SELECT A KOREAN COURSE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

About Korean

Korean is the official language of both South Korea and the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea) – combined population, around 73 million. It is also spoken in Korean communities in China, Japan, the USA and Central Asia. Although Korean has a reputation as a difficult language to learn, in fact, picking up the basics is relatively easy, especially in comparison with other Asian languages.

Start Korean

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK KOREAN NATURALLY

This 1-hour digital taster course is for beginners who are new to the Michel Thomas Method. During the course, you will join Michel Thomas Method Teachers Jieun Kiaer and Derek Driggs and two students in a live lesson, learning from both their successes and their mistakes to keep you motivated and involved throughout the course. You, as the learner, become the third student and participate actively in the class. Within the very first hour you will be able to construct simple phrases by listening and thinking out answers for yourself without the pressure of writing or stress of having to memorize. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary. The course will take about 3-4 hours to complete and is available to stream or download via the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

This is a brand new edition of Start Korean launched in June 2020 but don’t worry if you have the previous Start course… This is the taster course for people who are not sure whether they want to commit to the method so the Start Korean content is included in the Foundation Korean course.

Olly Richards from I will Teach You a language, says of his experience on the course: The experience of being a student on Michel Thomas Korean was far beyond what I expected. The teachers are exceptional and the course very well-structured. I’d recommend the course to anyone who’s looking for a solid start in the Korean language. 

Jieun Kiaer

Dr Jieun Kiaer is Associate Professor in Korean Language and Linguistics at the University of Oxford. She has published several books and papers on Korean language and poetry, as well as in language acquisition. She is the recipient of British Academy and Korean Foundation research grants.

Jieun Kiaer

Dr Jieun Kiaer is Associate Professor in Korean Language and Linguistics at the University of Oxford. She has published several books and papers on Korean language and poetry, as well as in language acquisition. She is the recipient of British Academy and Korean Foundation research grants.

Derek Driggs

Derek Driggs is a PhD student in Linguistics and a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, and has an MSt in Korean Studies. He has lived and worked in Korea extensively, and is an experienced teacher of Korean as a foreign language.

Derek Driggs

Derek Driggs is a PhD student in Linguistics and a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, and has an MSt in Korean Studies. He has lived and worked in Korea extensively, and is an experienced teacher of Korean as a foreign language.

Foundation Korean

LISTEN, ABSORB AND SPEAK KOREAN NATURALLY

This 8-hour digital audio-only Korean course is a powerful foundation on which to build a strong understanding of Korean. By actively engaging with the live lesson, your brain will begin to make the connections necessary to make the language really stick, and you will see significant results in a remarkably short period of time. The Michel Thomas Method works by breaking a language down into its component parts and enabling you to reconstruct the language yourself. Within the first hour you will be able to construct simple sentences. By the end of the course, you will have the confidence to understand and speak basic Korean. You will learn at your own pace, pausing and repeating where necessary, and complete the course in about 20-30 hours. This course is available to stream online or download to the Michel Thomas Method Library app.

This course incorporates the Start course.

Olly Richards from I will Teach You a language, says of his experience on the course: The experience of being a student on Michel Thomas Korean was far beyond what I expected. The teachers are exceptional and the course very well-structured. I’d recommend the course to anyone who’s looking for a solid start in the Korean language. 

Jieun Kiaer

Dr Jieun Kiaer is Associate Professor in Korean Language and Linguistics at the University of Oxford. She has published several books and papers on Korean language and poetry, as well as in language acquisition. She is the recipient of British Academy and Korean Foundation research grants.

Jieun Kiaer

Dr Jieun Kiaer is Associate Professor in Korean Language and Linguistics at the University of Oxford. She has published several books and papers on Korean language and poetry, as well as in language acquisition. She is the recipient of British Academy and Korean Foundation research grants.

Derek Driggs

Derek Driggs is a PhD student in Linguistics and a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, and has an MSt in Korean Studies. He has lived and worked in Korea extensively, and is an experienced teacher of Korean as a foreign language.

Derek Driggs

Derek Driggs is a PhD student in Linguistics and a Research Assistant at the University of Oxford, and has an MSt in Korean Studies. He has lived and worked in Korea extensively, and is an experienced teacher of Korean as a foreign language.