48 episodes

This podcast is brought to you by Kay, a veteran Korean teacher and author of several Korean language books, including Korean Through Folktales, Essential Korean for Daily Conversation, and Online Learning Module for Advanced and Superior Korean. If you want to learn from a teacher who explains the nuances of the Korean language and its grammar, asks you questions, and practices with you with real-life examples, this podcast is for you. If you like the content of this podcast, please check out our EK Podcast Course. In the course, you can read the transcript while listening to the podcast, do practice and worksheets, and even watch the video: www.essentialkorean.com/ek-podcast-course To chat and connect with other listeners of this podcast, join our community on Discord here: https://discord.gg/RBN9NgrTdk For any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at contact@essentialkorean.com :) See you next episode!

Essential Korean Podcast Essential Korean

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    • 4.9 • 77 Ratings

This podcast is brought to you by Kay, a veteran Korean teacher and author of several Korean language books, including Korean Through Folktales, Essential Korean for Daily Conversation, and Online Learning Module for Advanced and Superior Korean. If you want to learn from a teacher who explains the nuances of the Korean language and its grammar, asks you questions, and practices with you with real-life examples, this podcast is for you. If you like the content of this podcast, please check out our EK Podcast Course. In the course, you can read the transcript while listening to the podcast, do practice and worksheets, and even watch the video: www.essentialkorean.com/ek-podcast-course To chat and connect with other listeners of this podcast, join our community on Discord here: https://discord.gg/RBN9NgrTdk For any questions, don't hesitate to contact us at contact@essentialkorean.com :) See you next episode!

    1. How To Greet People for the First Time Meeting in Korean & Other Essential Phrases

    1. How To Greet People for the First Time Meeting in Korean & Other Essential Phrases

    Lesson Recap & Transcript 
    In this episode, you will learn a few useful phrases to use right after your flight to Korea lands at the Incheon Int'l Airport! You'll be asked to imagine being an exchange student who has just arrived in Korea, going through the customs and meeting the host family at the airport :)

    Kay will teach you a few ways to greet people when meeting them for the first time, to say thank you, and to answer yes/no questions - all with example situations. 

    By the end of this episode, you'll be able to say:
    Hello / HiNice to meet youThank youYesNoI can't speak KoreanI can't speak Korean well 
    - ALL IN KOREAN!Tune in and follow along- repeat after her, answer the questions, and find yourself speaking KOREAN!

    If you like the content of this podcast, please check out the EK Podcast Course where you can reinforce the key points and practice them in module. 
    To chat and connect with other listeners of this podcast, join our community on Discord !
     

    • 17 min
    2. How To Say What Something or Someone Is in Korean

    2. How To Say What Something or Someone Is in Korean

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

    In this episode, you will learn how to say what something or someone is in Korean. 

    Kay will introduce the two forms of the verb 이다, 'the verb of identification,' and give you many examples for when to use each. 

    The show consists of three parts: 


    LessonMini Quiz for ReviewSuggested practiceTune in and follow along. 
    Or repeat after her, answer the questions, and find yourself speaking KOREAN! 

    If you have any suggestions or requests for future episodes, email us at contact@essentialkorean.com. We love to hear from you!

    • 15 min
    3. How To Ask Essential Questions (Wh-Word Questions) in Korean

    3. How To Ask Essential Questions (Wh-Word Questions) in Korean

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

    In this episode, you will learn how to ask essential questions in Korean with example situations.  By the end of this episode, you'll be able to ask:
    Who is it? What is it?Where is it?When is it? and How much is it?
    - ALL IN KOREAN!The show consists of three parts: 
    LessonMini Quiz for ReviewSuggested practiceTune in and follow along. 
    Or repeat after her, answer the questions, and find yourself speaking KOREAN! 

    If you have any suggestions or requests for future episodes, email us at contact@essentialkorean.com. We love to hear from you!

    • 9 min
    4. How To Apologize & Respond To an Apology in Korean

    4. How To Apologize & Respond To an Apology in Korean

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

    In this episode, you'll learn a few ways to apologize and how to respond to an apology in Korean. 
    The show consists of three parts: 
    LessonMini Quiz for ReviewSuggested practiceTune in and follow along. 
    Or repeat after the phrases, answer the questions, and find yourself speaking KOREAN! 

    If you have any suggestions or requests for future episodes, email us at contact@essentialkorean.com. We love to hear from you!

    • 9 min
    5. Difference Between Two Korean "Thank You" Phrases & Several Responses To Thank You In Korean

    5. Difference Between Two Korean "Thank You" Phrases & Several Responses To Thank You In Korean

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

    In this episode, you will learn how to say thank you and a few ways to respond to an expression of gratitude in Korean. Moreover, you will also gain some insights into subtle differences among the phrases. 

    By the end of this episode, you'll learn:
    Two expressions of gratitude in Korean;Four different Korean phrases that functionally correspond to "You're welcome" in English.The show consists of three parts: 
    LessonMini Quiz for ReviewSuggested practiceTune in and follow along.
    Or repeat after Teach KAY, answer the questions, and find yourself speaking KOREAN!

    If you have any suggestions or requests for future episodes, email us at contact@essentialkorean.com. We love to hear from you!

    • 12 min
    6. Must-Know Korean Greetings & Farewells in Various Situations

    6. Must-Know Korean Greetings & Farewells in Various Situations

    Lesson Recap & Transcript

    In this episode, you will learn five new essential greetings and farewells used in daily life situations. We'll continue with the situation in Episode 1 where an exchange student from America starts his new adventure in Korea from the time he arrives at the Incheon Int'l Airport! You'll imagine various situations that call for the various expressions and practice them together. 

    By the end of this episode, you'll be able to use the unique, essential Korean greetings and farewells in the following situations:
    meeting someone you haven't' seen for a while 안녕하셨어요welcoming someone 어서 오세요!bidding farewell to someone moving away from the current location 안녕히 가세요bidding farewell to someone who remains 안녕히 계세요bidding farewell to someone at work 수고하세요
    - ALL IN KOREAN!The show consists of three parts: 
    LessonMini Quiz for ReviewSuggested practiceTune in and follow along - repeat after Teacher Kay, answer the questions, and find yourself SPEAKING Korean!

    If you have any suggestions or requests for future episodes, email us at contact@essentialkorean.com. We love to hear from you!

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
77 Ratings

77 Ratings

Kota92 ,

So good!

The best Korean language learning podcast I’ve found. Perfect progression of content, very logical and easy to follow.

chachitavee ,

Motivating

I love this and have subscribed to the online content, love that I can read along with the transcript of each podcast. Her content motivates me to continue learning the language.

D_double_you ,

Makes learning EASY ^-^

Kay-sem is a great teacher💯 This podcast has helped me tremendously during my visit to South Korea 🙏🏽

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