Korean Grammar for Speaking
Korean Grammar in Use
Vitamin Korean 1 for beginners – they have more in the series
Tuttle Korean for Beginners
Intermediate and Advanced TOPIK exam prep book
You can buy Korean textbooks at Twochois or directly from the Talk to me in Korean website (TTMIK) if you want their series.
Textbooks I use:
The best Korean dictionary
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!
Online Korean lessons
Lots of podcasts and lesson transcripts for various Korean levels. Somewhat spammy marketing, but solid content which I’ve been using for years.
K2nlearner – a brand new, robust website to learn natural Korean in the context of phrases. The site is run by my friend Jimmy and he updates it regularly with useful phrases and even texting slang.
Talk To Me In Korean
The be all and end all of Korean resources. If you aren’t using TTMIK, what are you doing? Just kidding. They have podcasts, free lessons, textbooks, videos, you name it.
How To Study Korean
Comprehensive website with lessons from beginner to advanced. One of the most comprehensive 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.
Korean blog posts
Learn Korean with Master Ling app
Useful for learning phrases, filler words, prepositions and vocabulary in context in a gamified format.
App to learn Korean by reading.
Useful Korean videos
Podcasts, radio & music
KBS World Let’s Learn Korean
Stream Korean radio
Podbbang to listen to podcasts
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)
The best app for Korean: Lingodeer
If you’re looking to improve your Korean rapidly, I suggest Lingodeer! Lingodeer is great for beginners to upper intermediate learners. It has…
– video lessons
– grammar explanations
– fun games
– pronunciation guides
– vocabulary in the context of useful sentences
– gamification and levels so you stay motivated
And the best thing is it’s not just for Korean – you can learn a ton of other languages there too!
You can get 15% discount on a Lingodeer subscription (one month, a year or a lifetime – up to you!) if you use my discount code LINDIE15 upon checkout.
This is an affiliate link, so I will earn a small percentage of the cost. Don’t worry, I will never recommend anything I don’t personally use or trust! I made a review here, although the app has updated and improved a lot since this video.