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
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?
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
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