If you want to start learning Korean, you will soon find that many of the mainstream language learning apps aren’t great for learning Korean. Today I bring you 4 Korean learning apps that are not only useful but that feel like a game and are a lot of fun!
Ever since the popularity of Korea has risen, many language learning apps have tried to help people learn the unique and incredibly diverse Korean language.
Personally, I prefer these apps because I like to study on my own. Honestly, I lack the means or motivation to go to a Korean language academy. This led me to try dozens of apps and most weren’t that great.
So, I will be very real with you: I don’t personally like Duolingo. It’s the most popular language-learning app out there, but their Korean course kind of sucks. It’s just that I feel like the stuff they teach you, after hangul, is all over the place. It doesn’t teach basic grammar, and sometimes it just throws at you vocabulary you that is not very useful and sometimes even incorrect.
This led me to search for the perfect Korean language learning app. I wanted one that felt like a game, but that also can help me learn something. Or at least, that it left me feeling like my vocabulary was expanding.
And I did what I usually do when trying something new: I downloaded every single app that looked like it could teach me something. Then, I tested them all.
Of course, I did not want to pay, so I ruled those out first. After testing out a few apps, I finally settles on a few. These are the 4 most marvelous Korean language learning apps out there, and today I am sharing my findings with you. I hope they help you as much as they helped me!
Lingodeer: This Korean Learning App -Just Wow!
This app is just – wow! It has lots of different categories, and you can start from scratch learning hangul, and work your way up.
I found it on the recommendations from another app, and I have to say I am very pleased with how much it has taught me. You can also take a 5-minute test to see how much of the vocabulary you actually learned. Plus, They have tons of grammar lessons and useful vocabulary. Overall, I think that is marvelous!
Drops: Basic but Perfect
This one is basic but perfect. You choose a category and start learning right away.
It has a review option you can use from time to time to test yourself, and it has daily goals set for the maximum amount of new words you can learn within the period you set yourself to study. The graphics are also really cute, and I like the fact that you can learn from a free account or you can upgrade if you want, to a premium one. Overall this Korean language learning app is basic but very nice. You can really milk this one to benefit your language learning. It has certainly done its magic with me.
OkyDoky: Cute for the Basics
This app is so cute! The graphics and the icon just dragged me over and made me download it.
With just 10 minutes a day, it promises you will level increase your Korean skills. However, when I study using this app alongside the two previous apps I talked about, I could really feel my comprehension skills increasing. Little by little I was able to understand more of the things I encountered in my daily life here in Korea.
This app is especially good when it comes to vocabulary and understanding the basics. But, beware that you will have to pay for the full version if you advance out of the basics. I like the free version, but once you learn all there is for free, you either need to get a subscription or change to another app.
VeryWord: TOPIK and Advanced Language Learning App
This one I downloaded more recently. I am now taking a Korean Language course at my university. Although I do not belong in a beginners class, I found that I lack the level of academic vocabulary needed for my course and am really struggling.
The apps I mentioned before are nice to learn by yourself when you are starting, but VeryWord has a collection of nouns, adjectives, verbs, and other miscellaneous words related to the TOPIK exam. This one has opened my eyes in terms of how many words there are that I need and don’t know yet. By using this app once a day I have noticed my vocabulary expanding very rapidly.
Korean Learning Apps That Are Right For You
Everyone has their own learning style. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to learning a new language. Inevitably, everyone has their ups and downs. However, there are so many tools at our disposal to help us on our learning journey.
If these don’t work for you, Click Here for a list that includes some more language learning apps I didn’t mention in this article.
What about you? Are you learning Korean by yourself? If so, what is your favorite method? Let me know in the comments!