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[Review] TalkToMeinKorean.com

 

I have reviewed several online Korean-learning resources and many other textbooks, but for some strange reason, I have not reviewed Talktomeinkorean.com. I guess it’s such a familiar name to all of us Korean learners that it’s probably hard to find anyone (who is learning Korean) who has not heard/used the site before. 😀 And it’s so awesome and popular, I didn’t see a need to recommend it. Since it’s so familiar to most of us, I’ll keep things short!

CONNECT with the audience.
Talktomeinkorean is an online, interactive site teaching Korean and it’s suitable for everyone, particularly those in the beginner – intermediate stages. Notice the highlighted word. We often come across sites that claim to be ‘interactive’, promising fast feedback, answering queries and interaction with the users. However, TTMIK is possibly the only language learning site that really delivers what it promises. The reason why they are so popular is possibly because of how they connect to the audience and site users. The teachers make learning Korean 10 times as fun, and it puts a human touch to the site.

CULTURE
Loads of effort is being put in to ensure that the content is very accessible to the audience and nuggets of Korean culture knowledge is inserted into the lessons, making the content much more appropriate and fun. What sets them apart from other learning content is how applicable the knowledge is. You don’t get boring conversation that you see in all language textbooks and the phrases you are immediately applicable to loads of common situations.

Use of NEW MEDIA
They are everywhere. Facebook, twitter, tumblr, dailybooth, youtube, blogspot, naver etc etc. All these are just one account of each of the social networking sites. Add up all the official site accounts and accounts of the individual teachers… xD

P.S. Personally, I sort of lost count of the number of sites / blogs / social networking tools that hyunwoo oppa is on.

But this is how they connect with us, making all the language learners feel that they are just a click away.

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The site started when I was past the intermediate stage, so I did not use it as frequently as I hoped to. However, I do love the iyagi and the interview series (:

TTMIK truly sets the standard for how an interactive language learning site should be and I’m glad that all of us have such great teachers to make our Korean learning journey even more fun and fulfilling! 😀

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13 Comments

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    elfira
    18 May, 2011 at 5:50 PM

    Couldn’t agree more! I looovvvee TTMIK!

    I saw them first when I was searching Korean learning podcast using my iTunes. From their name, I thought they are intended for advanced learners. I’m so grateful I decided to take a look back then.

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      hangukdrama
      18 May, 2011 at 6:00 PM

      haha now that u mentioned it, the title does seem to give that feeling xD

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    GenLiu
    18 May, 2011 at 9:13 PM

    Ah, I think you forgot a really good point of TTMIK Shanna: This is free.
    And this is the same for me (again…lol) I don’t use this website that often because I past the intermediate stage but I like the yiagi and interview series…

    But I also found out while talking to my friends there is a lot of grammatical things that I mistaken or even don’t know yet so I think learning Korean must take a reaaaaaally long time, not only because the language is different from French/English but because there is a lot of things to know and to deal with to be able to understand 1OO % of the sentences we can hear in our life, even if we know every single words in the sentence.

    I think the Korean is a really precise language with a lot of nuances for everything we want to say, that make the languages really interesting to learn but also extremely difficult to handle.

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      hangukdrama
      18 May, 2011 at 9:36 PM

      haha! a very important point indeed xD Can’t believed i actually left it out 😀

      I agree with you. There’s alot of nuances that are hard for foreigners to grasp. But that’s where the charm (매력) of Korean lies in. Everyday I discover something new (:

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    Puppy
    26 November, 2011 at 11:20 PM

    I have never heard of this site before today. So far all of the reviews I have read are good though.

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    Matthew Smith
    6 December, 2011 at 12:39 AM

    Yeah, actually I pretty much disregarded most the Korean learning sites because I had already passed the intermediate stage and I didn’t want to spend money uselessly.

    This site looks really well put together and seems to be continually updated. Thanks for filling me in!

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    Patrick Wunderlich
    16 February, 2012 at 8:22 AM

    This is a very nice site. Thank you for bringing it to my attention. I will begin using this site today!

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      hangukdrama
      17 February, 2012 at 9:50 AM

      ^^ hope you will learn loads from it!

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    befreelikeyourdreams
    18 April, 2012 at 4:42 AM

    I’m using it! I’m only in the level 2, but it’s really an amazing site! I learn a lot because of it!

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    thatmysteriousblogger
    18 April, 2012 at 9:12 AM

    I love TTMIK! I’m still on Level 2 because I discovered it recently. I’m learning so much! ^^

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