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7 Advanced Korean Lessons Online to Get You Through the Final Stretch


If you’re here, you’ve probably gotten past the intermediate barrier and consider yourself an advanced learner.


Learning any new language is a challenging journey, but learning Korean is an exceptionally commendable achievement.

You may be thinking, “What now?”

Most …

The 10 Best Books to Learn Korean for Self-studying Beginners


There are so many incredible ways to learn a language nowadays.

You can opt for smartphone apps that specialize in bite-sized lessons for long-term casual learning.

You can travel abroad to learn a new language among dozens of other foreign …

20 Korean Listening Practice Options: Podcasts, Programs, Apps and More


Friendship is based on listening to one another.

Listening skills are also the backbone of language fluency.

The two certainly go hand in hand, especially if you want to make friends with Korean speakers.

When it comes down …

Write It out! Learn to Write Korean with These 7 Handy Tools

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If you’re a newbie to the Korean language, chances are you’re looking at 한글 (hangul) — Korean characters and wondering where to even start.

It’s an understandable feeling. If you’re only used to the way English works, …

How to Learn Korean Grammar: 11 Resources Every Student Should Try

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“The greater part of the world’s troubles are due to questions of grammar.” ― Michel de Montaigne

Good ol’ Michel was right. Grammar can indeed be troubling at times, especially for language learners.

But grammar is the backbone of all …

Hit the Books: 10 Textbooks for Students to Learn Korean by Reading

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How do you prefer to learn something new?

Some work best in a lecture hall.

Others do better with apps or visual content.

And then there are the traditional learners who love a good, in-depth textbook.

If …

Watch All the K-dramas You Want with These 7 VPN Servers for South Korea


Virtual private networks were once a mystery to everyone except tech lovers.

Now, they’re becoming stylish and nearly mandatory for many internet users.

For those not in the know, a virtual private network, or VPN, is a type of service …