One of the coolest parts of learning Korean is that you can start to read the Hangeul alphabet very quickly. In fact, many people who travel to Korea are able to pick it up on the plane ride over. In this video you’ll be able to start from the basics and ramp up fast to learning the entire alphabet and be on your way to reading in Korean. You can subscribe to their other videos here.
How do you build up a good Korean vocabulary? Well practicing like crazy can help. This hour-long video uses pictures, sounds and English subtitles to just roll through almost 2000 new vocabulary words. Granted, it might be better to learn more of these words in context or in dialogues so that you have a better chance of remembering them, but still, it’s not bad for just putting on in the background while you’re working on something else to try and absorb as much Korean vocab as you can. Subscribe to their videos here.
This video starts out mostly in English and shows off some of the dance moves from the popular kpop song 1to10 by Twice Easy Mirrored. You can jump to minute 4:40 and the lesson teaching Korean language from the lyrics in the song actually starts. Using music overall is a great way to learn that is usually more interesting than studying a book. Plus there is almost always additional vocabulary and phrases that you can pick up from song lyrics that aren’t common in textbooks. Another alternative is to learn using Korean dramas. You can subscribe to her videos here.
This is a nice and slow lesson for beginners that uses a phone conversation dialogue to practice speaking in Korean. It covers some basics like what people say when they answer the phone in Korea as well as various forms of politeness that can change based on who is on the other line. If this seems too advanced for you then you can also check out Beginner Korean practice exercise videos. Subscribe to their other lesson videos here.
Here’s a useful video for anyone traveling to Korea. The gameshow Let’s Speak Korean 5 with Episode 17 offers a variety language and vocabulary for use when trying to get directions. Even if you have a map, it’s often still useful to know how to ask for directions in Korean to go from one place to another. Subscribe to their videos here.
Here’s a nice beginner lesson that covers some different languages and specifically then how to say “I can’t” in Korean with various examples like “I can’t speak Chinese” all spoken in Korean and repeated several times. Some other relevant or related vocabulary is covered like ‘stop’ & ‘you’ to say phrases like “I can’t stop you” in Korean. Subscribe to their videos here.
If you’re a fan of Korean dramas or interested in finding out why they are so popular then this episode 10 of “I remember you” is an easy for to practice your Korean because it has English subtitles. Watching movies and drams that interest you, subtitled, is a great way for intermediate learners to expand their vocabulary and learn more about how native Koreans actually speak in real life. Subscribe to their videos here.
If you’re searching for a house or apartment in Korea you might find a lot of this vocabulary useful. This is an episode of Let’s Speak Korean 5 – Episode 13. The nice thing about this show is that you get a lot of context in English before they jump into real-life uses of the Korean language for you to learn from. Plus it’s always nice to see other foreigners speaking as well. You can subscribe to their videos here.
This detailed video lesson for beginners dives into how to structure sentences in Korean. Also covered in focus is the essential verb of ‘is’ and how to use ‘is’ in Korean. Then other basic vocabulary is used to teach and example sentences of how to use them properly are provided. Subscribe to their videos here.
In this episode of Let’s speak Korean they start out by doing games about how to get around in Korea using the metro or subway. You can practice your vocabulary skills along with them in this fun video game show that’s helpful for starting out with Korean. Or if you’re looking to travel to Korea this vocabulary might come in useful. You can subscribe to their videos here.