Chat with us LIVE on Hello Talk (January 23, 2015)

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여러분은 한국어 연습을 어떻게 하고 있으세요? How are you practicing your Korean skills? One of the best ways to practice and improve any language is to talk with native speakers. One way to do that is through our 1:1 speaking sessions on TTMIK Live, and another great way to find language exchange partners is through the Hello Talk app. We really like the app and we love using it ourselves, so we wanted to organize a session where we can talk to our TTMIK students in real time.

So we are going to be online on the Hello Talk app this Friday, from 1PM to 3PM. That’s January 23, 2015 in Korean Standard Time (GMT + 9). Please join us during those hours and talk to us in Korean! You can ask us questions that you’ve had for a while (about anything!), or practice speaking (using the voice message function) with us!

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How 반말 Works – Casual/Informal Language in Korean

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As you may already be familiar with it, there are mainly two politeness levels in Korean: 반말 [ban-mal] and 존댓말 [jon-daet-mal]. There are various types and levels within 반말 and 존댓말, but very broadly, 반말 refers to casual and informal language, whereas 존댓말 refers to formal and polite language. At first, when you are strangers, you start off with 존댓말, but depending on how well you know the other person and how old you are in comparison with the other person, you might start using 반말. But due to exposure to many K-pop songs, Korean dramas and movies, where you can see a lot of 반말 sentences without much contextual clues, We find that many Korean learners seem to overuse 반말.

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Kyung-hwa Learns to Bake Fruit Tart (ft. 달셰프) – 과일 타르트 만들기

Kyunghwa Learns to Bake Tart

We recently hosted a dessert flea market at our You Are Here cafe in collaboration with a well-known online dessert community, the ‘달셰프’ team. The week before that, teacher 경화 joined them in their 3-hour live show where she learned how to make some delicious fruit tart. Here’s a glimpse of what went on during the live show.

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Describe This Picture: Pink Umbrella

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Describe This Picture is a lesson series where you can learn new vocabulary words and expressions related to a photograph. Beginner-level learners can learn new words, and intermediate-level learners can pick up new ways to describe things!

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In Hyunwoo’s Mind: B-boying – 비보잉에 대한 현우의 생각

여러분은 어떤 취미를 갖고 있으세요? 나라에 따라서 사람들이 흔히 즐기는 취미도 다를 것 같습니다. 이번 비디오에서는 현우 선생님이, 자신이 가장 좋아하는 취미인 비보잉에 대해서 이야기를 해 줄 거예요. 재미있게 봐 주세요! In this video lesson, teacher Hyunwoo talks about his thoughts and experiences related to b-boying, aka breakdancing.

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