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About Hanguk Babble – Links to my favorite resources

I tell people to refer to my “About” page for resources.  Some do, and are surprised to see how many links I have there.  If you haven’t looked recently. then here is what you have been missing.   Check out … Continue reading

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Como

I swear, there is no limit to things trying to distract me from learning.  The latest, Como offered to build me a free mobile app for Hanguk Babble.  Haha.  I resist your temptation!

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Pain is a message. Listen.

The language learning journey is a long distance effort.  We need to pay attention when there are areas that are giving us pain.  We need to seek solutions, even if it means a day or two of missed studying while … Continue reading

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Online Reading Tools for a second language

Tom Tabaczynski is a language teacher (ESL) with a background in cognitive science, philosophy, and applied linguistics. Here is his playlist about reading a second language. Tools for online reading: 1.  Google Translate 2.  Translations with Google Docs/Drive 3. Inline text translation … Continue reading

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Project Manager Wanted

I wish my language learning process had a project manager.  Haha. OK, maybe Rob Julien, my teacher at Korean Digital Academy, has taken on that role. ㅋㅋ

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Youtube channels and playlists

One area I know very little about is Youtube. I learned just a little bit in October, 2014 to upload my first few videos. I have never devoted time to actually learning how to use the system properly. It is … Continue reading

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Dictionary Skills: Merriam-Websters Learner’s Dictionary

While I understand it digresses from learning Korean, I certainly have developed an interest in dictionaries (and the structures a computational linguist would use).

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Hanguk Babble – 2014 in Review

A BIG thanks to my dear readers who have supported me. May 2015 bring you much joy. If you are interested, here are a few things about the Hanguk Babble blog.

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Games, culture, and how gamification is taking over the world

I will keep this post short, because I am NOT going to let games suck me in.  I am a recovering Farmville addict, never, never, again! I hate gamification.  Anipang is evil.  Enough said.

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Word Clouds, not learning

Visual learners can create word clouds with software like WordItOut. more word cloud generators Read more about visualizing data.

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Youtube search parameters & Google Developers

I completely geeked out when I found a video on YouTube API searches explained. Thanks Joonhee for sharing this information. I also learned about Amara. Amara is used by millions to create, share, and view captions and subtitles — making … Continue reading

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Learning Process

When I was in college, my learning process was attend class, read textbook, take notes, do homework.  I never even used paper flashcards. Now my process is a rich combination of learning from many sources, in many ways.  

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Anki – KDA Level 2

I have dabbled with various flashcard programs.  I decided on Memrise and used them for many months, but the redesign has made me consider other options. I first installed Anki in March 2014.  I’ve tried to use it on different … Continue reading

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Learning Connections

A blog article got me reflecting how SOCIAL learning a language really is. I learn from many sources.  It isn’t limited to only what I get from class.  I learn from my pen pals, Koreans I chat with, blogs I … Continue reading

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A Web of Flashcards and Visual Theasaurus

A WEB OF FLASHCARDS: REPRESENTING RELATIONSHIPS AND COMPLEXITY Digital flashcards need not be isolated from one another, but may contain links that form a network of digital flashcards of varying degrees of complexity.  Hmm.  Intriguing idea.  Flashcards that link to … Continue reading

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