Who says learning has to be boring? Unless you have an eidetic memory, there is no escaping drills, but flashcard and game sites make drills fun! There are tons of entertaining and educational free online resources to help you in your Korean language studies. I’ve listed a few games to learn Korean below, but I’m finding more all the time.
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http://www.learnlangs.com/RWP/Korean/Korean – Lesson 1
Learn Hangul letters by using them to spell English words.
Korean Language Website Collection
It was hard to decide where on my site to link to this comprehensive list of Korean-language resources, as it covers so much ground. Check it out, you are bound to find something there of interest. Posted in February 2016, so should be nice and current. Not to be confused with Duolingo, an online/app language-learning service which does not currently offer Korean ㅠㅠ (however, it does offer a Korean version of the site, for Korean-speakers who are interested in learning one of the languages they do offer, including English).
More Hangul letter drills, with pictures and sound.
Indiana University also offers a “Multimedia Dictionary” with many of the same features. It’s not really a dictionary, but a collection of word lists, organized by subject.
This site features user-created games. Here are my favorites:
- Hangul Pronunciation – Match romanized letter sounds to Hangul letter.
- Keyboarding in Korean – Match romanized sound to Hangul letter on keyboard. Includes virtual keyboard for those who haven’t set up their physical keyboard for Hangul yet.
- Korean Numbers – Match romanization to numeral.
- Colors in Korean – Match color names in Hangul to color wheel. You might want visit the Byki.com color game first to learn them.
NOTE: You don’t need to register to use these. Just click on the screenshot of the game to start it. Refresh your browser to reload and repeat.
ITESLJ.ORG (Internet TESL Journal)
More than 60 word list games by subject. Match romanization to Hangul or vice versa.
Byki word lists feature audio, and multiple viewing/matching modes – click on the Flash Cards tab to select one. There are more than 400 Korean-related word lists. Most of them are associated with various learning programs, so if you are using a textbook or class, run a sub-search for it.
A few of my favorites are:
- Korean Numbers
- Korean Months & Days of the Week
- Korean Expressions
- Countries (just a few)
- Opposites and more Opposites
- Social Issues vocabulary
- Weather and more Weather
NOTE: You will need Flash enabled in your browser, and will also need the Asian language packs installed on Windows computers (how do I do that?) to see the Hangul characters.
DECLAN’S FLASHCARD SHAREWARE
As of March 2016, the company’s website has disappeared. You can still find the Windows-based program on various shareware and freeware sites, but the most recent version of Windows it lists compatibility with is XP.
Demo comes with one language pack, pay to add more. REVIEW