Step into IML's virtual classroom, where you will learn from a qualified Korean tutor and meet like-minded language students. Anyways sorry I got carried away and wrote so much. If you try learning a language through a once-a-week class, you might survive in German, but you'll fail studying Korean that way. Just having someone say that you can do it makes it so much easier. The reason the alphabet is easy to learn is it is fully phonetic and the explanations of the shape is often the shape your mouth must make to make that sound. The average Korean can't understand anything but perfect Korean, and don't have the patience for it because they don't encounter someone getting it wrong very often. Hello, Memrise is an excellent app that helped me learn the Korean Aplabet in 4 days. Harder yes, but not by a lot. Where English tends to be strongly inflected and stressed, Korean is the opposite. And I wouldn’t go as far as saying the phonetics are a piece of cake for English speakers, definitely you could say Japanese phonetics are a piece of cake, but I still think this comes down to so few foreigners learning Korean well, so I’m sure you get so many compliments on your Korean pronunciation, however, I still think there’s a long way to go to get to that level where it sounds ‘kind’ of normal to a native speaker. It is arguably as hard or harder than Japanese, according to my own studies and my grandfather who is fluent in both languages. In some ways Korean is a lot more logical. But I know if I wasn't a native English speaker and was learning ENGLISH and Korean, I'd think Korean was easy. Welcome to Langma School of Languages. A few months ago sentences like this were making my hair fall out! Most people here have had mandatory English lessons several times a week from 3rd grade through high school. 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In fact, 99.9% of all foreigners who learn Korean give away the fact that they are foreign with just the first word they say. I am filipino . Korean, but driving forward to the ability to talk to people on the street, stores, and cafés, then you will need reading ability just handle store names, menus, directions, and so forth.It is not an easy language to read at speed. Korean food looks great, it smells great and it tastes delicious. I've saved your article and I'm seriously considering studying Korean by myself, which would be my first approach to Asia ever. Or maybe even make it constructive criticism. You'll see once you go into depth. I guess the point of posts like this is to show people that even though it is very different, there are many 'easy' aspects as well. there so many words to learn yet.korean needs really a lot of time to learn well. Honestly South Koreans would be friendly and politely always manner, keep on foreigners interview any Koreans disctinting about South Korea,languages with culture society heritage. It is not something you want to assimilate vocab, syntax, affixes, phonology, phonetics, morphophonemic and the like data in a holistic fashion. The alphabet is the easiest part about it so don't be put off by that :). 한국인도 한국어가 어렵다는건 압니다. Do you -or any of you commenters- have any other websites/podcast/forums I can check out that can help me with this? (Please only message me for Mandarin language exchange. Great comments, though I disagree with a little, e.g., that Korean is easy at first. College level Korean is hard to understand for a high school student. Group classes, semi-private or private tutorials and customized on-site intruction in almost every language to choose from. Koreans actually listen to the exact intonation to tell the difference. Hongdae's a fantastic, artistic community, btw. And I don't have the money to buy anything to help me with it. Overall from start to when you were able to communicate well enough to talk with fellow Koreans, how long did the learning process go? Out of politeness, Koreans who speak English will tell me I have great pronunciation, but when I am buying things etc. 3 reviews "Will be back" "A caring school" [Teaching Quality] GKLS teachers are all qualified and experienced in teaching Korean. What I like the most about this Korean online course is that it’s very comprehensive with great dialogues to learn from (loads of material from absolute beginner up to advanced). If you're audio/kinesthetic, try learning songs in the language. I'm writing this long diatribe to say that not all people who say Korean is hard are lazy people who have come to Korea for a free ride. First of all, for us Korean is backwards. And there's more to teaching students than creating lesson plans, especially if you're teaching children. The standard languages in the North and the South share the same types and the same number of phonemes, but there are some differences in the actual pronunciations. I highly doubt the person who wrote this is actually any good. Use left/right arrows to navigate the slideshow or swipe left/right if using a mobile device. camps. Yes, Korean is not a extremely difficult language, but looking at some of the points that you have put on your post such as 맞다 which should be pronounced like mat da, show me that you are not even at the point where you can tell other people it is easy. The trick I’ve found useful is to practise breaking it down into its smaller parts (sometimes I use what linguists call phrase tree diagrams (Google it) to help visualise it too). "The limits of my language mean the limits of my world. on the spot, i can think of more than a dozen endings based on ha-da, and i'm not even that good at korean tbh. I recently started studying Arabic and I've had so many people tell me it's impossible and I'm puzzled as to why. --> 아주 마음에 들고, 기대이상 이야. 好き Lt: Like Pt: I like nuclear reactors (in this imaginary dialogue the "nuclear reactors" part was said before so it doesn't need to be said again nor it needs a dummy noun like "he" or "it" to represent it). A syllable has either two or three characters. True. I was chatting to an expat in a bar last week who concluded that I must be good at languages to explain my success so far. This is one thing I friggin’ love about Korean verbs. The main excuse I hear from expats who have been living in Korea for many months or even years as to why they never bothered learning Korean is that it’s just too difficult – they tried when they first got here but then gave up shortly after. Yes, you must learn Hangǔl. I think what this site wanted to achieve was to make people believe that they could learn Korean. but, he is still bringing more attention to the language, which is a good thing. So then I started studying. Even if I wanted this level of dedication I couldn't attain it because the resources barely exist. There is so much good material and online Korean courses available. Thank you so much for posting this! More colloquial and used in normal conversations. Yes, like some languages, (eg Dutch or Italian) Korean is read as it is written, with very consistent pronunciation rules. Of course it may seem like you are getting a hang of after a while opening doors and little stuff like that, but playing tennis, golf or speed writing, no matter how much you practice, it’s still going to take years and years to get your skills up to the same as your right hand. School teaching Group Classes, Private Lessons, Online Courses, Tutoring, Dialect-Coaching, Corporate Programs designed to best fit your foreign language needs. Unlike TOPIK, there is only one paper for KLPT. Thats my experience anyway and Ive been a rather committed learner. Dictionaries (online and many of the paper ones) give inadequate translations. For various reasons, I can rarely use Korean at work. without the leniency of being a non-native, however, his pronunciation is far from good and he made a good number of grammatical errors in his video talk. Korean phonetics is easy in that you don't to do anything difficult with your vocal cords or tongue. Korean Buddhism is distinguished from other forms of Buddhism by its attempt to resolve what it sees as inconsistencies in Mahayana Buddhism. That book got that part right;  typos and poorly arranged notes and explanatory lacunae were its particular set of irritating ball-bearings. Ten years ago, I struggled to find decent resources in print or online. Middle school students. Thanks! Western languages. But , after that . And to be honest, I'm thankful because I know so few people will be able to accomplish fluency -- which will make my skills special. I really prefer to visit the actual country and get out of the cities so I'm planning on trying to pick up some conversational korean by then. Final point to make: your post is kind of like Tiger Woods telling us how easy golf is. If I’m ordering ice-cream and I want my ice-cream in a cone I can attach it on the end of the word cone to mean in a cone. That is, they already know the words when they start learning how to read, and are simply looking for matching syllables. Affordable and small 10-week group classes in Arabic, Chinese Mandarin, Farsi, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish, and Urdu four times per year. So many consonants sound the same, same goes for vowels . My theory is, to get up to the same speed as English in Korean, probably you could learn all the kanji or Chinese characters in almost the same amount of time. I think an American or European person has to be a genius to consider Korean easy language to learn. Totally agree! Not to mention, ESL positions are contracts, so if they decide they don't want to learn Korean, and that was their only reason for accepting the ESL job, they can't just leave without penalty, and if they stay they will resent "being stuck" with a teaching job. We offer 6 different beginner levels. Spring camp. Oh yea that step 4 you mentioned, ok I would agree it does make learning Korean so much easier ‘if’ you can recognize them, but that’s the problem. Mon & Wed: 11:00 - 5:00pm. 이, 김, 들다, etc. It is thought[by whom?] There are too many rules and exceptions to those rules. While it is fairly easy to get to a level where you can express basic needs in Korean, it is far from easy to progress past that point. In the North, consonant vowel digraphs are treated as letters in their own right and are ordered after the end of the simple consonant and vowel letters. South Korean horror burst onto the scene in the late '90s so although it was a bit late to the game, it sure as heck didn't hold back. Donovan is showing us that Korean not as impossible as everyone says it is. Our … And I think you raise a very important point about the fear of it because it is vastly different which ultimately has an effect on peoples' attitudes. As another example, 맞다 (to be correct) is not pronounced maj-da as it’s written because that would be too awkward to say naturally so it’s pronounced ma’-da (a glottal stop in place of the j). maybe korean is most easy language in the world. Maybe you have a fantastic concentration :):):). Many years ago when I was learning Mandarin in Taiwan, I met a Canadian who spoke English, French, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Italian and Spanish. I never thought grammar woud be the place to start. Welcome to Langma School of Languages! I feel you're not being sincere with your points. In the end even an easy language requires some commitment. It also makes learning the alphabet fun and exciting by relating the characters to memorable things - like the character for the letter 'S' looks like a snake's tongue. haha your username ain't very nicealso, is hanmun necessary for korean?? the alphabet may be easy, but the grammar is among the most complex in the world, understanding the sino korean root words takes brute memorization (thousands of homonyms) , words ending in 하다 are either verbs and adjectives (in fact he called an adjective a verb... embarrassing), and a lot of things about the language arent even documented in english. The problem is with adj. Underlying dialect differences have been extended, in part by government policies and in part by the isolation of North Korea from the outside world. Remember that pretty girl who works at Samsung that I met yesterday? It's pronounced 'ha-da' (two syllables). this even applies to simply telling whether the name is, say Kim Hyeon or Kang Niyeol. Learning a different language is not an easy task. I started to learn the characters and how to pronounce them . i always said korean is easy. I am just starting out and would like someone who can help me with pronunciation and answering questions. In 1954, North Korea set out the rules for Korean orthography (Korean: 조선어 철자법; MR: Josŏnŏ Chŏljabŏp). For English speakers there’s nothing terribly unusual about Korean phonetics. Very interesting! Why do y'all wanna learn Korean? I learnt the alphabet in less than an hour and although I've not been strict about my learning, reading hangul has been the easiest out of the whole learning process. After 10 years in Korea I knew I was never going to assimilate it. You can learn so much more beyond textbooks in our lessons. Unlike Arabic and Hebrew there are no guttural sounds. It's an isolate. Many Korean verbs are actually just nouns connected to the verb to do (하다). Newsflash: Learning new languages after 10 or 11 is not EASY. thanks alot for this amazing encouragements and explications , i'm arabic , i speack fluently arabic , french and english and i'm learning now korean also :) thank you again. All IML Korean language lessons are delivered live via the Zoom video conferencing software. i want the author to know that, as you may live in korea and speak korean alot, i'm pretty sure you've encountered koreans who are surprised and complimented your ability to speak korean. But the main reason I think people here get frustrated with Korean is because most Koreans don't get how language learning is achieved and don't have resources that can help. Being bilingual (French and English) and having taken German and Italian in school, studying ASL and spanish on my own, I am used to approaching new languages, --even though I'm no linguist. Elementary age students. She ends up falling in love with the goblin. In the Pyongyang dialect, they are typically pronounced with alveolar affricates [ts], [tsʰ], [ts͈]. Right now they only have basic Korean but it is all very useful (teaches you introductions and basic conversation starters, how to buy things and order food, and traveling terms). A Native Korean Speaker with tutoring experiences in the US, UK and Germany. East Meets West Language School is a private language school located in the city of Walnut. Therefore after little over 5 months, I can easily write sentences with my vocabulary. It was hard to write in english with my deficiant english and 'd like to explain more, but it will take a long time. Korean is hard! They are written in blocks, but each block is a syllable, which kind of makes it easier. If expressed in IPA, it would be [ʌ̹] or [ɔ̜] for the one in Seoul dialect and [ɔ] for the one in Pyongyang dialect. I used the comic you attached here to learn the alphabet and other related things. In Korean you say all of the descriptive stuff before you even mention the girl. I'm trying to learn Korean after studying Mandarin for five years. I wouldn't call learning Korean super easy. While I definitely don't feel comfortable and fluent enough to have any conversation I want, I can communicate. Kimmy Korean's teacher is certified by Korea National Institute of Korean language. Studying Korean provides valuable business opportunities in Asia's third largest economy, as well as with international Korean companies such as Samsung, LG, Hyundai, and Kia. I should have mentioned Japanese. Just like we wouldn't want our children to have teachers who are unqualified and just consider it something they do on the side while they "explore" our country and language, neither do Korean people. ㅂ is not replaced with 우 in the North (as it also was in the South before the 1988 Hangeul Matchumbeop). There’s just tonnes out there for Korean. also, complimenting when you don't really mean it is, i'm pretty sure, a cultural thing for koreans (not saying it's unique, just a cultural characteristic). I bought an Iphone yesterday which I'd always dreamed of. I am sure it will help many beginners :). Not identical to English syllable but close enough for 'fake it to make it'. If what we are talking about is not some vaguely conceived idea of messing around, 'learning' (=learning about), etc. It's just a matter of motivation and dedication. I’ll say there are enough resources out there so definitely foreigners shouldn’t have any excuses learning Korean to at least an intermediate level. It's really quite good in explaining the Korean Grammar. 분명히 기초 한국어를 배우는 것은 쉬운 건데 한자를 모르면 고급 어휘를 외우는 것은 아주 어렵습니다. Apart from a few minor changes that happen to some verbs, it’s usually just a case of attaching one of a few appropriate endings to a word. I made a promise to myself to be fluent! Korean relies heavily on clauses and turning things into nouns. Only then do I try to figure out the overall meaning from the extra information in the middle. The government wants you to know. The pitch patterns in the Pyongyang and Seoul dialects differ, but there has been little research in detail. mostly used in just songs. 1/4 – A. Also, you are right about "ha-da" (along with "it-da") - It is my crutch. Good luck. Although she is Singaporean and only focused on Korean so maybe she had some Chinese advantage, although she didn’t live in Korea I think. Anything can be learned, sure some languages have concepts that are foreign or different to your native language, but it doesn't make it impossible. Find the best Cosmetology Schools near you on Yelp - see all Cosmetology Schools open now. Also, with my limited ability, I find it hard to think of what to say. Classes are held every Saturday from 11:00-12:40 in Chungshin Girls High School. (I almost never have any problem in any other alphabet, even for languages I scarcely know.) Now I take some formal lessons. This is an elementary-level Korean language course, consisting of 5 lessons with 4 units, and covers 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Explore other popular Education near you from over 7 million businesses with over 142 million reviews and opinions from Yelpers. Forget about it. I've been wanting to learn Korean for a few months now, but I haven't started actually learning it.. So I would bet you too, probably you are in at least the top 0.1% or 1/1000 percentile of English speakers who tried to learn Korean, due to so many giving up and not sticking with it. I have been working my way trying to just memorize vocab mostly out of intimidation to try and speak actual sentences. ONLYOU Korean Language school provide the opportunity for students to practice Korean in actual communication situations by teaching vocabulary and grammar grouped by functions and themes. Instead I think that if you the romance languages a rating of 1.0 then maybe the bracket 3 languages get a 1.2/1.3. I'm an Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator with a passion for language learning (especially Arabic). Before bound nouns (North: 불완전명사: purwanjŏn myŏngsa/不完全名詞 "incomplete nouns"; South: 의존 명사: uijon myeongsa/依存名詞 "dependent nouns"), a space is added in the South but not in the North. And Konglish is worse than actually learning Korean words. Reason 7: Word-order is very confusing and disorienting when you first start learning; but once you hit an intermediate speaking level, it becomes quite natural. If you really want to dig into Korean culture you need to learn the language. They spoke,read&wrote in Polish. The easiest language in the world is Esperanto. In word endings where the final consonant is ㄹ |l|, where the South spells -ㄹ까 |-l.k͈a| and -ㄹ쏘냐 |-l.s͈o.nja| to indicate the tensed consonants, in the North these are spelled -ㄹ가 |-l.ka|,-ㄹ소냐 || instead. Great article, except for the swearing ;) Everyone around me tells me "Good luck, Korean's super hard" or doesn't take me seriously. Still, I think I am long over that cause. I agree. Please share this around on Facebook if you found it interesting or useful. At the moment I am liking because it is written clearly. If you’re thinking in English and trying to say sentences like the example above in the middle of a conversation then you’re going to really confuse yourself. I am a native Korean speaker and I also was a Korean language teacher at a Korean-American language school in the U.S. 제가 여러분에게 3가지 질문이 있습니다. I am a visual/reading learner so Chinese characters were not hard for me to memorize with pinyin and an hour or so to study every night. I know that Steve Kaufman dude tried it a few times but he keeps making excuses saying ‘there’s not enough interesting content about Korean to interest him’ but honestly I think he’s having so much trouble with it, that everything seems uninteresting because his comprehension is so low compared to the other languages he’s learned, as well the Hangeul slows him down so much. in general i agree with you in that he seems to downplay korean and not fully grasp the bounds of the language, and according to his video he posted not long after this post, he doesn't seem to be as good at korean than he seems to present himself to be in the article (he's good on the general language, but there were many mistakes of his on specifics of his speaking). HUGE THANKS! Hello! other than that, i really appreciate what i hope is your bringing-to-attention of others to the korean language, because i really like it and want other people to experience it, if not fully then at least a bit. One added thing: while O is a silent place marker in the first character spot, in the last character spot it is the consonant sound of "ng" as in king. When we finally got our school to offer Korean for foreign faculty (at a moderate price, but basically less than what we got paid), the teaching was bad (extended detailed explanations of grammar and all the possible forms of politeness and formality all in Korean, with-out any checking to see the levels of the people in the class: some had been in Korea for a few years; some were fresh off the boat). Grammar almost identical to English + easy words to pronounce and remember (not a single word changes based on its place in the sentence) meant Chinese was perfect. But, the resources for Korean in one way or another are going to throw some idiosyncratic or shared ball-bearing under your feet, or exclude info that really should be on the same page. 한국어도 어렵다는건 한국인도 압니다. And yes, you might say, "Well other korean people complimented me on my Korean." 한국어 알파벳을 빠른 시간내에 숙달하고 싶으세요? But yesterday, after about 6 months of focused studying I wrote my first Korean Proficiency Test (TOPIK). But its all about the hard work. Then maybe Spanish. It is complex and definitely gorgeous language. How was it? You have to pronounce it 콜프 and figuring out how Koreans pronounce English words is more confusing than trying to learn straight Korean words. People who want to teach English in S. Korea have to remember that the main (infinitive) verb in that statement is to *teach*, not just for their benefit, but for the benefit of their students. Your word order section really helped me a lot. It is very challenging and very different, that's why I like it. Most of my Korean friends even say that's it's difficult. As a writer and blogger my English grammar is good simply from native-speaker instinct and constant usage, but if someone asked me to explain English grammar to them I would be at a total loss. Well the grammar (irregular past verbs), vocabulary, and pronunciation are bit difficult, and maybe that's why Arabic is the first in the language difficulty ranking list, but that's not a reason to fall back, anything difficult can turn easy, depending on your mindset! High school students. Apart from the fact that Koreans are fanatical about learning the English language and therefore most of the people can speak at least a little, you’ll find a lot of borrowed words that have become assimilated into Korean. However, Mandarin seemed impossible for him. I am shy and find it hard to impose on people the way Koreans come up to us to practice their English. A learner's background (where he is located and what his culture is) as well as his native language also come into place. I have learnt Chinese, and while I can imagine that the lack of tones and characters makes Korean a bit easier, I just know that all the languages of the Far East are terribly difficult to learn for anyone who doesn't belong to that cultural sphere. In words in which the word stem ends in ㅣ |i|, ㅐ |ɛ|, ㅔ |e|, ㅚ |ø|, ㅟ |y|, ㅢ |ɰi|, in forms where -어 /-ʌ/ is appended to these endings in the South, but -여 /-jɔ/ is instead appended in the North. I’ve read comments on other sites from people who talk about how futile learning Korean is because it takes so long to be able to speak beyond a few basic phrases. I need lots of texts to learn a language, Japanese is just impossible to me. See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Language Schools in Torrance, CA. There are not enough classes, not enough teachers, and no where near enough teachers that understand the differences between our two languages well enough to teach effectively. not sure if you're more proficient in korean or not, so i would just like to say that people are more intimidated by the complex grammar, which reaches far beyond what donovan demonstrates in his video ho posted in which he spoke korean. I'm a native English speaker, and Mandarin came so easy for me. I'm not saying that anything you posted is incorrect because it's not. There are some differences in orthography and pronunciation, and substantial differences in newer vocabulary. that girl from hangukdrama said she just passed Topik level 6 after 5.5 years of studying. It has many similarities with Chinese, which may help me out in studying Korean. Also, there is a dependent clause inside this subject: "that I met yesterday". I have been self studying Korean for some time now and am currently at the intermediate level ~ I would say that Korean is probably the easiest to read and write out of the big 3 popular Asian language ( Chinese, Japanese, Korean). even though i'm largely fluent in korean, i sometimes have a hard time voicing my ideas in korean correctly, and my parents and my very fluent korean friends often don't understand me. Before I say anything else about where she works or when we met, you know that I’m going to talk about a pretty girl. 맞아요. Since it's not a part of the language's logic but a artificial construction it gets confusing and even contradictory and there's exceptions for everything. There is a reason the Navy classifies Korean as a level 4 language (that is, the hardest type of language for an English-speaker to learn). [clarification needed]. 2. I hate it when these beginners act like they speak flawless Korean and blab on and on about how easy it is when they have absolutely nothing to show. We offer Korean courses that are interactive, communicative and affordable. Also, for the sake of consistency, this article also phonetically transcribes ㅓ as /ʌ/ for pan-Korean and South-specific phonology, and as /ɔ/ for North-specific phonology. Sorry. keep in mind that korean was my first language and i've been exclusively speaking only korean in the house since i was able to speak lol. Im Na-ri, an employee of the school library, said, “The school library distributes the library manuals at the beginning of every year. Only with syllables and syllable sets that I have seen thousands of times (e.g., kim, hap ni da) do I not have a flipping problem. 8. I'm not failing to learn Korean because I'm not trying, not dedicated, and don't care. 3 - The 3rd character is consonant - but it is optional. There are lots of reasons for this. Thank you for clearing up the confusion. I, on the other hand, read most words letter-by-letter, making it really easy to "see" things backwards (ah/eo, ya/yeo, o/u, yo/yu etc.). Korean of course has its own verb for to check something but this Konglish verb is as much part of the language now as anything else. In order to enhance Korean usage ability, reinforcement classes are also provided for each language area: reading, writing, listening, and speaking. How Different it is!!! I'm still a beginner considering conversational ability. ), keep at it though!! I do know 7 other languages ( fluent in 3, A2 in 3 more and a beginner in one other) but Korean is in no way similar to anything I know ( except the pronunciation) and to me as a translation/linguistics student it has been easy to learn languages. However, I just find there is absolutely no comparison in the resources for the other languages you mentioned such as French, Spanish, and German if you want to get to an advanced level. 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