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King who founded Hangeul, King Sejong

Can you think of a great king from your country’s history? Most Koreans would answer “King Sejong the Great” to this question. Of these many achievements, his most noted is …

Characteristics of Hangeul

Hangeul can be written in phonemic units. Hangeul characters are phonemic characters where there is a character for each phoneme. When Korean is spoken, the speech is analyzed by phonemic …

Korean consonants and vowels

You can distinguish the Hanguk-eo language from the Hangeul alphabet. Hanguk-eo is the Korean language and Hangeul is the alphabet to write Hanguk-eo. There are 19 consonants in modern Hangeul. …

What is HunMinJeongEum?

Hangeul is the written Korean alphabet, and Hanguk-eo is the language Koreans use. King Sejong created Hangeul. For Hangeul, we know exactly who made it and when. [KEY WORDS] 한글(Hangeul), …

Lecture Introduction

This class will cover the Korean alphabet “Hangeul” in a fun and easy way. You might have heard of the global pop sensation BTS or Tottenham soccer star Heung-min Son. …

King Sejong’s love for talented people

King Sejong was not only an outstanding king, he also had many capable people serving him. Because the king studied and worked hard, those under him also had to do …

Korean Nicknames

Today we learned how to write our names in Hangeul. To write our names in Hangeul, we can find the letters that correspond to the phonemes. Try writing your name …

King Sejong the Workaholic

So far we have learned about King Sejong’s creation of Hangeul and the scientific nature of Hangeul. This step we will learn more about King Sejong’s other achievements. King Sejong …

Playing with Hangeul

Do you use emoticons? Emoticons use letters to express emotion. We could call it playing with the shapes of letters. For example, the English letter D is used to express …

King Sejong the Designer

Most likely if modern designers met King Sejong, they would have a lot to talk about. Hangeul is not only scientific and easy to write, it is also designed very …