Journey of Learning Hangeul by Myself

Chanchal Bharti, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh

Annyeonghaseyo, like everyone, I’ve been interested in learning languages since I was 12 years old. I’m not sure if it’s a hobby or a passion, but I think learning languages is a lot of fun, it’s like a getaway to a whole new world. I can speak English, Hindi, Punjabi, Chinese, French, and Korean, with plans to learn more. I’d think Chinese and Korean are the most difficult of these languages for me. However, if you put forth the effort, you will undoubtedly succeed.

Because I’ve just started learning Korean for about a year now, my journey has been rather intriguing. I learned Hangeul (Korean Language Letters), but this language has a way of stealing my heart. K-dramas, K-pop, and the fascinating Korean culture are the beginnings of my Korean language journey. My passion for the Korean language began here. I don’t know about you, but I can’t read subtitles and look at their lovely faces at the same time, let alone understand their lyrics without translation when I watch K-dramas and listen to K-pop. So, I opted to learn Hangeul characters first. I didn’t enroll in any lessons or special courses; instead, I taught myself. I first looked up the Korean language on Google and found it to be fascinating. Korean is the world’s fifth-most difficult language, but when I first started learning it, I didn’t believe it was that easy. I only devote about 1-2 hours of my daily routine to learning this language.

Some people are still unsure whether they can learn Korean at home or if they must enroll in Korean classes. Yes, if you want to learn a language and get a degree, you can enroll in one of the many language learning centers and coaching. However, learning Korean is not difficult. In my situation, I used a variety of language study applications such as Duolingo, Memrise, Drops, and others. Some YouTube videos and TOPIK books also assist me.

Picture Credits: Duolingo

I used to think that learning languages was only a hobby, but now I’m interested in learning more. In April of this year, I took the TOPIK exam (a test to determine your level of Korean competence) and I was amazed to achieve Topik Level 2 in just one go. Now, my goal is to achieve at least a Level 4 in the upcoming exam, for which I will study diligently. I’m hoping for a positive conclusion and look forward to many more.

Picture Credits: Korean Cultural Centre India

19 Comments Add yours

  1. Tirna says:

    I have always wanted to learn Korean. Your journey seems very interesting and inspiring. Keep it up. πŸ’œ

  2. Ayushi Saxena says:

    This is an inspiring & motivating journey for me to read as someone who is trying out the self-learning road to Korean. Keep up the good work, do share some tips with me πŸ₯ΊπŸ’œ

  3. Sonali Singh says:

    I can relate to your as I am also a self learner

  4. Deepshikha Sinha says:

    I’m also learning Korean language for past 1 year and passion for this language is getting stronger day by day.. When you understand k-drama without subtitles is quite satisfying.. πŸ˜„ Best wishes to you! ν™”μ΄νŒ…!!

  5. unnati bilwal says:

    I do understand you, I am a self-learner as well. And keep it up I love your spirit ☺️

  6. mondalmoumita031 says:

    Actually I tried to study korean by myself and I got to know so many things and now I’m a student of KSI and I can write and read a lil and for that I really proud of myself . To those who are learning best of luck fighting πŸ’œ

  7. Anonymous says:

    Very inspiring ☺️ keep it up. Fighting πŸ’ͺ

  8. Miso says:

    At first even simple “Anneyonghaseyo” was like a sentence for me, but now it’s just easy as Namaste to me haha, time and hardwork does its work lol anyways main point is that only yourself can train to be perfect at anything so go for it if you want to learn korean, Goodluck!

  9. Thank you for sharing your journey. It’s very inspiring for most of us here.

  10. farhashaikh013 says:

    very inspiring

  11. Mamoni says:

    Thank you for sharing such an amazing hobby. Your story really inspires meπŸ₯°βœ¨.

  12. Anonymous says:

    That’s really nice and great to know your experience. It inspired me more to learn korean with more dadication. πŸ‘Cheer for you for not giving up and ur effects.

  13. anishanath says:

    If we try we can achieve anything and you proved , I am also learning korean by myself and reading this article gave me more motivation to learn it more diligently.

  14. chandrasep11 says:

    i am also learning korean and your article motivated me.. thank you so much for this article.

  15. May you achieve your dreams! ν™”μ΄νŒ…

  16. Sunanda ghosh says:

    Ur story is very inspiring… 4years ago I came to thz K world… It was an awsn experience for me till now… Just listening to music was nit enough I wanted to learn the language so I studied hard nd finished my Korean language course… I’m not fluent bt now I can understand

  17. Ayushi says:

    Very relatable as I have also been learning Korean by myself ✨❀️ thanks for the article πŸ’œ

  18. avamaa2 says:

    I love korea and i learn korean language. . . really this journey very interesting. . . πŸ™πŸ™

  19. ThatMoleGirl says:

    Thank you for sharing your journey, I am inspired to see such growth and talent ..I used memrise in my initial days of learning korean …its such a good way to learn language in a fun way πŸ™‚

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