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[Korea] ‘Dugeundugeun Hangugeo’, Learning Korean the fun way

  • Date10/24/2012
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Photo Credit: Korean Language Policy Division, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism

Dugeundugeun Hangugeo, a Korean language learning program that uses Korean dramas and K-Pop for teaching, was launched on KBS World channel on Oct 9th (Korean Language Day). Dugeundugeun expresses the sound of the heartbeat when someone is very excited or surprised. The show hopes that the viewers’ hearts will also beat fast as they have a great time learning Korean.

The said Korean language learning program, which was produced by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in partnership with the Korean Language Studies Team of Korean Broadcasting System (KBS), and the National Institute of the Korean Language, is simultaneously aired in 73 different countries around the world. It is a 10-minute long Korean Language Learning program for beginners, and through the program you may easily learn such basic Korean expressions (reviewed by the National Institute of the Korean Language) from famous Korean dramas and K-Pop songs with clear and easy-to-understand explanations by Ka Eran, announcer of KBS broadcasting company.

The first episode of the program was aired on Oct 9th, which introduced basic but very practical Korean expressions from an episode of Dream High, one of the most popular Korean dramas aired last year about high school students at an art school, their challenges, and love interests. The interview footage of Suzy (a member of Miss A) was also really well received. Many have high hopes that this unique Korean language learning program will become another epicenter of the ongoing K-Pop sensation.

The program is available 24/7 at King Sejong Institute, an online Korean language learning website, and on YouTube, an online video-sharing website.

More info

< KBS World ‘Dugeundugeun Hangugeo’ >
☞ Broadcasting schedule: 18:00 every Friday (Korean Time) (first episode out of 12 was aired on Oct 9th, 2012)
☞ Rerun schedule: 03:20 on Saturday/ 07:50 on Sunday (Korean Time)
☞ Website: KBS World (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese, French)
☞ Available online:
King Sejong Institute (Korean, English, Chinese)
☞ 1330 TT Call: +82-2-1330 (Korean, English, Japanese, Chinese)

Courtesy of: Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism