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What are free ways to learn Korean?

I have a dream of visiting Korea and taking dance classes, going to a concert, and whatnot. Yes, I am one of those people who like k-pop and the culture. Literally so amazing. First, before I do travel to Korea, I have to learn Korean, but anyway I have tried, and it hasn't stuck in my head. I want to travel to Korea when I am 18, but whenever I try to learn Korean, it never sticks in my head/brain. #CV23

Thank you comment icon As a korean studies major, if you are serious about learning korean, the best (and free) way i know is to do the TTMIK (Talk to me in Korean) website courses! Janka

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Kathy’s Answer

Hello Kayla,

That's an excellent question! There are numerous free resources available on YouTube and Instagram that I highly suggest for learning Korean. Although there are some paid options, my top recommendation is Talk To Me In Korean. This has been the most outstanding resource I've utilized for learning Korean, as it offers comprehensive lesson plans, caters to learners of all levels, and is taught by native Korean speakers! Moreover, following Korean influencers, beauty brands, and more on Instagram, as well as Korean TV channels on YouTube, has also aided in my learning. The Talk To Me In Korean team also shares free, online resources on their YouTube channel and social media platforms, so be sure to keep an eye out for those!
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Julia’s Answer

Hi Kayla,
Along with the suggestions above, I recommend finding a friend or mentor (who knows how to speak Korean) that you can actively practice Korean with. Practicing with another individual will let you learn the small nuances or phrases that are more common in Korea and result in more natural sounding Korean.
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Sherry’s Answer

Duolingo and Rosetta Stone are both good options. You can then supplement it with Youtube videos and podcasts. It would also be helpful if you have friends who speak the language to help you with questions or practice.
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Pervaiz’s Answer

Learning Korean might be slightly difficult for non-Asian people as vocabulary is much different. There are some free videos on YouTube but the structure is not well thought. I found a free course on Coursera that follows the same outline as the courses taught in Korean universities. Here is the link to the free basic Korean course: https://www.coursera.org/learn/learn-korean.
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Brianna’s Answer

There are many free langauge learning options. Duolingo had a Korean course, for example. They're are also very many free resources available on Instagram and YouTube for learning Korean grammar and vocabulary. It would also be helpful to visit the website of Korean newspapers/magazines/etc. to see if they have a translation or Korean language learner setting, which provides a dictionary/translation/subtitles for the content.

As with most language learning, it works best if you have a frequent communication partner to help you. Have you tried finding a pen pal or online tutor? There are many native speakers who offer virtual tutoring and conversation partner sessions for a fee if you are willing/able to pay. Especially if it's been tough getting it into your head, it's extremely important to be consistent. Whatever method you choose, practice listening/speaking and reading/writing *everyday.* Try to watch a simple K-drama or Korean commercial without subtitles, OR find ones with Korean subtitles so you can self-pace your learning of grammar and vocabulary.
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Houcine’s Answer

Dear Kayla,

It's fantastic that you have a dream of visiting Korea and immersing yourself in the culture, including taking dance classes and attending concerts. Learning Korean can be a rewarding journey, and there are indeed free resources available to help you get started. Here are some suggestions:

Language Apps: Utilize language learning apps like Duolingo, Memrise, or Drops. These apps often offer free basic language courses and are designed to make learning interactive and fun.

Online Platforms: Explore websites like Talk to Me in Korean, How to Study Korean, and KoreanClass101. They provide free lessons, resources, and study materials for learners at various levels.

YouTube: There are many YouTube channels dedicated to teaching Korean. Channels like Korean Unnie, Learn Korean with GO! Billy Korean, and TalkToMeInKorean offer lessons, pronunciation guides, and cultural insights.

Language Exchange: Connect with native Korean speakers for language exchange. Websites like HelloTalk and Tandem allow you to practice Korean with native speakers who want to learn your language in return.

Korean Dramas and Music: Watching Korean dramas and listening to K-pop can help with immersion and improve your understanding of the language. Try watching with English subtitles and gradually switch to Korean subtitles as you progress.

Remember, consistency is key when learning a new language. Practice regularly, set realistic goals, and celebrate small victories along the way. Best of luck on your language learning journey, and I hope you achieve your goal of visiting Korea!

Best regards,
Houcine
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