https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Luis

English for Korean speakers is now in beta!

We're excited to let you know that English for Korean speakers is now in beta today! Thank you to everyone that contributed to this course and to the Duolingo team.

As with any course that enters beta, please report any errors or missing translations you find. By doing that you're improving the course for future learners. Thank you!

Cheers!

May 26, 2014

62 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Zach1337

Hopefully Korean for English speakers starts development soon since it is being developed internally.:)

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerGoldmann

I hope so too, but I after going through the first couple of lessons I noticed they had very few alternate translations (very important because of all the different levels of formality). I get the impression it will be a very long time before the English course is polished enough for them to move on to the Korean course for English speakers.

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

Yes, but with more people, the quicker it is.

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerGoldmann

I know! :D I was so impatient for this to come out, but now I wish they did a liiiittle bit more editing before the release. That being said, I'm sure they will look at our suggestions and in a couple of weeks the course will have most of the common alternative responses.

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Jack.Elliot

.

. . . Kamsahamnida

(Korean for Thank you)

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/inkybaba

in my karate studio we say that after bowing to our master!

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

Don't you mean Taekwondo?

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/inkybaba

no, actually Tang Soo Do.

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThatOneKidJosh

What about Hapkido?

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ThatOneKidJosh

I do Taekwondo.

September 11, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seelian

Finally! congrats~ Hope soon go for Korean for english speaker! xD

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/christian

Congrats!

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/AlexisLinguist

Congratulations on the new beta course! It is awesome to see Duolingo grow nearly every week. You guys keep up the great work; it has definitely helped me greatly.

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/louxloux

Yay! I am moving to Korea in July, so this feels like Christmas. :)

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Carlozzo

Goodluck moving!

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lis_Coriano

Wow! Can't wait until Duolingo launches Korean for English speakers (or Spanish speakers haha) :D

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Visualsilva

Korean for English speakers would be awesome.

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/revdolphin

Yay! This is a language I'd like to learn sometime down the line. Thanks!

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

I am soooo excited to hear this! Korean is next on my list and I can't wait. I'm not brave enough to tackle English for Korean speakers, I don't think. Well, maybe I'll just take a peek.... Thank you thank you thank you!!!

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DailyWork

I waited for the beta for a long time and really appreciate for the hard work! I just started the beta and will spread the word to my Korean friends to use the app for learning English.

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kristinemc

Thank you! :)

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sommerlied

감사합니다! :D

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buunny

Sommerlied, you just know every language. Lol. I'm convinced.

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/sommerlied

Lol, I'm working hard for that goal :D

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/buunny

Me, too.

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

Are you planning a Korean course for English users?

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerGoldmann

대개봉을 축하드립니다!

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

Shh... It's still in beta... ^^

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerGoldmann

ㅎㅎㅎ Fair point!

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

Yep, definitely in beta. I wrote English as I would speak and it listed me as incorrect!

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

ㅋㅋㅋ Wow... I am impressed with your Korean considering you are a foreigner! Are you an English teacher in Korea? (Sorry if you are offended... The only foreign people that I know in Korea are foreign teachers and military personnel!)

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/DerGoldmann

Thanks, but I still make lots of mistakes :) Not an English teacher. I am a graduate student at a university here in Korea.

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

Wow! Seems a lot of students are coming to Korea to study! The other day, there was a foreigner from I think the US or Europe competing in Running Man... At this pace, Korean will become an important language in the future (Maybe it might earn AP course status)!

May 27, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Dessamator

Good news!

Just a query though, some beta courses seem to have immersion activated and others don't. The dictionaries for those languages still don't exist?

If so, I think it would still be beneficial to have them activated as L1 speakers can help L2 speakers with the words they don't know, and so on. Although it may still be a risky proposition.

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/OzrenIlic

Congratulations!

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/harryclark17

Yes!

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/duouser5k

I am using it to learn korean as an english speaker. Beat level one although it wasnt easy lol especially since everything is in korean and this is my first time using duolingo.

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/soedori

I think that making a Korean course for English will be nice. I'm so happy a lot of people are now interested in my homeland!

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/lewisjcranston16

Great news! :)

May 26, 2014

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/papa_brown

Any news when Korean goes live please?

February 14, 2015

https://www.duolingo.com/profile/writerjisung

축하합니다! I'll be using this to test my Korean while I wait for Korean for English speakers~ \^-^/ 감사합니다~

May 26, 2014

[deactivated user]

    Now please add Swedish and Esperanto to the incubator. The winners of the recent poll!

    May 26, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tonywangtj

    Wah! Best news in weeks!!

    May 27, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/kinggambit

    Can't wait to get my parents to try this out!

    May 27, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/quriousking

    Truly awesome stuff...

    May 27, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/june.joo.9

    how and where can I find this course(eng. for korean)??

    May 28, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seelian

    At your right top there, hover your mouse to the flag icon will drop down the link.

    Press Add a new course.

    You will get into the Duolingo Language Courses selection.

    And then you select KOREAN from "I speak:" drop menu.

    At last Press Switch to course.

    May 28, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/june.joo.9

    Thanks a lot.... I found the way to add. Your almost real-time reply is surprising.... Thanks again..

    May 28, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/seelian

    welcome. xD

    May 28, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ReaFe

    That is wonderful to learn how to speak Korean!!! I wish that there are more langauge to speak, which is very wonderful to learn new culture and to meet new people. I would like learn how to speak Taglog because I have relatives living in the Philippines. But maybe someday, keep up the good work!!!

    May 29, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/papercrane

    I've been quite giddy over this for the past few days. Thank you so much for including Korean, Duolingo! I'll be using the course to practice my Korean skills while I wait for the Korean course for English speakers. :)

    May 29, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/mollyfrsure124

    After beta finishes(which is soon!), then what then? Will I be able to learn it? Or will there be another process?

    October 11, 2014

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/rebeccatcook

    How does somebody access the beta version?

    January 14, 2015

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tumblrlanguages

    I cant wait for the Korean for English speakers!

    March 8, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/tumblrlanguages

    How long did it take for this course to come out? Just wondering, :)

    March 10, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Kath44

    Sorry to be dim, but what does that mean exactly. I am using duolingo to help improve my Spanish, I know of a young Korean girl who is studying English but keeps missing the mark and wondered if duolingo could help her.

    May 4, 2016

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/ema740153

    Really

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Honeyybat

    My friends have started the course, while I can't. It still says in phase one. I have tried on my laptop and the app.

    September 6, 2017

    https://www.duolingo.com/profile/vinalves

    You can improve your language skills watching movies and series with some support activities. You can download some at https://netflixesl.blogspot.com.br/

    January 4, 2018
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