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Duolingo Korean Learning Events

by | Duolingo

Lately everyone around the world has been fascinated by Korean language. Especially after the rise of BTS (Bangtan Boys), everyone wants to learn Korean.

Learning Korean will open up a new world for you all and bring many new opportunities. There are more than 80 million native Korean speakers. So dive into the world of this very special BTS language and surprise everyone.

Below are some amazing Korean hosts on Duolingo who are helping others learn this language:

1. Korean Speaking Class

Host: Jinee Kim

About: I am Korean teacher for non-Korean speakers. I love learning languages. I speak Chinese and English freely.

Event details: 

It is Korean speaking event for beginners. Speaking practice is prepared with one basic grammar combined with Korean & joiners’ culture. Event joiners will practice beginners’ level speaking focusing on the grammar theme of the day and learn Korean culture together. The event is for joiners who are familiar with 한글 reading.

About ten new words and one grammar lesson are added from every event. Connecting camera and voice during Zoom session is strongly suggested to get feedback about your speaking & pronunciation.

If you join the event for the first time, please review this YouTube channel and check the vocabulary and grammar of the past events. Upcoming events will not repeat the same content. Those grammar and vocabularies we used during the past events are repeatedly practiced through example sentences.

YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVn7LwJw1NoLYSgWxYKVtsA 

Schedule: Tuesday @ 12:00 AM & PM UTC

2. Beginners & Advanced level Korean practice

Host: 수빈 | Subin

About: Hello! I am a native Korean working in cancer cell research. I started hosting events on Duolingo to make Korean more accessible to people, which is why my events are open to as many people as possible.

Event details (Intermediate/Advanced):

Schedule: Saturday @ 10:30 AM UTC

This event requires you to have a Netflix account (sorry! ) and an access to Chrome extensions for us to be watch the show in sync. I highly recommend a stable network connection.

No minors allowed for this event.

Possible triggers on <소년심판>, so please make sure you are comfortable with watching it ahead of the time.

Note: Per usual, all language levels (including beginners) are welcome to sit in. There will be English subtitles. However, I will prioritize speaking in Korean to our intermediate and advanced speakers over explaining in English.

Summary: We will watch <소년심판> together and regroup on Zoom to talk about the episode. I will prepare a summary for each episodes that includes fun facts, words, and expressions that I think are useful. We will be using English subtitles for better accessibility, but all conversations will be in Korean as usual.

Learning Outcome: You will be able to learn advanced expressions and words in Korean, as well as social issues and cultural backgrounds

Event details (Beginner):

Schedule: Saturday @ 12:00 AM UTC

We will learn about how to describe personal feelings in Korean. I do not call on anyone without asking if you are comfortable speaking first, and webcams are not required. It will be fun. Large group will be divided into small groups and moved to breakout rooms on Zoom.

Topic: There are different expressions you need for describing where and how it hurts (related to pain). I would like you to be able to give basic descriptions of your pain in Korean in cases of emergency, so here is a special event!

Note: Topics may change every week.

Level: This event requires you to be able to read, speak and understand to 한글 and Korean at a beginner’s level. Being slow and making mistakes are completely fine, but this event is not recommended for “Super Beginners” who just began learning 한글.