The Visit Korea website 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.
Korea Tourism Organization has thrown their hat into the language tutorial ring. They have entered the online language tutorial niche once they have added into their website, VisitKorea.Or.Kr, a language tutorial portal that tourists would enjoy visiting to learn the Korean language prior to visiting Korea itself.
A 30-minute orientation conducted by Charm Lee opens the introduction into Hanguel with buttons for you to click in case you feel like skipping some parts.
The orientation includes some trivia regarding the etymology of the letters used in Hangeul. The element from which the consonant was based, the strokes and pronunciation and a sample usage of the featured character are also mentioned.
The reason why I often look for audio samples of the lessons taught online is because a phonetic aspect of learning the language is important. It has happened several times.
Even in some Spanish reviews I have written like LearnSpanish4Life.co.uk that the way a word is written might be different to your perception of how it is pronounced.
What more in Korean where they use a different system of writing altogether? Just changing a few strokes from a letter changes the written word as a whole.
Listening with repetition plus daily vocal practice is a surefire killer combo in attaining the closest possible pronunciation of words in a sentence apart from exposure to native speakers of the Korean language, of course.
Practice is also emphasized as important here in Visit Korea. In this simulation, translations of common English sentences are not literal. When translating a sentence to Korean, they obviously put into consideration the way it is pronounced (see translation for “I am Gina”).
Just like other Korean language tutorial services I have written about here on DuLaBoo, Visit Korea has links with KBS with regards to additional Korean language tutorial. They obviously found the “Upon Arrival in Korea” lesson very applicable to the tourism plugs that are embedded in the Korean lessons offered in this site.
Speaking of affiliates and partners, they also are connected with another Korean language tutorial provider, Sogang University. That was one of my favorite Korean language tutorial services.
The level of Hangeul tutorial that they have is pretty intensive, almost as if you reached Korea yourself. They also got the Korean culture covered apart from the nitty gritty of learning how to speak in Korean.
Of course, Visit Korea has formulated its own premium language tutorial service. They called it the Korean Language Adventure, a language tutorial program using the popular destinations of Korea as template for new words, phrases and sentences learned.
The KimChi lesson is available for preview. To view the rest of the lessons you need to login to Visit Korea to enjoy the full version of the lessons offered.
As expected, the Visit Korea language learning site is still up. Click here to view the latest version of their lessons. Travel outside the country might be allowed (depending on where you are) as early as February 2021 according to this survey. Visit them on Facebook to see more.
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