I'm getting a bit bored with this Word Wednesday thing. There's no shortage of places to learn bits of Korean, and I've found quite a few great sites to gain a basic understanding of the language. But really, without talking to and with an actual Korean speaker, I'm just not sure about what I'm doing.

Of course, I definitely haven't put in the time I need to either, and that likely makes a huge difference.

So I was thinking about how I could try and fit in a bit more language stuff into my daily routine. I often have a few minutes between assignments, while waiting for clients, or even on the walk from the parking lot to the office. And I always have my iPhone with me....

So another approach--found some iPhone apps for Korean language. They range from free to pricey, and I have no idea what, if any of them, are worth. I've downloaded the free ones, and have played with them briefly. They are OK, but definitely not a comprehensive learning system.

Based on how much I love  their online programs, I think I'd be willing to pay the $7.99 for the Byki app. Not so convinced on the rest.

Here's a few links to some apps/descriptions. I haven't tried any out, so you are on your own. But if you do have experience with any listed or try them, please come back and let us know what you think.

Byki - $7.99

Korean Class 101 - lots of apps listed here, ranging from free to $9.99

World Nomads Language Guide - $1.99

Fun Fun Korean Conversation Class - $4.99

Pocket Korean - $4.99 (50% limited time offer)


  1. my in-laws live in MKE! you could talk with them :)

  2. Hi, I like your blog, you have so many great resources listed!

    I've tried Korean Class 101, but not as an app. I signed up for the initial membership $15 I think? And it came with a ton of lessons on a cd in the mail. I copy lessons onto my phone and listen to them when I'm out walking and I've been picking stuff up. It also came with pdf's for reference.

    I've been working on learning Korean for several months now and I find I have to make sure I do a little every day in order to make any progress. I think I have a bit of an attention span problem so I've been doing Korean Class 101 as well using Rosetta Stone software (which is good but is getting really hard in the later units and I worry my comprehension is a bit low) and I also purchased a Read and Speak book as I wanted to do some activities as well as computer lessons and audio lessons. I alternate which I do on what day but use my Rosetta Stone software the most.

    Good luck with whatever you choose! and let us know how it goes with whatever you decide on.

  3. I admire your devotion to learning Korean culture and language. I need to get on that.


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