The Linguanaut review was originally published in Dulaboo.com. I used to write for the said website before my contract expired. Republishing here for archiving purposes. Edited to suit Yoast’s requirements.
The usual aspects of a foreign language first taught to a non-native speaker are the greetings and common statements. This is how most Korean language tutorial services like Linguanaut expose you to a language that they would like to teach you.
Have you noticed how some of the Korean language tutorial services tend to teach you the language with not enough explanations?
They teach you how certain words are pronounced and how they are written. But there are instances where you can’t help but question several things in a syllabus taught to you out of fear of applying what you have learned and commit mistakes.
But once you take advantage of the online format of language tutorial services, you’d realize that learning a new language coupled with a deeper understanding makes learning easy here at Linguanaut.
The best way to learn a language is to keep an open mind and put into consideration the Koreans that you might also end up talking to once the task of applying everything you have learned comes into fruition.
I shared on my review of zKorean.com how different Korean characters are from their English counterparts, notably the letters “G” and “K”. Linguanaut explains further how to pronounce words containing the Korean characters involved. They would show you a Korean word containing the character in question and teach you the way it is pronounced depending on its position in the word written.
Much of what is taught at Linguanaut.com relies on a phonetic observation of how Koreans speak these words and how they are understood best.
Your diction and pronunciation are put into consideration in order to ensure that once you get the chance to talk to a native speaker yourself, you say the words right.
The person who hears you speak in Korean understands you. Any native speaker understands anyone, even a foreigner, with a capacity to speak in their level of understanding.
Linguanaut.com is also aware why some foreigners need to migrate to Korea – for business purposes. Business involved actual sales figures meaning numbers.
So learning cardinal and ordinal numbers in Korean is included in this language tutorial program, perfect for corporate executives with a need to jot down auditing and marketing reports on a daily basis.
When I saw on the sidebar a lesson teaching Korean survival terms, I was like “What’s this? An expedition into the woods complete with safari and wild beasts in the background?”
Thankfully, that wasn’t the Korean survival guide that Linguanaut is referring to.
Checking into the words and phrases taught, it turned out to be a list usually applicable to the medical profession. It even included some medical jargon associated with the high octane emergency room type of environment.
Linguanaut has some external links guiding you to qualified Korean tutors available where you are. They may not be connected with the site itself.
But this is the site’s way of encouraging you to learn Korean on an intensive level with the help of a tutor than can speak the language in the same level as that of a native speaker.
You are also encouraged to share this with your contacts through a pop-up window where you may provide the email addresses of the people with whom you would like to share these lessons.
Linguanaut is still up, offering language lessons for free. They obviously don’t focus much on their Korean lessons anymore. You can see how some languages have more references in PDF and in video formats.
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