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Who will you learn with?

Lee Geumhee I am a professor of Korean Language and Literature at Sungkyunkwan University in Seoul, Korea. I currently teach classes on Korean language to undergraduate students, and on Korean …

Hangeul Tourist Sites

If you have a chance to visit Korea, you might be curious about Hangeul-related sites in Korea. Today we’ll explore some of those sites. In Seoul there is the National …

Introducing the National Hangeul Museum

Right now you are looking at the National Hangeul Museum, located next to the National Museum of Korea in Seoul. Here there are various cultural exhibitions on Hangeul which showcase …

Reading Hangeul

Today we will learn how to read Hangeul. If you know which sounds the characters represent, you can read Hangeul. How has it been learning about Hangeul so far? Has …

Writing Your Name in Hangeul

This class you will learn how to write your name. This is how Hangeul can be used to write names from different countries. Try writing your name right now. You …

Writing a Greeting in Korean using Hangeul

This class we will learn some basic Korean words. This class we will learn how to write two Korean greetings of ‘감사합니다’ and ‘안녕하세요’. [KEY WORDS] 감사합니다. 안녕하세요?

Writing in Syllabic Blocks

Hangeul is written in syllabic blocks, where one sound is made at once. In other words, the first (initial), middle(medial) and last(final) sounds are grouped together and written in one …

Principles of Hangeul’s Character Creation 3

The principle of Hangeul’s character creation is characterized by first creating the basic characters, and then either adding strokes or combining them create new characters. The consonant and vowel characters …

The spread of Hangeul

As Hangeul was created for the common people, it first played an important role amongst commoners. At the time, Hangeul was spread amongst the common people. We will learn that …

Introducing King Sejong Institute

Hello everyone. Today I am at the King Sejong Institute. As you’ve taken this course, have you gained an interest in Korea, Hangeul or Korean culture? All King Sejong Institutes …

Invention and Distribution of Hangeul

Having an illiterate common class helped the ruling class to maintain their power, so the elite opposed the creation of an alphabet that was easy to learn. King Sejong, who …

Background of Hangeul creation

Today we will learn about the background behind Hangeul’s creation. The illustrations alone were not enough to help the illiterate population understand “Samgang Haengsildo.” In this historical context, it was …

Status of Hangeul

Hangeul are a total of 40 characters. These 40 characters can be used to express the over 8000 sounds that exist on the planet. Isn’t it amazing how so many …