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Your Learning, Streamlined – The New Lesson Interface

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Your Learning, Streamlined – The New Lesson Interface

Your learning is about to get a whole lot easier.

More than ever, learners are choosing mobile as the platform to study Korean. Mobile has always been a part of our DNA. We began our life on your iPod, and have remained by your side ever since.

In our 11th year, we’re returning to our roots as a way to learn Korean on-the-go. How? With a brand-new lesson interface just for you.

Hint: It will launch in beta later this month!

If you want to secure access to this brand new upgrade, take advantage of the upcoming All Access Pass Sale! Click Here to Get 25% OFF All KoreanClass101 Subscriptions!

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It’s built from the ground-up to be a great experience on your phone, tablet, and computer.

You don’t have to compromise anymore.

Take the whole lesson experience with you wherever you go.

Our lessons are the heart of our learning system and now they’re the heart of the interface as well. Just tap the big play button to start learning right away.

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As you scroll through the lesson contents, the player sticks with you at the bottom of your screen.

Pause, rewind or adjust your speed and volume without losing your place.

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Navigation is also just a tap away.

Quickly jump to the dialogue, vocabulary, or lesson notes with our new lesson navigation bar. Available at the top of your screen wherever you are.

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And for the first time ever, you don’t need to download a PDF or jump between tabs to read the lesson notes and transcript. Read it all on your mobile browser as you listen.

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There are many more small improvements but the end result is this: a drastically improved lesson experience on mobile and desktop.

Spend less time squinting at your screen and more time reaching your Korean goals.

The new lesson interface will launch in beta this month.

We can’t wait to hear what you think. Keep on studying!

Sneak peek! And if you take advantage of our upcoming 25% OFF All Access Pass Sale, you secure full access to this new update! You unlock our complete Korean learning program – ALL Audio/Video Courses from Beginner to Advanced, Premium Study Tools, Bonus Apps and much more!

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To your fluency,

Team KoreanClass101

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New Feature! Stay Motivated With Personal Study Stats from My Report

Hello Listeners,

There’s a brand new feature out! But first, here’s a question…

How long have you been actively studying Korean?

Why do we ask? Well, Einstein once said… “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

While most people quit, the smarter ones (or the stubborn ones) stick with Korean long enough to break through and see progress.

And if you think about it, time and effort are the two things that’ll ultimately dictate how far your Korean will go. Look at it like this…

  • Anyone with bigger muscles – they’ve spent more time at the gym than most.
  • Anyone that’s a great artist – they’ve spent more time on their craft.
  • Anyone that knows a ton of Korean words – they’ve spent more time on picking up new vocabulary.
  • And anyone that’s a great Korean speaker – they’ve spent more time speaking Korean.

It’s all about time and effort.

And that’s why you can now track your time and effort at KoreanClass101 with a brand new feature, My Report. You can find it in “My Account” in the upper right corner of the KoreanClass101 site. Or, just click here to log in and access it!

Click here to access My Report!

Here’s what you need to know: My Report tracks your personal study stats, like…

  • Total Time Studied
  • Flashcards Studied
  • Lessons Completed

…and gives you the overall totals and breakdowns on a monthly and daily basis. That way, you’ll know exactly how much time and effort you need to put in.

Here are some cool things you can do with this:

1. Set small, achievable goals! Why? They’re easy! Achieving goals is motivating. And once you knock one out, just set a new one and start building progress over time!

  • Study 10 flashcards and 10 lessons a day.
  • Study for 30 minutes a day.
  • 30 hours of time spent on lessons as a monthly goal.
  • 50 lessons completed as a monthly goal.
  • 200 flashcards studied as a monthly goal.

2. Get an overview of your effort. Sometimes, you just need to step back and see the big picture for a motivation boost. How long have you been been studying Korean? And how much effort have you put in?

3. Adjust your learning routines. Feel like you’re not making enough progress? Take a look at how much time you’ve spent! If your current routine isn’t working out for you, spend more time and study more lessons.

And most importantly, use it to track your time and effort. These are the 2 things that’ll dictate your Korean learning success. As Einstein said, “It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”

Let us know what you think of this new feature! You can find My Report in “My Account” in the upper right corner of KoreanClass101, or just click the link below.

Click here to access My Report!

Thanks for reading!
Team KoreanClass101

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Learn Korean Faster with Our NEW, Redesigned Vocabulary Lists!

Hello Listeners!

If you want to become better at speaking, writing and understanding Korean, you NEED to know more words. (We’re sorry listeners, there’s no way around it!)

If you want to learn vocabulary fast, you must be able to read and understand it instantly!

That’s why we’ve redesigned our vocabulary lists to help you learn faster (and make your eyeballs happy too). All it takes is a few minutes to review a list. And the result? You know more Korean. But, let’s get into what’s new with your Korean Vocabulary Lists!

Click here to see the new design and learn more vocabulary!

Click Here to see the new Vocabulary Lists!

Pretty spiffy, right?

With bigger text, more space, a shiny new font and the ability to zoom in on words and look up their definitions, this is a brand new tool that you won’t mind staring at for hours (but with our new feature improvements, you won’t need to!).

Plus, Slideshow View is available FREE to all users! Learn visually and with audio as you review the words in a slideshow. This is a new addition to the word lists!

Click here to see the new design and learn more vocabulary!

Your vocabulary lists now come with:

  • NEW! Layout Design with improved look
  • NEW! Slideshow Vocabulary View
  • NEW! Bonus Audio Lesson for the Words (Play Audio)
  • ‘One Click Send’ to My Word Bank (Premium Users Only)
  • ‘One Click Send’ to My Flashcards (Premium Users Only)
  • Toggle Grid View/List View
  • Romanized Words – View ON/OFF
  • Word List – Audio Preview
  • Popup Dictionary – Words/Phrases

No more straining your eyes, no more wasted time. Your new Vocabulary Lists let you control how much you learn and how quickly.

Premium Users: Want to remember these words forever? Add them to your Word Bank with one click for later review. Or instantly send a word or the entire list to your Flashcards deck to master it all.

And if you’re not a Premium user, here’s a quick 20% OFF that unlocks those features plus our entire Korean learning system. That’s over 200 hours of audio and video lessons, lesson notes, premium study tools, exclusive apps and more!

Click here to unlock Premium and save 20% at KoreanClass101!

To your fluency,

Team KoreanClass101

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Word of the Day Widget Update! iPhone and iPad Users Rejoice!

Hello Listener,

Learning a Korean word a day is effortless, free, and takes less than a minute!

So it’s no wonder the Word of The Day at KoreanClass101.com is one of our users’ most loved free features. And when our users started mailing in with feedback, we just couldn’t leave it alone.

The biggest issue? iOS incompatibility. The original Word of the Day Flash Widget didn’t work with the iPhone or the iPad.

After much tinkering, the new Word of the Day Widget is here.

The New Word of the Day Widget

Here’s what’s new!

  • Completely redesigned and customizable
  • Built with HTML5. Works on the iPhone, iPad, etc
  • Copy and paste words directly from the Widget
  • Can be embedded into mobile apps and sites
  • Will work on any browser
  • Turn transliteration and romanization on and off

Access the Word of the Day widget on any browser, from any smartphone, or computer. Want to save a word or sample sentences for your own use? Just copy and paste it directly from the widget!

Add the widget to your blog or website!

Choose from 38 languages and customize the widget as you see fit! The Word of the Day widget comes in two sizes, small (160 x 190px) and large (540 x 450px) and 8 different designs. Once you’ve chosen the language, size, and design, grab the embed code and add it to your site!

If you have questions or feedback for us, send us an email here.

Click Here to Visit the New Korean Word of the Day Widget!

Introducing the New KoreanClass101.com Dashboard!

Greetings from Team KoreanClass101!

We’re stopping by the blog today to tell you about an exciting new feature we’re slowly rolling out on the website. A few select users have been chosen to test drive the new Dashboard feature.

Log in to your account today to see if you’re one of them!

The new Dashboard aims to help you track your Korean learning quickly and easily. We’ve produced a lot of lessons in our lifetime and while we pride ourselves on offering a wide variety of lessons to our users, we realized that it can been pretty overwhelming for some.

Where do I start? What level is best for me? What series do I move on to now?

These were common questions coming in from avid users like you, so we set out to solve these commonly asked questions, and the Dashboard was born!

We’ll of course continue to listen to our fans and tweak the Dashboard to provide the very best experience for everyone. If you have questions or feedback for us, send us an email here.

To help you get started, here are a few of the big changes:

  • Dashboard Home: The dashboard is now your homebase at KoreanClass101. Anything you need to know about your account and learning progress can be found right here. You’ll see:
    • Your learning progress
    • Recommended lesson alert
    • Your learning profile
    • Account information
    • Quick links to useful tools
  • My Courses: For any series, when you check a lesson complete, your progress will be updated on the Dashboard.
  • New Lesson Recommendation: To help new members get started quicker, we’ve created a recommended learning curriculum based on your level. These series were chosen by our teachers as the the best way to start with KoreanClass101.com.
  • KoreanClass101.com News: Be sure to check the news each time you log in for feature updates, amazing deals and more!
  • Quick Links: Of course, there’s more to our website than just the Dashboard. We’ve compiled a list of quick links to help you get to helpful site tools like Flashcards, My Word Bank and the Browse Lessons list.
  • Footer: Finally, we gave a facelift to our site footer because…well, we just felt like it! Just like before, you can learn all about KoreanClass101.com and parent company InnovativeLanguage.com from the links in our footer.
  • We hope you enjoy the brand new Dashboard! Stay tuned for more tweaks and updates to the site and head over to KoreanClass101.com to test out the new Dashboard beta.

    Learn Korean with the NEW My Flashcards System (beta)

    Premium Members, your Premium Account just got a whole lot more powerful! My Flashcards now allows you to study the Korean words you want by importing lists from audio and video lessons, your My WordBank and the Korean Core Word Lists 2000. Here’s a quick rundown of the new features:

    My Flashcards Dashboard: My Flashcards have a brand new interface. Import words from any audio and video lesson, My WordBank and the Core Word Lists. Create, edit and delete as many decks as you want!

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    Create a New Deck: How you want to study is completely up to you! You control what displays on the front and back of cards. Create new decks out of the existing words in My Flashcards. Simple pick the words, name your deck and you’re ready to study.

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    Front of Card Display: The new My Flashcards load fast and are easy to use. Test yourself with native audio recordings. When you’re ready for the answer, simply click on the card to flip it over.

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    Back of Card Display: Learning sometimes isn’t as simple as just Right or Wrong. Our smart spaced repetition system will evaluate your progress from the three answer choices so you test more of what you need. Get extra review with sample sentences and audio.

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    My Stats: We track your progress in My Stats. Don’t just learn new words - master them! This chart will keep you motivated to master all the words in your deck!

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    My Flashcards is still in beta mode, which means, we’re still working out some kinks. If you’re a Premium Member, head over to My Flashcards under My Tools to try them out. These flashcards are part of your Premium Subscription. Something not working? Send us a message at contactus@koreanclass101.com .

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    The Secret Behind Successfully Learning Korean Effortlessly

    How to Really Learn Korean in Just Minutes a Day and Stick with it

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    The Myth

    What if I told you mastering Korean wasn’t that hard. That actually learning the language itself is not nearly as difficult as you may have heard. And that the problem to progressing is an age old one…failure to execute.

    The Real Issue

    Said another way, “People don’t progress ’cause they don’t do! If you don’t do the work, you won’t reach your goals.” Read the rest of this post »

    May is Family Month - Save 30%!

    The Month of May in Korea is often called Family Month. There’s Children’s Day, Parent’s Day, and Teacher’s Day. Korea takes Mother’s Day to a whole different level! On these days you give your Children, Parents and Teachers gifts to show them how much you appreciate them. Children often benefit the most with candy and money being popular gifts. Teachers get quite a lot of gifts as well as they have many students and parents to receive gifts from. And that’s why the month of May is called Family month in Korea!

    Well… did you learn something new about Korea?

    If you did, you’ll be glad to know that you’ll learn cultural tidbits in every single lesson at KoreanClass101.com! In every lesson, not only will you learn Korean that will have you speaking Korean in minutes, you’ll also learn cultural tidbits that will amaze your Korean friends! With KoreanClass101.com, you get ALL of your Korean needs; including the language and culture (it’s company policy)!

    We’re celebrating Family Month here at KoreanClass101.com by extending a steep discount for three days only. This offer is for those who would love to learn a little bit of Korean culture while learning Korean with fun and effective lessons!

    For three days ONLY, receive 30% OFF any Basic or Premium Subscription! Learn Korean fast today!

    This offer expires on May 13th, 11:59 PM EST. So be sure to act now, or if you can’t do it right now, I suggest you save this e-mail for later so you can act later. Remember, this offer is valid for a limited time only!

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    한국어 재밌게 공부합시다!
    (Let’s have fun studying Korean!)

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    Director of Operations & Host
    KoreanClass101.com
    The Fastest, Easiest and Most Fun Way to Learn Korean

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    contactus@koreanclass101.com

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    My Feed - Learn Korean the Way You Want!

    Welcome to the KoreanClass101.com blog, Feature Spotlight. Here we would like to periodically introduce some well known features as well as some not so well known features here at KoreanClass101.com. We want to make sure everyone knows about all the great features that you can use to master Korean in just minutes a day.

    Today we would like to introduce My Feed. This is a fully customizable RSS feed. What’s that mean? Well, for those that haven’t studied up on the latest Web 2.0 technology, that basically allows Premium members to decide exactly what lesson content they want on their Premium feed.

    Here’s 3 simple steps on how you can use My Feed to really master Korean:

    1. You decide exactly what you want.
    2. You download what you want with a single click of a button.
    3. You master Korean in minutes a day - in your own way.

    It’s really that simple.

    To learn more about My Feed check out the video below or if you’re a Premium member, click here to get started now.

    (Sorry, the video’s a little outdated, but it still works perfectly for KoreanClass101.com!)

    MyFeed Demo