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Korean language resources
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Best Korean textbooks for various levels
Korean Grammar for Speaking 2
One of my favorite grammar textbooks. Simple layout with lots of vocabulary and activities.
Korean Grammar in Use Intermediate
The best Korean grammar textbook I’ve used for years! The activities are fun the pages are wonderfully designed.
Korean Made Simple by Go! Billy Korean
Billy is a Korean learner of many years and his content is catered to beginners who self-study.
Yonsei Korean 1
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.
Tuttle Basic Korean
For beginner & intermediate
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.
Korean Grammar in Use Advanced
Excellent grammar points that are more advanced and can help you prepare for TOPIK2. This is the one I currently use and I enjoy the exercises in the book.
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Websites for learning Korean
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.
Talk To Me In Korean
The ultimate Korean resource. 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!
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.
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
Study tips & resource reviews
Apps for Korean
Learn Korean with Master Ling app – 7 days free trial!
Teaches Korean grammar points.
Learn how to write Hangul
App to learn Korean by reading
Listen to Korean content for free
Useful for learning phrases, filler words, prepositions and vocabulary in context in a gamified format.
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!
Pronunciation & Hangul
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:
Add a little touch of Korean in your life
Check out some of my custom-designed Korean items on Society6 to stock up on fresh language learning supplies, phone cases, stickers and more!
Useful Korean videos
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
HelloTalk app to meet native speakers and practice with.
How to make the most out of a language exchange:
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