its rich culture, you’ve come to the right place. Here you will find free resources we write from our teaching experience and our students’ real-life learning stories. As a specialized language school, our focus lies in teaching students like you who aspire to achieve speaking Korean fluently as a goal.
How to learn Korean
To learn Korean effectively, answers by ChatGBT, what do you think? 😂
- Start by learning Hangul, the Korean alphabet.
- Immerse yourself in Korean media like dramas and music.
- Practice speaking with language exchange partners.
- Utilize online resources, apps, and textbooks for structured learning.
- Consistent practice and study sessions are crucial.
- Consider taking Korean language classes or finding a tutor.
- Explore Korean culture to deepen your understanding.
- Stay positive, patient, and determined throughout your learning journey.
In our language school, we adopt a dynamic approach known as Input + Output + Immersion. This methodology is designed to provide you with a comprehensive learning experience. Firstly, we use innovative scale folding methods to teach you “how the language works,” ensuring a solid foundation. Next, we encourage output practices, allowing you to engage in conversations, writing, and even singing to enhance your language skills.
Our immersive approach extends beyond the traditional classroom setting. We incorporate a wide range of multimedia resources, cultural experiences, and networking opportunities to create a holistic learning environment. The best part is that most of these additional resources are provided to our students free of charge, further enriching your language learning journey.
Korean topik test
The Test of Proficiency in Korean (TOPIK) is a standardized exam designed to assess the Korean language proficiency of non-native speakers. It consists of listening, reading, and writing sections, with different levels ranging from beginner (Level 1) to advanced (Level 6). The test evaluates a candidate’s ability to understand and use Korean in various contexts. TOPIK scores are recognized by many educational institutions and companies as a measure of Korean language proficiency. Preparing for the TOPIK test involves studying vocabulary, grammar, and practicing past exam questions.
Our Korean courses at each of the levels are not primarily focused on test preparation. Instead, we prioritize creating a language classroom environment that encourages active engagement, meaningful conversations, and instant feedback from both teachers and fellow learners. Our classes cater to students who are eager to learn to speak Korean and converse in Korean.
With that being said, our curriculum is based on the Sejong Korean coursebooks, ensuring that all the content learned and practiced in our courses aligns with the requirements of TOPIK tests. While students may need to allocate additional time for exam preparation, their fluency skills, such as speaking, listening, reading, and writing, should be well on track.
Best Books to Learn Korean
We wouldn’t claim to have found the absolute best books for learning Korean, as there are numerous options available in the market. However, we have discovered a set that works exceptionally well for our students who seek to learn Korean efficiently within their limited available time and with a reliable scaffolding system.
While many may opt for popular books and courses like “Talk to me in Korean,” we believe that those materials are better suited for self-learners. The books we sought out are those that incorporate abundant drills and conversational exercises while providing a sound academic approach to teaching Korean grammar in a structured manner. The set we have found, called “Sejong Korean,” aligns perfectly with these criteria.
If you’re in London and have an interest in learning the Korean language, we are confident that we can be your top choice. Through attentive listening to our learners, we understand that most are motivated by the desire to speak Korean fluently and effectively, using the language for communication purposes. Some learners aspire to travel, work, or study in Korea, while others are simply drawn to Korean culture.
In every Korean lesson we offer, we strive to make the experience fun and interactive. Our teachers are well-equipped with engaging teaching materials, including games, flashcards, competitions, and conversational practices. This comprehensive approach ensures that our students receive well-rounded training in grammar, vocabulary, reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Additionally, our cultural events, mostly free for our students, create an immersive environment for learning Korean culture.
Our lessons cater to various proficiency levels, ranging from absolute beginners with no prior knowledge of Korean to advanced learners seeking to refine their language skills. Whether you prefer group classes or private tutoring, taking Korean language lessons in London provides a supportive and enriching environment to develop language proficiency and engage with the vibrant Korean culture.