Frequently Asked Questions

What is 90 Day Korean?

90 Day Korean is your go-to online platform for learning Korean in a fun and easy way. Our Inner Circle structured courses are ideal for beginners to intermediates and will help you make fast progress – imagine having a 3-minute conversation in Korean within the first 90 days! 

The structured courses are packed with interactive text, audio, and games, plus 1-1 personal coaching from native Korean teachers. Flexible scheduling lets you learn at your pace, and you can opt for monthly or yearly memberships

We also publish regular free content by email, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and our blog – plus, we have interesting challenges, quizzes, and contests that inspire, educate, and engage readers.

Why is it called 90 Day Korean?

It’s called 90 Day Korean because each of our main courses takes 90 days to complete. If you follow our suggested pace, you’ll be able to have a 3-minute conversation in Korean within the first 90 days. From there, the next three courses will take you to conversational fluency in 9 months. 

Who is the 90 Day Korean team? The 90 Day Korean team is made up of native Korean speakers, Korean teachers, and Korean language learners. Our backgrounds are in language education, psychology, coaching, and writing. 

90 Day Korean was born from the simple concept that the traditional materials for studying Korean were outdated and needed an overhaul. We came with one goal in mind: to help you learn Korean fast!

How did 90 Day Korean start?

90 Day Korean started in 2013 with the release of the 90 Minute Challenge to learn the Korean alphabet. With that success, we created the first Inner Circle 90 Day course.

The goal was simple--have a 3-minute conversation in Korean within the first 90 days. 

Our students asked for more, so we created 4 courses for a total of 12 months of course content. If you follow our structured program, you will be conversationally fluent within 12 months. 

Why was the 90 Day Korean program created?

Our team is made up of Korean native speakers, teachers, and Korean learners. We saw the outdated and ineffective methods that were being used to teach Korean. We knew learning Korean could be both fun and easy, so we decided to create a better way. 

Since then, we’ve had the honor of helping over 18,000 students achieve their Korean language learning dreams. We are constantly developing our program and are looking forward to helping you hit your goals.

Is 90 Day Korean free?

90 Day Korean membership is a paid full-service program. Inside the members' area, you get full access to all of our Inner Circle structured 90-day courses. The membership includes full support and your own personal coach to check your work and give you feedback. You can find out more about our paid membership here.

We also have free content on our blog, YouTube channel, social media accounts, and by email. If you join our email list, you will get free Korean language content.

How do I start learning with 90 Day Korean?

You can start learning when you register for 90 Day Korean membership. Inside the members' area, you’ll have full instant access to all our structured courses, personal coaching, and a network of supportive Korean language learners like yourself. 

We also have free Korean language content on our blog, YouTube channel, social media channel, and by email. If you join our email list, you will receive free Korean language content to help you learn about the language and culture.

How long does it take to complete the 90 Day Korean program?

The first course takes 90 days. You can complete all 4 courses in 12 months at our suggested pace. 

There are 4 structured courses inside the 90 Day Korean membership program. Each course is made up of 13 weeks (90 days) of lessons, which can be completed in 90 days. 

Do I need to complete each course in 90 days?

No, you don’t. You can go as fast or as slow as you'd like at any time. We suggest 90 days to give you a plan and a timeline. We offer the structure if you want to follow it, but the program is flexible to match your style. 

Can I learn Korean in 90 days?

Yes, you can. If you follow the suggested pace for the structured online courses inside the 90 Day Korean membership, you will be able to have a 3-minute conversation in Korean in the first 90 days. If you want to develop your Korean skills further after the first 90 days, you can continue with the next courses.You can adjust your learning speed at any time. The speed at which you learn Korean depends on the amount of time and effort you put into learning the language.

Does 90 Day Korean have class schedules?

No, we don’t have class schedules that you need to follow. The program is made to match your learning style and speed. 

Instead, our structured courses follow a schedule depending on when you start them. They are self-paced and can be adjusted according to your learning style and schedule. They are designed similarly to a university course with lessons you can then put into practice using our Challenge exercises.

Are there live classes in 90 Day Korean?

No, there are no live classes in the 90 Day Korean program. The 90 Day Korean courses provide self-study lessons with full support. The lessons are primarily text with audio, games, activities, and Challenge exercises. 

Is 90 Day Korean a video course?

No, the 90 Day Korean program is not a video course. The courses are made in a specific way using a combination of text, audio, associations, games, and worksheets. 

We designed it this way to allow you to study anywhere without needing to sit down with headphones and watch an entire video. The course is designed to get you the most effective results in the shortest amount of time possible. 

Are there 1 on 1 live video classes?

No, we don't have 1 on 1 live video classes. The course is a self-study program with personal coaching, so you can learn on your own schedule. 

The courses have clickable audio throughout the lessons so you can practice the correct pronunciation of the words and sentences.

Are the teachers in 90 Day Korean native Korean speakers?

Yes, our teachers and coaches are native Korean speakers and Korean teachers. They can help you with any Korean language and culture questions you have as you go through your lessons. 

Our support staff consists of Korean natives, as well as Korean learners just like you.  That means they can help explain the language in a way you can understand.

Do I need to know Korean in order to learn with 90 Day Korean?

No, you do not need to know Korean to learn with us. The 90 Day Korean program starts at the absolute beginner level and will take you to conversational fluency. 

All of the 90 Day Korean courses are taught in English with clear explanations. We use Hangeul instead of Romanization so you can speak Korean with confidence.  

What makes 90 Day Korean different?

We use the SPS Framework to help you speak Korean as fast as possible. 

The SPS Framework means that all lessons use 1) Structure, 2) the Pareto 80/20 principle, and 3) Simple explanation.

Our passion is helping people learn about the Korean language and culture,

Through our 90 Day Korean program, we bring together principles from psychology, education, coaching, and rapid language learning to present content so you can study Korean in a fun, motivating way using the most efficient method possible.

How can I get a free lesson? 

If you are curious about reading Korean, you can see our teaching methods by downloading our free Learn the Korean Alphabet guide. If you like that, then you can start on your quest to have a 3-minute conversation in Korean in the first 90 days.

You can join 90 Day Korean membership and get full access to the Inner Circle structured courses, 1-1  personal Korean coaching, and a supportive community of like-minded Korean learners to help keep you motivated.