Author Archive | Em Casalena

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. Congratulations! 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 …

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

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, …

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. …

The 5 Best and Brightest Tools for Checking Korean Grammar

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 …