Monthly Archives: July 2014
Korean Digital Academy (KDA) class begins with small talk. It is the part I dread the most. I am terrible at answering questions off the cuff. Even though I know I am going to be asked what I had for … Continue reading
Part of learning Korean language includes learning the names of places and the geography. Some day, I would love to figure out what Korean dramas filmed in which areas. I do know some of the places simply because that’s where … Continue reading
Peter Floyd from KDA shared a Hangul-stroke-order-handwriting-fonts PDF to help me with learning handwriting in Korean. This led me to the creators of this document. Be a Multilingual … BAM Korean.
Adams Agricultural Fair in Berkshire county, Massachusetts, USA.
There is a spectrum of people learning languages. Some haven’t started yet, but are curious and starting to notice words in songs or dramas. Others are novices who dabble a bit. Further along, people can be classified as beginners, intermediate, … Continue reading
A metaphor is an imaginative way of describing something by referring to something else which is the same in a particular way. A KDA classmate passed on this site about Korean metaphors 은유법 in Hip Hop songs.
Tonight I asked my Korean mentor “Tell me something about yourself that I don’t know.” It sparked an interesting discussion. In classrooms, teachers use games as icebreakers. I wish that I could play a game of “Who Am I?” with … Continue reading
The first Korean homonym I learned was 사과 (apple, apology) from “Boys Over Flowers”. Homonym is 동음 이의어. I was thinking today about different ways to group the words I have learned in Korean. How many words sound the same but … Continue reading
I believe in catching someone doing something right. 🙂 I try to notice my progress, even in small ways. Tonight, in a Skype conversation with my Korean mentor, I asked three questions in a row. Tell me a little about … Continue reading
Spoke tonight with a Korean who encouraged me to babble. Back on March 10th when we talked, I was just learning how to open my mouth. I literally hadn’t spoken more than 10 words of Korean up until that point, and trying to … Continue reading
Can you write Korean by hand? Below is me writing out the 10 sentences for Day 5 of Glossika Mass Sentences. Clearly, the answer for me is no, I can’t. Haha. I laugh at myself every day. I am … Continue reading
Sometimes it can feel like you are alone as a Korean learner if you don’t have many Korean speakers around where you live. So to combat that, why not participate with other Korean learners? One way you can do that … Continue reading
I’ve been on a data binge. Like Johnny 5 from the movie “Short Circuit”, I was furiously gathering new input. Then I woke up Sunday and suddenly, I had the Hangul Headache and couldn’t focus to add even one more … Continue reading
Scott Young embarked on an adventure. Learn 4 languages in a year. Currently, he is learning Korean by living there three months. Scott Young has already reached his halfway point.