Speak & Write Level 1

About this course

"It's on the tip of my tongue!" "Oh, now I remember it as I hear it." "I think I'll recognize it if I read it." We've all been there.

With our "Speak & Write” courses, develop a habit of speaking and writing Korean so that the language can come out naturally when needed. Engrave muscle memories into your mouth, tongue, lips, and vocal cords. Get ready to express your thoughts and feelings instantly.

Don't let all the grammar and expressions you've learned in our "Core Grammar Courses" fade away into the depths of your brain. Keep pulling them out from the drawer and use them in example sentences. Before moving on to higher-level grammar and expressions, make sure to produce a sufficient amount of output.

You can achieve this effortlessly by simply following our "Speak & Write” courses.

Target level

Level 1

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Practice speaking and writing Korean sentences.
  • Gain confidence in speaking and writing Korean sentences with less hesitation and pause.
  • Become more familiar with how Korean sentences work.
  • Review what you've learned from the Core Grammar courses.





Course language


What can you find inside the course?

  • Speaking practice lessons
  • Writing practice lessons
  • PDF worksheets for practicing writing

Table of contents

  1. How to study with Speak & Write
  2. Speaking (Lessons 1-9)
  3. Speaking (Lessons 10-17)
  4. Speaking (Lessons 18-25)
  5. Writing (Lessons 1-9)
  6. Writing (Lessons 10-17)
  7. Writing (Lessons 18-25)


This course is exclusively available to subscribers.

Join now to begin your Korean learning journey!


  1. LariTanner,

    This is so helpful, even though I’ve been studying for a year, i’m finishing level 3 but still need a refresher for Level 1 and 2, I still have a long way to go, but this is so handy to have and I love the download of the PDF versions so I can take them on the go and practice when in a car or plane! Thanks so much!!

  2. 패트릭,

    My level test suggested im level 5 so I started everything from level 1 again to refresh and re learn everything again!
    Im loving the content so far thank you!!

    1 problem im having tho is in the writing part it wont allow me to type in the blank spaces. im not sure if this is an issue on my end or not. Any help or feedback would be good thankyou once again for the worlds greatest korean learning website 😀

  3. Rae Reilly,

    Will I need to type in Korean for any of the courses/levels? If so, I don’t know how my English keyboard lines up with Korean characters. Thank you.

    • 한캇현,

      Two options:
      You can go to Keyboard in your computer’s settings and add a second keyboard – just choose 2-Set Korean. The choice to switch which keyboard you are using will appear as an icon by your clock or where your battery power reading stays. Then keep the “show keyboard viewer” open which is found by clicking that same icon used to switch keyboards. It opens a little cheat sheet in the top corner of your screen. You can google how to do this using your operating system. These were the iOS instructions. It was much easier than I expected. You can also do this on a mobile and the Hangul keyboard appears as an option in the same place you switch to emoticon or ABC keyboards.

      Option two is to buy a Hangul Keyboard Skin ($13) or Key Stickers ($6). Keyboard skin is the rubber cover you put over your keys so dust and food don’t get in, but you can buy them with whatever keyboard language you want. I got a set of two with English and Hangul on them for $13 on Amazon. It guides your learning and keeps your keyboard clean. You can take it on and off as you wish as it’s just a cover. Also $6 for key stickers which you put right on your original keys and only $20 to buy replacement keys with both languages on them for a mechanical typewriter.

      Also: there are free game programs online for typing practice that teach your fingers where the letters are. This is useful if you are someone who doesn’t look when typing anyway.

  4. Ruth T Naylor,

    I can’t figure out how to fill this out online. So I am doing it offline…

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Can you let me know what you are fill out offline? : )

  5. Soraida Zúñiga,

    I find this courses super usefull to me, i´m a native spanish speaker and with your courses i practice my english skills, plus i am learning a new one, korean, THX!!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thanks for your love. : )

  6. Cora,

    I love having these, they are so helpful!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thousand thanks for your comment! 한국어 공부 파이팅!

  7. Cindy Jorgenson,

    These speaking and writing courses are very helpful. They help me see how much I learned, while also letting me know what to keep reviewing.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you Cindy for leaving a review comment! Keep it up and we hope we can see you in Level 4!🫡

  8. Samaya S.,

    quick question! what is the difference between 좋아요 (오늘 날씨가 좋아요) and 좋아해요 (커피 좋아해요) ?

    • Hannah,

      좋아요 (좋다 in dictionary form) can be translated as something being good, while 좋아해요 (좋아하다 in dictionary form) means “to like something”. Hope this helps 🙂

  9. Ashley Harris,

    I didn’t have a difficult time learning Level One or Level Two. I first learned Korean from Pimsleur and then started this program so it was a lot of help. I will say that Level 3 is difficult. The conjugations and rules are driving me nuts, but I’m still pushing. After the lessons I also go on Youtube and learn from another source. It all helps. I’m now on lesson 15 on Level 3.

    • Karla Evans,

      When I saw this comment I couldn’t agree more. I breezed through level one and two. But three is quite challenging and I’m also using YouTube for supplemental lessons.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Great job, Ashley! It’s awesome to see your dedication in learning Korean. Level 3 might be challenging, but your determination to push through and supplement your learning with other videos from YouTube is a smart approach. Keep up the hard work! 💪🇰🇷

  10. Jenie Yao Chan,

    It’s a very helpful course for review of Level 1 lessons and to see how much you have retained. I was so pleasantly surprised that I actually was able to remember quite a bit. I’m glad you are offering these courses now to help retain and test what was learned!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We’re delighted to hear that you found the course helpful for reviewing Level 1 lessons and testing your retention! Keep up the good work!💪

  11. Karissa CS Broomfield,

    I love the speaking test!!! It proved to me just how much I actually know! I wish there was a way to write in my answers for the writing practice.. For now I will have to jot down in a notebook and then check my answers. 🙂

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your comment! You can easily access the PDF files by clicking on the PDF button located at the bottom right of each writing lesson. Feel free to print them out for your writing practice!✍️

  12. Tiffany Bryant,

    This course was very helpful. Thank you!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you, Tiffany!😁

  13. Vinny,

    I thought for the writing section I would be able to actually *write* my answers, how am I supposed to know if I typed it correctly if there is no place for me to type?

    I would prefer not having to have a notes app open or something to compare answers. Any thoughts about adding in this feature? Otherwise I think it’s a good addition to the grammar lessons!

    • kimberley P,

      The answers are given at the end, so you can compare your answers to correct them if needed.

  14. Katie Whitney,

    I love the speak and write courses! It makes me feel so accomplished to be able to translate these phrases right away, and I’ve noticed that since I started listening to the speaking exercises, I can recognize more Korean phrases in K-dramas than I was able to before.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      That’s fantastic, Katie! It’s great to hear that the speak and write courses are helping you feel accomplished and improving your recognition of Korean phrases in K-dramas. Keep up the great work! 😊👏

  15. Andrea Clark,

    These are great to help test what I‘ve learned, so helpful!

    • Cynthia Cascante,

      I agree. So helpful for pronunciation, too.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Yay🙌 Let’s keep going up to Level 10💪

  16. Rhonda Leigh,

    This is the practical application of Level 1 and reinforcement for beginners like me to solidify a bit of the Korean language.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for the comment! We appreciate it!😄

  17. Meredith Cane,

    This is what I asked for two or three years ago now, so I’m very glad to see it 🙂

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      That means you’ve been studying Korean with us at least over 2-3 years! Thank you so much!🥰

  18. Christy Luis,

    The speaking portion was incredibly helpful review for me. For the writing portion, I wish I could type my answers into the boxes and be notified if I am misspelling anything because I have trouble catching those errors myself. I am skipping the writing portion.

    • Isaiah,

      If you scroll down further it will tell you the answers for the writing portion. If you want to know if you got it incorrect immediately just scroll down all the way to the answer portion and hide the answer until you write it out to confirm if you are correct.

  19. Meredith L Novak,

    감사합니다! More basic speaking practice is definitely what I need.
    And my spelling is terrible, even in English, so writing practice is also super helpful.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다! We hope that this course will significantly enhance your Korean speaking skills. Keep up the good work!😄

  20. Rurin,

    This is very helpful, thank you! A great addition to the course, along with the new structure that guides us through the curriculum.

    p.s. I just have one small correction, I think. In writing lessons 10-17, question 23: should it be “I ate” instead of “I eat”?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for pointing that out! We’ve fixed the typo👍

  21. Uki Bear,

    너무 좋아해요! It’s beary helpful, and well chosen sentences to get a better understanding of what has been taught in the course 🐻🤓👌 maybe one day, I will be able to fully understand and learn the usage of the topic particle… 🤞🤭💫

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      고마워요, 유키! The sentences are carefully chosen to reinforce your understanding of the content. Learning how to use topic particles can be challenging, but with dedication and continued practice, you’ll surely make progress. Keep up the great work! 🔥

  22. Frances Loghrin,

    These Speak & Write courses are EXACTLY what I needed. I’ve started going through them to review and solidify the levels I’ve already completed. Fantastic addition to the Core Grammar courses!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you so much! We’re so excited to hear that the Speak & Write courses are meeting your needs perfectly!🙌😆

  23. Siobhan Corscadden,

    This is so good, and is really going to help me and its nice to see what I have been able to memorise as well. I need all the help I can get lol. 감사합니다

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We’re happy that you find the course helpful! Thank you for your positive feedback! 감사합니다 😄

  24. Daniela Debler,

    Thank you, this is very helpful!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you, Daniela! Keep up the great work in your Korean practice!💪

  25. Dickey Choden Bhutia,

    Wow this is very very helpful for reviewing what we have learned. And I found out that I lack very much in writing skills…need to practice a lot with spellings.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your comment, Dickey! Writing skills and spellings can definitely improve with practice, so keep at it!😉