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I would like to share a typical language exchange I had today with my friend Chulmoon, the organic rice farmer in South Korea. I come off a lot better in text messages that I have time to compose with a … Continue reading
What’s your excuse for not studying, making progress, and speaking your target language? Today, mine is that it is too hot. Then I remember that my teacher Joonhee wrote “It’s toooooooo hot here in Korea. 너무 더워요.” Summer and it’s … Continue reading
I am eternally grateful to the Koreans who help me with language exchange. Lately I just send photographs and text messages. See how gently Chulmoon corrects my errors. I should have gotten this simple sentence correct, but I did … Continue reading
Do you passively wait to be taught by a teacher or textbook? Or do you actively seek out the knowledge you need to speak your target language? Active, engaged learners are far more successful than passive learners. I was a … Continue reading
My friend from the Busan Toastmasters club share this video. Can you imagine giving a speech in your target language? “Don’t study, but enjoy learning Korean as much as you can, which will help you keep that way longer.” – … Continue reading
Talk to Me In Korean staff are going to be online on the Hello Talk app this Friday, from 1PM to 3PM. That’s January 23, 2015 inKorean Standard Time (GMT + 9). You can join then during those hours and … Continue reading
Another poem from David. 바람이 서늘도 하여 뜰 앞에 나섰더니
Language learning can do a lot for your well-being. Because it’s easy. In this crazy, unpredictable world, what is simpler than doing flashcards? Because it’s a challenge. Learning a new language is an intellectual stimulation. Because it builds confidence. In … Continue reading
Ryan is a native Korean who developed a place for people to meet and share about learning a language. This unique community is like a family. Everyone is very supportive. People can practice writing and reading Korean sentences while chatting … Continue reading
I think Brian is intentionally torturing me by sending those appetizing videos but not telling me how to sign up yet. #ADD1Challenge signup will be open soon.
http://youtu.be/aTitih8HBMQ I share this video so people can see what the Berkshires is like. Nothing exciting, just 3 minutes driving down the main road thru town. Williams College with its mix of old and new architecture is interesting.
Truly one of the joys of learning Korean is talking about every day things, but getting to see them in a new light. Chulmoon told me he was peeling ginkgo nuts.
Way back in February, 2014, I got a Korean pen pal. OK, so I couldn’t actually write any Korean at the time, so I started writing Chulmoon in mostly English with a few Korean words stuck in here and there. … Continue reading
So how are my efforts at small talk going? Today I engaged in small talk with a Korean thru Kaokotalk. We mostly talked about the weather, with me taking long breaks to look up words in the dictionary. These are … Continue reading