Tag Archives: speak
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
I have trouble with e-books. I forget they exist. I can’t see them well enough on my iPod or phone. I haven’t yet gotten my nook e-reader or tablets working to use those for reading e-books. So purchasing e-books with … Continue reading
I had thought that I would start speaking Korean quickly. I was wrong. 10 months later, I have still been basically mute. To write a sentence takes me 10 minutes. To speak, a near impossibility. I told my language exchange … Continue reading
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
Go read Lingholic’s article What are the hardest languages to learn. I read it for comfort from time to time, when I am frustrated with the pace of my learning.
I adore actor Takeru Satoh and the movie Rurouni Kenshin. Lyrics: “Don’t worry it’s safe right here in my arms. As the world falls apart around us. all we can do is hold on.” How is my first week of … Continue reading
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
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.
I am struggling to keep vowels separate in my mind, to be able to tell sounds apart and remember spelling. I am trying to come up with a system for my flashcards and memory. 오방색 Obangsaek is the 5 traditional … 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.
Novices just starting to learn Korean often will learn nouns but are confused by verb conjugation. For me, that meant that I would start out sentences, but get to the end and have no verb. It turns out that some … Continue reading
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
Why thank you, Youtube, for recommending a whole collection of language exchange videos. As if I didn’t already have enough ways to fritter away my time!
With each new Korean I meet, I have the same discussion about my accent. So this post will put some thoughts about that in one place.