Learn to Read and Write in Korean (Hangeul)

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Target level


What can you achieve through this course?

  • Have a good grasp of how Hangeul works
  • Learn how to read and write in Korean


Trailer + Sample lesson



Hyunwoo Sun

Course language


What can you find inside the course?

  • 8 video lessons


Customer reviews

"Hyunwoo....I had already begun to learn the Hangul reading and writing system, So had a foundation for your videos. They really enhance my learning by watching how you form and pronounce the sounds. And the explanation of why they are formed that way. It makes such a difference. I have been learning from your TTMIK lessons, so these are a great addition to my learning process. I am 75 and have an old brain....so learning isn't quick for me. Thanks for all the good effort you take to teach us so well! And you're very pleasant to watch...you make me smile."


"I just purchased all the videos and I might have to say, IT'S VERY HELPFUL!! thank you guys so much for putting these videos together for us new learners. Also ordered the beginners book and I am very excited to continue learning at home and with my Korean friends which are helping me as well! ^-^"

Amy G.

Table of contents

  1. Basic Vowels of Hangeul
  2. Basic Consonants of Hangeul
  3. More Consonants of Hangeul
  4. Compound Vowels of Hangeul
  5. "Y" in Hangeul
  6. "Final Consonants" in Hangeul
  7. Review & Practice
  8. How to Write Hangeul


  1. Elena Di Santo,

    The best course to learn and review Hangul!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thanks for your nice feedback! πŸ™‚ Keep practicing Hangeul. ^^

  2. Chana Wulms,

    Hello! I’m a little confused, I can’t play the video but i’m a premium member. what can I do to fix this?

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      We are sorry for the trouble. If you still have the same issue, please contact us at admin@talktomeinkorean.com. We will resolve it as soon as possible.

  3. Jovellyn Anne,

    Amazing, It made me have a better understanding on how to pronounce the words and how to write. Very easy to understand for beginners.

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thanks for your positive feedback! ^^ ν•œκ΅­μ–΄ 곡뢀 ν™”μ΄νŒ…!

  4. Jeannine,

    Very good structure. Would have loved flashcards, writing exercises that I could buy or download in tandem with the course. I’m surprised how easy it is to read once you have the basics down.

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Like Krystal’s comment below, we would recommend you study with the book ! πŸ™‚ Happy studying! ^^

    • Krystal Nimox,

      They have a book called “Hangeul Master”. I used it while taking this course and it was very useful!!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thanks for the comment! πŸ™‚ So glad that the book was useful to you. ^^

  5. Lydia Godwin,

    Focused. Methodical. Structured. To the point. Simplified for beginners in easy understandable format. Kudos!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thanks for your impressive feedback! ^^

  6. Alan Chavoya,

    This was very helpful! I have been studying for a few months and this was definitely a lot easier than I expected but it was also a lot more helpful than I imagined, so thank you TTMIK team! You guys are great!!!! Definitely look forward to earning more certificates!!!! ML, A.N.C
    (now I can go immerse myself in EXO songs and a dictionary for the rest of the day)

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      We’re glad that this course was helpful for you ! πŸ™‚ Thanks !

  7. Alex Ribeiro,

    This was so helpfull, and easy to undestand!
    I’ll recommend to everyone who wants to learn ν•œκΈ€!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€ ! We will do our best to make lots of quality courses πŸ™‚

  8. Leah,

    Hi, Newbie here!
    I’ve been listening TTMIK in Spotify, and I finally subscribed for a year.
    Hope you’ll help me to learn more Korean words.
    I’ve just finished this course and got my certificate πŸ™‚

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Great job ! Hope you continue to learn Korean with us ! πŸ™‚

  9. Reya MD,

    This is so nice and helpful. I started with the video, then backed it up with the book “Become a Hangeul Master” by TTMIK which is really good for learning the details of reading and writing ν•œκΈ€. Then, I will do practice writing and speaking before I proceed to Lesson 1.

    κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€ TTMIK.

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€ ! ^^ Hope you continue to find our courses helpful ! πŸ™‚ ν™”μ΄νŒ…~

  10. Bridget,

    I learned ν•œκΈ€ through TTMIK, I first got their Hangeul Master book and then I did this course. I recommend both highly for anyone that needs to know where to start learning Korean. Start here.

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thank you for learning Korean with us πŸ™‚ We’ll do our very best to make a lot more great materials !

  11. Lucero Arzate,

    Los certificados son validos?

  12. Korean learner,

    This was great!!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€ πŸ™‚ ν•œκ΅­μ–΄ 곡뢀 계속 ν•¨κ»˜ ν•΄μš” !

  13. Chrissela Sunyoto,

    Hi TTMIK Team, When I open this course no lesson attached. could you help me?

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Sorry for the trouble.
      If it’s still happening, please contact us at admin@talktomeinkorean.

  14. Jocelyne Isidoro,

    Hi TTMIK Team, I love this so much! It’s really helpful and easy to follow along! Can’t wait to get my Hangeul book to continue practicing!!!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thank you for studying with us!

  15. whiyoh Trinidad,

    Hi TTMIK Team, When I open this course no lesson attached I tried also using other divice but still the same. Can you please help me? Thank you

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Sorry for the inconvenience.
      If it’s still happening, please contact us at admin@talktomeinkorean.

  16. Batikan Eyiboglu,

    Hello TTMIK Team! This course was well done and really helpful. Thank you, I really enjoyed it! I have one question though: Do you have a general curriculum that I can follow? I’d like to know in which order I should study all these various courses to ensure my best possible learning. I’m sure other beginners would be thankful for this too! πŸ˜€

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thanks for the comment! πŸ˜€
      Once you have a good grasp of Hangeul, then we suggest starting with our Essential Course Level 1.
      (We recommend studying Essential Course as a main material)
      Depending on your goals, we suggest supplementing with one or more of the following:
      – Korean Pronunciation Guide (Pronunciation)
      – How Korean Sentences Work (Sentence Structure)
      – My Weekly Korean Vocabulary (Vocabulary)

      We currently don’t have a general curriculum. Sorry for the inconvenience.
      We’ll see if we can make one! πŸ™‚

    • RichFish,

      There are supplement that i need, thanks!

    • His Heart Smile,

      I was wondering the same thing!

    • taefouu,

      I want to know it too!!!;)

    • Kayla Lipker,

      Oh yes! I would like to know this too!

    • Jackson Krywulak,


  17. Heni B. Astuti,

    Hi, when I want to play video about hangul, it says “Did Not Connect: Potential Security Issue” I opened it using firefox, what can I do?

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Sorry for the inconvenience and late response.
      If it’s still happening, please contact us at admin@talktomeinkorean.

  18. Amanda,

    This is a really amazing course! I paired watching this with reading TTMIK’s ν•œκΈ€λ§ˆμŠ€ν„°, and, well — I may not know what any of the words in my Korean books mean, but I can sound them out with (relative) ease now!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Great job! Keep up with your Korean! πŸ˜‰

  19. Kelly,

    I`m absolutely stunned and amazed. Many told me that you can learn to read Hanguel within a day and I couldn`t really believe them.. now I do. I`m at the beginning of my path – but totally glad that I bought the membership. Amazing quality of teaching. Thank you so much!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      We’re glad to hear that the course was helpful! πŸ™‚
      Thanks for your comment. κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€!

  20. Vanessa,

    Thank you, the structure and progression of this course made it incredibly easy to understand how the letters are formed, pronounced and used in syllable groups/words.
    Having previously watched a few random videos on YT, it was never really clear to me how the tongue placement for β€œγ„΄β€ and β€œγ„·β€ and β€œγ„Ήβ€ differs between Korean and English, your description made it absolutely clear.
    잘 λ§Œλ“ 

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thank you very much! : )

  21. Karlene,

    I’ve earned my certificate! Yay! This course was extremely helpful in learning to read and write hangeul. Now on to the next step! πŸ™‚

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Well done! On the next step!

  22. Chaykov,

    Thank you. I am a hard of hearing but I’ve learnt a lot of informations and how to speak correctly from you. It was really long and interesting lessons! I’d love to recommend to all people who want to start learning in hangul here.

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thank you very much! 😊

  23. Vishwas More,

    Hello, thank you for this amazing course. I am from India and my mother tongue is Marathi. Both Korean and Marathi consonants and vowels sounds same. This is so great and little easier for me. ☺️

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Oh, that’s amazing!
      So we can say that we are speaking similar languages, right?
      Thank you for studying with us! Happy Studying! πŸ₯°

  24. Marcela,

    I watched the first video and was pretty helpful. κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thank you for studying with us:) κ°μ‚¬ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

  25. Margaret Carter,

    I review this course constantly. Ot is amazing and easy to follow.

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thank you for studying with us!

  26. Alessandra,

    Awesome!!! Great explanations!! So simple… Learned much more than just hangeul, learned some teaching skill as well. Thank you very much!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thank you for studying with us πŸ™‚

  27. Carmen J Cardenas,

    I’ve learned a lot! Congratulations!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Thank you for studying with us!

  28. Natasha Coffin,

    These videos are super helpful in learning how to pronounce hanguel correctly; however I seem to have an issue understanding/hearing the subtle differences between certain characters and reliable copying them. Is there anything you would recommend that could correct my pronunciation?

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      We totally understand that problems, but what we can say for you is keep listening to the words until you understand. That’s happening when Koreans study English. You should memorize the hard words, and try to copy the sound. If you repeat that over hundreds or thousands times, you will eventually get the words. Hope this helps : )

  29. Kathleen Koluch,

    I’ve known how to read hangeul for quite some time now. But I took this course for the proper pronunciation and I am SO glad I did!

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Glad to hear that you did it:) Happy studying!

  30. Siswono Tjia,

    I cannot play the video in these courses.
    It shows “player.vimeo.com took too long to respond.”

    • TalkToMeInKorean,

      Sorry for the inconvenience. If you are still having trouble with the issue, please email us.

  31. Phil Wingard,

    I can’t replay the different lessons (Parts). I’ve completed them but want to review them. How do I do that?

    • Hwayeon Kim,

      Hi, I’m Hwayeon from TalkToMeInKorean. Courses you have completed will be moved to the “Completed” tab in your account page. You should be able to re-access them by going to that tab. Please let me know if you have any other issues or questions.

  32. YuJin Li,

    Not a bad resources for any beginner that is starting out but for some reason some of the words when being said in korean does sound the same. It’s best to have this but also use Memrise app to actually hear the differences.


    • Hwayeon Kim,

      Hi, I’m Hwayeon from TalkToMeInKorean. Thank you for your comment and suggestion. If you practice listening every day, eventually, you will be improved a lot! Keep working on it with us:)

  33. Jessica Styman,

    Excellent course ~ explained so well, I’m so impressed and look forward to continuing to learn Hangeul with the course book!!

    • Hwayeon Kim,

      Hi, I’m Hwayeon from TalkToMeInKorean. Happy to hear that you really like it:) Thank you for studying with us!

  34. Maria,

    where is my book?? I completed the book August 31st online of course. September 1st returned to review the book but it is no longer available in my learning center. I loved the lessons and learned and understood but can’t review.

    • Hwayeon Kim,

      Hi, I’m Hwayeon from TalkToMeInKorean. Sorry for the inconvenience. Unfortunately, we are not able to check your order status and learning centre problem here, so please send us an email.


    I haven’t receive the book I’ve been waiting since April, it has #order but it doesn’t have shipping status, so I wonder what’s the problem

  36. Julie,

    100% recommend for complete beginners. I tried other courses/apps prior to TTMIK, but this one has simplified Hangeul and helped me with pronunciation and understanding final consonants. Can’t wait to progress forward! Cheers!

  37. Carrie Parker,

    I really wished I came across this sooner. I had to unlearn and then relearn a few letters. This course is definitely worth the cost and time invested in practicing.

  38. Melinda Duong,

    I’ve been learning intensively for a very short period of time so far and am just past halfway through level 1 grammar series. I completed this lesson today with the little knowledge I’ve gathered and based on the words that I have learned through the grammar series (cellphone, book, camera, chicken haha) and words I kind of already knew, I tried typing them all into google translate in hangeul and actually got them correct. I actually teared up. Thank you for making this all so rewarding and fun, but also being the best teachers.

    • Yeji KIm,

      Hi! This is Yeji Kim from Talk To Me In Korean. Thank you so much for your detailed review and supportive words! We are so happy to hear that you like the course. πŸ™‚

  39. Carrie Parker,

    Definitely a must for beginners. Do not be like me and learn things incorrectly the first time and have relearn it! I recommend this course as well as the book about becoming a hangeul master for anyone who needs to grasp the basics of the language to move on successfully.

    • Yeji KIm,

      Hi! This is Yeji Kim from Talk To Me In Korean. Thank you very much for your review. And I can’t agree with you more. It’s important to learn everything right in the first place. I am sure many of our users would find your comment helpful!

  40. Pele,

    I really enjoyed this video course and feel so much confident in speaking and remembering it all!! Highly recommend to practice pronunciation of each letter!

    • Yeji KIm,

      Hi! This is Yeji Kim from Talk To Me In Korean. Thank you very much for your review. We are so glad that this course actually came in handy. ν•œκ΅­μ–΄ 곡뢀 ν™”μ΄νŒ…!

  41. Audrey Farnarier,

    Loved it. Clear explainations easy to follow. Perfect !!!

    • Yeji KIm,

      Hi! This is Yeji Kim from Talk To Me In Korean. Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy that you like the course!

  42. Lizzie,

    This is a very good course for beginners (which is why I’m glad I got it on sale as I didn’t really need this course). Nice and slow and easy to follow.

    • Yeji KIm,

      Hi! This is Yeji Kim from Talk To Me In Korean. Thank you very much for your review and we’re happy to hear that you are enjoying the course!!

    • Kyla Cadiz Sullivan,

      888 in php!!!its quite expensive

    • Nicka Villatecorte'z,

      How much is it in Philippine money?

    • Nicka Villatecorte'z,

      How much is it in Philippine money?