With the rising love for Korean culture around the globe, the Korean language is also in demand. People from different countries are taking interest in learning the Korean language. The interest in the Korean language is the result of the growing popularity of K-pop, K-dramas, and K-movies. Educational institutes all over the world have also reported an increase in the number of people, registering for Korean language courses. Even the South Korean government has started courses in many countries so K-pop and K-movies lovers can learn Korean.
But learning Korean is quite difficult. The Foreign Service Institute (FSI) ranked it as one of the most difficult languages to learn, for native English speakers. At the same time, learning Korean can also be beneficial. Korea is a rapidly growing economy, with job opportunities for foreigners. Learning Korean can help a foreigner in finding a job in Korea. South Korea also attracts travellers from all around the world. Learning the language basics of the place you are travelling to can make your trip more enjoyable.
This app is available both in the Android/iOS and website version. The app allows you to sign up for a free trial account. Although, after 14 days your trial account will end, and you will have to pay for learning Korean. The best part about this app is that it allows you to learn the Korean language while having fun. It teaches you Korean through real-world videos. These videos include music videos, movie scenes or trailers, or celebrity news. This makes it entertaining to learn Korean. The videos are available in a large number and variety, so you can pick whatever suits you. FluentU is widely recognized for its interactive teaching methods. In the captions of the videos, each word is taught by giving its definition, pronunciation, audio, sentence use, etc.
Hangul Punch is also an amazing free app that teaches Korean in a fun environment. The application teaches Korean through an interactive word game. The game adds new Korean words to your vocabulary. Furthermore, it also allows you to improve your reading skills in Korean. The game starts by showing you commonly used Korean sentences. Those sentences are then divided into Hangul characters or the Korean alphabet. You will then have to identify the correct sound in English and select the suitable Hangul character based on this. This app also improves your time management skills, because the faster you select the correct option, the more points you get.
LingoDeer is considered as the perfect application for beginners to learn Korean. The teaching is done through proper creative lessons, which makes the learning method more professional. The lessons start with the basics and continue progressing. This allows you to know your improvements with each lesson. The best part about this app is that it focuses on vocabulary, sentences, and culture examples, that you could use in daily life. This means that you can easily converse in Korean, after learning Korean through LingoDeer. They also have quizzes and various trophies, to make it an engaging learning experience.
This free app is designed specifically for beginners. It also focuses on kids who want to learn Korean. The app teaches you Korean with a creatively animated, monster-based theme. The app teaches you the basic structure and origin of the Hangul alphabet. It also focuses on teaching the pronunciation through tongue and mouth illustrations. Furthermore, it allows you to learn Korean at your preferred pace, by providing various quizzes and assignments. The app also has special instructions for reding in writing in Korean, making it perfect for Beginners.
Teuida stands different from other apps in this list. It forces you to speak Korean from the first lesson. This app focuses on improving your confidence. Furthermore, it eliminates your anxiety of trying to speak a new language. It is also hands-free, which means you can easily use it while doing your daily chores. It starts by presenting you with real-life scenarios, and you have to converse in that scenario. The scenario includes taking a taxi, renting a hotel room, etc. The app is not completely free. Only the first lessons are free on every level. You would have to purchase the next lessons and conversation scenarios.