DLI - Korean Language Course - Basic Course

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Korean Lesson 1 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 1 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 1 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 1 - Listening Comprehension

Korean Lesson 1 - Narration

Korean Lesson 1 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 1 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 10 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 10 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 10 - Conversation 3

Korean Lesson 10 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 10 - Narration

Korean Lesson 10 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 10 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 10 - Workbook

Korean Lesson 11 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 11 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 11 - Conversation 3

Korean Lesson 11 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 11 - Narration

Korean Lesson 11 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 11 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 11 - Workbook

Korean Lesson 12 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 12 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 12 - Conversation 3

Korean Lesson 12 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 12 - Narration

Korean Lesson 12 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 12 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 12 - Workbook

Korean Lesson 13 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 13 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 13 - Conversation 3

Korean Lesson 13 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 13 - Narration

Korean Lesson 13 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 13 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 13 - Workbook

Korean Lesson 14 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 14 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 14 - Conversation 3

Korean Lesson 14 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 14 - Narration

Korean Lesson 14 - New Words

Korean Lesson 14 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 14 - Workbook

Korean Lesson 15 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 15 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 15 - Conversation 3

Korean Lesson 15 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 15 - Narration

Korean Lesson 15 - New Words

Korean Lesson 15 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 15 - Workbook

Korean Lesson 2 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 2 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 2 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 2 - Listening Comprehension

Korean Lesson 2 - Narration

Korean Lesson 2 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 2 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 2 - Vocabulary By Themes

Korean Lesson 3 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 3 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 3 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 3 - Listening Comprehension

Korean Lesson 3 - Narration

Korean Lesson 3 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 3 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 3 - Vocabulary By Themes

Korean Lesson 4 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 4 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 4 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 4 - Listening Comprehension

Korean Lesson 4 - Narration

Korean Lesson 4 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 4 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 4 - Vocab By Themes

Korean Lesson 5 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 5 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 5 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 5 - Listening Comprehension

Korean Lesson 5 - Narration

Korean Lesson 5 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 5 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 5 - Vocab By Themes

Korean Lesson 6 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 6 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 6 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 6 - Listening Comprehension

Korean Lesson 6 - Narration

Korean Lesson 6 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 6 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 6 - Vocab by Themes

Korean Lesson 8 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 8 - Conversation 2

Korean Lesson 8 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 8 - Narration

Korean Lesson 8 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 8 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 8 - Workbook

Korean Lesson 9 - Conversation 1

Korean Lesson 9 - Conversation 3

Korean Lesson 9 - Grammar

Korean Lesson 9 - Narration

Korean Lesson 9 - New Words and Expressions

Korean Lesson 9 - Pronounciation

Korean Lesson 9 - Workbook


Defense Language Institute Korean  - Image The DLI Korean Basics course is written primarily for use in an intensive language program of twenty or more hours per week; but it can also be used for other situations, such as a language program which one or more part-time students attend class for three to six hours per week, or for individual study with the aid of recorded audios.

Ideally the course should be completed with the assistance of a trained Korean tutor in order to get the most benefit out of it.

Korean is the official language of South Korea and North Korea as well as one of the two official languages in China's Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture. Approximately 78 million people speak Korean worldwide. For over a millennium, Korean was written with adapted Chinese characters called hanja, complemented by phonetic systems like hyangchal, gugyeol, and idu. In the 15th century, a national writing system called hangul was commissioned by Sejong the Great, but it only came into widespread use in the 20th century, because of the yangban aristocracy's preference for hanja. While (apart from certain ancient languages of Korea) the majority of linguists consider Korean to be a language isolate, there have been attempts to link it with other languages in the region. Korean is similar to the Altaic languages in lacking certain grammatical elements, including articles, fusional morphology and relative pronouns. Since Ramstedt's 1928 article, some linguists support the hypothesis that Korean can be classified as an Altaic language or as a relative of proto-Altaic. However, linguists agree today that typological resemblances cannot be used to prove genetic relatedness of languages, as these features are typologically connected and easily borrowed. Such factors of typological divergence as Middle Mongolian's exhibition of gender agreement can be used to argue that a genetic relationship is unlikely.

Korean is spoken in: South Korea, North Korea

Korean is also called: Chaoxian, Hanguk Mal, Hanguk Uh, Hanguohua

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