Study Korean Abroad

Why not try a challenging and rewarding language and learn Korean in Korea? There are currently 78 million people who speak Korean. It is the official language of South Korea and North Korea. Korean is also an official language of the Yanbian Korean Autonomous Prefecture in China.

Initially, Old Korean was written using Chinese characters and reserved for the educated and ruling elite. In 1446, at the behest of Sejong the Great, a new form of writing called Hangul was developed, about which you will learn more when you learn Korean in Korea. King Sejong believed that since Korean was a fundamentally different language it required a different writing system, accessible to all. An instructional document from the time claims: "A wise man can acquaint himself with them before the morning is over; a stupid man can learn them in the space of ten days." Reassuring words for those about to learn Korean!

Modern Korean has existed since the 17th century, though, with the division of Korea, North and South forms of the language have grown apart. If you learn Korean in Korea with us, you will learn the South Korean dialect.