Postby Larry9999 » April 5th, 2010 3:29 am
Thanks for your reply.
I should have been clearer, the audio file linked to Audio Blog S3 #11 is Audio Blog S3 #12, not Newbie S3 #12, in other words it's from the next Lesson.
Other than very minor translation mix-ups and vocabulary audio mix-ups, this is the first main problem I've run into since I discovered this site last Oct.
Not sure what you think, but in my opinion, this Korean 101 is the best thing around for learning Korean. There are several other sites, but mainly for the very beginner. I've been self-studying Korean on and off for the past 25-30 years, getting books with cassettes of various courses (Myongdo's Korean (Beg & Int), Speaking Korean (1&2), DLI, FSI, etc. (Now best is Klear Integrated series). All the old courses were set up as Dialog, Vocab, Grammer, and then the nauseating Drills (pattern, substitution, etc), which could get pretty tedious. One interesting small 6 book series I got though was Seang-hwal Yong-o which was actually for teaching English to Koreans, each page had facing translation, and I used it to study from Korean to English, and that used normal conversation, idioms, slang, etc. However, I retained very little from all this off and on studying.
Anyway, I've been through all the Korean101 classes from newbie on up and am now up to Audio Blog S3 (almost caught up to them real time--they're now producing S4), and it really got difficult once I reached the Korean only Audio Blogs. But for some reason I'm retaining a lot more vocab, comprehension, etc from Korean101 than from anything else. Maybe because it's so interesting the way the hosts interact with each other, funny the way they kid around, etc, and you can learn natural conversation, slang, idioms, etc they way you don't get in most books. However, just when i feel like I'm making good progress, I'll go to MySoju or GLOSS DLIFLC and won't understand a thing! Ha! ...but I'll keep plugging away.