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Jam by any other label would taste as sweet

“Dinner with Buddha” is a fiction book by Ronald Merullo.  It is about a 51 year old New Yorker Otto and his brother-in-law who is a Russian monk.  They embark on a road trip and meet interesting people along the … Continue reading

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Grammar Games

Practicing grammar sounds like the dullest thing on earth.  I know that I have not managed to internalize all the grammar I have been taught, so I am seeking ways to get myself to put this grammar to use.  However, … Continue reading

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Little Free Library

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Glossika books

http://youtu.be/KiSJFQWViVM My Glossika books arrive, and I am gleeful.

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Dictionary Skills: 2000 Essential Korean Words – FREE MP3’s for Korean

I use the book 2000 Essential Korean Words for Beginners as a dictionary type reference. However, I discovered my accompanying MP3 CD was cracked.  So I visited the publisher Darakwon’s site to obtain the MP3 files.  The publisher has many free … Continue reading

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Practical Korean Expressions For Foreigners – Free PDF from NIKL

Get a free e-book from the National Institute of the Korean Language.  It is called Practical Korean Expressions for Foreigners. NIKL’s Basic Korean Dictionary

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Reading aloud “The Giving Tree”

A painfully bad reading of The Giving Tree.  Don’t listen, it will make your ears bleed.  haha I have progressed far enough with the story in LingQ to eliminate all the blue unknown words.  Tutor helped by providing these words:  … Continue reading

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BookMooch

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

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italki Tutor Session #3

On 10/16/2014 I had my third tutor session. We used Skype and Google Docs.  The goal of the session was to do some reading to practice pronunciation.  Tutor sent me a Korean folk tale.  We reviewed the 7 sounds of … Continue reading

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Bookshelf

Want to browse my bookshelves?  Here is a quick look at what I have purchased or loaned from the library in my pursuit of figuring out how to learn a second language.

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Timothy Doner’s bookshelf

Timothy Doner is that amazing polyglot who made a video at age 16 with him speaking 20 languages.  Here are some books from his bookshelf that I want to check out at the library. Through the Language Glass by Guy … Continue reading

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Tragic tale of disempowerment

Chulmoon told me that in the mid 1970’s, Korean government did not accept criticism even in literature.  At that time, most of the writers who dared to criticize were even taken to jail.  A book written in 1978, Dwarf ‘난장이가 쏘아 … Continue reading

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FREE Books to learn Korean

Topikguide is offering two free books to learn Korean.

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The Job – business, blackmail, and murder

My language exchange partner (LEP) is reading “The Job”. This is a pretty ambitious project. I am going to assist him in the task by explaining the English idioms and background information. There may be spoilers. I will refer to … Continue reading

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Free MP3 files for 40 languages – Book2

Jolanda’s link lead me to a book and app called “50 Langages” or “Book2 MP3”.   The book has side by side English and Korean.  The MP3 files are free to download.  

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