Sungkyunkwan campus Korean textbook for foreigners
Self studying Korean

I ordered new Korean textbook for beginners

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

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

How can you know when you're ready for the next Korean textbook when self-studyin
Self studying Korean

How do you know you’re done with a textbook when self-studying a language?

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?

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”

Person holding Korean textbook in bed
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