There may be any number of reasons why you want to learn Korean. Perhaps you have friends or relatives that speak the language, maybe you plan to visit the country one day or maybe you are simply a fan of the great Korean movies that have become so popular in the last few years. No matter what the reason, you have decided you want to learn Korean, so we will help you review the different approaches that are available to you.
- A book geared towards beginners that want to learn Korean
- A notebook
- A pen
- Software (if you choose to learn the language on your computer)
- A computer for learning or research
- If you live in a major metropolitan area, particularly one with a large Korean population, you may be able to find classes to help you learn Korean. Check with your local community colleges first. If you cannot find a class offered there, you may want to visit a Korean grocer or church to learn what is available. Learning Korean by taking classes may be intimidating, but you will benefit from being able to practice using your newfound skills to talk with your classmates.
- There are many popular computer or video programs offered to help people learn Korean; Rosetta Stone is currently the hottest of these programs. This can be even more expensive than taking private lessons, but you can go over the program as many times as you need to make sure you learn Korean to the best of your ability. Rosetta Stone breaks the learning into lessons you can complete on your own timetable. This is a great way to learn the language, especially if you have friends or family to practice with on your own time.
- If these options do not work for you, there are other options for learning Korean including learning from a book, studying through a website or listening to a book on tape. The most important thing is figuring out the method that is going to work best for you. If you are willing to put the time into learning, you will find that you are learning Korean before you know it.
- Don't be afraid to try out your new language. It will be fun to communicate with Korean friends.
- Like most skills, practice makes perfect, so allow yourself plenty of time to learn.
- Learning with a friend will be more fun and give you a partner to study with.