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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Is Vietnamese Hard to Learn?

Vietnamese has earned a reputation as one of the most challenging languages to learn in the world, but some linguists argue otherwise. This may leave you wondering: is Vietnamese hard to learn?

The answer: sort of. Like anything, it depends on how you look at it. Vietnamese has a few aspects that are far easier than most European languages, including short words and simplified grammar. However, it also includes things that most English Speakers will find quite challenging like tones and tricky pronouns. 

Let's dive in and explore this language! 

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