Help test Duolingo's new Korean course!
[UPDATE - 8/25/17 - Form is now closed. Thanks to everyone who signed up! If selected, you'll be receiving your test invites soon. Please stay tuned for more chances to Alpha Test new Duolingo features and courses.]
We're happy to share that Duolingo's long awaited Korean for English speakers course is close to completion!
Interested in helping us kick the tires? Sign up to become an Alpha Tester, get early access to the course and share your feedback! No prior Korean knowledge required.
If selected, you'll be able to test this course on iOS and Android mobile devices in the coming days.
The course will be available on mobile platforms first. We hope to bring it to the website soon after the mobile launch.
Thank you Soedori, mhagiwara, frerejang, Hyowonkwon, Ash-fred, and niskigwun for this course, and sorry if I spelled your names wrong. Thank you for all your hard work and time and dedication to the making of this course. We all appreciate it, even those who are not taking this course. THANK YOU!
when do you think you will release the course ? 9/7 like the course update ? :)
I strongly suggest that you don't practice TOPIK with only this (especially intermediate level!)
Dang, I don't have an iOS or an Android device. Curse my outdated phone.
In all seriousness, this is wonderful to hear! I know many people who have been itching for this course and I'm sure they appreciate everyone who has dedicated their time and knowledge to make our dreams come true. You guys are amazing! Thank you for being outstanding contributors towards Duolingo!
I am not tech-savy, so mind me if any of this is out of your reach or in anyway incorrect... You can try some articles like this to see if you can get iOS on your PC. Hopefully, there is no stringency on using a mobile device to test the software.
You mean... it had the actual alphabet on the keys?! I used to be envious of native-Koreans for that, but I guess that I will have to add you to the list. What is your native tongue, anyway?
I have 4 different keyboards based upon 5 languages with my Android. It is amazing for the times in which I wish to annoy my friends whilst practicing... And my PC has the same arrangement to go with it.
Well, no, on the manual (I actually read it?!) when I first got it it shows how to use Korean (It was a LG flippy) on the normal keypad (easy, just change the language to Korean for texting) but it took a while to master and memorize because the Korean alphabet was not printed on the keys. It looked like this:
It's an LG A380, if you're interested ☺ And my native tongue is Korean/English (learned both from the start) What's your native language?
죄송합니다. (joesonghamnida- a formal way of apologizing). I got so used to seeing the comments in my email inbox that I thought that you we replying to someone else! :) ㅎㅎㅎ(soft laughter).
Here is the Romanization of "감삽니다, 여러분." if you every decide to randomly recite it to unsuspecting people... within context of course! It is kamsamnida, yeoleobun.
I have so many favorites! Ughh! Boys Over Flowers is pretty much where I started. I have a giant soft spot for that one. I really like My Lovely Sam Soon.
Others: My Love From Another Star (actress was phenomenal!) -Bride of the Water God -Strong Woman Do Bong Soon -My Love Eun Dong
There are so many more! I also like some Chinese and Japanese dramas.
Good thing that Duolingo considers Android users. The last time they had Alpha Testing (for Japanese), they restricted it to iOS users only.
This was literally we when entering into the fandom
I love BTS and they are one of the first K-pop groups my oldest got hooked on. They opened a whole new music world to her. Never mind the fact me and her Aunt have been listening to k-pop for a decade now. I am a big fan of Big Bang. My youngest lives for Infinite. Their music was the only thing that would calm her down when she was a baby. Heck even now she still loves listening to them. We have a lot of love also for EXO, SuperJunior, Nu'est, Wonder Girls, Girls Generation, f(x), Amber, Henry, man the list goes on and on in this house.
That is so amazing. I'm the second eldest in my family, and everyone hates it and thinks its stupid. And they say all the guys look like girls which drives me nuts. Though, my littlest sister who is only a few months old, I'll sing "Mom" (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OL3v-WIqgdc) to her and she'll stop crying and just zone out which is pretty cool.
Wow, BTS was also my first kpop group and I've been stuck ever since. Once you Jimin you can't Jimout.
I'm with you on that super long list, every group you said, I like. I think that's so cool how you've been listening to it so long, like, your children are so lucky, please adopt me.
I hope I can get all 3 of my sisters into it. I just have to do it very secretly cause when I tried the first time the 2 oldests were running around the house yelling "I LOVE RAPMON" and "I LOVE KOOOKIE" for about an hour and my parents got so mad. X"D My older brother is just like hoseok in this picture https://i.pinimg.com/736x/10/b3/8c/10b38c3f9b999c193b063167ca2bb599--kpop-memes-bts-funny.jpg
Complete lost cause.
Like, we were watching Valerian A city of a thousand planets in a theater and when Kris Wu came on screen I just straight up slapped my brother cause I had a mini heartattack out of shock and I go to talk and he just goes "Nope. If its one of your stupid korean boys I don't wanna know."
Had to reply here as it will not allow me to reply on your last comment. Your brother is like my brother and one of my best friends. my other best friend is all aboard the k-pop/ k-drama crazy train and enjoying the ride. I am hoping all 4 of my girls will eventually join me on "the darkside" as my husband says. I am just suprised that my husband does not like k-dramas or k-pop but will watch Doramas, Taiwanese dramas, and listens to J-rock without complaint.
Im sadly the only crazy one in my group of friends. I'll be sitting there in an intense fangirl moment and if someone new is sitting there and say "is she okay" they just say "dont. ask. anything. do not get her started." X"D
Yes, come to the dark side we have kookies.
Guy logic I guess. My dad's the same way. Not with the Jrock though, but he watches a bunch of Asian movies and such, but not one of them is korean to my surprise.
That is why I am so glad that we have social media to meet others who also enjoy kpop. And that also spreads the music so more people can enjoy. Here is a meme I feel explains the truth of how excited we get finding other kpop fans when none of our friends share our excitement/ love of kpop.
It kinda sucks though cause after talking to all my internet friends that like kpop and such and coming back into reality.....I dont wanna be in reality. X"D My parents always tell me to go make friends and im just "pshhhhhh I got plenty of those who needs to go outside when you have internet family" Like, seriously, why go outside?
My daughter says that too when her dad or uncle tell her to go make friends outside. But I understand her as she does a lot of writing using her phone but she also spends most of her time listening to all kinds of music while she is doing her art work. She has a couple of friend in real life that share her love for K-pop and J-rock but they all also talk online to each other and other fans they have meet online through writing or sharing their art.
But going outside for a little bit each day is good for you as even an hour of being out in the sunlight can lift your mood. Plus it's essential for vitamin D. So take your phone and sit outside in the sun with your online friends ;)
Guys... I did download the test version of the app and became a tester but I can't find the korean course oO
I am quite dissapointed in the korean course at the moment been. it is hard to differentiate the pronunciation of the characters given so many just sound the same or are spelled with a B and pronounced with a P. In Alphabet 3 i start leaning about brands Like Mcdonalds and Hyundai which makes no sense in alphabet portions. its a little dissapointing been teaching Taekwondo for 6 years and want to increase my basics and expand but i dont feel confident Duolingo korean can do help. Hopefully someone can update or redo it.