Monthly Archives: October 2014

Korean Language Village

In 1999, Dr. Ross King, Professor of Korean and Head of Department in University of British Columbia’s Department of Asian Studies, launched a Korean language and culture immersion camp called “Sup sogui Hosu,” the Korean Language Village, as part of … Continue reading

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KPOP to KTalk: 2pm – Go Crazy

One of my favorite websites, KPop to KTalk has 2pm’s  – Go Crazy (투피엠- 미친거 아니야?) for the Weekly Song Study. I knew all the nouns from Part 1.  It’s a start!  Still much to learn on verbs and grammar. … Continue reading

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Cultural Exchange: Climbing the ladder

Mindpasta recently had a quiz event. To distribute the prizes, they used “Climbing the Ladder” [사다리 타기]. Read more about how the ladder works at Ask a Korean.

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Placemat, not learning

Why not make your own placemat with Korean vocabulary?  Absorb a little vocabulary with your morning coffee. My Grandmother made placemats with her grandchildren using pieces of vinyl tablecloth, some leaves, and clear contact paper.  Those were my favorite!

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Verb Conjugation – Pattern 5 – Changed Form

  In Korean Digital Academy, Rob Julien describes verb conjugation with the clock theory.  In “Mastering Conversational Korean: Korean for Beginners”, they describe verb conjugation in chapter 6.  The “Pattern 5” is equivalent to the clock theory. Basically, it takes … Continue reading

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Leaves game, not learning

In honor of the fall, I made a game out of learning verbs by making leaves with verbs written on them. These table decorations were on clearance. I liked how they looked, and figured $2 to make some interesting flashcards … Continue reading

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Korea has been in an uproar about privacy.  One of the alternatives is Telegram. South Korea Rumor Crackdown Jolts Social Media Users KaokoTalk vows to protect user privacy Surveillance drives South Koreans to Encrypted Messaging One article says Telegram will not … Continue reading

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그 Conjunction Confusion

I get these words confused: 그래, 그래서, 그러나, 그리고, and 그런데.

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A reader from Mexico

How cool is this? I just got a reader from Mexico. She has a review on “Grammar in Use”, the same book I just got this week. Haha! Small world.  Hola!

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Future tense

Future tense V(stem)+ ㄹ/을 것이다 (거예요)   가다-> 갈 것이다 갈 거예요 (future tense, will go) 저는 내일 학교에 갈 거예요: I’ll go to school tomorrow

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Joining groups, not learning

Can you sneak a bit more Korean into your life by joining a group? Montreal feels like my backyard, so let’s see if Korea in Montreal Facebook group has anything interesting.  It’s not learning, it’s just having fun. Also, TTMIK’s … Continue reading

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BookMooch

How did I, book lover, never hear of this service to share books?

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Practice by yourself

I just watched Rob Julien’s video “The Key to Korean Fluency (Chapter 7, video 2).  I want to say, Rob is one smart guy!  He has me pegged for what I am not doing that I should be. I had … Continue reading

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HelloTalk, a crash course

With a personal invite from HelloTalk, I could not resist registering and checking it out. Mindpasta is like Facebook, only better, creating a learning environment with games for interacting with people.  People post as they learn Korean and learn about … Continue reading

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Language Exchange videos

Why thank you, Youtube, for recommending a whole collection of language exchange videos.  As if I didn’t already have enough ways to fritter away my time!

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