Korean 101

Top Resources for Learning Korean

Learn Korean with these useful resources from around the web.

There’s never been a better time to learn a language. No matter your age or experience, a plethora of tools and resources are available to get you started or help you improve your language skills.

Best of all, many of these resources are completely free.

Check out the links below to jump-start your Korean.

General

Omniglot - Basic overview of Korean with alphabet and useful links
Wikipedia - Overview of the Korean language

Free Courses

Foreign Service Institute (via 101 Languages) - Korean Basic course

Amazon - Korean language learning materials
Korean Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
Pimsleur - Comprehensive Korean course based on the Pimseleur method
Rocket Languages - Premium Korean language course

Phrases

Defense Language Institute - Korean language survival kit basic guide
Loecsen - Basic Korean phrases for travel with audio and illustrations
Wikivoyage - Korean travel phrases (no audio)

Dictionaries and Translation

Bab.la - Korean-English online dictionary
Bab.la - English-Korean online dictionary
Google Translate - Translate to and from Korean

Grammar and Vocabulary

Antosch & Lin - Korean audio flashcard system
Forvo - Collection of Korean words pronounced by native speakers
Wikipedia - Korean grammar
Memrise - Spaced repetition site and app for learning Korean vocabulary
Verbix - Korean verb conjugation tool

Video

Korean Pod 101 - Modern learning suite with audio and video lessons
TED - Watch TED talks with Korean subtitles and transcripts
YouTube - Search videos for learning Korean

Radio and Podcasts

Social Media

Meetup - List of Korean language meetups worldwide
Reddit - /r/korean subreddit for learning Korean

Books

Children's Library - Children's books in Korean
Wikivoyage - Korean travel phrases (no audio)

News

Other Resources

Articles and Opinion

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  • Joseph

    You might also want to add in:

    https://www.90daykorean.com/

    They offer a free web course for learning beginner Korean in a few hours.