I am currently working my way through Level 3 of the TTMIK dialogues and have learned a lot from them so far.
Their podcasts are one of the best resources I have found for learning Korean – I try to listen to at least two lessons a day, one to recap the lesson from yesterday, plus a new lesson. Each lesson usually lasts around 8 – 15 minutes so I tend to put it on immediately after work when washing up or making dinner. Shoehorning a little bit of language learning in each day isn’t always easy but I try to do it as often as possible so as not to forget what I have already learnt.
All the lessons are available for free on the Talk to me in Korean website, complete with PDFs of each lesson. I am using my blog as a way to review and recap on learned material as well as expand on the lessons. I hope you find it useful too!
Lesson 22 – 하다 Verbs
Learning to use verbs is one of the most important steps you can take in improving the range and fluency of what you can say in your new language. This lesson introduces you to some of the most common verbs and how they appear in the dictionary and in present tense (Tip: you can’t just use them in the dictionary form!)
Lesson 23 – Who? / 누구?
Learning question words is another big step in your language learning journey – it will also help you when listening to TV/ music, etc in your target language as you will start to hear the question words everywhere! And that gives you a little thrill of understanding that little bit more than you did before this lesson.
Lesson 24 – Why? How? / 왜? 어떻게?
Now you know all of the most common interrogatives in Korean. Have you started hearing them EVERYWHERE yet? Trust me, you will!
Lesson 25 – From A To B, From C Until D / -에서/부터, -까지
You have just completed Level 1 of Talk to Me in Korean’s online podcast course and made a really solid start to learning Korean. Obviously the podcasts alone are not going to teach you everything you need to know but everyone has to start somewhere!
Now, see how much you can remember by listening to the Level 1 test dialogue in Korean. Well done for making it this far!