Learning a wide variety of Korean grammar structures is vital for anyone who wants to achieve a high level of fluency. Different grammar structures can indicate whether a sentence is a command or request, indicate the past, present, and future tenses, indicate expressions of opinion or surprise, pose questions, and so much more.
There are so many times when I just don’t have the right vocabulary to talk about specific items or topics, or when I can’t understand what I’m listening to or reading even though I know the grammar structure being used!
That’s why learning and studying vocabulary has always been my favorite language learning activity. While knowing various grammar structures is certainly important, I’ve always felt that knowing a lot of vocabulary would be more useful for me in the long run. Since I know enough Korean grammar to express myself and get by in my day-to-day life, I prefer to focus most of my energies on acquiring more vocabulary so that I can understand and talk about a wider range of topics.
So today, I’m going to introduce some of my favorite books, apps, and methods for studying Korean vocabulary! There are so many great vocabulary resources out there, so keep reading if you’d like to learn more!
Last month, I made a post talking about my goals for 2022. One of my language goals was to finish four Korean textbooks that I already own, so today I wanted to share with you which books I plan to work on and why. I might change my mind further down the road, but for now, here are the four Korean textbooks that I hope to finish this year!
Lately, I feel like I’ve really settled into a nice language routine. I’ve never had a proper routine in the past, but as I’m feeling more focused and motivated to study languages this year, I’ve found it very helpful to have a defined routine with habits that I can check off a list. Right now, I am focusing on two target languages: Spanish and Korean. If you want to know more about how I am juggling two languages at the moment, keep reading!
At the new year, Duolingo released a year-in-review report for users that broke down minutes learned, XP earned, and other interesting stats. In today’s post, I’ll be sharing my numbers for 2021 (through November 30th) and also reflecting on my Duolingo usage for the past year. Let’s go!
Hi everyone! Told you I was actually trying to post more consistently this time~
This month I decided to make some concrete goals for the languages I study and I wanted to share them for some accountability. I tried to keep them simple and achievable but I’m also not feeling too worried about completing them all. Ticking two or three off of my list would honestly be enough for me. Actually, I think I’m already close to completing a few, and it feels great! Keep scrolling to check out my language goals for September.
Hangeul, or the Korean alphabet, is one of the simplest parts of learning Korean, but it is the necessary foundation upon which all other skills are built. I started learning Korean nearly 6 years ago, and I decided it is high time that I talk about this incredibly important topic! In today’s post, I will be sharing my favorite resources and tips for learning and becoming proficient in reading and writing hangeul.
Today I wanted to give a quick tour of my bookshelf where I keep all of my Korean leisure books and textbooks. I love seeing what learning and reading materials other people like to use, so I thought I’d share my collection as well!
Yesterday, I registered for the TOPIK II. With only 3 months left until the exam, I have a lot of studying and preparation to do. While I usually do most of my planning and listing in my bullet journal, I thought it would be nice to use a separate planner to track my daily studies and keep me focused for the next few months. During my last trip to Tokyo, I picked up a really lovely study planner which I will be showing in today’s post.