Tag Archives: reading

Golden Axe Folk Tale

I read the folk tale of the Golden Axe (in English) in the Korea magazine published by the Korean Culture and Information Service. Many months ago, I saw Fresh Korean had the Golden Axe story in Korean.  It was beyond … Continue reading

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I’m not saying Korean is a hard language, but …

No worries.  I will figure out how to say ㄹ some day.  What a patient tutor I have who has been trying to coax ㄹout of me for 3 months now.  Haha.  I laugh at myself every day.

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American TV with Korean subtitles

I just heard about two sites for seeing American TV with Korean subtitles. From Alina on Mindpasta ” heyheyfriends and mgoon for streaming.” “Little girl, I’m a policeman” starts off the “Walking Dead” first episode.

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Talk, sing, read, write, and play

Literacy and libraries are a subject I am passionate about.  Click on the quote to link to an NPR article about it. As a language learner, I am doing all of these activities.   I hear the comment that I … 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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Glossika books

http://youtu.be/KiSJFQWViVM My Glossika books arrive, and I am gleeful.

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Practical Korean Expressions For Foreigners – Free PDF from NIKL

Get a free e-book from the National Institute of the Korean Language.  It is called Practical Korean Expressions for Foreigners. NIKL’s Basic Korean Dictionary

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Folk Tale: Dog and Pig 개와 돼지

옛날 옛적에, 한 할머니가 개와 돼지를 기르셨습니다. 할머니는 개와 돼지를 무척 귀여워하셨습니다. 할머니가 개의 머리를 쓰다듬으며 말씀하셨습니다. “참 착하구나. 집도 잘 지키고….” 할머니는 낮잠만 자는 돼지도 좋아하셨습니다. “돼지야, 아프지 말고 무럭무럭 자라라.” 그러나 낮잠을 자고 있던 돼지는 할머니의 말씀을 듣지 … Continue reading

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Free Korean Language Study

Have you used the resources available at Kosnet? KosNet stands for Korean Language Study on the Internet.  Kosnet is affiliated with the Ministry of Education and is responsible for overseas Koreans education and International exchange students. For example, I like … Continue reading

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Reading aloud “The Giving Tree”

A painfully bad reading of The Giving Tree.  Don’t listen, it will make your ears bleed.  haha I have progressed far enough with the story in LingQ to eliminate all the blue unknown words.  Tutor helped by providing these words:  … Continue reading

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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

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BookMooch

How did I, book lover, never hear of this service to share books?

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The Giving Tree

Using “The Giving Tree”, a Korean folk tale, to practice pronunciation and reading with my tutor.  A mere 81 unknown words.  Pretty simple stuff, but well beyond my capabilities to read at this stage.

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Pronunciation

At my request, I am starting my tutor sessions focused on pronunciation.  Others might say to just listen and practice speaking, and eventually it will sink it.  That might be true, but I am in silence most of the time. … Continue reading

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A Step You Can’t Take Back Again – Language Exchange

Today’s session with my language exchange partner included vocabulary practice with the Naver Phrasebook and reading lyrics to “A Step You Can’t Take Back Again”. We discussed what the lyrics might be saying. Having never seen the movie myself, I … Continue reading

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