Monthly Archives: April 2014

Open Thread is here!

Check out my post for Today’s Dramabeans Open Thread on the OT page https://jreidy17.wordpress.com/ot/ If you are a drama fan and haven’t seen Dramabeans yet, do drop by for a visit with a great group of Korean drama addicts. 🙂

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A little poem to mistakes

Mistake 실수 is one of the first Korean words 한국말 I looked up in the dictionary 사전.  So it inspired me to write a poem 시.  A little poem to Mistakes  실수에 대한 짧은 시 by Julia I want to make … Continue reading

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Did I really write that? But I don’t remember these Korean words.

I laugh at myself every day.  It is a joyful life. Let me describe one of my “not learning” approaches to doing vocabulary study.  It is just ramblings.  When I get myself all organized one of these days, I will … Continue reading

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Should a New Englander try to teach English?

Yes, I am a native English speaker, but that comes with a caveat.  I have lived in Massachusetts all my life.  I speak with a Massachusetts dialect. I ask myself :  Should I be trying to teach English?   

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Crossword Puzzle, not learning

  Another fun thing to do, crossword puzzles!  As a kid, I use to make up activity books for my sisters including all sorts of coloring, games, and puzzles.  The idea of playing with Korean words to make up a … Continue reading

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Spring by Yun Dong-ju

I was pleased to discover a site of Korean Poetry.  A collection of contemporary Korean poetry in translation. Because one of my pen pals likes the poet, I had gone searching for Yun Dong-ju. Yun Dong-ju (1917 – 1945) was known … Continue reading

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Open Thread is here!

Check out my post for Today’s Dramabeans Open Thread on the OT page https://jreidy17.wordpress.com/ot/ If you are a drama fan and haven’t seen Dramabeans yet, do drop by for a visit with a great group of Korean drama addicts. 🙂

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Let’s eat, not learning

Long before “Let’s Eat”  식샤를 합시다 gave us weekly doses of drooling for whatever Korean food item on the menu, I found pleasure in watching people consume the mysterious looking plates of food in Korean dramas and wanted to try … Continue reading

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sakura

Q.  일본인은 벚꽃을 무엇이라고 불려요? A. ‘사쿠라’라고 불려요 sakura       In a Skype session, my Korean language exchange partner encouraged me to write everything in Korean.  Eyes go wide.  Panic.  Doesn’t he realize I can’t even form sentences yet? … Continue reading

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Just Do It for Language Learners

You wouldn’t learn how to become a runner, just by reading about running.  You need to tie on those sneakers and get out there.  You need to practice to improve. Similarly, if you want to learn a language,  you need … Continue reading

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How to learn a second language

In the US public schools, the most commonly taught languages are French, Spanish, and German.  I have dipped my toes into learning each of these languages.  Spanish is the language I spent 4 years in high school learning. Learning Korean … Continue reading

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