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Trying and failing ☆ Update #3 May 2019

Exactly 4 months ago I wrote my second Korean learning update: Suprising results with another Korean beginner textbook ☆ My progress update #2 January 2019 A lot has happened between 1st of January 2019 and today, 1st of May 2019. I finished the last few pages of Sungkyun Korean 1. I started using Ewha textbooks.… Continue reading Trying and failing ☆ Update #3 May 2019

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I suddenly need to choose the best Korean textbook for me

I decided to drop Ewha textbooks. It hasn't been an easy decision to stop using them only two chapters in. I feel bad for the money I spent on 3 books - Ewha consists of a textbook, a study guide, and a workbook and each one has to be purchased separately. I feel bad for… Continue reading I suddenly need to choose the best Korean textbook for me

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DIY book holder for reading on your side in bed

Here are instructions for a very simple DIY book holder for bed that keeps your book in a position in which you can read it while lying on your side. It only requires a few items you probably already have in the house. I am bedridden and due to the nature of my illness I am… Continue reading DIY book holder for reading on your side in bed

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Surprising results with another Korean beginner textbook ☆ Update #2 January 2019

Exactly 4 months ago I started measuring my knowledge of Korean language to see how it grows (or shrinks) over time. I wrote about my experience with learning Korean language up to that point: Korean language blog ☆ My progress update #1 September 2018 Now you will find out if I succeeded or failed to learn… Continue reading Surprising results with another Korean beginner textbook ☆ Update #2 January 2019

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Learning Korean with webtoon “July Found by Chance” (어쩌다 발견한 7월)

For the first time in my life I tried to read a webtoon in Korean - a language I barely know - as I am too impatient to wait for the translation and too sick to work on my textbook right now. As I went through it I wrote down Korean vocabulary and grammar and… Continue reading Learning Korean with webtoon “July Found by Chance” (어쩌다 발견한 7월)

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My favorite webtoon and my misery

You see, I was reading my favorite webtoon[1] of all time, Twelfth Night (십이야), slowly savouring every scene, resisting the urge to binge-read the whole thing in one day, prolonging the experience, enjoying the details, reading only a few episodes per day, when I woke up one morning and... ...it was gone!I. Kid. You. Not. English… Continue reading My favorite webtoon and my misery

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Is consistency really important when learning Korean?

It's been exactly two months since my first checkpoint for learning Korean. I'm midway to the next one. First half of the first half (or simply put, the first month) went by a lot better than I expected. I managed to study from a textbook every morning, review and learn words on Memrise every evening,… Continue reading Is consistency really important when learning Korean?