Lindsay and I have tried our best to get a lot more serious about learning Korean. Some days our Korean is better than others, but we try. We have taken classes at the Gwangju International Center (GIC)
, paid for lessons at Korean Class 101
, and we have enjoyed the new blog Talk to Me in Korean
. All are worthy teachers, but I have found that I keep recommending Talk to Me in Korean to anyone wanting to study the language.
Talk to Me in Korean is run by a native Gwangju-vian, Hyunwoo Sun
and staffs other very helpful and very funny Korean teachers. Sun studies English, Japanese, French, Chinese and Spanish and has a real gift for teaching his mother tongue. He started out at Korean Class 101 and has since started his own company, G9Languages.
For the beginning students TTMIK breaks down all of the components of a Korean sentence while teaching you important vocabulary in an interesting way. They use video to teach vocabulary and short lessons to teach you the grammar. Not even my Korean teacher could teach me how to use object markers like they did in 20 minutes. Oftentimes I listen for good methods for teaching a foreign language because they really know what they are doing.
So, if you are looking to learn Korean then definitely check them out on ITunes or at their youtube site or at their website http://www.talktomeinkorean.com/.