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What’s your excuse?

What’s your excuse for not studying, making progress, and speaking your target language? Today, mine is that it is too hot.  Then I remember that my teacher Joonhee wrote “It’s toooooooo hot here in Korea. 너무 더워요.”  Summer and it’s … Continue reading

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Not Learning: Spider Solitaire flashcards

The card game Spider Solitaire is a weakness of mine.  Something about placing cards in order is soothing.  I shudder to think how many hours of my life have been lost to playing this card game.  To make the activity … Continue reading

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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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Most Frequent Korean Words

I try to learn vocabulary.  Some words I meet, we introduce ourselves, we are friendly, I use it in a sentence or make a flashcard, and then I forget about the word.  Not so for the 1000 Most Frequently Used … Continue reading

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Go-Together game

Play a game of matching which terms go together as a way to work on vocabulary and make associations.  For example, apple 사과 and tree 나무.  Describe the picture.  Practice making sentences.  For example, because it was windy, Christopher Robin … Continue reading

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KDrama: Mr Baek 미스터 백

Some more flashcards from Mr Baek episode 11.

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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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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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The world and the Kooks

Naive by the Kooks inspired a flashcard.

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Jazz Chant Verbs

Inspired by jazz chant “How do you spell dog? D-O-G”, I created a jazz chant for Korean verbs. These are all the verbs from Korean Digital Academy up through class 19.  I sing them 🙂  It is very rough, but … Continue reading

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Dictionary Skills: 2000 Essential Korean Words – FREE MP3’s for Korean

I use the book 2000 Essential Korean Words for Beginners as a dictionary type reference. However, I discovered my accompanying MP3 CD was cracked.  So I visited the publisher Darakwon’s site to obtain the MP3 files.  The publisher has many free … Continue reading

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Dictionary Skills: Parts of Speech

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Korean is a quick change artist

It occurred to me that Korean is a quick change artist.  I pictured words going into a dressing room, and out they come having changed into a different part of speech. Remember all those Korean dramas that have a make-over … Continue reading

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Word Clouds, not learning

Visual learners can create word clouds with software like WordItOut. more word cloud generators Read more about visualizing data.

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Nonesense and Grammar thing-a-bobs

I struggled and ranted about my issue with not knowing what things are named in Korean grammar.  It was a total sidetrack.  But maybe the rant will amuse you?  Haha. Dr. Seuss, that beloved children’s author, was famous for his … Continue reading

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