Tag Archives: LingQ

LingQ avatar

To inspire you to study, LingQ has an avatar.  It has been one of the most demotivating things.  I joined LingQ around April 11, 2014.  I found none of their Korean lessons useful, so I had to create all the lessons from … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged | Leave a comment

The Giving Tree

“The Giving Tree” is my first reading assignment.  I know a few words.  The two page folk tale seems very overwhelming.  I am simply trying to practice pronouncing Korean words. To comprehend the story is beyond my ability, let alone … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Statistics to motivate

Steve the Linguist wrote and article Motivating Language Learners Through Statistics.

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Buried by vocabulary

This post is a rant about vocabulary.  I recommend you skip it.  Really.   The good, the bad, and the ugly.  I promised I would share.  I am in a state of frustration at the moment, so I can’t see … Continue reading

Posted in Korean | Tagged , , , , | 4 Comments

Steve Kaufman, the Linguist

Steve Kaufman invited me to LingQ.  His 7 Secrets of Language Learning are good advice. I am reading Steve’s journal from his 90 day challenge to learn Korean.  A Year In The Life of a Linguist    The Way of the Linguist

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Abundance of words

I have an abundance of Korean words in my life.  My cup runneth over.  I have started ignoring some of the words coming my way, because it feels like learning new words from Korean Digital Academy, 1000 Korean Words list … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Correct writing

I feel like I am being haunted by the ghosts of writings past.

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

LingQ on Andriod

Basically, LingQ is a way to read lots of things, and look up the words you don’t know.  It is a foreign text reader.  You then review the words you do not know (lingQ’s). My favorite part of LingQ is … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning, Tech | Tagged | Leave a comment

LingQ member gives me a gift

It is really cool when someone thinks of me and passes along a website or book recommendation.  Today, Jolanda from LingQ shared two links with me. jolanda wrote: do you know this page? http://www.korean-flashcards.com/ and http://www.book2.de It feels just like … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | Tagged , | Leave a comment

4 Months into Learning Korean – Taking Stock

This is a check-in.  I want to ramble on about what I am doing for study.  I promised the good, the bad, and the ugly of my learning journey would be reported here, so I am taking stock. It is … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

This is going to be the best day of my life #100HappyDays

American Author’s song “This is going to be the best day of my life.” Ealgoo from LingQ and Ryan from Mindpasta helped me form a sentence. Celebrating small successes, the ability to make mistakes in a safe environment, and the … Continue reading

Posted in Korean, Learning, Music | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

LingQ-ing for Dummies

Unlike other software, I have really struggled with grasping LingQ.  It has been a source of a lot of frustration for me.  I don’t want to blame LingQ.  It is like hitting your thumb with a hammer and blaming the … Continue reading

Video | Posted on by | Tagged | Leave a comment

Learning German with LingQ

LingQ is an International community of people.  I really like that I am getting to know people from many countries.  I look forward to Yutaka from Japan publishing his English corrections.  I know Vera from Germany will offer sage advice. … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Learn something new every day: Basic English and Newspeak

What if there were a way for English to be easier?  Even native English speakers will admit it is a crazy, inconsistent language.  Moreover, there are more people in the world who speak English as a second language than there … Continue reading

Posted in Learning | Tagged , | 1 Comment

Learn to notice language

“Noticing language is an active skill, and takes some effort. You need to learn to do it, and be conscious of doing it. … people mostly listen and read for meaning. Once you’ve got the meaning (even though you might have … Continue reading

Quote | Posted on by | Tagged | 1 Comment