Korean (한국어, 조선말)
Spoken by: ~ 78 million
Spoken in: South Korea, North Korea, People's Republic of China
Language family: Isolate

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Korean is the official language of both North and South Korea. It’s also spoken in neighboring Yanbian, China. Some 72 million speak Korean. There are 2 standard dialects: Seoul (South Korea) and P'yongyang (North Korea). 

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The Foreign Service Institute has classified Korean as a "Super-Hard" language. It is estimated that learning Korean to a Professional Working Proficiency in the language (a score of Speaking-3/Reading-3 on the Interagency Language Roundtable scale) will take an average of 88 weeks (2200 class hours).[1]

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The Foreign Service Institute offers a course in Korean.

Sublearning - Korean to English movie subtitle flash cards

Pimsleur offers a course in Korean

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  1. U.S. Department of State; FSI's Experience with Language Learning;