11 In korean studying tools

learning korean through entertainment news

As the title suggests, I will be introducing my favourite method of studying korea these days. I realised that I like to change my studying patterns very often (it was studying through novels the other time, remember?)

I don’t mean just reading entertainment news this time, but WATCHING them too! A few days ago, I found a great site that offers loads of juicy entertainment news. ^^


Don’t worry if you can’t follow the entire video. The best part of the site is that the written report itself consists of all the dialogues in the video!! What the broadcaster say, the real interview iteself.. everything is recorded down. I printed out some of my favourite news and you can follow the video while reading it.

So in essence, it’s like a script. How good can things can? (: it’s perfect for korean learners to practice their listening skills. and enjoy good entertainment at the same time.


Click here to watch

here’s a screenshot of one of my fav videos. There’s subtitle at the bottom of the video, so you can follow the interview with ease. What’s more, at the right hand side, there’s a tab (내용보기 – contents) where you can have the entire transcript of the video, complete with broadcaster dialogue etc.

I hope you will enjoy the videos too while studying ~

재밌게 보면서 공부하세요 ^^

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    17 May, 2009 at 3:28 AM

    This is absolutely perfect!! It can totally help us with reading, listening and speaking. Talk about killing three birds with one stone.

    Thanks for the plug. This site will be soo handy for me~

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      17 May, 2009 at 8:18 AM

      haha I love the site too!

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    18 May, 2009 at 1:18 AM

    Thank you for introducing the site to us. 고맙습니다. 🙂

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    25 May, 2009 at 1:59 AM

    Wow… thanks for sharing this site. It’s a wonderful resource. I’m going to twitter a link to your post so that others who are studying Korean can check out this resource.
    Do you twitter? I’d love to follow you.

    I’m @babelpop

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      25 May, 2009 at 3:25 PM

      hello, glad you found this useful! (: I visit your site often too. ^^
      haha I’ve been thinking of joining twitter for ages! haha i just signed up after reading your comment. 😀

      I’m @hangukdrama

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    25 May, 2009 at 10:22 AM

    this is very nice site 😉 am learning korean too 😉 thx 4 sharing;) i am Imuyachan from hallyuism & marinastory @ wordpress or @imuyachan on twitter 😉 babelpop shared me this link 😉

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      25 May, 2009 at 3:27 PM

      wow how long have you been learning korean? ^^

      i’m @hangukdrama on twitter. (just joined!)

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    rohitha jayathissa
    9 November, 2009 at 10:26 PM

    how am i learning korean?

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    4 March, 2010 at 3:06 AM

    Wow I love this idea once I found your site. Fantastic but I don’t know enough Korean yet. The second link no longer works and I’ve been trying to figure out from y-star’s site how to do this. Would you be able to provide a new link or possibly where I could find this news player on their website?


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      4 March, 2010 at 8:52 AM

      Hi, i just realised their site underwent alot of changes. technically, you should be able to access ‘Star news’ from their menu bar on the main site to search for news but strangely, it doesn’t work for me.

      they have a mini player for each news, so you have to search for the news first ^^

      Once I got to the main site, a pop up video stream opened automatically and started playing commercials haha and now it’s playing 2NE1’s performance at 2009 music awards. ><

      do let me know if the 'Star News' link work for you! (:

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        5 March, 2010 at 11:02 AM


        Thanks for the quick reply. I tried IE 6, IE 8 and Firefox but no luck getting the more advanced player to appear. As for the buttons near the top I too couldn’t get them to work. Arghhh….Looked like a great tool.

        I’ll have to ask one my family members who live in korea see if they have any better luck. Looked very promising for when I listen to Korean to have the korean script along with it.

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