A message from Team Korean
as of 2017-08-04, the Korean for English speakers course is 96 percent complete (1708/1787) We hope to launch somewhere around late-August to early-September. An exciting news for you all, Korean will support the all new character challenge initially developed for Japanese. However, would mean that Korean will initially be released mobile only due to constraints currently existing on web for character challenges. However, the web version will be released as soon as character challenges are implemented, so no worries on that part. Thank you for your understanding. We are working hard to bring you the best Korean course in the history of mankind, and hopefully we do not disappoint! :)
This message is also posted on the Incubator. However, due to the nature of the message, I felt it warranted another post. Team Korean values communication much. :) Thank you all for your support!
If any person from Team Korean reads this, can you please post the notes on a secondary website and post the link in the forum? I've lost all interest in Japanese because I don't have the notes to support my learning of such a complicated (different) language. It would be nice to read the notes for each section in order to obtain a better understanding of the grammar.
Awesome! Thank you for giving us a Korean course, Team Korean! I highly doubt anyone who takes the future Korean course will be disappointed. Thank you so much for your work in the Incubator. So many people have been waiting so long and so desperately for this course. Totally awesome that it will soon be released in beta.
for your danish interests I can highly recommend the danish national tv chain's website and app https://www.dr.dk/tv/. there is a lot of programming available to stream outside of denmark and for most shows closed captioning (untertekster) in danish is available-so helpful as fully one third of the letters in any given word are silent.
Does this mean no typing in Korean then? I was personally looking forward to typing it out with duolingo to get use to the keyboard more :(. If I remember correctly in the Japanese course you only tap words to form the sentences and only type English out. Sure there is memrise on web, but I don't care for the timed aspect when practicing typing lol.
I am still excited though! 감사합니다!
Yeah, I think the act of actually typing things out helps the learning process as well. I do use Korean memrise decks on my phone a lot but that consists of tap the syllable to make the word, which has made it where I do know the word, but when I go down to write it out myself I may have forgotten which vowel to actually use because I never had to put the thought into which vowel it actually was. Physically writing or typing things out imo is a big help!
The Korean writing system (Hangul) is pretty easy to get down since it is an alphabet, with vowels and consonants. But there are those tricky few vowels that sound the same lol.
this really seems unnecessary for Korean as the language has a set alphabet and number system(s). combined with an inevitable wait time for a web release and the lack of in-app tips and notes i'm honestly a little (a lot) disappointed , if the devs think this will be beneficial i suppose i'll hold further critique until the course is officially released. though, i'm now much more skeptical of it.
No, we will be teaching us Hangeul using the Japanese character challange system