Tag Archives: Korean Books

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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Living Language

Living Language has a mobile app and online tools that are FREE and excellent. Even without purchasing the audio and books, this is a great learning resource. Living Language Korean Complete is a set of books, audio, and online tools. … Continue reading

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Celebrating sound!

Every habit that puts Korean into my life is a step closer to learning to speak. Thinking how to solve my audio problem, I have realized the following can be used to play audio Car Phone TV ITouch Really old … Continue reading

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Pronunciation and Integrated Korean Introduction

A ramble about learning to pronounce Korean correctly.

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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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How to learn a second language

In the US public schools, the most commonly taught languages are French, Spanish, and German.  I have dipped my toes into learning each of these languages.  Spanish is the language I spent 4 years in high school learning. Learning Korean … Continue reading

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I want a gold star

I know what is missing from my self-study of Korean.  Gold stars.  I want those little bits of encouragement and feedback.  I want someone who tracks my progress. Visiting the website Teacher’s Paradise, I had the sudden urge to buy … Continue reading

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Confession: I think I need to start studying

I don’t expect to get many things right as I try to speak or write a little Korean.  I am trying to nurture a supportive environment for myself.  I have come to understand that my earlier attempts to learn language … Continue reading

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The worst way to learn Korean

You might be wondering how I’ve been learning the Korean language.  I am probably the worst example of a language learner you can find. I have done everything in my power to not study … to only do things that … Continue reading

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Seoul Maps, Not Learning

Free downloadable guides about the city of Seoul.  You know your inner drama fan has longed to delve deep into maps and tourist information about Seoul.  It’s fun, not learning. seoultravelguide seoulmap seoulshop seoulent seoulnight seoulfood seoulvegan seoulstay seoulwalk http://tinyurl.com/q6yfxvd  Get the guides at VisitSeoul.net The free e-book … Continue reading

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Treasures from Korea: Art & Events at Philadelphia Museum of Art

The Philadelphia Museum of Art is having a Korean art exhibit March 2, 2014 – May 26, 2014. Included with the exhibit are some events including Wednesday viewing of Korean Drama: Sungkyunkwan Scandal, chef cooking demonstration, KPop Dance party & fashion show, films, lectures, … Continue reading

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Taking a Korean Class

If you have taken a class in Korean, tell me about your experience. When a pen pal passed on a link to King Sejong Institute, I had already heard about it in my web cruising.  The site has a lot … Continue reading

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Of Human Bondage

One of my Korean pen pals is reading “Of Human Bondage”.  I assume it is a dual language edition.  A passage he was asking me about is below. The idea of reading a novel in another language seems such a … Continue reading

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I’m still not learning, so it must be time to buy another book

Here are a list of books I bought on Amazon or Hanbooks.com. Read & Speak  Korean for Beginners , A Rat’s Tale, and NTC Cultural Code Words, are the most well-used.  Buy the Dramabeans book if you love KDramas. Learning Korean … Continue reading

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