안녕하세요~! We're Billy and Keykat, and we want to help you learn Korean!
Frequently Asked Questions
Q: How did you learn Korean?
I've been studying Korean since 2005, and it's been a blast! After a few months of self-study, followed by a few months of classes, I moved to South Korea and lived there for a few years. I've traveled all over Korea while learning the language on my own, and I still consider myself a student of the language.
Q: What was your reason for starting 'GO! Billy Korean'?
I've wanted to help others to understand the Korean language ever since I began learning it. Many concepts can be confusing, and I felt that fewer people would give up if there were better resources available to them. In 2012 I decided to create a short video series in order to help a few friends who were struggling with some Korean grammar forms, and from there it has expanded to where it is today. Since I'm a native English speaker, I also feel that I can explain things simply and in a way that learners will be able to understand.
Q: What's the goal of 'GO! Billy Korean'?
My goal is to clarify concepts that are often considered to be "too difficult" or "confusing" by Korean language learners, and explain them clearly and simply. I want to be able to help as many people as possible to improve, and to increase the amount of people who are learning the Korean language. I also want to help educate people on Korean culture, food, and travel - after all, the culture and language of Korea are inseparable. And I'm always open to requests and suggestions for new content.
Q: Is there something that most people don't know about you?
In addition to Korean, I've studied other languages such as Japanese (which I can speak decently), French, Mandarin, and Cantonese. I know what it's like to learn a foreign language. It's tough! In my free time, besides studying languages, I also enjoy cooking and watching movies.
Q: Can Keykat really talk? It seems you're the only person who can hear her.
I'm not sure what you mean. I can hear her just fine. She speaks all of the time.
Q: Any words to your viewers?
For all of you who are working hard to learn the Korean language, I can tell you that I've been there before. I still remember clearly what it was like to learn the concepts that you are currently learning, as well as how I overcame those hurdles. Remember that I welcome your feedback; this includes comments, questions, and requests for future lessons. This web site is for you, the learner. Good luck in your Korean studies! And also, "그럼 다음에 또 봐!"