Korean YouTube Channels
last update: 03/01/2020
This is a list of Korean YouTube channels that could be helpful for working on your listening and pronunciation skills.
Note: This list will constantly be updated
Despite the target audience being Korean native speakers learning English, I feel this channel would also be of help for Korean language learners. Especially for those within the “experience” beginner to intermediate level; Mainly due to the slightly advanced grammar concepts that are only clarified for the English learners group. To get the best of this channel, writing down 3 – 5 interesting but useful phrases from the video and practice using these phrases by yourself. Or you could refer to the Naver KOR-ENG dictionary for practical examples.
A mix of review based content, comedic skits and squirmy 1:1 couple discussing on somewhat controversial topics may make your Korean language learning process a bit more bearable. Although I rarely use this channel personally, simply due to preference, I will suggest you focus more on the short dramas. Yes, the story lines may be overused and played out, but I beats watching the news, right ?
Unlike the familiar daily news that preoccupied our parents in the evenings while we thought of a plan about hiding our school results, SUBUSU news is a more friendlier source of reality. Through this channel, I learned about the past president’s scandal while passively working on my Korean vocabulary recognition muscle. However, seeing that it is a news channel, advanced to intermediate level vocabulary is bound to be used. Thus, if you are beginner or simply testing the waters, do not use this content to learn new words. Why? You don’t even have the basic vocabulary down yet, neither the grammar. Rather, either play a video in the background while you clean or merely watch it for entertainment sake as a beginner. For intermediate to advanced folks: repeat, repeat, repeat. While the shadowing technique has had its wave of popularity and scepticism on YouTube, one could pick the essence of this method. I do not shadow by speaking along, I shadow by listening for one reason :FAMILIARITY. listening to the same content over and over again my seem exhausting but this would improve your ability to recognise a word you have already come across.
Interior design, shopping and fashion tips as well as lifestyle topics are the focus of this channel. If you are well versed in this area, I will suggest you add this channel to your list.
영국남자 Korean Englishman (Recommended by 유충렬 : @disqus_Ixa4lRkmRv)
KBS N (연애의 참견)
Femininity, relationships and improving your social awareness or ability to maneuver through uncomfortable social spheres are the highlights of this channel. If you are interested in learning practical information along with new korean vocabulary, I would recommend this channel.
I really love this channel. Even as a foreigner, I can tell her enunciation is excellent. I try to “shadow” her videos when the time permits, but only from time to time. I have also noticed her use of relatively advanced vocabulary or terms that I am yet to discover. Probably terms I still do not know even in English, my first language. I recommend her content for all but specifically to those attempting to break out of the infamous and “stale” intermediate plateau stage.
This channel is more of a comedy channel than lifestyle. If you are a korean SNL regular viewer, you should be able to recognize the youtuber. Yes she does have her past controversies, but I find her youtube videos very helpful especially if one is interested in different korean accents.
LGBTQ awareness is increasing and improving thanks to this channel. I personally watch her videos in the background because of how captivating her storytelling is. Along with comedic relief, she takes you into the realities of transgenders in Korea through her experiences.
See you later.. .oh by the way for more korean language content read the following blog posts.
the life of a Korean uni student. 100% relatability and aesthetics.
If mystery, suspense, real crimes and probably unsolved cases catches your attention, this is the channel for you.