Learning Korean is a snap with the click of a mousewww.interedu.go.kr/indexe.html
This site, launched by the state-run National Institute for Education Development, teaches the Korean language, history and culture. It’s free, although you’ll have to register to become a member. The lessons are provided in English, Japanese and Chinese. Levels range from pre-kindergarten through adults. The site also has sections to learn about cultural aspects of Korea such as its folk dances and making kimchi.
This site arranges language exchanges, making it easy to find someone for a voice chat or to exchange e-mail messages.
More than 400 people have signed up at the site to practice Korean. They come from places as far afield as Australia, Britain and Belgium. You’ll find many polyglots.
This site is for beginners who prefer step-by-step guidance. There are 10 chapters, covering basics like vocabulary, pronunciation and grammar. You’ll begin by learning how to pronounce and write the vowels and consonants.
This site is for people who have studied Korean for at least two years, or have some knowledge of the spoken language and want to improve their reading ability. Topics include weather, sports and leisure, Korean unification, mass communication, foreign affairs, business and current events.
by Joe Yong-hee