The official language in South Korea is “Hangul,” or Korean. Though it may not seem impressive to you at first, the Korean language is one of the most phonetically correct and complex languages in existence. The written alphabet is made up of symbols that represent phonetic sounds, unlike the Chinese alphabet that uses pictures to represent thoughts or whole words. The entire Korean language is make up of only 19 vowel and consonant sounds. Though many foreigners can learn to read Korean with ease, it is difficult for English speakers to grow in fluency due to the complex grammar of the language.
Here are some useful links for getting a handle on Hangul: