Podcast Review: Talk to me in Korean
I started listening to Korean learning podcasts shortly after I arrived in August ,2011. But it wasn’t until a few months later that I found and stuck with TTMIK (Talk to me in Korean). In this review, I want to tell you why I listen and encourage you to put on the earphones too.
Why TTMIK is an awesome podcast
1. Excellent bilingual delivery
This ones kind of a no-brainer. An essential element for a language podcast. As with any podcast, having at least two hosts is kind of critical. For language learning, you need a person who is natively fluent in both languages.
When the hosts in TTMIK speak to eachother (at least in the lessons I’ve listened to in levels 1 – 4), host Kyeong-eun Choi (최경은) always speaks KR and host Hyun-woo Sun (선현우) will speak in both KR and EN. When they speak in KR it sounds all natural, but they will speak in a way such that you’ll understand most of what’s being said. That’s because they’ll speak mostly using grammar and voc. already covered. And if there is any chance you won’t understand, your English-using host Hyun-woo Sun will respond naturally in English, rephrasing what was said in Korean.
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