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Study Less, Study Smart

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Don’t go it alone

Language Hero sent me an article today. The 7 Biggest Language Learning Blunders I’ve committed them all, of course, haha. I was particularly interested in how he described what most people think independent language learners do. Kevin wrote, “Just the … Continue reading

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Korean Digital Academy

A quick 3 minute video on how much I like my classes with Korean Digital Academy. A longer 9 minute video how I study with notepad and paper flashcards.  Rob Julien’s revamp that helped me switch from a lot of … Continue reading

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Hectic

  I have noticed that during the language learning process, I have times where things get very hectic.  I am meeting lots of new people or learning new software or writing blog posts and making video or recordings or creating … Continue reading

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Why learn a language?

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

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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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#ADD1Challenge sign up soon

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.

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하다 Timeline

This is how I envision the 하다 verb on a timeline.  I am just learning, so it might not be correct.  

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Blooms Taxonomy

As a student learning Korean, I am interested in teaching.  Today I learned Bloom’s taxonomy. Bloom’s taxonomy refers to learning objectives. It divides educational objectives into three “domains”: cognitive, affective, and psychomotor (sometimes loosely described as “knowing/head“, “feeling/heart” and “doing/hands” … Continue reading

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Mindset, not ability, is the key

“MINDSET. It’s the belief you hold in your mind which will determine your attitude towards learning a new language and subsequently your success.” – Carol Dweck, Stanford University Professor and psychologist Read more in Learning A New Language: 8 Tips That … Continue reading

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Placemat, not learning

Why not make your own placemat with Korean vocabulary?  Absorb a little vocabulary with your morning coffee. My Grandmother made placemats with her grandchildren using pieces of vinyl tablecloth, some leaves, and clear contact paper.  Those were my favorite!

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HelloTalk, a crash course

With a personal invite from HelloTalk, I could not resist registering and checking it out. Mindpasta is like Facebook, only better, creating a learning environment with games for interacting with people.  People post as they learn Korean and learn about … Continue reading

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Creating a learning environment

As I am learning, I wish I could have the kind of learning environment where I was in a room with a lot of other people learning Korean, and we could work collaboratively. Let me tell you a story about … Continue reading

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I Spy, not learning

“I Spy” is a game.  You can play it just using objects around you, or try using these I Spy Pages. One person says “I spy with my little eye something that begins with __”.  The other person then has to … Continue reading

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My father and his flashcards

Let me tell you about my father and his flashcards.

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