Korean language resources

How to Estimate the Size of Your Korean Vocabulary

Here's the review of 3 different Korean vocabulary size tests. I used them for my first progress update where I decided to track my knowledge of Korean language as it (hopefully) grows over time. I used TOPIK mock exam to estimate my knowledge of grammar and reading, but I wasn't sure how to measure my… Continue reading How to Estimate the Size of Your Korean Vocabulary

Self studying Korean

Korean language blog ☆ My progress update #1 September 2018

I decided to start tracking my progress in Korean language here. Considering my pace of studying I think doing this once every four months would be optimal. So, on the 1st of each January, May, and September I will recap how much Korean language I have learned in the previous four months and compare my… Continue reading Korean language blog ☆ My progress update #1 September 2018

Sungkyun Korean featured image for first impression
Self studying Korean

“Sungkyun Korean 1” Textbook First Impression | 성균 한국어 1 첫인상 리뷰

This is my first impression of 288 page Korean language textbook Sungkyun Korean 1 Vocabulary • Grammar which, as I mentioned in the previous post, I ordered for the most ridiculous reason. After I have used it for a while I will write a full review.   First, some technical details about the book Title:… Continue reading “Sungkyun Korean 1” Textbook First Impression | 성균 한국어 1 첫인상 리뷰

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Korean language resources

How to practice speaking Korean when you don’t have Korean friends

Is it even possible to practice speaking Korean without native Korean speakers? With the help of technology, of course it is! Many people who are learning Korean don't live in Korea and don't have native speakers to practice with. I'm even worse. Not only do I not know any Koreans who I could talk to,… Continue reading How to practice speaking Korean when you don’t have Korean friends

How to learn Korean pronunciation
Korean language resources

How to learn correct Korean pronunciation with these 3 tools

To learn correct Korean pronunciation: Learn the basic rules of Korean pronunciation (e.g. from a textbook that focuses just on pronunciation) Use Naver to learn the pronunciation of specific words (those which are not covered by basic rules) Use Korean Standard Pronunciation Converter to check the pronunciation of longer strings of Korean words and even whole… Continue reading How to learn correct Korean pronunciation with these 3 tools

Korean morning glory mini notepad for vocabulary
Self studying Korean

I was wrong about “Korean word of the day”

There are many Korean Tumblr blogs (I'm on Tumblr too!), Twitter accounts, apps and widgets, even e-mail lists, which present learners with one Korean word of the day. The idea is simple: you subscribe or follow them, each day they publish one Korean word with translation, and you learn it. I don't think there's anything particularly… Continue reading I was wrong about “Korean word of the day”

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Korean language

Learning Korean on my own -The Beginning

This is the beginning. Not the beginning of my Korean learning journey, but the beginning of trying to chronicle it and share my triumphs and defeats. Many many defeats. This is a Korean self study blog with a twist. The twist? I can never sit down at a desk to study. Let me explain. I… Continue reading Learning Korean on my own -The Beginning