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
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
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. UPDATE: I am finished with the textbook and have… Continue reading “Sungkyun Korean 1” Textbook First Impression
I ordered a new Korean textbook. Based my choice on nothing other than the picture on the cover. I think this is the first time I bought something without researching it first. I'm usually petrified I'll make the wrong choice, but I also enjoy the process of choosing. Those two factors are reasons why I… Continue reading I ordered new Korean textbook for beginners
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
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
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?