Author Archive | Em Casalena

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 …

Ask Away! 9 Easy Ways to Ask Questions in Korean


Imagine messing up a question in a new language.

You try to ask, “Is that your mother’s car?”

Instead, you end up saying, “Your mother is a car.”

It happens to every traveler, expat and language student out there. …

16 of the Most Common Korean Verbs to Add to Your Vocabulary

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Choose a movie to watch!”

“Let’s go for a run.”

Help me look for my hairbrush.”

Think of how often we use verbs—in almost every sentence we speak!

We’re constantly describing or asking for actions. …

Never a Dull Moment: 6 K-drama Online Resources to Make Learning Korean Exciting


South Korea doesn’t play around when it comes to entertainment.

K-pop has been all the rage for years.

South Korean movies are gaining popularity around the world.

And let’s not forget Korean dramas.

South Korea has been pumping out …

Watch TV, Learn Korean: 6 Roku Korean Channels to Spice up Your Language Studies


If you own a Roku, you already know what a wondrous device it is.

This little black box uses your home’s Wi-Fi connection to access content from all over the web, from Netflix to YouTube to Hulu, with incredible ease.…

10 Korean Conversation Starters for Connecting with Native Speakers

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Do you shy away from approaching South Koreans to start a conversation?

You’re not fluent—you’re a beginner. Putting yourself out there is scary.

But here’s the thing: You don’t have to be fluent in Korean to connect with native speakers.

The 5 Best and Brightest Tools for Checking Korean Grammar



The bane of any language learner’s existence.

Not to be dramatic here, but grammar is definitely up there as one of the most difficult aspects of learning a language.

And if a new language’s grammar structures differ vastly from …