Sejong Hakdang, Affordable Korean Classes
Some people simply don’t learn things well on their own. They, however, might excel in a classroom setting. Yet classes can be expensive. Luckily for us all, there is an affordable option to learn Korean that just might be available to you: Sejong Hakdang. Sejong Hakdang are Korean language institutes dotted across the world to promote the Korean language across the world. Even if there is not a institute near you Sejong Hakdang can still help you in your endeavours to learn Korean.
Sejong Hakdang In The World
You might wonder what is this Sejong Hakdang I speak of. The answer, my inquisitive reader, is very simple. In many countries, Korean is only taught in universities and in many others they simply don’t teach Korean anywhere. That need to be fixed someone probably in Korea thought. Therefore Sejong Hakdang was founded by the Korean government. Its goal is to help spread Korean language further and offer accessible Korean language courses.
As of 2016 Sejong Hakdang has 144 institutes dotted across the globe. Every year you can register at those locations to attend Korean language classes and Korean language related events, such as the yearly Korean Speaking Contest. One of the major advantages their institutes have is the quality of their classes and the price at which they offer these quality classes. The prices are very affordable and there is no lack in quality, not in the materials they use, nor the teachers who will teach you.
You might be wondering how I know this. That is another easy question to answer. Up until now I attended Korean classes at the institute located in the Brussels. The only reason I am not attending classes this year is due to a difficult choice I had to make. Either enter TOPIK or register for another round of classes at Sejong Hakdang. I decided to do TOPIK this year. I do miss my classmates, my teachers and the weekly classes. Next year I’ll probably be attending the classes again!
Sejong Hakdang On The Web
Even though there are 144 institutes across the world, there is still a chance there is nothing of Sejong Hakdang near you. That, however, doesn’t mean you have to give up! Sejong Hakdang can still be there for you. The good people who work tirelessly from Korea to promote the Korean language also maintain a website which is affectionately called 누리 세종학당, World Sejong Hakdang.
누리 세종학당, World Sejong Hakdang, offers a wide selection of materials that can help you learn Korean. The best part of that website is that it is completely free for anyone to use. To use all of what is available, you just need to create an account. Afterwards the wonders of the website are available to you and this includes:
- Interactive learning modules
- Korean language textbooks
- Webcomics you can use to learn Korean
- And a lot more…
As you can see it has a lot of things to offer for free, making it a great option to kickstart your Korean language journey. The great thing about this website is that they are continuously working hard to make it even better. When I first started using the site it was bare bones and the English version was hardly complete. Now it is very functional with a lot of variety and available in multiple languages such as English, Spanish and Chinese!
And On Your Phone
Recently the hard-working people behind 누리 세종학당, World Sejong Hakdang, released an app for IOS and Android. This is another completely free language tool you can use to help you master Korean. However, this app has one major drawback: It isn’t well optimized. A lot of the files it uses are stored locally and those files are the countless images it uses for its flashcards. So make sure you have plenty of free storage when downloading it. It also comes with two fun comes: balloon popping and crossword puzzles. Can be a fun way to learn Korean when you are bored.
- Download it from Google Play Store if you use an Android device,
- Or download it from ITunes if you use an IOS device.
Pssst! There is currently a contest going on where you need to help them promote their website. why don’t you give them a hand and you might win a small prize. Isn’t that great?