I wonder why I have not started watching 예능프그램 earlier. Somehow I was more of a drama/movie person. But upon reflection, I realised that the best way to learn how Koreans speak is to watch talkshows. The dialogue are less(?) scripted and they speak in their normal ways and speed. On the few occasions that I watch snippets of talkshows, I find myself not being able to catch up with their speed and the amount of slangs used made it difficult for me to follow the show.
I’ve been spending more time with variety shows now that my listening ability has improved. Recently, I’ve started studying Korean while watching 놀러와. I quite like the fact that it’s a talkshow (I’m still not into game shows) and the content is really interesting. Since I’m watching it online, I can pause as many times as I want. The best part of talkshows is that they have alot of captions on the screen and frequently, I’ll pause the show to look up a new word/slang. It’s helping me alot and it’s easier to remember a new word since I learnt it with a context.
Context + visual + audio = best way of remembering things ^^