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About the Course

This course introduces Korean characters,'Hangeul', and provides high-level knowledge related to Hangeul. In this course, the background of 'Hangul' is created, who made the Hangeul, and according to what principle it is systematically explained. It also introduces anecdotes related to Korean tourist destinations related to Hangeul and teaches how to write Hangeul. Learners can increase their understanding of Korea, learn Hangeul accurately, and cultivate high-level knowledge of Hangeul....

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Jan 30, 2021

This is a wonderful course for those who have interest in Korea and Korean language. I would like to thank Professor Lee Keum Hee for conducting this lecture series in an easily understandable manner.


Jan 11, 2021

This course is really good, its explain all about Hangul. Its not just you learn Hangul but also learn the history of Hangul. Super recommended for you who want to learn Hangul or Korean culture.

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By Emily R

Feb 7, 2021

It is a helpful course, however, she talks in Korean the entire time so it's very hard trying to watch the video and read the translation script at the same time while also trying to take notes.

By Astra E

Mar 21, 2021

It says free but you need to pay to be able to do the quizzes. I tried to unenroll but it literally would not let me.

By strilinga

Mar 17, 2021


By Kristjan F

Feb 10, 2021

An excellent introduction, although as usual the transition from being able to read single sounds to complex sounds is skipped over far too quickly and the learner is left feeling that they've missed a step

By Andrea R

Sep 10, 2021

This course covers quite a lot of the historical background of Hangeul, its creation and its creator. While that is interesting I found that some of the content was very repetitive, and the delivery also felt a bit slow to me (I had to watch on 1.75 speed to not lose interest). It would have been nice in my opinion to have less repetition and instead have more time in the videos spent on actually reading and writing Hangeul. How to write individual letters was easy to follow but diphthongs were glossed over briefly, and batchim pronunciation rules were not explained either, so when it came to writing common phrases at the end of the course, it wasn't always clear why a "b" sound is suddenly pronunced like an "m" sound, for example. All in all, I think the course is interesting for people who have 0 knowledge about Hangeul yet and want to know more about its history but it is not enough to get you to the point of reading Hangeul fluently.

By Mariana B H

Jul 4, 2021

In general, the content is catchy and organised. I really liked the historical facts and the explanation of each letter and vowel of Hangeul. However, I noticed that in the Self-check sections, one could choose any of the options and get a score of 100. In my opinion, this can make the person assume that they understood the topic perfectly instead of leading them to read and watch the resources again to correct themselves. I suggest you consider changing this dynamic to improve what students learn.

By Ms. A S

Apr 5, 2021

This course literally made me able to read and write Hangeul. I am so glad I enrolled in this course. It has easy-to-understand course contents and also, the course content never gets monotonous.

By Shaunda

Mar 12, 2021

It seemed as if no answers were wrong on the quiz.

By Ksenia A

Feb 24, 2021

Short and easy course to get the very basics of Hangeul. I liked the historical anecdotes about King Sejong, his life, and works. Only downside - you can't actually "complete" the course without doing the 4 quizzes at the end of each Week's lessons, which you can't do without buying the certificate. Guess I'll be stuck at 95% then. Nonetheless, 감사합니다 !

By Teresa B

Jul 21, 2021

This is an excellent course! I enjoyed the cultrual and historical perspective because they added a dimension that made it easier to learn and understand the basics of the language. I had started a few different methods of trying to learn to speak Korean, and although I had memorized that alphabet and pronunciations, I still struggled with differentiating some of the volume sounds. The methods in this course helped to understand vowel formation and pronunciation, as opposed to just mimicing a sound. I also think it is helpful to learn this foundational information so one does not rely on romanization pronunciation cues as you are growing in language development. Hoghly recommend!

By Abeywardena, H

Jan 31, 2021

This is a wonderful course for those who have interest in Korea and Korean language. I would like to thank Professor Lee Keum Hee for conducting this lecture series in an easily understandable manner.

By Kadek D A

Jan 11, 2021

This course is really good, its explain all about Hangul. Its not just you learn Hangul but also learn the history of Hangul. Super recommended for you who want to learn Hangul or Korean culture.

By Jennifer H

Mar 27, 2021

I enjoyed the way the course was taught and like that it gave a history of the Hangeul as well. I felt that I learned a lot from taking the course and liked that I could go at my own pace.

By Devangshi D

Feb 16, 2021

I learnt so much from this course! I have been studying Korean for a while now, and to have a course on how it was formulated was truly wonderful. I am glad I came across it!

By Sheba M

Feb 18, 2021

Very useful course. I LOVED IT. Very much briefly explained and easy to understand. This is very helpful for beginners.

By Steven G

Nov 15, 2021

It's a really interesting course not just on the alphabet but also the cultural and historical context. There is one issue only stopping me giving it 5 stars - the quizzes appear to always give 100% as the mark so those taking them may mistakenly think they've absorbed the material! This has been noted by other reviewers and I strongly recommend fixing this. The content of the course itself is fascinating!

By sol r

Apr 18, 2021

It´s very informative about the history behind the creation of Hangul, I just wish it could have more exercises and basic vocabulary complementing this

By Dimitra K

May 4, 2021

An easy-learning and well-structured course with a very good instructor.

I was able to not only learn the Korean Alphabet (read and write) but also a few interesting pieces of information regarding its history. Furthermore, I learned many historical and cultural info about Korea in general as well.

However, the English subtitles need a little better synchronisation with the videos' audio.

By Shayla L

Jan 30, 2021

It was hard to listen to her speak in Korean, and the subtitles are off from when she's speaking.. It's better to listen to video and then read what is said so you can see what is on screen as well.. or read then watch etc... Over all I feel great about it ... I am still learning Korean.. and hope to continue my efforts

By Naveen G Q

Oct 21, 2022

This course is about the history of Hangeul. Also, this course is completely in Hangeul. An English substile is also provided. After completing this course, you will be able to get to know Korea a little better. I would like to thank our professor, "Keum-hee Lee" for making this detailed history course of Hangeul.


Jan 31, 2021

I love how professor Lee and Team explained the fact of history and match it into disscussion forum. I admired Great King Sejong Work creation and passion for love of His Majesty people. i hope i can study in Korean University for my Master Degree. Thank you, Professor Lee and Sungkyunkwan Univeristy Team.

By Jesús S

Dec 6, 2022

La profesora es muy clara para explicar. Sugeriría una clase dedicada a caracteres con sonido muy similar en pos de hacer el curso mucho más completo. No obstante, estoy muy contento. Logré aprenderlo y conocer aspectos que desconocía de la cultura coreana que sin duda son orgullo para su país.

By Alejandra S P A

May 8, 2021

Recomiendo totalmente el curso, para aprender Hangeul, el material del curso esta muy fácil para entender, aparte que te introduce sobre la historia de la creación del Hangeul lo cual a mi parecer hace que te interese más. El curso se encuentra en ingles para que lo tomen en cuenta :)

By Ruchika A

Jan 5, 2021

I already know basic Korean. But learning about the Korean alphabet, Hangeul, was very interesting. Its history, who created it and why, the principles of Hangeul- I developed a greater love for this language's script. The course is really informative and I learned a lot!

By Abby C

Dec 31, 2022

It was such an in depth course of how Hangeul came to be, and why it's so important to Korean culture. It was eyeopening, yet simple enough for those newly learning to grasp everything.

The instructor was clear and precise, and she took the time to explain things well.