Hi, everybody. Hyunwoo here from TalkToMeInKorean. Words can’t describe how excited we are to share this news with you. We’ve won an official award from the Korean government that recognizes our efforts to teach the Korean language and share the Korean culture with the world. We couldn’t have done this without all of your love and support so thank you so much! If you’d like to hear the rest of the story, please read on.
We work very hard every day at the TTMIK office, and we love what we do, but we need a break from time to time. So last week, we decided to set aside a little bit of time and take a walk all together. But since we also love sharing our photos with our listeners, we took a lot of photos. Here are some! Hope you enjoy them! 열심히 일을 하다 보면 가끔 휴식이 필요할 때가 있죠? 지난 주에 다 함께 산책을 가서 찍은 사진들이에요. 재미있게 봐 주세요!
Lexiophiles.com hosts annual contest for language blogs to select the top blogs in the field of language learning. If you think what we are doing is helpful for you, please vote for us there! It would mean a lot for us. There’s no prize or reward involved in this, but it would make us really happy to see TTMIK rank highly on the list of top language blogs in the world. This year, we are nominated in two categories: Top Language Learning Blogs and Top Language Professional Blogs.
We have been working for a while now on publishing our TalkToMeInKorean lessons as printed books that will be available in bookstores. As you know you can already access our lessons on our website or buy the bulk download packages on MyKoreanStore.com, but we know many of you also like to study with printed books. Many Korean language textbooks are available in bookstores in Korea now, but not many of them are suitable for self-studying.
For over a month, the staff of Talk To Me In Korean and ROKing Korea have met up several times to discuss how to make this trip to the Yeosu Expo a fun and meaningful one. Considering that Yeosu is about 4.5 hours away from Seoul by bus and making a single-day trip to Yeosu with a lot of people would be a lot of work in itself, we tried to make the trip as fun and affordable as possible for everybody. Read more
Thank you so much everyone for participating in the K-block Giveaway! The deadline was the 25th of June, and we’ve received a lot of creative and beautiful entries from all over the world. Here are the entries and we will announce the winners, as scheduled, on the 1st of July, 2012. 감사합니다! Read more
Most people didn’t even know Kyunghwa was away for a while because we didn’t post about it (Kyunghwa told us not to, because she didn’t want to worry you guys) for a long time, but she was actually in the hospital for the past month due to a car accident. About four weeks ago, she got in a car accident on her way to work and was taken to a hospital near the office, after being hospitalized for a few weeks and getting some rehab, she is now back in the office.