Bonjour-I mean, 안녕하세요, my tribe of adorable humans.I’m Nika, and I’m a total language freak.

If you’re an OG Nicculent(which is now called Curious Millenial)subscriber, you’ll know that I’ve been learning French for about 6 years now, and I blog about it from time to time.But a month ago, I started learning Korean as well!I share my progress on my Instagram very often (@nicculent), so go follow me there if you’re a fellow Korean or French learner.

Going from a Romance language to an Asian language with a completely different script from any of the languages I speak was the best part of this.The script is super challenging and interesting.And, yes, if you haven’t noticed already, I’m a KPOP fanatic, and I’m all about that KDrama lyf.

My love for the Kculture inspired me to start learning Korean, and I’d say I’ve already learned quite a lot!

Why self taught, you ask?

I’m currently a French B2 student, so until I finish it, I don’t want to start a new language simply because it’s going to get me very consumed, with high-school and the blog and everything.Once I’m done with that, I want to definitely do an actual course in the language.

Where am I right now?(progress so far)

One month in, I can read Korean.I can write what I know, form sentences, describe people, places and things, and speak beginner level Korean,I can introduce myself in Korean, speak at restaurants in Korean, and speak for survival, I’d say.

Where do I learn from?

The internet is a magical place.

Here are some of the websites that have been incredibly helpful so far.

I’ve been studying using the detailed and super helpful course on this website, and it has been really easy using this website so far.I bought the workbooks they offer, and I love em.

Here are some YouTube channels that have been very helpful too!

한국언니 – Korean Unnie

She makes studying Korean so much easier and more fun, especially with the KPOP lyric breakdowns.Like, this one.


Edward Avila

He’s so friggin cute omfg

Pinterest is a great source for learning random things about the Korean language.These are some of the (hundreds of) posts that you can use:


If you guys want video updates on my Korean learning progress or blog-posts in Korean, I’d love to do that!Let me know.

What’s my schedule?

I make sure to study Korean for at least 4 hours a week.

How many of you guys study French or Korean?Let me know in the comments, because I’d love to write more about my language obsession uwu

To rant about how beautiful oppa is but how he’s in Korea and a KPOP idol, DM me on Instagram(@nicculent) and let’s cry together 크크크

If you want more detailed updates and ways in which you can learn Korean easily, let me know in the comments!Subscribe to this blog to never miss out on any of the good stuff.Join the tribe!We’re really cool.You can sit with us.You’re welcome.


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Ily, Tchao.I mean, 안녕.



Posted by:Nika-Curious Millennial

I'm Nika, and I'm addicted to learning new things and sharing them with you.

8 replies on “Self-taught Korean student- 2 months update|한국어 학습!(Free sources, Hacks etc.)

  1. That’s so neat! I’ve been learning Japanese on and off on my own and I got kind of far with the language but because I stopped practicing I kind of forgot lol. There are lots of things I remember and I found it an easy transition from knowing Spanish to Japanese. Lol. Keep at it maybe one day you’ll speak perfect Korean!

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