Want to know the 20 greatest products on Amazon for Korean language learners?
There is no shortage of options, that is for sure. If you are learning Korean, these products below are the best of the best! They will help you study as efficiently as possible and will improve your language skills tenfold.
If you are looking for products that will fit perfectly into your life on any budget, Amazon is one of the best places to look.
They have an incredible selection for foreign language learners, especially Korean learners, and they offer products suited for a lot of different levels and needs.
No matter if you are a beginner or intermediate learner, there is something below for you!
I hope this list below helps with finding what resource is perfect for you and your language learning journey.
Before we jump into the best products on Amazon for learning Korean, are you a beginner in Korean or looking to improve your Hangul knowledge and handwriting? If so, I would recommend checking out my Korean Printable Bundle on my shop here!
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1.) Korean Grammar in Use Series
I own this book and I wish I would have bought it sooner. They also have upper level textbooks, if you are more advanced!
Korean Grammar in Use (KGIU) is such a great, straightforward, and helpful guide to not only grammar, but the Korean language in general.
The focus is certainly grammar, but along the way you will learn new vocab, conversation tips, cultural tips, and more.
I highly, highly recommend this book! I hate grammar, but this book makes it as easy as it could be for someone like me 🙂
2.) Korean Stories for Language Learners
I own this book and I love it!
If you are looking for something to improve your reading comprehension, to help you learn more about Korean culture, and to just immerse you in the language, this book is the one for you.
These 42 different stories are interesting, fun, and easy enough to understand, but still challenging for anyone around the A2-B2 levels.
3.) Talk to Me in Korean Series
Talk to Me in Korean (TTMIK) is an amazing company that makes great bite sized lessons. They have lots of other resources, as well, and are great for learners ranging from A0 all the way up to B2/C1!
This particular lesson book is level 1, which is great for complete beginners (A0), but you can easily find the upper level lesson books via this link, as well, for more of a challenge!
Their workbooks that accompany the lesson books (which can also be found via this link) are just as amazing and helpful, especially the higher up in their level system you go!
4.) Grammar Study Pamphlets
This laminated pamphlet is a great option to hang above your desk or really anywhere in your home!
It is simple, but packs a lot of punch in covering the basics. If you are a beginner, this is definitely a great tool and reference to have in your home - regardless of if you plan to take the TOPIK or not.
5.) Korean Picture Dictionary
This dictionary is another amazing tool for beginners.
It is a visual dictionary so the words have images to help you recognize and remember everything!
Not only are words and images presented, but also full example sentences and helpful phrases.This is truly a must-have dictionary for any learners around the A0-A2 level - even upper levels would likely enjoy this book!
6.) Korean Hangul for Beginners
This textbook is a great, all encompassing guide to learning Hangul.
If you have not started to master Hangul, or if you are just looking for a bit of extra practice, this is the book for you.
It contains lots of examples, detailed tips and tricks, writing practice, audio, tests, and so much more!
7.) Korean Grammar for Beginners
I have never used this textbook personally, but I have heard lots of good things about it. It seems to be growing in popularity lately and I can see why!
The lessons are short, but detailed (with exercises!) and there is accompanying audio all along the way. It starts with covering the absolute basics like Hangul, general grammar guidelines, and some pronunciation and then works its way up to verb tenses, qualifiers, markers, and more!
8.) GO! Billy’s Korean Made Simple Textbook Series
This textbook was created by GO! Billy, a great YouTuber who teaches Korean!
His full textbook series of textbooks and workbooks is great for beginners to intermediate learners. The lessons are bite sized, clearly explained, and more grammar focused. As Billy states, "grammar is more important than vocabulary"!
This specific book, for beginners does a great job of being just the right amount of challenging. With cute and entertaining images all throughout, lots of notes on the language and culture, tons of exercises, and more.
9.) Olly Richard’s Short Stories in Korean
This collection of short stories in Korean was created by Olly Richards, a famous polyglot with a lot of great language learning resources.
There are 8 stories from different genres, all with key vocab in English and Korean, grammar, comprehension questions, illustrations, and more!
10.) Conversational Korean Dialogues
This book is an amazing help for immersing yourself a bit more into the language and practicing for real-life conversation.
There are 100 different conversations in 100 different, realistic scenarios in this book and the levels of the convos range from A1 up to B1. I find it is better suited for A2 up to B1/B2, but you might find great use out of this book as an A1 learner, regardless!
11.) Korean From Zero! Series
This textbook is similar to the vibe of the GO! Billy and TTMIK textbooks. It takes a fun, simple yet clear, and bite sized approach to language learning.
There are lots of illustrations, exercises, side notes, accompanying audio, and more.
This specific textbook in the image is for beginners, but this is a series and works up to intermediate levels!
12.) Elementary Korean Two-Part Series
This textbook is the first part in a two part series for Korean Learners. This first part is best for A1-A2 learners. The second part can be found via this link and is called "Continuing Korean" and is best for A2-B1 learners!
This textbook takes a more detailed and structured approach than some others popular textbooks. It has lots of great exercises, but it is not as "fun" (so to speak) as other textbooks due to a lack of images, entertaining explanations and examples, etc. It is best suited for a more serious learner who already has a little bit of Korean study under their belt!
13.) Korean Hangul Flashcards
I am a big fan of flashcards, whether they be online or physical.
These flashcards will help you, if you already have learned the basics of Hangul, in committing the Korean alphabet to memory.
They are very well created cards that you can easily use to quiz yourself whenever. Whether on your commute home from work or school, at home during a study session, or in bed before you sleep, these flashcards have hundreds of cards to test you on everything from single characters to syllables to stroke order and more.
14.) Korean Short Stories
This collection of short stories is great for all beginners in Korean!
They present the story first in Korean, but also later in English, to ensure that you truly understand everything. The book also contains story summaries and reviews, comprehension questions, vocab lists, slang lists, cultural notes, and more.
15.) KLEAR’s Integrated Korean Series
This series of textbooks goes all the way up to the advanced levels was created by native Korean speakers! KLEAR stands for the "Korean Language Education and Research Center".
Therefore, it is great for accuracy, cultural knowledge, and minute language details and tips, but it can sometimes be a bit tricky for us non-native speakers to learn from.
This book is best for learners who work with a tutor or have native Koreans to ask for clarification and extra help, if needed! If this applies to you, then this textbook is an amazingly detailed and thorough option with accompanying audio.
16.) Korean Vocabulary Pamphlets
This is a great companion to the Korean Grammar Language Study Card by the same company!
If you are studying for the TOPIK, this is incredibly helpful. Put it up on your desk or next to your bed and it will certainly help you become familiar with this important vocab.
Even if you are not studying for the TOPIK, you might choose to learn vocab this way, via a physical pamphlet, instead of online flashcards!
17.) Mastering Conversational Korean for Beginners
This book takes a bit more of a focus on vocabulary than other textbooks (as the name would imply), but there is still a very large focus on grammar!
It calls itself a "friendly guide" and aims to teach you in a casual and entertaining way. There are lots of cultural tips and notes, as well. There is accompanying audio, but unlike many other textbooks, there are no exercises to practice with!
The lack of exercises paired with the fact that it is not as "conversational" as the name implies could leave room for pause when purchasing this book. It appears to be a great book more for reference, rather than learning - especially if you are a beginner! If you need to reference a grammar topic, a type of phrase and why it is said that way, etc, this book would be great for you!
18.) Essential Korean Grammar
This textbook is a great reference book for all of your grammar needs.
It can help you learn about a new grammatical topic, certainly, but it is first and foremost a reference book. This means if you need to reference a grammatical topic, or if you need a bit more of an explanation about a topic, etc - this book is perfect for you!
If you are an A2+ learner, then you will likely be able to use this for learning, as well, but I think the explanations are a bit to succinct for most beginners. However with a bit of knowledge and exposure already under your belt, this is a great book for reference and learning!
19.) Handwriting Notebook
If you are working on mastering handwriting in Korean, getting a notebook with boxes is highly recommended!
You will be able to really zero in on proper spacing, even and legible handwriting, new and special handwriting fonts, etc.
20.) Korean Keyboard Stickers
If you are serious about learning Korean then you will need to type it eventually!
The best and easiest way to conquer this challenge, is to get some cute stickers like this, or even a silicone cover, to show you the Korean Hangul on each key.
This one comes in my favorite color, but if you click on this link, you can find tons of other colors and designs in the recommended items lists!
Non-Amazon Bonus: Printables!
Check out my shop here to find several printables for language learning, including two printables just for Korean 🙂
You don’t have to spend a lot of money on the best Amazon products for Korean learners. There are plenty of excellent options that will help you without breaking the bank. Hopefully this list has helped you find the perfect product for your studies!
If there was anything I missed on this list, please comment below! I am always happy to find more ideas.
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