Sometimes learning Korean via textbooks makes your proficiency rather skewed. You find yourself able to hold conversations about cultural differences, travelling etc.
But ask you to talk about folding laundry or oiling the frying pan and suddenly…
YOU ARE STUMPED RIGHT.
And you are not alone. ><
I function really well in usual conversations but ask me suddenly what is detergent in Korean and I’ll have a lag time of 2 seconds.
This is where the newest TalktomeinKorean book comes in handy!
When I first received the book (coincidentally on the same day it arrived fresh from the printing press) in the TTMIK office, I knew I would love it.
Haven’t met the team in years but I’m always so inspired by their love for language learning and teaching (:
The whole idea is simple, just everyday phrases to describe everyday actions, via really cute illustrations.
(I would totally buy the book just for the illustrations ><)
The book is totally fuss-free, easy to grasp and perfect for a train ride read!
I would think it’s suitable for intermediate learners and above and it’s great to learn the phrases on the go, but not memorise them.
Oh well, the cute details in the illustrations would help you remember the phrases. For people who are more visual learners and less of the textbook-y type, this would be a great addition to your bookshelf (and bag).
On a side note, I love the 한글 mug series from Starbucks!! They are having 4 in the series, with the handles being ㅅ, ㅌ, ㅂ, ㅅ !! HOW COOL.
Together with my STARBUCKS KOREA X MOLESKINE Planner, I’m totally in a mood to study Korean 😛
Back to the book. I love how it’s very light and compact, so it’s a book that you can easily bring around with you (:
MP3 files can also be downloaded on the website!
All in all, I love this as it’s a different take from the usual phrasebooks (which I usually hate). Treat this as a light read, enjoy the illustrations and learn the phrases (:
Retails at 14,000won in bookstores in Korea and you can also get it online at http://mykoreanstore.com/.