Resources for learning Korean

All resources are free unless otherwise noted.

Introduction to reading Korean

Learn to read Korean hangeul

Practise reading and pronouncing hangeul

Basic Korean conversation

Top 25 phrases (with video for pronunciation)


Download all the audio to go with the book Colloquial Korean for free here


How to Study Korean

More than 100 lessons starting from zero and going up to upper-intermediate level


Talk to me in Korean (TTMIK)

More than 1000 lessons complete with podcasts and pdfs. Updated regularly with language from popular media such as songs and dramas.Click here for a post summarizing the first week of lessons.

TTMIK Youtube channel


Animated stories for children

Lots of short stories arranged by topic and age with Korean subtitles – great to practice reading, listening and comprehension.

FSI (Foreign Services Institute) free courses for learning Korean – designed for diplomats and armed forces to learn the language quickly and effectively.

Variety of Korean radio stations

Koreanclass101 Youtube channel

Sweet and Tasty TV – Korean Travel, Culture and Language Youtube channel

Learn to read Korean in 15 minutes

Free Korean vocabulary mini e-book (containing 70 daily words and phrases)

BBC Key phrases in Korean (list and mp3 download of Survival Korean)

KBS World Radio Learn Korean series

Famous places in Korea (with English translation) – learn about famous places in South Korea with background information and related vocabulary.

Online Korean course from the Cyber University of South Korea

Free Korean textbooks from Monash University, complete with audio files: My Korean 1and My Korean 2

Free Korean phrasebook for foreigners, available in 6 languages (English, Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, Russian and French)

Korean for travelers – introduction to basic conversational Korean from Pollylingual

Free Korean course from Futurelearn