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  1. How do I use this app?

    Please refer to the video below.


  2. Why should I study Korean?

    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.
  3. What to do to improve my Korean?

    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.
  4. What are Korean and Hangeul?

    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.
  5. What are the characteristics of Korean?

    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.
  6. What are the characteristics of Hangeul?

    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.
  7. How do I know where my Korean level fits in?

    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?
  8. How do I view my progress at EL Korean?

    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?
  9. I can't type Korean characters on my computer.

    How can I enter Hangeul?

    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.

  10. What must be done to join the EL Korean?

    Not much. Either your email account or direct Facebook registration is welcomed via mobile app or web. Class is usually done through Skype; therefore your existing account is acceptable. If not, then download from our website, at the bottom right. For mobile devices, download from app store.
  11. What is the trial class?

    It is an exhibition class. Student will see how EL Korean’s class operates and has an opportunity to look teaching style. Teacher also has a chance to know what student’s needs are in advance.
  12. What do you have in package class?

    There are various types such as beginner / K-pop Korean / dialect Korean / travel Korean / daily Korean / business Korean / TOPIK I / TOPIK II and etc. Package class consists of 5-class, 10-class, 20-class and 30-class according to topic. Each package class and contents can be negotiated after the consultation between teacher and student.

    Dialect Korean (Trial class, 5-class)
    K-POP Korean (Trial class, 5-class)
    Beginners Korean (Trial class, 5-class, 10-class, 20-class)
    Travel Korean (Trial class, 5-class, 10-class, 20-class)
    Daily Korean (Trial class, 5-class, 10-class, 20-class)
    Business Korean (Trial class, 5-class, 10-class, 20-class)
    Korean for foreign students (Trial class, 10-class, 20-class, 30-class)
    TOPIK I (Trial class, 10-class, 20-class, 30-class)
    TOPIK II (Trial class, 10-class, 20-class, 30-class)

    One class is 40 minutes, and you can study all the classes with up to 3 friends or family. Tuition fees have already been set to reflect the discount rate depending on the number of students and the number of students.
  13. What textbook is used?

    We recommend textbook from the King Sejong Institute of the National Korean Language Institute. Their textbook is really in quality and made by seasoned Korean teachers. It is PDF which allows to be shared by both teacher and student on a net screen; however by the mutual agreement, anything can be used. Package class such as K-pops or dialect handle wide range of stuffs; therefore both teacher and student can use their own materials, if agreed.

    * Korean language course of King Sejong Institute of National Language Institute
    (http://www.korean.go.kr/front/page/pageView.do?page_id=P000153&mn_id=38)
  14. Who are the teachers?

    EL Korean’s teachers’ pool has large range from Korean education specialists to non-specialists. This would help to meet the needs to the various types of class. Our teachers are selected through direct interviews based on strict criteria by EL Korean who undergo constant workshop for upgrade. They are striving excellence by the exchange of ideas among themselves.
  15. How is the tuition fee determined?

    Tuition fees are determined by each teacher. So tuition fees may vary from teacher to teacher. The way in which teachers set their tuition fees can be determined by their experience as a Korean teacher and their Korean language teachers' qualifications.

    The higher the number of classes, the greater the discount rate of tuition fees. Also, the more students you study with, the more discounts you get.

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