You don’t necessarily need to speak the local language when you visit a foreign country, but even if you can speak just a little, your experience may be much better. In Korea, many Korean people will be pleasantly surprised and nicer to you even if you only know how to say “hello” or “thank you” in Korean. In this episode of TTMIK Culture Ramblings, Stephanie and Hyojin are joined by Alex (Alex’s YouTube) to talk about what it’s like to speak Korean in Korea as a foreigner.
<About this series> Welcome to “TTMIK Culture Ramblings”! In each episode, you will listen to a roundtable discussion, in English, between people who were born and raised in Korea and someone with a different perspective. These 100% real and unscripted laid-back conversations cover various topics related to Korea and Korean culture. If you have any topics that you’d like us to discuss, be sure to tell us in the episode’s comments section
Learning different expressions and sentences derived from a keyword is a very effective way not only to understand the word in the context but also to improve your sentence building skills, like you practiced with this lessons. Check out My Weekly Korean Vocabulary e-books with which you can learn 7 new keywords every week with 20 accompanying sample sentences followed by vocabulary note for each keyword!
Interview #9 – Alex Ristich
We, the TTMIK teachers, know many people who speak Korean well. Alex Ristich is one of the most fluent people we’ve met. We had the chance to sit down with Alex for an English + Korean interview a couple years ago so he could reveal how he became interested in learning Korean and what he’s done to improve his language skills. Check out the interview below!