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Korean language resources

Best Korean textbooks for various levels

Go! Billy Korean: Korean Made Simple

For beginners

Billy is a Korean learner of many years and his content is catered to beginners who self-study.

Korean Grammar for Speaking 2

For intermediate

One of my favorite grammar textbooks. Simple layout with lots of vocabulary and activities.

Tuttle Basic Korean

For beginners

Good if you enjoy in-depth grammar explanations, lots of example sentences, and solid grammar explanations. A little boring, but full of information for serious learners.

Yonsei Korean 1

For beginners

I used this when I just started learning Korean and it was a really solid guide to get started. It’s made by a Korean university so you can be sure the content is great.

Korean Grammar in Use Intermediate

For intermediate

The best Korean grammar textbook I’ve used for years! The activities are fun the pages are wonderfully designed.

Websites for learning Korean

KoreanClass101 
Lots of podcasts and lesson transcripts for various Korean levels. Somewhat spammy marketing, but solid content which I’ve been using for years.

Pathway to Korean
Free beginner lessons online from Ohio State University.

K2nlearner 
A new, robust site to learn natural Korean in the context of phrases. The site is run by my friend Jimmy and he posts useful phrases and slang.

Talk To Me In Korean 
The ultimate Korean resource. If you aren’t using TTMIK, what are you doing? Just kidding. They have podcasts, free lessons, textbooks, videos, the whole shabang.

How To Study Korean 
One of the most comprehensive sites out there, although sentences can sometimes sound a little robotic. Use it as you like but remember to use a mix of resources!

Online Intermediate College Korean 
Lessons with dialogs, grammar and audio, for intermediate learners.

Sogang Korean Course 
Are you stuck in the early 2000s? Would you like a useful resource with a really… retro design? Sogang Korean is the site for you.

LingoClass 
Online Korean lessons with expert teachers as well as a great range of learning resources to help you study more effectively.

More resources on Optilingo

Apps for Korean

Beginners

Learn Korean with Master Ling app

kGrammar
Teaches Korean grammar points.

WriteIt 
Learn how to write Hangul

Intermediate +

Wodeu
App to learn Korean by reading

Audioclip app
Listen to Korean content for free 

Clozemaster
Useful for learning phrases, filler words, prepositions and vocabulary in context in a gamified format.

Dictionaries

Hands down, the best dictionary for Korean learners is Naver Dictionary. If you download the app, you’ll get awesome content like videos, dialogues, Kpop content, daily phrases and more. You can also use the mobile website if you prefer. It’s pretty robust and is clearly geared at Korean learners.

Naver also has a translator called Papago. You can use the audio feature to listen to a native pronunciation. It’s awesome! 

Screenshot of the Korean dictionary app, Naver Dictionary
Naver dictionary app
Naver Audioclip app for podcasts

Pronunciation & Hangul

Resources

Hangeul Master on Amazon: textbook from TTMIK

Learn Hangul on HowtostudyKorean

Korean pronunciation guide
for the IPA system

Forvo allows you to type a word and listen to how it’s pronounced

Notebooks for Hangul practice

Improve your handwriting using Korean Wongoji paper:

Blue notebook on Amazon
Brown notebook on Amazon

Video guides

Useful Korean videos

Custom Korean merch

I design Korean stickers, notebooks, phone cases, shirts and more with motivational phrases. Check out my site!

Podcasts, radio & music

KBS World Let’s Learn Korean
Stream Korean radio
KBS News app
Red Book Cafe
라디오 다이어리 그 남자 그 여자 Calm radio diary from male & female perspectives
If you’re a UI/UX designer like me, you’ll love Design Table (no English translation)
Podbang for podcasts

My K-indie playlist

Korean praise

K-rap & hip hop playlist

Miscellaneous resources

Websites

Language exchange

italki
Affordable language tutors that you can book according to your schedule. I use italki often for speaking practice. Get $10 credits after you sign up and book your first lesson here.

HelloTalk app to meet native speakers and practice with.

YouTube channels

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