No worries. Neither the Korean language nor anything else that might be described by the adjective "Korean" has fallen victim to an eclipse. The darkness in the title refers to my Korean learning status. When I named this blog "Flicker of Korean" I did so because I knew what the destiny had in store for… Continue reading Darkness of Korean
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
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
This is a full review of Sungkyun Korean 1 Vocabulary · Grammar. I went through the whole textbook, first page to last, so now you can compare my final verdict with my first impression of it. There is also another volume of Sungkyun Korean 1 subtitled Listening · Speaking · Reading · Writing, but I only… Continue reading “Sungkyun Korean 1” Textbook Review
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
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)
You see, I was reading my favorite webtoon 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
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?
Most of us learning Korean language, while looking for a way to memorize basic Korean vocabulary as quickly as possible, have come across that list. The list of most common Korean words. Whether you discovered it in Memrise courses or on the unofficial TOPIK blog, what you were looking at all come from one source -… Continue reading 6000 Most Common Korean Words – I found the official list!
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