Hi, and welcome to the first chapter of the Korean Very Mastery course.
This is my own personal method of teaching how Korean verbs are categorized and then conjugated based on which category they belong to. I created this method based on the "discoveries" I had as I struggled to teach myself Korean more than a decade ago.
Since I began teaching it, I have had countless people comment as to how it has simplified and helped the better understand and conjugate Korean verbs, helping improve the fluency and confidence of their speaking. I hope you find it equally as helpful.
(1) WHY knowing how to conjugate is so important;
(2) the past tense structure and which form of the verb it uses;
(3) the future tense structure and which form of the verb it uses.
We will use these concepts and structures A LOT throughout the course, so I highly recommend you watch this video first, then you can get into the main videos below.
NOTE: in the beginning of this video, I say welcome to the "The Key to Korean Fluency video mini series." The reason I call it that is because that is what I originally called it when I made these videos (because I really do believe this skill to be the key that takes someone from beginner / novice and opens the door to becoming conversational), prior to calling it what I call it now, which is the "Korean Verb Mastery" course. Not a big deal, I realize, but just wanted to clarify in case that first part through you off. Cheers!
This next video talks about your "Korean Prayer'. Please note that this has ZERO "religious" implications whatsoever. As you will see in the video, the naming is based on a very effective approach an old math teacher of mine used to use, and the name derived from that.
NOTE: I know it will be tempting to just skip these and move on (especially the first one), but I promise you that completing them all will serve you VERY well for the remainder of the program, and your Korean-learning journey:
1) Memorize the "Korean Prayer" (from the last video)
2) Complete the activities from chapter #1 of the workbook
3) Memorize the past and future structures and the form of verb they use, i.e. 'changed' or 'unchanged' (from "intro" video found at top of chapter one page)
4) Memorize vocabulary from chapter #2 (mp3 files can be found in the language booster pack)