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Korean Guide

Our online language tools

The LCC offers a range of software options to study languages and enhance learning languages. Here are some of the resources:

  • Mango Languages (multiple languages; create your own account and use online)
  • Rosetta Stone (multiple languages; create your own account and use online)
  • Skritter (Chinese and Japanese; create your own account and use online)

More information on the language learning softwares can be found here https://www.mtholyoke.edu/lrc/software

Grammar Links

To better understand grammar, it can be useful to look at real examples of how a particular structure or word is used. A "concordancer" is a tool that lets you search for a particular word, phrase or pattern, pulling out example sentences from a database of texts (which might be news articles, novels, speeches, etc.).

An example of what a concordance search looks likeA search engine, like Google, can also be a quick, easy way to investigate questions like "What's the right way to say this?" Limit your results by domain to a country where the language is spoken (e.g., websites that end in ".es" for Spain). The more correct or natural wording will usually generate more search results.

Virtual Language Learning Communities

It's important to practice expressing yourself in your new language--saying what you want to say, outside of the shelter of the classroom. Do you like meeting new people? You might enjoy a language/conversation exchange, where you connect with someone (from around the world!) who speaks the language you're learning, and who is trying to learn the language you speak. The websites below can help you find a conversation partner.

If you decide to pursue a language exchange, please be cautious about sharing personal information, to keep your identity and your person safe. While some language exchanges turn into lifelong friendships, others fizzle out after the first meeting, so don't be disappointed if your exchange doesn't last. Be upfront with potential conversation partners about your expectations: How often/how long do you want to meet? How much time will you spend speaking in each language? Do you want your partner to correct your language? Do you want to choose topics or talk about whatever comes up?

Fun Apps!

Here is a selection of fun apps that you can access online related to Korean.

You can learn languages through videos, audio samples, and flashcards. Each piece of content includes a transcript and a translation to help learners learn new vocabulary.

HelloTalk allows you to pair up yourself with another individual, learn their language and culture, and teach yours too. It is a modern version of the old-school pen pal program. 

You can watch FREE K-dramas and K-pop videos with the subtitles in your language or of your choice.

It helps to learn the beginner history and structure of the Hangul at your own pace using easy-to-navigate lessons, quizzes, flashcards, and animated demonstrations of mouth and tongue positions.

Media: Newspapers, Radio

Here is a selection of newspapers that you can access online related to Korean.

It is one of the most influential Korean-language daily newspapers in South Korea.

 It is one of the most widely circulated South Korean newspapers founded in 1920.

 It is a Korean-language daily broadsheet newspaper based in Seoul, South Korea.

It is a Korean English-language daily newspaper.

It is a popular newspaper published in Korea.

 The agency was founded in 1980.

Here is a selection of radio stations that you can access online related to Korean:

Podcasts

Here is a selection of podcasts that you can access online related to Korean.

It offers over 1,500 audio and video lessons from the “absolute beginner” level to the intermediate or advanced material for learners with already some understanding of Korean.

It is one of the most well-known Korean language-learning podcasts. Every episode is recorded in both English and Korean.

It includes audio courses for sale individually or as a package and you can listen to lots of free episodes on platforms like Spotify, iTunes, or Soundcloud.

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