Tag Archives: sing

Clear vowel sounds

I’ve been thinking a lot about vowel sounds.  When Idahosa Ness’ free course on How to tune your vowels popped into my inbox, it seemed perfectly timed. I do not have vowels figured out.  You would think I would by … Continue reading

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Studying with Naver Jr

From my pen pal http://study.jr.naver.com/dongyo/view.nhn?dongyoNo=627&categoryId=4&device=pc   This is a challenge for me to translate, but that is the joy of interacting with Korean.  They send me such interesting things!  A children’s song is just my style. ^^ The gist of … Continue reading

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Listening to My Lovely Sam Soon

Jin Heon torments me by leaning in an inch from Sam Soon lips … then doesn’t kiss her. Ah, Kdramas, the big tease! My brain struggles.  Is “come out” one of the verbs I know? That doesn’t sound like 나오다. Off … 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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Cultural Exchange: American Folk Music

Would you be surprised that a Korean knows the song “Oh Susanna”? Today’s language exchange included a discussion about how my Korean mentor learned American folk music in middle school.  Songwriter Stephen Foster was very popular his middle school, because … Continue reading

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#HappySeoul

#HappySeoul I’m still happy, clapping, dancing, and feeling great every time I see another Happy video. This one is really well made. Great sights in Korea.  #100HappyDays

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Carschooling

Make use of the time you are in the car to learn.

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Singing is just another way of communicating

I’m a TED Talk junkie. ” singing is just another way of communication, just as speaking is.” – Hyeju Park The latest TED Talk I listened to was “How to sing well: Hyeju Park at TEDxSeoul”.  I’m at the stage … Continue reading

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I am not alone

Sometimes it can feel like you are alone as a Korean learner if you don’t have many Korean speakers around where you live.  So to combat that, why not participate with other Korean learners?  One way you can do that … Continue reading

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Frozen song “Let It Go” in 50 Languages

Today, I saw this music video “Let It Go” in many languages. Apparently, you can buy the song from Disney’s Frozen in 50 languages. Here is the song in Korean 다 잊어 (Let It Go).  I might be the only person on … Continue reading

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Reading in Korean: How to change the world through small actions

I am getting the hang of using real world text to create a lesson in LingQ for learning.  On the Korea Herald website, I found a bilingual article that had been translated from English to Korean.  I imported the text … Continue reading

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Dancing, not Learning

Catch the Wave’s Adrien dancing.  Who says learning Korean has to be boring?  Girls just wanna have fun, oh yeah, let’s all get up and dance. Remember, there are 3 types of learning styles: visual, auditory, and kinesthetic – see, … Continue reading

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Wake Up Song

둥근 해가 떴습니다 The Round Sun Has Risen 둥근해가 떳습니다 자리에서 일어나서 제일먼저 이를 닦자 윗니아래 이닦자 세수할때는 깨끗이 이쪽 저쪽 목닦고 머리빗고 옷을 입고 거울을 봅니다 꼭꼭씹어 밥을 먹고 가방메고 인사하고 씩씩하게 갑니다 유치원에 갑니다 Not learning, just having … Continue reading

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It’s music, not learning

Hangul, Hangul everywhere. Today’s challenge:  importing music from my ITunes library to Amazon Cloud Player so I can play on my Samsung Android phone. Turns out, I have something like 1500 songs in ITunes, and Amazon Cloud Player is only … 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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