Tag Archives: Interpals

Cheerful letter from Language Exchange partner

My language exchange partner sent me a letter which contained so much Korean, that I wasn’t able to process it all right away.  So I am storing the letter in my blog, so I can return to reading it all … Continue reading

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Still babbling and having fun

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

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TED Talk: 5 Techniques to Speak Any Language

In the TED Talk 5 Techniques To Speak Any Language, Sid made these points: Make Mistakes (Beyond what you know) Use Hangul (Sounds) Find a stickler (Correction) Shower conversations (Practice) Find a buddy (Conversations)       It made me … Continue reading

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Making your future life more dynamic

Chatting on KaokoTalk with one of my Korean pen pal/teachers.  He said these encouraging words to me. “I think learning new languages takes babbling and immersion as much as you can. You need to store Korean words and expressions like … Continue reading

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TTMIK: What did you do today?

Talk To Me In Korean has a page where you can say what you did today.  I’m going to try to do this, although it still feels like pulling teeth to get a sentence out of me.  This one below … Continue reading

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No earthly worries

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUezJt2Bdh8S. Carey “Crown the Pines” makes me think of flying over the tops of a forest of pine trees where everything is clean and beautiful, the sun shining, the air fresh, and no earthly worries.

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Daily actions = Large Results

We tend to over-complicate language learning when it’s really all about consistency every single day. Daily actions=large results. – @Amadagin, Retweeted by @Shanna, Retweeted by @jrbeanie17

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Just waking up, need coffee

Good Morning. 좋은 아침. In the spirit of learning what I need, I decided to figure out how to say “I’m just waking up,” so that when a pen pal in another time zone is eager to chat and I … 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/ This Week’s Off Topics: Short Stories, Postcards, Libraries, Flowers, Scrabble If you are a drama fan and haven’t seen Dramabeans yet, do drop by for a … Continue reading

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Learning a Language: Real World Pop Quiz

I worked myself up to commit that I AM learning the Korean language about 6 weeks ago. I knew it would be self-study.  So far, I haven’t actually come up with much of a plan.  I’m brain-storming, gathering research, trying … Continue reading

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Fifty word short story about Language Exchange Partners

Writing Challenge from The Daily Post Write a short story that is exactly 50 words long.     In the airport, at last.  Korea. 공항에서, 마침내, 드디어. 한국. 이럴수가. A journey that started with a Korean drama watched on Netflix. … Continue reading

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Postcards … people still send snail mail

The unexpected joy I have received from starting a blog has been the people who visit. Recently, Em stopped by.  Em is an Interpals member and sends postcards.  Yeah!  Snail mail! Here is Em’s crafty desk for creating her mail: … Continue reading

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Culture Exchange: Faces of Interpals

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  TripAdvisor slide show of folks I have met thru Interpals …  if you have 7 minutes and are curious …

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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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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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