Let’s Speak Korean

I’ve recently learned that one of the TV stations in Korea (Arirang) has been running a show to teach native English speakers the Korean language. It just seemed to odd to have a Korean television show being shown in Korea to teach the Korean language to adults. But Korea is a global force to be reckoned with these days, and with many expats in the country it makes sense that the country is promoting its language.

Videos of this series, titled “Let’s Speak Korean,” can be found on YouTube. There were two different versions of this series, an older one with two women hosting and a newer one a male and female host. Both versions of the series go over essential words and phrases in Korean to help you build your vocabulary.

I think these videos are a great resource because they’re only about 10 minutes each, meaning there’s little excuse for not studying. But they do assume that you know hangul, so continue working on your characters and sounds.

Instead of providing a link to these, I’m just going to recommend going to YouTube.com and doing a search for Let’s Speak Korean. It looks like there may be more than 200 episodes so you should have plenty of videos to choose from. If you want to start at the beginning, you can add Season One to the search or even narrow the search down further by inserting a lesson number.

Or an Internet search found videos of the series on Arirang’s Web site (www.arirang.co.kr/Index.asp). It looks like you can watch them on demand, but you have to be a member of the site. I haven’t gone through the process yet, but it appears to be a free membership.

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