Explore the Hanguel alphabet and start learning Korean
Hanguel, also spelt Hangul or Han’gŭl, is the alphabetic system used for writing the Korean language.
Known as Chosŏn muntcha in North Korea, it consists of 24 letters including 14 consonants and ten vowels.
The name combines the ancient Korean word han (‘great’), and geul (‘script’). The word han is used to refer to Korea in general, so the name also means ‘Korean script’.
This course is an introduction to the basics of Hanguel including the principles and systems of consonants and vowels, as well as an exploration of the creation and use of Hangeul in a wider historical context.
What topics will you cover?
- Introduction and features of Hangeul
- Invention and Dissemination of Hangeul
- Principles of Hangeul
- How to use Hangeul
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for students and teachers of Korean as well as anyone interested in Korean or alphabets from around the world.
Who developed the course?
Sungkyunkwan University (SKKU)
Sungkyunkwan University, founded in 1398 as the highest national educational institute in the early years of the Joseon Dynasty in Korea, has fostered leaders of Korean society for over 600 years.