The ff link is a good place to start. Try watching ArirangTV’s “Let’s Speak Korean” if you’ve got cable TV. It is aired three times a day at 11:50, 19:50 and 04:20.
Check out their Video on Demand in case you don’t have cable in your area:
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I also learned a lot using the book “Functional Korean” by Namgui Chang. It is (or was?) available in Kyobo Bookstore chain (Seoul). I hanged out with Korean kids before so I bought a copy at around W28,000 a decade ago. You may also check out the ff link (Korean) to check if it’s still available:
I’m sorry but there’s a correction. The copy I bought is the updated version of the book “Functional Korean”, namely, “Active Korean: A Functional Approach” written by Namgui Chang and Yong-chol Kim (Seoul/New Jersey: Hollym International, 1996) at W22,000 (USD 22.00) more than a decade a ago. Its current price in Amazon.com is USD 40.95 (yikes! The price has almost doubled).
You may also buy the book and the cassette at USD 49.95 (plus shipping) direct from the publisher at
Other resources for Korean language learning:
Don’t buy the “Korean through English” series by Seoul National University. They’re lousy. Great for kids, though.
The “Guide to Korean Characters: Reading and Writing Hangul and Hanja” by Bruce K. Grant was great because I learned a lot of Chinese characters THROUGH Korean. Pretty basic so I guess you don’t need it.