Learn Korean with The Pimsleur Method

Speak Korean like a native!

It’s now possible to speak and understand a foreign language effortlessly. The world-famous Pimsleur Method™ combines well-established research, most-useful vocabulary and a completely intuitive process to get you speaking right from the first day. All Pimsleur® courses feature real-world context and flexible vocabulary enabling you to learn your new language in a fluid, natural way. It’s the simplest way to start speaking a new language today.

Korean is the official language of both North and South Korea. It’s also spoken in neighboring Yanbian, China. Some 72 million speak Korean. There are 2 standard dialects: Seoul (South Korea) and P'yongyang (North Korea). Pimsleur's Korean teaches the Seoul dialect. Learn Korean today with Pimsleur. READ MORE »

Try a Free Lesson

Customer Reviews

Here’s what other customers have had to say about Korean Phase 1, Units 1-30. If you have anything to share about your experience with a Pimsleur title, please go to the page for that title and write a review.

Reviews for Korean Phase 1, Units 1-30

Learn more about this product

REVIEWS SUMMARY

by PowerReviews
PimsleurKorean Phase 1, Units 1-30
 
4.3

(based on 13 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (4)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (12)
  • It works (11)
  • Portable (7)
  • Fun (5)
  • Perfects accent (4)

Cons

  • No writing component (3)

Best Uses

  • Self-improvement (11)
  • Travel (9)
  • Fun (8)
  • Business/work (6)
  • Family background/heritage (4)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Traveler (8), Business person (5), Student (3)

Reviewed by 13 customers

Sort by

Displaying reviews 1-5

Back to top

Previous | Next »

 
4.0

I never tried Pimsleur products before

By John

from Kihei, Hawaii

About Me Government employee

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to use
  • It Works

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Family background/Heritage

    Comments about Korean Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I am just starting, but I can tell right away that I like the product. The product is good because it forces you to start speaking the language right away.

     
    5.0

    Great approach

    By Lee

    from Texas

    About Me Business person, Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • It Works
    • Portable

    Cons

    • Takes More Than 30 Days

    Best Uses

    • Just for fun
    • Self-improvement
    • Travel

    Comments about Korean Phase 1, Units 1-30:

    I love the way the words are broken down and spoken by native speakers. I also love the way they carry content from one lesson to the next to help comprehension and retention. The only thing I disagree with is the idea of absorbing this material in 30 days, one lesson per day. I find I need to do each lesson at least 3 times before I move on, which means it will take me 90 days. But that's fine with me. I am really learning Korean and the time would pass anyway, so I might as well learn something while it passes.

     
    4.0

    A well-thought -out language program

    By Earnest Learner

    from Lincoln City, OR

    About Me Traveler

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to use
    • Fun
    • It Works
    • Perfects Accent
    • Portable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Just for fun
      • Self-improvement
      • Travel

      Comments about Korean Phase 1, Units 1-30:

      The lessons are a good length, not overwhelming. I like being able to study for a few minutes at a time, or at length. Responding to the native speakers forces me to think in Korean, and I enjoy hearing the rhythm of speech, not just random words. I appreciate the narrator's explanations about word usage and culture. Very informative! One difficulty I have is distinguishing sounds because I cannot see the speaker's mouth ( of course!). I hope to continue with the advanced lessons, and perhaps try another language this way. Worth the money!

      Service and delivery comments:

      I don't think anything is missing, except the visual of the speakers' mouths. Otherwise, I am happy with it.

       
      4.0

      Good Korean communication introduction

      By Jonathan the Expat

      from Seoul, South Korea

      About Me Business person

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to use
      • It Works

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Business/Work
        • Travel

        Comments about Korean Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        After 1.5 years of pounding my head into the wall taking 4 hours of Korean class per week, I decided to experiment with a new approach and splurged on this package. I am about halfway through the lessons now and happy with my investment. The lessons build logically on each other and allow you to handle some basic situations in Korean life, something which typical Korean class does not handle all that well! I like the learning approach -- by repeating common phrases I feel I am becoming far more comfortable with them and able to recall in my memory more easily. The program teaches you to speak in a very formal tense which isn't used in many situations, I think, but better safe than sorry.

        Korean is a very difficult language for native English speakers and one cannot expect to more than graze the surface with this program, but I think it is worthwhile for anyone about to spend extended time on the Korean peninsula. I wish I had known about this course earlier.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Pimsleur was the right choice

        By TaiChi1

        from Columbia, SC

        About Me Retired Military

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to use
        • It Works

        Cons

        • No writing component

        Best Uses

        • Self-improvement
        • Travel

        Comments about Korean Phase 1, Units 1-30:

        Was amazed by how much I learned from the FREE lesson so I had to keep going. Best language purchase I've ever made. Use it daily and continue to progress at my own pace. A lesson a day can be done, but I prefer to spend a few days on each one to increase my ability to recall info quickly. At thiis rate I will complete Korean Part I in about 3 mos (ten lessons each month and the complete course in 6 months). I am very pleased with my ability to listen and understand what is being said, too. I am no longer glued to subtitles while watching Korean dramas. Who knew it could be this simple? It would be great if there was a PDF companion with (at the very least) the info in Hangul. It would speed pronunciation and eliminate mistakes. But even without it, the course is a great buy!

        Displaying reviews 1-5

        Back to top

        Previous | Next »