How Hard Is It To Learn Korean For English Speakers?

One of the questions I’m most often asked is, “How hard is it to learn Korean?” 

The short answer is, Korean can be quite difficult to learn. The American Foreign Service Institute (FSI) ranks Korean as a Category IV language, which puts it amongst the most difficult for native English speakers.

But what exactly makes it so difficult? We take a look at three reasons why it's difficult for native English speakers, and one way it can be easier to learn compared to other East Asian languages. 

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uTalk Review: Delivers exactly what it promises

In this uTalk review, we'll take a look at the software's interface and the content it offers to give you a better feel for how the programme works. We’ll also introduce you to uTalk’s in-app currency and other payment options to see if this app is right for you.

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What Is a Tonal Language And How Do You Learn One?

So you’ve decided you want to learn a tonal language. That’s great! But where do you even start? What even is a tonal language, for that matter? Let’s find out! 

A tonal language is one that uses the pitch of your voice to change the meaning of a word. This often means that words have four or five different meanings. Learning a tonal language requires patience, immersion, and the help of some language-learning software.

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FluentU Review: An honest look

With so many options on the market, it can be hard to decide which language learning platform works best for you. Not sure where to begin? Start with this FluentU review.

In this review, we’ll take a look at FluentU, a Hong Kong-based language learning programme that aims to take textbook learning and make it more engaging. We’ll address what sets FluentU apart from its competitors, and if it will help you to reach your fluency goals.

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How To Become A Polyglot With These Simple Do’s and Don’ts

Becoming a polyglot takes hard work, dedication and a whole lot of immersion. In this article, we share some do's and don'ts of how to become to polyglot to fast track your way to this much-desired title.

To become a polyglot, you'll need to immerse yourself in a language, whether it be through radio, music or tv and film. Choosing languages from similar families and creating a learning schedule will make your journey a lot easier too.

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