Perfect Your Korean Pronunciation - Actually Sound Korean

Learn to pronounce Korean like a native speaker with detailed explanations, native speaker audio, and self feedback
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  • Lectures 56
  • Length 4 hours
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  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 6/2016 English

Course Description

Korean pronunciation explained in English, through in depth videos, examples, and self feedback. This is a course for Korean learners of almost all levels (beyond beginner). The course is made for those who have been learning Korean and found it very hard to get the pronunciation right - or find that native Koreans often can't understand them. This course will teach you not only what the perfect pronunciation is, but how to do it and how to give yourself feedback on your own pronunciation. 

We do not use any linguistic terminology for the most part. Everything is explained in a way that is accessible to the average person, and yet is in depth enough that those who want to know the details will be satisfied as well. 

Each lecture consists of an explanation section followed by a self feedback section (which is explained and demonstrated in the "How to Use this Course" video). 

You can take your time with the course or go through it quickly - it is really up to you. But keep in mind that pronunciation is, like any exercise, something that involves the muscles of the throat and mouth and of course requires a lot of muscle coordination. Like with any sport or dance, the learning is just the beginning. Once you KNOW the dance, you have to go out and dance. Once you've got the sport's technique down, you have to go out and play. Likewise, with Korean pronunciation, once you know it, it's then time to practice, practice, practice and then get out there and use it in real life. 

We hope you enjoy the course. Please utilize the Q&A section in the course as well so that we can help resolve any confusion or add additional things if necessary. Enjoy the journey, friends. 

What are the requirements?

  • Students should have a recording device (smart phone would be best) so that they can do the self feedback exercises.
  • Students should do the course on a laptop or separate device so that they can record the native speaker audio back to back with their own pronunciation
  • Students should not use headphones, if possible, so that they can do the self feedback exercises at the end of each lecture which are explained in the "How to use this course" video

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Sound like a native Korean speaker when you speak Korean
  • Know how to pronounce all Korean sounds correctly and naturally
  • Be confident using the Korean you know
  • Communicate with native Korean speakers without having to repeat yourself over and over

What is the target audience?

  • This course is meant for Korean learners beyond the absolute beginner level
  • This course is meant for Korean learners who can at the very least read 한글 and can form basic sentences
  • This course is meant for Intermediate and advanced Korean learners who want to improve their pronunciation and communication ability in Korean
  • This course is NOT meant for complete beginners who cannot read the Korean alphabet or speak basic sentences

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Curriculum

Section 1: Welcome to the Course
Welcome to the Korean Pronunciation Course
Preview
05:03
How to Use This Course
Preview
04:39
Who are we? Do you want to hear us speaking Korean?
Preview
04:48
English words in Korean pronunciation you should know
Preview
01:27
Section 2: Korean Vowels Explained
Introduction to Korean Vowels
Preview
01:28
Korean Vowels - 우 오 is not oo oh
Preview
04:05
Korean Vowels - 유 요 is not yoo yo
01:30
Korean Vowels - 아 and the infamous 어
02:46
Korean Vowels - 야 and the infamous 여
01:02
Korean Vowels - 에 and 애 sound the same
01:30
Korean Vowels - so do 예 얘
01:26
Korean Vowels - easy 이 and tricky 으
02:48
Section 3: Korean Consonants Explained
03:11


Korean Consonants - ㄱ ㅋ not g and k
05:19
Korean Consonants - ㅈ ㅊ not j and g
03:05
Korean Consonants - ㅂ ㅍ not b and p
02:21
Korean Consonants - ㄷ ㅌ not d and t
02:20
Korean Consonants - ㅁ ㄴ not m and n
Preview
02:44
Korean Consonants - ㅇ ㅎ
03:27
Korean Consonants - the tricky ㅅ (part 1)
02:51
Korean Consonants - tricky ㄹ (part one)
05:04
Section 4: Korean Double Consonants Explained
Introduction to Korean Double Consonants and ㄲ (ㄱ+ㄱ)
Preview
06:10
Korean Double Consonants - ㅃ (ㅂ+ㅂ)
Preview
02:41
Korean Double Consonants - ㄸ (ㄷ+ㄷ)
02:56
Korean Double Consonants - ㅉ (ㅈ+ㅈ)
03:44
Korean Double Consonants - ㅆ (ㅅ+ㅅ)
03:21
Section 5: Korean Double Vowels Explained
01:05


Korean Double Vowels - 와 (ㅗ+ㅏ)
02:29
Korean Double Vowels - 워 (ㅜ+ㅓ)
02:13
Korean Double Vowels - 위 (ㅜ+ㅣ)
03:23
Korean Double Vowels - 외 (ㅗ+ㅣ)
02:56
Korean Double Vowels - 왜 (ㅗ+ㅐ)
02:04
Korean Double Vowels - 웨 (ㅜ+ㅔ)
03:38
Korean Double Vowels - 의 (ㅡ+ㅣ)
03:54
Section 6: Korean Bottom Letters 받침 Explained
03:28


When bottom letters connect to make a longer sound
07:12
When bottom letter consonants cause a stopping sound
07:31
When the bottom letter ㅎ changes the pronunciation of the following letter
06:12
When there are two bottom letters followed by an ㅇ it absorbs the previous sound
05:40
When there are TWO letters in the underbelly
04:51
When TWO bottom letters make irregular sounds
03:18
When in doubt, make it easier on your mouth
02:12
Section 7: Frenemies - Words that are not as they seem
When ㅅ on the bottom does something weird
06:21
When the bottom letter ㅌ sounds just like a ㄷ
11:31
06:20


When a ㄱ in the underbelly meets ㅁ,ㄴ, or ㄹ
07:04
The many faces of the infamous ㄹ
10:03
The shifty ㅅ
07:32
Commonly Confused Consonants Part 1
03:43
Commonly Confused Consonants Part 2
05:06
Section 8: Spoken Variations in Korean
Spoken Variations, Text Messaging Style
06:10
Spoken Variations, Easier on the mouth
09:46
Spoken Variations, who knows why?
04:39
Spoken Variations, Secretly Strong Syllables
06:30
Section 9: Final Wrap Up
Final Tips video
09:15
You did it! So now what should you do?
03:33

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Instructor Biography

Jeremy Brinkerhoff, Language Learner and Coach

Jeremy has been learning Korean for 5 years and is now fluent in the language. He focused on pronunciation from the very start, which proved to be very important with Korean. As a result of learning Korean, he has become a lifelong language learner, focusing on Spanish and Indonesian as of lately. He is interested in learning Sanskrit, Hindi, Chinese, Farsi and German. 

Jeremy has dedicated his life to helping others learn, and his courses on Udemy are a part of that life. More than anything he believes that we, like all other living things on this earth, grow. 

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