Tag Archives: Teach

Take Charge of your own Learning

Do you passively wait to be taught by a teacher or textbook?  Or do you actively seek out the knowledge you need to speak your target language? Active, engaged learners are far more successful than passive learners. I was a … 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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Tom Tavaczynski talks about Glossika Mass Sentences and other linguistic topics

Just because a polyglot can use a language system for learning, does that mean an average learner can? Why is there contention between teachers, linguists, and polyglots? What are some learning theories, and how can you apply what they say … Continue reading

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Significant Learning

Dr. L. Dee Fink asked the question “What are the ways in which learning can be significant?” Fink created a a conceptual framework for learning.  Fink defines learning in terms of change.  For learning to occur, there has to be some kind … Continue reading

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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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Kindness of strangers: “The Giving Tree”

I continue to be in awe of the kindness of Koreans.  Today, a person on italki answered a question I posted about vocabulary words I did not understand in “The Giving Tree” 아낌없이 주는 나무.  I will include his answer below, … Continue reading

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KoreaTESOL

When TTMIK’s Hyunwoo Sun posted he would be speaking at the KOTESOL symposium taking place next month, I wondered what is Korea Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages? KOTESOL’s mission is: “To promote scholarship, disseminate information, and facilitate cross-cultural understanding … Continue reading

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Still babbling and having fun

Spoke tonight with a Korean who encouraged me to babble.  Back on March 10th when we talked, I was just learning how to open my mouth.  I literally hadn’t spoken more than 10 words of Korean up until that point, and trying to … Continue reading

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Mindpasta and Ryan’s Notes on Learning Korean

I am enjoying reading Ryan’s notes on Mindpasta, but I get confused as to how to find them.  So I am going to put links to them here.  My plan is to eventually read them all. Learning Korean Part 1 … Continue reading

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Self-learners are teachers, so learn some ways to teach

A self-learner who is creating their own system for how they will learn a language could benefit from knowing what types of teaching methods exist.  A language exchange partner could also benefit from having different approaches to how they learn … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Notes: Prices & How much?

As I am still working on learning numbers, Ryan’s notes about the prices of items in Seoul comes in handy. 이거 얼마여요?   How much is this?  ___원 이에요.  Is __ won Below is an except of Ryan’s note.  Visit … Continue reading

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Ryan’s Notes: Making a word

Ryan from Mindpasta created notes on Korean language.  Here is an exerpt from “Part 2 – Grammar Making a Word” where he presents postpostition (particles).  Check out his full note on the site and take the quiz.  It is a … Continue reading

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Mind Pasta – A Crash Course – Play and Learn Together

Mind Pasta has mini games, lessons, and chatting together to make a social environment for learning the Korean language.

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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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Cultural Exchange: Canadian, eh? 캐나다 사람?

In Canada, they often add at the end of a sentence, eh? It is to get agreement.  The weather is cold today, eh? In America, we would say: The weather is cold today, isn’t it? In Korea, you say 오늘 … Continue reading

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