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Tutor Vocabulary

I reviewed the list of vocabulary from my tutor.  The shaded words are ones I am learning, the white words are known. In spite of being able to come up with the word when prompted, I still have trouble putting … Continue reading

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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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Two Truths and a Lie game, Not Learning

A suggestion from #Add1Challenger Kevin seems a perfect “not learning, just having fun” activity.   Of course, the problem is I can’t lie.  haha  Still, fun to make sentences saying outrageous things.

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A miracle … she speaks

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

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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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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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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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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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Hand in Hand & Abnormal Summit

Abnormal Summit 비정상회담 is a television program in South Korea. The show features a panel of eleven non-Korean men, living in Korea, who debate on various topics and “Korean culture, through the eyes of a foreigner.” Funny and thought provoking, I … Continue reading

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Why study Korean if you aren’t going to watch KDramas?

Tutor told me to watch an hour a day of KDrama.  Well, if you insist …

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How to find a Tutor

Thinking about getting a language tutor? Try reading Benny Lewis’ article How to Find the Right Language Teacher for Online Lessons. If your New Year’s resolution is to improve your language learning with some tutor lessons, check out italki. I … Continue reading

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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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Phonology of the Korean ㄹ

Phonology is the branch of linguistics that deals with the sounds of a language. I’ve found sites that discuss English phonology, but what I need is to understand Korean sounds, and how to make the sound ㄹ specifically. My tutor … Continue reading

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Sounds not to forget – work on producing Korean sounds

My tutor is working so hard to get me to stop speaking Korean words like they are American English.  I learned ‘nara’ is country long before I had heard the word pronounced by a Korean or knew the Hangul was … Continue reading

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“The Giving Tree” Tutor session

I just finished an hour tutor session with Woojae Jun.  Phew, I am exhausted! Colin has told me for months that I need to focus on a “clear vowel sound” and Woojae has taken up the same refrain.  Worked on … Continue reading

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