Being a Korean language learner means to know more about its society. You will be able to get along with Koreans and have insights on colorful cultural backgrounds by studying the language. The country is accompanied by thousands years of history and has been developed in exchange of influences with neighbors. Lately, there has been a huge increase in K-waves fandom such as K-pops and K-foods. Why don’t you enjoy Korean culture and build friendships? By chatting in Korean, they are willing to open their minds to you.
Being repetitive is said to be the best way by foreign study experts. It is instructive to be consistent in learning. Conglomerate of students from all different classes and goals in one classroom is less likely to pay off; however face-to-face class is much better way no matter the time and place. One-on-one tutoring which meets student’s level and objective would bear the fruit.
Korean is a traditional language spoken by its people. Over the tens of thousands years it has been naturally created by aborigines; whereas Hangeul is the name of the character in writing. Hangeul is composed of 14 consonants and 10 vowels, produced for people six hundred years ago by the King Sejong the Great.
Korean comes along with Mongolian, Turkish, Tungus and Manchurian, and follows Altaic language system.
First, Korean sentences are constructed in order of "Subject + object + predicate,’ and this is shown in Japanese, Mongolian, Turkish, Burmese and Hindi.
Second, the modifier always comes before the modificator; and the positioning of sentence components are a lot free.
Third, the way of expression will be different due to social status and age, in accordance with the respective wording.
Besides these, there are many more features such as expression of shapes or better sounds.
Typical features of "Hangeul" are:
First, Hangeul is the letter which we clearly know who the creator was, date of invention and its purpose. It was made by the King Sejong the Great—the 4th king of Joseon dynasty—who wished to express its wording easily by everyone and came up with it in 1443.
Second, Hangeul is consist of 10 vowels and 14 consonants. Each vowel is shaped like a sky (.), a person (ㅣ), or a ground (ㅡ). Each consonant mimics the shape of the lips and throat.
Third, unlike characters that make different sounds according to words, Hangeul vowels have a certain sound even in other words. Hangeul consonants have a similar shape to similar sounds. For example, ㄱ [g], ㅋ [k], and ㄲ [kk] have similar shapes with similar sounds.
Besides these, there are many other features in Hangeul.
The level can be lessonified into—basic, intermediate, advance—based on your Korean which applies standard on a par to CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for languages. Basic has 1st and 2nd grade, intermediate contains 3rd and 4th and 5th and 6th belong to the advanced to view your Korean.
Level 1: Self-introduction, purchase of goods and food order.
Level 2: Daily conversation such as phone calls and asking favor.
Level 3: Language use in official and unofficial situations.
Level 4: No barriers in talking based on news, articles, etc.
Level 5: No barriers in discussing specialized fields.
Level 6: On a par to native.
For more accuracy, by taking the test of TOPIK, Test of Proficient in Korean which will allow to measure where you exactly fit. In EL Korean’s package class accommodates TOPIK I to cover level 1 and 2, TOPIK II to cover from level 3 til 6. Why don’t you learn TOPIK I, TOPIK II package with your favorite teachers?
Simply self-questioning at each level by the standard from CEFR, Common European Framework of Reference for languages; however taking TOPIK, Test of proficient in Korean would help specifically. In EL Korean’s package class accommodates TOPIK I to cover level 1 and 2, TOPIK II to cover from level 3 til 6. Why don’t you learn TOPIK I, TOPIK II package with your favorite teachers?
If you want to type Hangeul on your computer, you need to install Hangeul font on your computer. The installation method differs depending on the OS of your computer. Even the same OS, the installation method is different depending on the version. So check your computer's OS and version, and install Hangeul fonts according to each installation method.