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TTMIK interview with 현우 오빠

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For those who have been following my blog, you would have known that the podcasts and lessons from koreanclass101.com played a major role in my self-study. 현우 오빠 was the main guy behind these lessons and podcasts and it was a real pleasure to meet him in person after listening to his voice for 2.5 years.

He is now running Talk To Me In Korean, which I’m sure wont be an unfamiliar name to those of you who are learning Korean. Actually, I think everyone who is serious about learning Korean knows 현우 오빠.

He has really been a great help to my learning journey, and it’s not exaggeration to say that without his lessons and podcasts, I’ll probably gave up on Korean long ago. I’m also inspired by his passion for learning and teaching languages. ^^

It’s really an honor to record this interview with him! Just finished listening to the interview. It feels really weird to hear myself >.<

Suddenly, I feel so motivated to work much harder and to blog more often. I’ve loads to share with you all 😀

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I have a debate in KOREAN next week on 성형수술! ㅋㅋ

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    선현우(Hyunwoo Sun)
    14 July, 2010 at 1:35 AM

    It was great being able to record this interview with you, Shanna. I hope you are enjoying your Korean classes at Yonsei! 🙂

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    Sheren
    14 July, 2010 at 4:29 PM

    Hey, I am a little bit hesitate to subscribe to Koreanclass101 as it is chargeable lessons. I am thinking if TTMIK’s lessons are good enough for us to study korean?

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      hangukdrama
      14 July, 2010 at 11:30 PM

      yup i think so too ^^ i’ve nv paid for any resources that i use~

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    Byeol_in_Autumn
    15 July, 2010 at 8:33 AM

    By the way Ms. Shanna, what do u mean by ‘i’ve nv paid for any resources that i use’?? Do you referring to Koreanclass101?? Or do u mean nv paid for TTMIK?? I know TTMIK nv charge anything. I’m now in the middle of Level2 lesson in TTMIK. It was a really good lesson and it’s help me a lot. A million thanks to 선현우 씨 =)

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      hangukdrama
      15 July, 2010 at 8:35 AM

      haha as in I mean that i havent paid for any online resource that i use. xD sorry if it sounded vague.

      TTMIK doesnt charge anything, The teachers there are really awesome (:

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    Nic
    16 July, 2010 at 12:50 AM

    Hi Shanna

    I’m touched by this interview. It motivated me to work even harder in learining korean.

    Thanks and cheers!

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    Claire
    16 July, 2010 at 10:21 PM

    AHH.. I’m joining NTU LMS this august, and it’s my dream to go to Korea on an exchange programme. How did you get selected for this? (Btw, you had an article in Straits Times Lifestyle on Seoul right? ^^)

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      hangukdrama
      16 July, 2010 at 11:12 PM

      oooh! hahaha you will be my junior xD i’ll prob see you around in aug! haha

      it’s under the GSS programme, can check it out on the ntu website! (:

      anw i’ve nv written anything for the straits times xD

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        Claire
        16 July, 2010 at 11:41 PM

        haha that’s strange.. sunday times has that weekly article where singaporeans living in other countries recommend places to go/ eat etc., and the article on seoul caught my attention cos the singaporean living in seoul was an ntu student on an exchange programme there. somehow your name seemed familiar.. i must be going nuts xD

        anw, GSS sounds really interesting. the info they provided on the site is quite vague though. i understand that there are only a limited no. of places for each uni, so.. with what criteria do they decide who to offer the places to? also, for the south korea programmes, is there a minimum level of proficiency (in korean) i have to obtain before i can apply?

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        hangukdrama
        17 July, 2010 at 12:00 AM

        mmm yeah i agree it’s quite vague! they claim to choose according to GPA and ambassador qualitiese etc, but i’m not too sure though. you need a min of 3.6GPA to apply. For GSS, you can apply in year 1! For the semester exchange, it’s from year 2 onwards.

        there’s no minimum level of proficiency! all the summer school courses are conducted in english (except for the korean language course). alot of my friends do not even take korean classes here! ^^

        there’s a limited number of exchange spots, but no limit on fee paying students 😀 so if you are willing to pay, you will definitely be able to go.

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    Claire
    17 July, 2010 at 12:14 AM

    hehe thanks for taking the time to reply me (: i’m really looking forward to LMS, though i must admit i’m becoming slightly apprehensive, especially after i picked up a random linguistics book and got blasted with lots of bombastic words and technical jargon >< mann.. 3.6GPA.. time to start oiling the cogs of my rusty brain xD

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      hangukdrama
      17 July, 2010 at 12:16 AM

      hahaha you will pick up the jargon fast enough! dun worry 😀 how long have you been learning korean?

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    Claire
    17 July, 2010 at 12:40 AM

    haha i’d consider myself an almost-complete beginner in korean. i learnt how to read/write 한글 about 4 months ago and have been following the TTMIK lessons ever since. I only have a hazy understanding of what you were talking about in this interview (the korean bits). ): well.. i’ll just have to keep working hard at it 😀

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      hangukdrama
      8 August, 2010 at 5:08 PM

      화이팅!! we all start out like that 😀

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    jessie
    26 July, 2010 at 3:39 PM

    hey , wat other resources did you use ?
    and im really confused

    what did you do when studying korean? what did you first focus on ? reading, speaking, listening , writing ?

    how did you study ? like your daily study time , learned a lesson practiced the whole day ?

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      hangukdrama
      8 August, 2010 at 5:08 PM

      most of the resources that i used are found either in the Korean Resources page or under the category of korean studying tools etc.
      i focused on all areas right from the start, but i dont really have much chance to practice speaking prior to going Korea.
      there’s no fixed study time etc, but i did spent alot of time on Korean

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    nina
    31 July, 2010 at 5:57 PM

    Wow, you are fluent. >.<
    Is the expenses high in korea? Like ard how much u need to spend for the whole 45days there?

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      hangukdrama
      8 August, 2010 at 5:06 PM

      mmm expenses are not that high in Korea. But i think housing is expensive! how much you spend really depends on how much shopping you are about to do xD

  • Reply
    Steve
    1 August, 2010 at 1:28 AM

    Wow Shanna, you’re Korean is really good! It was a nice surprise to see you on TTMIK and commenting on my blog post on my site. 😉

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      hangukdrama
      8 August, 2010 at 5:05 PM

      thank you! 😀 so sorry for the late reply, was really busy in Korea. I’m back in Singapore now ):

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    thdwlsdn
    5 February, 2011 at 5:05 AM

    I have a Korean friend working in Singapore right now and she is looking for people to help improve her English. (I’m sure she’d be willing to help others practice Korean too.) I’m not sure if her schedule or yours, but if you’re interested would it be alright if I share her contact information with you? Or do you think it would be better if I just refer her to the Seoul in Sing’ Facebook page? Thanks for your help.

    Thanks in advance!

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      hangukdrama
      5 February, 2011 at 9:14 AM

      Hello! Yup you can let me know her contact information by email (seoulareyou@gmail.com). if she has facebook, it will be great if she can like the page too! ^^

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