This list is by no means exhaustive, just what some of our students have experience with.



  • Pimsleur
  • Duolingo
  • Drops
  • Eggbun
  • Mondly
  • LingoDeer
  • FluentU
  • Innovative 101 learn languages
  • Talk To Me In Korean (TTMIK)

These are apps in which you learn the language on your own. You may be able to add friends, but there is little communication with native speakers. Most of these apps have a time limit given that can be ignored if the user purchases a plan, of which there are many different ones to choose, but they are still completely accessible without paying. For apps where you can communicate with native speakers, try Tandem and HelloTalk. Apps such as these are good resources for meeting native speakers.


Podcasts include (both a website and a podcast!) as well as many different podcasts from TTMIK ranging from a grammar podcast to a couple different podcasts based on real life conversations (one called iyagi, one called ‘real-life korean conversations for beginners). 

Utilizing your youtube account is efficient as well. The previously mentioned also has a youtube channel, and so does, you guessed it, TTMIK! But, aside from those two, there are plenty of crash course videos, ‘top 25 essentials’ videos, videos for learning how to read hangul (the Korean script) very quickly, and ‘learn korean with bts/seventeen/blackpink (or pretty much any other korean musician you could think of)’ videos as well.

Netflix accounts are also a great tool. You can use them to access Korean movies or Kdramas.