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This Is Where You Can Learn Korean, All From The Safety of Your Home

Up your K-drama game by learning how to speak Korean!

As the Korean wave continues to spread across the Philippines stronger and more feverish than ever, more and more K-drama fans find themselves wanting to learn the language. We’ve rounded up 3 apps and websites where you can learn Korean from the safety and comfort of your own home!


Duolingo




Duolingo is fun, easy, and free (albeit with ads; you also have the choice to upgrade to a premium account which lets you access all of its features). Its mascot, a green owl, is very insistent on making sure you get your lesson done for the day. The lessons are interactive, bite-sized, and aesthetically pleasing.  Duolingo is available on the App Store and Google Play


Korean Class 101



Korean Class 101, offered by a company called Innovative Language, is a language immersion program that features audio and video lessons, accompanied by detailed written explanations. There are over 3,000 lessons in the program, translating to hours of content. The levels are broken down into Absolute Beginner, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced, and Bonus, so wherever you are in your language-learning journey, you’re sure to find a comfortable spot. New sign-ups get a 7-day premium trial, and the plans range from Basic ($4 per month), Premium ($10 per month), and Premium Plus ($23 per month). For more information, visit Korean Class 101.


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Coursera




Coursera is a website that offers courses by top instructors from world-class universities and companies, and on it, you can enroll in Professor Seung Hae Kang’s First Step Korean class, offered by Yonsei University. It’s a 4-week, elementary-level Korean language course, consisting of 5 lessons with 4 units, and covers 4 skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Financial aid is also available for the four-week course. For more information, visit Coursera.


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