Beginner’s Guide to Living in Korea

About this course

Get insiders' tips on living in Korea from Angela Park and Peter Bint. Both of them have lived in Korea for more than 10 years now and through this course, they share real-life tips and information that can be difficult to obtain from books or government websites, about topics such as taxes, dating, driving, etc. Nothing can beat direct experiences, but before you start living or spending some time in Korea, listening to these entertaining conversations will help you better prepare for your time in Korea!

Target level

All Levels

What can you achieve through this course?

  • Acquire fundamental knowledge about living in Korea
  • Learn a bunch of real-life vocabulary words and expressions, and related cultural background





Course language


What can you find inside the course?

  • 10 different topics related to living in Korea discussed in detail
  • A list of vocabulary words used in each lesson with detailed explanation

Table of Contents

  1. Eating out (외식)
  2. Education (교육 제도)
  3. Medical services (의료 서비스)
  4. Driving (운전)
  5. Trash disposal (쓰레기 배출)
  6. Paying taxes (세금 납부)
  7. Housing (주거 시설)
  8. Convenience stores (편의점)
  9. Using the bank (은행 이용)
  10. Dating (연애 문화)

This course is exclusively available to subscribers.

Join now to begin your Korean learning journey!


  1. Cora,

    I love this course!
    티티믹 감사합니다!! ❤️

  2. Catherine Lalande,

    Thank you Angela and Peter for these very insightful tips! I am moving to Incheon soon and I am surprisingly glad to know more about trash 🙂 I am happy to learn that trash disposal in Korea is mindful of the environment and I am looking forward to seeing how it will be in my building. I hope that there will be more lessons. How about public transportation, or Korean holidays and traditions? 감사합니다!

    • Cora,

      네! I would definitely add lessons about Korean holidays and traditions to my Learning Center!! TTMIK should make more lessons about Korean culture, I love learning about it.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      감사합니다! We appreciate your feedback 🙂

  3. Andrea Vernengo,

    This keeps happening to me… I’ve been a premium member for a while but sometimes I can’t access to the courses….

    • Cora,

      Have you added them to your learning center?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Sorry for the inconvenience. Could you email us?

  4. Viet Ha,

    Hi this course is great but i cannot excess the premium section eventhough I have subscribed premium, that’s sad.

    • Cora,

      Have you added it to your learning center?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Hi Viet Ha, Could you send an email to us?

    • Oswin Grochowski,

      I seem to be having the same problem.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Please send us an email, and we will assist you with it. 🙂 Thank you!

  5. denise abellera,

    This is the best course I’ve listened to so far. I learned a lot about the culture. Hope there are more episodes!! 🙂

    • Cora,

      Me too! I love learning about Korean history and culture.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your lovely comment! 😉

  6. Hani,

    i learn Korean because i want to visit Korea some day and this course is just perfect, it is helping me familiarize with the culture an the environment and what awaits me. thanks peter and Angela for the insight. thank TTMIK for facilitating it so they could share the experience with us.

    • Cora,

      TTMIK 감사합니다!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you! 🙂

  7. Ian Paul B. Saligumba,

    Just finished watching Lesson 1 and I do like it 💜 More lessons like this please!

    • Cora,

      티티믹 감사합니다!! ❤️
      Thank you TTMIK!! ❤️

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your lovely comment! ☺️

  8. Brenda Avila,

    My question is… where are the other 100 episodes that are needed in my life? I LOOOOVED this series. Thanks so much for collaborating with such lovely, charismatic and knowledgeable people. 💜😊

    • Cora,

      I love this curriculum!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your lovely words. 🙂 Hope you enjoy studying Korean with us!

  9. Weronika,

    About trash… I believe that you should put milk cartons into the plastics because it’s not pure paper. At least this is how it is in Poland. You can’t put dirty paper or paper with metal or plastic elements into the paper bin, because it will negatively impact recycling. Every place has slightly different rules depending on which company takes care of the recycling process.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for sharing your experience and thoughts on recycling. We should take recycling more seriously to help our environment. 🙂 Thank you for studying Korean with us!

  10. Franziska,

    This course was really fun and filled with many interesting information. Hope it will be continued. Thanks to Angela and Peter.

    • Cora,

      네! 티티믹 감사합니다!! ❤️

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your lovely comment. 🙂 We are glad you enjoyed it!

  11. Jyra Almodiel,

    I love this segment. This is a great course to listen to while taking Level Courses. I learned a lot from Angela and Peter and they have great tandem. I hope to see the two of them more in the future.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for your nice feedback! Enjoy studying with us. 🙂

  12. Paloma García,

    This was really interesting to watch!

    • Cora,


    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for studying Korean with us!

  13. Roberta Morrow,

    Is there information about getting the type of visa that would allow a person to stay in Korea for an extended period of time? Also, recommendations for job seeking?

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      You can join our Discord server:
      There are plenty of other learners who might answer your questions. 🙂
      Happy studying!

  14. Roberta Morrow,

    This information is wonderful. I was wondering if it would be possible to discuss pricing for the various types of dwelling’s? I would like to plan for these expenses.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for studying with us!

  15. Brandon Chia,

    This course is amazing. I plan to move to Korea in the future and i would love more longer videos with Angela and Peter with in depth information regarding looking for jobs, common etiquette and cultural differences. I also am wondering how Koreans would usually react to a foreigner trying to speak their language.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      It depends on people, but we mostly try to speak their language if we can 🙂 I guess that’s because we want to make them feel comfortable. 🙂 댓글 감사합니다 ! 한국어 공부 화이팅 🙂

  16. Bridget,

    This was a great course to learn about Living in Korea. I have never gotten the opportunity to travel there, but I do hope to go and live there for at least a short period of time. The information in this video series was not only useful, but the hosts were entertaining as well.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      강의가 도움 되었다니 정말 기뻐요 🙂 Hope you enjoy learning from other courses !

  17. Haley,

    I’ve been in Korea for 5 years. This would have been invaluable before arriving! Thanks for putting this together! Also, sister solidarity with Angela regarding the bank jargon. To this day I dread trips to the bank. I’m working on it!

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thank you for learning Korean with us ! 🙂

  18. Anabel Arroyo,

    I really enjoyed this course. Angela and Peter are very likeable and they explain everything in a very candid and clear way. I hope a second installment will come.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      So glad that you enjoyed this course 🙂 감사합니다 !

  19. YiXing Wang,

    This is literally surviving book for people who is new to Korean, and it’s super decent. Btw, tipping culture do sucks.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      Thanks for the comment!

  20. VIC IP,

    Really interesting! I can’t wait for more

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We’re glad that you liked it! 🙂

  21. ,

    이거 너무 재미있어요. 안제라랑 피터가 목소리는 좋네요.

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      네! 두 분 목소리가 참 좋죠! 😁

  22. Festré Yvan,

    정말 좋다 . I love it. I feel like I just wanna leave right away and go live in Korea. 감사합니다 .

    • Talk To Me In Korean,

      We will welcome you 🙂 Thank you for learning Korean with us