Asking Koreans Why People Learn Korean | 외국인들이 한국어를 배우는 이유

So many more people are learning Korean these days than ten years ago. When I first started learning Korean, it wasn't popular at all, and I had no other friends who were interested in it. But just a few years later, I started seeing Korean courses pop up online, new books appear in stores, and study groups focusing on learning Korean at my local college.

Why did Korean suddenly become a lot more popular then, around ten years ago (give or take a few years)? Was it due to Kpop? Is it because of the delicious Korean food, or the culture? I had some of my own ideas, but I wanted to find out what Koreans themselves thought was the reason so many people are learning their language.

This summer I flew to Korea to ask Koreans directly what they thought about this. Here's what they said~

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  • kimchi samurai Reply

    Now that's what I'm talkin' about! Great listening practice and insight into how Koreans think. For me I am learning Korean because I think it's a beautiful language and it's fun. I can't explain, but there is something that draws me to the language even though I don't use it much. Keep up the good work Billy!

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