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
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
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
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
This is my first Korean stationery haul. As you can see below I bought a lot of cute Korean stuff, but actually there was a lot of self-restraint involved. I wanted to buy everything! Korean planners, and notebooks, and pens, and diaries, and markers... But I am proud to say I ended up buying only… Continue reading Korean stationery haul: 17 cute notebooks and language study supplies
I needed a new notebook and a few other studying supplies for my Korean language learning and it just felt right to use Korean stationery and school supplies for that. It wasn't as easy finding them as I thought, and I wasted a lot of time searching, so at the bottom of this post I… Continue reading Where to buy Korean stationery and school supplies online
If you're self-studying a language how can you be sure you're ready to move on to the next level language textbook? When you're taking language classes your pace is dictated by the syllabus, by the teacher, by the level of other students, and by the number of classes per week. But what about when you're… Continue reading How do you know you’re done with a textbook when self-studying a language?