Review: Talk To Me In Korean Lesson Books (With Video)
- Donovan NagelTeacher, translator, polyglot🎓 B.A., Theology, Australian College of Theology, NSW🎓 M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of New England, NSW
Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator. Founder of The Mezzofanti Guild and Talk In Arabic.
- TTMIK are as good as it gets for Korean
- Helpful dialogues
- Concise explanations
- Beautiful layout
- Slightly overpriced
The design and layout of the TTMIK books are simply gorgeous. It's really easy to read and find what you're looking for, and the grammar explanations are concise and clear.
If you’ve been studying the Korean language for a while then there’s a good chance you’ve already heard about the site Talk To Me In Korean.
I’ve been following their lessons almost religiously since I moved to South Korea just over a month and a half ago working hard to rapidly pick up fluent Korean.
The TTMIK team have been tremendously helpful by providing so much useful content and I owe a lot of what I’ve learned already to their Korean lessons and videos.
Friends of mine who run other blogs and websites for language learning have asked me for advice in the past on ways they can improve what they’re doing and I’ve always used TTMIK as my shining example of extremely high quality content and devoted community engagement.
No other language site or blog that I’ve seen anywhere on the Internet so far compares to the work Hyunwoo Sun and his team are doing for Korean learners all over the world. As well as the brilliant content, they always seem incredibly eager to respond to, assist and meet with readers which I think is fantastic.
Today I’ve put together a very short video review of their latest books that are based on the highly popular lessons available for free on the TTMIK website.
Here are some reasons why you should check these books out:
Each book is currently selling for a little over $20. Pocket change.
The grammar explanations are very short. High frequency parts of the language are taught by example using clear sample dialogue that’s easy to understand.
The design and layout of the books are simply gorgeous. It’s really easy to read and find what you’re looking for unlike many other books on the market.
Unlike the free lessons on the website, the audio that comes with the books doesn’t have any English chatter but is rather pure Korean dialogue. For impatient people who don’t want to sit through lots of English chatter, this is an improvement (I actually enjoy listening to the audio on the website though! :))
I said there are 8 levels in this video but it seems that are actually 9 or 10 which I’m assuming will become available for purchase over time.
These awesome books can be found here.
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